Puppies Are Cute, But This Heartbreaking Video Illustrates Why They Shouldn’t Be Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time for giving, but unfortunately, many people make the mistake of giving puppies out as presents. Although puppies are adorable and bring so much love and joy to our lives, surprising people with them can be a really bad idea.

Sadly, the people receiving the puppies are not prepared for it, and may not even want a dog. Many of those dogs that were gifts end up at animal shelters after all of the holiday excitement dies down.

Instead of giving a puppy as a gift, consider adopting a shelter dog for yourself! There are tons of animals sitting in kennels, waiting for their forever homes. And what better Christmas gift to them than to have a home for the holidays!

PETA came out with an ad that addresses why a puppy is the worst gift you can give this Christmas. It will tug at your heart strings and hopefully open up many people’s eyes to this harsh reality. Watch it in the video below. And remember, adopt don’t shop!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.