Shelter Dogs Getting To Choose Their Own Christmas Toy

Every year the homeless dogs at Dogs Trust Ireland get to choose their own Christmas present at the Secret Santa Paws put on just for them. Shelter staff line up the toys on the floor and let the dogs in their Rehoming Centre pick the toy they want.

Needless to say the dogs are very excited, running back and forth to decide. But which one? We love how all the dogs pick a toy and give them a test run, but in the end, they all find a favorite.

“As you will see, deciding on which toy was a big decision for some dogs and some delighted in the squeakiest toy they could find – you’ll need sound on to appreciate their joy in full effect,” Dogs Trust wrote.

In their first year of putting on the special Secret Santa Paws event, Dogs Trust Ireleand staff decided to forego buying each other gifts and instead buy gifts for the dogs in their care. The following year, they combined toy donations from their staff and their amazing supporters.

We couldn’t resist including the videos from previous years’ fun, which you can enjoy below.

You can find more about the dogs available for adoption in this year’s video by visiting

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