Giving a puppy as a Christmas gift is giving someone a 24 hour a day, years long responsibility.
Not everyone is prepared for that.
Unwanted dogs end up arriving at the shelters slowly throughout the holidays and by the new year many of the shelters are at capacity, says many of the shelter organizations www.3MillionDogs.com contacted for the story.
Geoffrey Roche, founder of 3MillionDogs.com said, “Many shelter dogs are better off waiting to be adopted until after the stress of the holidays is over. We think this is a very timely message and that’s why we’re doing our best to get it out there.”