It's the time of year again we're being discouraged from giving pets as Christmas presents. The Dogs Trust have started their campaign by revealing some of the strangest reasons they've had for people giving up their dogs.
One owner returned theirs because it "smelled of dog" and another in Shrewsbury was given back because he was too thin. The number of abandoned dogs is on the rise, down partly they say to the recession, and people buying puppies online. Chris Halpin reports.
The Dogs Trust say dogs are still being given away as Christmas presents because it's easier than ever to buy them online.
As part of their Christmas campaign, the Dogs Trust has released the strangest reasons given for handing a dog over to a rehoming centre.
The Dog's Trust reveal some of the strangest reasons they are given when dogs are handed over to them.