Beverley Price from Bridgend Dogs Trust says 600 dogs arrived at the centre last year - a record number.
She urges anyone considering getting a dog to think long and hard about their decision - and is asking would-be dog owners to consider rehoming a dog from the centre.
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Kyle Vaughan was last seen on 30th December 2012. His parents Alan and Mary say all they want for Christmas is to lay him to rest.
People in Wales are being forced to take temporary work as there are too few permanent jobs being created, according to Wales TUC.