We may be a nation of dog lovers, but few of us could put our hands on our hearts and admit to taking in a stray dog. And that's understandable when you think of the time and effort that goes into owning a dog.
However, that doesn't mean we weren't all outraged when a viral video of a man abandoning his dog just before Christmas went viral.
CCTV footage taken in Stoke-on-Trent, England, showed a man placing a dog and his bed on a roadside around 5 pm before darting back to his car and driving off.
The heartbreaking footage then shows the scared dog jumping on his owner's car window in an attempt to not be left behind.
Thankfully, humanity's better side soon prevailed, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is now in the safe hands of the RSCPA. The dog, which the veterinarian named Snoop, was being nursed back to health when the video sparked a national outcry, leading Snoop Doggy Dog himself to speak publicly on the matter. "It is heartbreaking," he said to the Daily Star.
"There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop.
"If he really needed a home then he has one with us.
"But I don't think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got."
RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsk was also quick to condone the careless act. "The footage has to be seen to be believed, it's just awful.
"To see the poor dog in such obvious distress jumping up at the car as it drives away it just heart-breaking.
"I can't understand how someone could do this.
"The vets scanned his microchip and we have traced two previous owners in the Birmingham area, but do not believe either are the current owners and therefore not those responsible for abandoning the dog.
"One man can be seen clearly in the footage dumping the dog, and there is a second person in the driver seat of the car.
"I am very keen to hear from anyone who recognizes the vehicle, the man or the dog."
While the man has yet to be identified, Snoop the dog made an appearance on British television and looked much better thanks to the care and attention of veterinarians and rescue workers.
"We've had lots of people, he's not for rehoming yet but soon as he is we will let people know," Natalie added.
"For now, we want to know where he's come from, any bit of information to try and piece together how he got where he was.
"His microchip details are not up to date, so we know he's had another home since then.
"He's been in the kennels. He's good with other dogs, he likes to be next to you. He's had so much attention."
Whether it's a place in Snoop Dog's mansion or a local home full of love and care, here's hoping Snoop soon finds the home he deserves and needs.