Dogs Trust: Family Pawtraits by TMW Unlimited

Client: Dogs Trust
Date: Feb 2018
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TMW Unlimited has put real life families and their pooches at the heart of a new campaign for Dogs Trust, which aims to raise awareness of the problem of dog theft. The film highlights the shocking fact that there are 2,000 incidents of dog thefts from homes each year and urges viewers: "Let's keep the family pawtrait complete."

Various dog owners are shown having 'family pawtraits' taken, with their four-legged family member taking pride of place. When asked what their pets mean to them and to contemplate what it would be like if their dogs were stolen, the response is that it would be akin to an abduction of one of their family members. It is part of a wider campaign that Dogs Trust is running to encourage dog owners to keep your dog "safe, spottable and searchable". At the same time, the charity is urging the Sentencing Council to hand down sterner sentences for people found guilty of dog theft.

The video will run on social channels starting late February, backed with print and digital assets for use in Dogs Trust's owned channels. A photo album highlighting the gap that dog theft leaves in families is being sent to the Sentencing Council.


Creative Director: Jamie Coggans

Art Director: Fluff Higgins

Copywriter: Brittony Collins

Account Director: Anneli Shiel

Group Account Director: Jackie Bee

Agency Producer: Millie Campbell-Graham

Director/Production Co: Recipe

Editor/Post Production/Sound Design: Chris Moore/TMW Unlimited

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