Give the dog a home
Old Windsor ready to put its long-stay veterans on parade on Saturday
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.
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