Dogs Trust Glasgow is appealing for dog lovers to come forward and give 12 adorable canines a forever home in the New Year.

Currently at the rehoming centre at the trust near Uddingston, the mutts all have their own various personalities; from quiet and shy to those who like to soak up as much attention as possible.

Sandra Lawton, manager of the rehoming centre at Dogs Trust Glasgow, described how the team’s slogan, ‘A Dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ is as relevant today as it was when it was first adopted almost 40 years ago.

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She said: “In an age where dogs can be purchased with the click of a button over the internet, we continue to see many unwanted and abandoned dogs coming through our doors over the Christmas period, simply because people 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.

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“Dog ownership can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding, especially if you are giving a rescue dog a second chance at happiness.

“If you are thinking about getting a dog in 2018, consider rehoming a rescue dog.”

She added: “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.”

Visit dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/glasgow if you are interested in giving one of these dogs a home.

Meet the 12 dogs of Christmas

Name: Blu
Age: Two
Breed: Lurcher

Clydebank Post:

Blue came into Dogs Trust’s care a year ago and will be spending Christmas cuddled up with his favourite canine carers at the rehoming centre. Blu has lots of energy and would benefit from an active home with children over the age of 16, who can help Blu with his socialisation.

Name: Bullmer
Age: Five
Breed: Shar Pei cross

Clydebank Post:

Bullmer is a shy chap who loves the quiet life so is looking for an adult-only home with few visitors. He is best suited to a home with experienced owners who will enjoy training him.. He does enjoy the company of other dogs so could live with a doggy pal.

Name: Callie
Age: Two
Breed: German Shepherd

Clydebank Post:

Callie is a very sweet dog who absolutely adores human companionship and cuddles. As a dog who loves attention, Callie needs an owner who will be around most of the day to keep her company.

Name: Chip
Age: Three
Breed: Lakeland Terrier

Clydebank Post:

This cute boy is a ball fanatic who will play endless games of chase with his friends. Hecan live with older teenagers, especially if they enjoy a game of football – as he could play for hours. Chip prefers the quiet life and would like a home with few visitors.

Name: Harvey
Age: Eight
Breed: German Shepherd

Clydebank Post:

This older gentleman came to us after his owner sadly passed away. Harvey is a very affectionate dog, who loves snoozing on the couch and would happily curl up to dream the day away after some outdoor exploring.  He would prefer his owners to be around most of the day as he likes to soak up as much attention as possible.

Name: Jackson
Age: Nine
Breed: St Bernard

Clydebank Post:

Jackson is a loveable soul who likes to get to know you, but he will soon become your best friend. He would prefer an adult-only home with no stairs, as he is recovering from a minor leg injury. Jackson is a firm favourite at the rehoming centre and needs a family who can take time to build a bond with him.

Name: Jake
Age: Four
Breed: Lurcher cross

Clydebank Post:

Jake is a sensitive soul who is happiest in human company so is best suited to a family who like a lot of cuddles. He would prefer not to be left alone too much until he has built up more confidence. He could potentially live with other dogs as this will also help him come out of his shell.

Name: Kanook
Age: Four
Breed: Alaskan Malamute

Clydebank Post:

This happy chap came into the care of Dogs Trust after being found as a stray. Given his breed, Kanook will need a family who can keep him both physically and mentally stimulated as he very strong and clever. He would benefit from living with a family who have experience of this breed and children over the age of 16 who can match his energy.

Name: Ollie
Age: 11
Breed: Crossbreed

Clydebank Post:

Ollie is an older gentleman with the spirit of a younger cheeky chap. He is looking for a calm, relaxing retirement home that will provide lots of playtime. Ollie enjoys being around his human companions as much as possible and would prefer not to be left on his own for long, until he has built up more confidence.

Name: Peanut
Age: One
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Clydebank Post:

Peanut is a beautiful young girl who was found by local authorities as a stray. She has lots of energy and would love to find a family who will help her channel this into her training. Peanut could potentially live with another dog and children over the age of 16 and would prefer not to be left alone in the home for too long.

Name: Rocky
Age: Two
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Clydebank Post:

Rocky is another dog who was found straying. His lead was still attached when local authorities found him, but he was never claimed by an owner. When settled in a home Rocky will be very affectionate and cuddly. He would be ideally suited to an active family who have experience of handling strong dogs.

Name: Bella
Age: Three
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Bella is a typical terrier who is happiest when out and about exploring, and would love to find her special someone who will give her a loving home. She is an independent lady who is looking for new owners who can continue to build her confidence through positive training. Bella would like to be the only pet in the home.