Britain’s loneliest dog is still looking for a new home after being rejected by over 13,000 potential owners – for the past 17 MONTHS.
Kenny the collie-cross Staffordshire bull terrier has been homeless for a staggering 500 days since his owners handed him in when they moved home in February last year.
The eight-year-old is now the longest serving resident at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxon, after being overlooked by thousands of potential adopters.
He has seen 3,000 of his fellow pooches rehomed during his stint, which is 17 times longer than the centre’s one month average stay.
Jenna Martyn, centre manager, says they believe Kenny keeps getting overlooked because of the negative perceptions associated with his breed.
She added: “It’s such a shame as he’s a lovely dog and staffies can make fantastic pets.
“They love human company and cuddles and Kenny definitely has these wonderful staffie traits.
“When Kenny first came to us he was very nervous, but our team here have done lots of work with him and now he’s much a happier dog.
“He’s so fun and very loving – all he wants is to be snuggled up with you. It breaks my heart no-one wants to take him home.”
“We’ve tried really hard to find him a suitable family, but he’s still waiting.
“There’s no time limit on how long dogs stay with us, but we’d love to see him settled in a new home soon.”
Staff say Kenny loves playing in water and travelling by car and is craving cuddles from an owner who would enjoy taking him on walks.
He was moved to another Blue Cross centre in Bromsgrove, Worcs., in a bid to find him a new home in another part of the UK.
Anyone who would be interested in giving Kenny a home is urged to contact the Blue Cross on 0300 790 9903 or visit www.bluecross.org.uk.