I can never get my head around the fact that today we still see a huge number of idiots rushing out and buying puppies for Christmas. The internet has made it far easier for this stupid people to purchase their "gift" But, what makes them think that a puppy is a good idea, do they not read papers, or watch the TV regarding the huge numbers of abandoned dogs very year.
For over 40 years the slogan "A dog is for life not just for Christmas" and yet people still get bored, and dump their puppies soon after Christmas. Rescues actually find that the key time for a spike in hand in's is actually March, when their bundle of fluff has grown, pissed everywhere, and chewed everything in the house.
Surely people are not that stupid to think that the puppy the bought over the internet will be perfect, and everything they ever wanted. Many people do not even want a puppy for Christmas, yet idiot partners go out and purchase the cute pup for them. It is always charities, and rescues that are left picking up the pieces, and dealing with the unwanted gifts.
I actually dont think the advertising campaigns, or the slogans make any difference what so ever. The people who buy puppies for Christmas are stupid, and there is no solving stupid. Thankfully more rescues like myself are banning adoptions of pups over the Christmas period, and people are shocked when they call up and we say NO.
So, all we can hope for is that the numbers of dumped puppies are less, and that slowly future generations are more intelligent than previous ones. There is no quick fix to this problem, therefore, let the dumping commence.