The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Can you offer Rolo a loving home? - The Leamington Observer

The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Can you offer Rolo a loving home?

Leamington Editorial 13th Dec, 2018 Updated: 14th Dec, 2018   0

HOMELESS dogs are hoping to find somewhere to put their paws up this Christmas.

After the success of the Observer and Dogs Trust’s 12 Dogs of Christmas appeal last year – which saw three pups rehomed – we are again appealing to readers to find a place in their hearts and homes for a four-legged friend.

In the run-up to December 25 we will be featuring a different dog each day who would love a new home.

But the charity is urging people to remember its famous slogan – a dog is for life, not just for Christmas – and think about the responsibility taking on a four-legged friend entails.

Manager Emma Healey said: “Our 12 dogs of Christmas each have differing looks, personalities and needs but each one will make a wonderful addition to a loving new home so we are appealing for anyone who would like to rehome one of these deserving dogs to please get in touch.

“Our slogan, ‘A Dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ is as relevant today as it was when it was first coined 40 years ago. We continue to see many dogs coming through our doors over the Christmas period, simply because individuals haven’t taken into consideration the lifelong commitment of dog ownership.

“We urge anyone thinking of getting a dog during this busy period to seriously think about the commitment involved before making a decision to bring a four-legged family member into your home. Dog ownership can be challenging but also extremely rewarding, especially if you are giving a rescue dog a second chance at happiness.

“As always, we are reminding everyone that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas, and, if you are thinking about getting a dog in 2019, consider rehoming a rescue dog.”

Call the centre on 01926 484 398 or visit to find out more about rehoming a dog.


Nine-year-old Miniature Pinscher Rolo may be small but he has a huge character. He loves to learn new things – especially in return for a treat. He does get a little worried when it comes to meeting new people so will need patient owners in an adult-only home, who have the time to help him settle into his new life.

Rolo lived in a home before, was housetrained and stayed on his own for a couple of hours. With lots of time and patience he would make a loyal companion.


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