Battersea Buttons needs a fairy godmother

You probably know that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the UK. But not every individual of the breed can claim the same popularity. For example, poor Buttons, a chocolate Labrador is one of the longest stay residents at Battersea’s Brands Hatch shelter.

For over 25 years, the Labrador has held the UK’s top spot, but popularity comes at a price, and often the more popular a breed is, the more of them find themselves in rescue. For example, in 2016, 43 Labradors were found new homes by Battersea – but unfortunately, one young Lab is still waiting for her new home.

Buttons has spent almost 150 days at the shelter, and staff are hoping that before too much longer Buttons will have a second chance at happiness. They want to find her a home which will help this sweet girl make the most of life. Buttons can be shy initially, but is affectionate once she gets to know you. Her new owners will need to be patient with Buttons and take their time gaining her trust and building up her confidence. Her ideal home would be somewhere rural and quiet where she can explore at her own pace and enjoy her freedom.

Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch, commented: “Poor Buttons has been with us for almost 150 days. We want to find her a loving new home with people who understand her. Given time and space, Buttons can be the perfect Lab companion!”
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