No one wanted to adopt these dogs over Christmas, let's change that

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Saturday 31 December 2016 10:00
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Photographer Dan Kitwood has created a beautiful series of portraits of all the pooches left over at this dogs home after Christmas.

The charity Battersea Dogs and Cats home often see a rise in the number of adoptions around Christmas.

But the dogs and cats home can only do so much, and not every dog is chosen before the holidays.

Around 550 dogs and 200 cats are provided refuge by Battersea at any given time, but they need you to come take them and give them forever homes!

Most dogs stay at the home for 28 days on average.

If you're not feeling emotional about this already, indy100 will turn up the guilt to 11 with Kitwood's photo series.

Ronnie

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Ronnie is seven. Cuddle Ronnie.

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pongo

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

His name is "Pongo". How are you not sold?

Loki

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Molly

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Rose

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

A Rose by any other name...

Rosie

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

We stand corrected. A Rosie by any other name...

Jenson

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Baby

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Cooper

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Zuki

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Start off 2017 with a selfish deed disguised as a noble one, and get a new friend!

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