Published Saturday, 29 December 2012
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Assisi Animal Sanctuary has already taken in 18 dogs and puppies over the festive period and volunteers say their waiting list is endless.
Eleven pups arrived there after their mum's owner couldn't cope with such a large litter just before Christmas.
Many of the dogs are unwanted presents.
"A dog does change their lifestyle," said animal welfare assistant Sinead Hay. "There's taking them for walks, cleaning up after them and then there's the veterinary side of things.
"Lots of puppies are brought into the house and the novelty wears off and then what happens to the dog?"
There are currently 50 dogs and puppies and 50 cats and kittens at Assisi as well as 30 rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
With on average three requests a day to re-home unwanted animals and more still after Christmas, especially in January and February, that number will just keep on growing.
Tricia Mitchell, who is hoping to take home a dog, said: "We purposely waited until just after Christmas because we knew people get dogs that they don't want and then decide after they don't want them.
"Even if you can't take a dog home for good, you can volunteer in other ways such as taking them for walks or even fostering."