More than a million dogs and cats are homeless in the UK, so animal rescue operations are turning to new ideas to attract potential adopters.
Carla Lane Animals in Need of Melling, Liverpool, came up with the idea of Elf on the Shelf to help homeless dogs get adopted.
But instead of elves, they are using the famous plush toy Kevin The Carrot.
KEVIN IN KENNEL DAY 5! Who is Kevin in the old camp today??? 🖤 HAMISH 🖤Handsome Hamish is still looking for…
Aldi, the grocery store, created their own classic Christmas movie, “The Christmas Carrot,” in which Kevin is one of the main characters.
The shelter’s “KEVIN IN THE KENNEL” concept features familiar toys along with a shelter dog in their kennel. The photo was shared on Facebook with a detailed description of the puppy.
Just like house elves, you never know which cage Kevin will appear in next.
Hopefully the rescue combining Kevin The Carrot will help the dogs find a loving home. So far, he’s appeared in six cribs and more to go.
KEVIN IN KENNEL CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 🎅 We can’t do Elf on a Shelf but we can do KEVIN IN KENNEL! …
Kevin first debuted with Dudley, a 2-year-old hybrid dog who has had a rough life. He was only skin and bones when he arrived at the rescue and was supported by everyone. The big boy has progressed “by leaps and bounds” and is ready for a permanent home. However, he will ask for a home with no children or other pets.
“He loves to run and play in the yard but is also a bit lazy and we often see him snuggled up in the blankets every morning. He is such a joy to be around, fun and excitable, he has grown into such a wonderful dog,” Written shelter.
Kevin has also adored the cribs of Caesars (who were adopted!), Lola, Rosco, Hamish, and Shell.
Rosco is a sweet guy who needs to find a loved one at home. He suffers from “severe separation anxiety” and was sent back to the shelter due to his destructive behavior when he was left alone.
But he has the biggest heart and never wants to leave his side. Shelter description he’s like, “an absolute dream to be around, he’s very well on the lead and he enjoys the company of other dogs. Baby loves his toys but will also snuggle up on the sofa for a cuddle. He loves being taken for a walk by volunteers and will often randomly decide to sit on a bench and watch the world go by.”
KEVIN IN KENNEL DAY 4! Who is Kevin in the old camp today??? 💚 ROSCOS 💚 Our brown-eyed boy Rosco is still looking…
No-kill rescue takes stray cats and dogs from other shelters and gives them the second chance they deserve. They primarily consider dogs that are more difficult to raise as needing more time to adapt to new situations or require a home free of young children.
Follow them on Facebook to see who Kevin visits next and see all the adoptable animals.
There are many loving dogs waiting in shelters, so please adopt, do not shop.