Safestyle Is Searching For The UK's Cutest Pooch To Mark National Dog Day

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Dogs are quite similar to children, in a way. Come on, think about it - they're messy, energetic and you always think yours is the best.

Well, now's your chance to find out whether your bias is correct - how about entering Safestyle's nationwide #DoginWindow photo competition to see how your own bundle of joy holds up? NB only applies to dogs, sorry; the kids will have to sit this one out.

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Safestyle, one of the registered fundraisers for Dogs Trust, is holding the event to mark National Dog Day on 26 August.

So... have you got a snap of your pooch poking its head out of the window to greet the postman? Or eagerly waiting for your return after a whole five minutes putting the bins out? The only requirement is that they must be in the window (that's the hashtag, innit?).

Anyway, what're you waiting for? Send it in to the Safestyle competition page. The deadline for all entries is 31 August 2020 at 11pm and the winner will be announced within 14 days of the closing date.

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The company is giving away a £500 Love2shop voucher to one lucky winner (and their pooch) and Safestyle will also be donating £2,500 to Dogs Trust to show some appreciation for its important work supporting the welfare of dogs.

During the pandemic, Dogs Trust has reported an 'overwhelming' number of requests to adopt canines to keep the nation company during lockdown, with 25 percent more dogs rehomed in comparison to this time last year.

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Not only did dog charities see an increase, but Google searches for 'buy a puppy' went up by 166 percent since lockdown was announced on 23 March.

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But as the UK braces itself for the full economic impact of the pandemic, Dogs Trust is warning that we could see a sharp rise in the number of dogs being given up.

The trust has launched an urgent appeal to help ensure it can continue to provide help for dogs in need, both now and in the future. The charity is asking for people to give what they can. Donate at dogstrust.org.uk/dogcrisis.

Let's hope that the money donated and the awareness raised can go some way towards preventing our furry friends from being abandoned.

Featured Image Credit: Safestyle

Topics: UK News, Community, Animals, Dogs

Rebecca Shepherd

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