Dogs Trust -- one the UK's largest dog welfare charities -- recently launched a new commercial urging people not to give dogs as gifts this holiday season. The campaign uses its iconic slogan: ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' and shows an animated dog at a Christmas feast jumping around and playfully interactive with its new family.
At the end of dinner, however, the dog is thrown in a box with the rest of the leftovers and placed outside. The scene then transitions to show a real dog in a dumpster who is taken to the Dogs Trust organization. The message of the campaign is clear: carefully consider owning a pet and do not rush into buying one for the sake of the holidays.