There were 3,968 surrender requests received last year.
412 surrender requests have been made to Dogs Trust since Christmas Day.
This figure follows the 3,968 surrender requests received last year - the highest volume the charity has ever recorded.
Some of the most common reasons provided include owners not having enough time to care for their dog, and the pet exhibiting unwanted behaviours.
Dogs Trust recently took in and cared for two emaciated Pitbull crossbreed puppies who were found at a bog in Donadea, Co. Kildare by a shocked member of the public.
Corina Fitzsimons of Dogs Trust says it can often be a tough decision for the owner to surrender: