Give the dog a home

Old Wind­sor ready to put its long-stay vet­er­ans on pa­rade on Satur­day

Staines Informer - - NEWS - Oliver Florence

SOME of Bat­tersea Dogs & Cats Home’s longest-stay res­i­dents will be on pa­rade dur­ing a fun day at Old Wind­sor this week­end.

The hand­ful of ca­nine res­i­dents who have ex­ceeded the 250-day mark in kennels will be strut­ting their stuff and the char­ity’s staff see it as an op­por­tu­nity for them to find the lov­ing homes they de­serve.

Among the hounds look­ing for homes will be:

n Bud – a seven-year-old Grey­hound Col­lie mix with an af­fec­tion­ate and com­i­cal per­son­al­ity. Bud loves noth­ing more than a good run around the gar­den, fol­lowed by chill­ing on a comfy bed with his hu­man friends for the rest of the day.

De­spite be­ing an easy-go­ing dog, suit­able for less ex­pe­ri­enced own­ers, he has now racked up an epic 874 days at Bat­tersea Old Wind­sor.

n Storm is a six-year- old Siberian Husky who has been at Bat­tersea for 263 days.

He is a beau­ti­ful, big dog with lots of en­ergy and a Husky’s need for ex­er­cise and men­tal stim­u­la­tion.

He loves other dogs and would be suit­able to live in a house with them along­side ex­pe­ri­enced own­ers.

n Blue­bell is a two-yearold mon­grel who has made her­self very pop­u­lar with staff dur­ing her 261 days in kennels.

She has a friendly and ex­citable nature.

Blue­bell is a young, bouncy dog who will thrive in a house with an en­er­getic and af­fec­tion­ate owner.

Along­side the pa­rade, there will be stalls and games at the fundrais­ing event from 10.30am-4.30pm on Satur­day.

Vis­i­tors are in­vited to bring their own dogs to en­ter in one of the hotly-con­tested dog classes, such as Golden Oldie, Hand­somest Dog, and Best Bat­tersea Dog, co­judged by Chan­nel 4’s Count­down word­smith and lo­cal res­i­dent Susie Dent and Bat­tersea Am­bas­sador and cel­e­brated chil­dren’s au­thor Dame Jac­que­line Wil­son.

Mon­grel Blue­bell has won the hearts of staff dur­ing her 261 days and count­ing at Old Wind­sor.

Siberian Husky Storm has been at Bat­tersea for 263 days.

Any­one for ten­nis? This is one dog ready to be your best Bud.

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