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Dogs Trust reveals shocking reasons for unwanted dogs

12 December 2012 Last updated at 18:24 GMT

Saying goodbye to a pet dog is a heart-wrenching experience for most families, but some owners seem to find parting ways with their pets much easier...

Some of the most shocking reasons given by dog owners handing their pets into care have been revealed by the charity Dogs Trust.

They include: "He doesn't match the sofa"; "They don't fit in with our party lifestyle"; "He gets too excited on walks"; and "He's too thin".

The charity is urging everyone to remember that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, as people think about presents this festive period.

Watch Ore report as he meets some canine friends!