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Designer Jenny Packham launches appeal to find a family for lonely Husky

Top fashion designer Jenny Packham is urging dog-lovers to consider adopting a homeless dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, who recently modelled one of Packham’s exclusive designs.

Siberian Husky Colleen turned heads in a beautiful Jenny Packham dog coat that had been designed to raise funds for Battersea, but the four year old beauty is still waiting to find a home after spending 145 days in the charity’s care.

Jenny Packham is famed for her bridal and evening gowns, which are often spotted on the Duchess of Cambridge. However Packham recently turned her hand to dog coats for the first time, and Colleen was the first choice to model the one-off creation at Battersea’s annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball.

Packham explains: “With her David Bowie-style brown and blue eyes and her luscious locks, Colleen made the perfect model, and as a dog-lover I was honoured that she wore my dog coat. She is a beautiful dog with a wonderful personality, so I’m hoping she will find a home soon, as she will make a fantastic pet for the right family.”

Colleen is a firm favourite with Battersea’s staff and volunteers, and forms a close bond with her carers. She is looking for a home with experienced owners, where she will receive plenty of mental and physical stimulation so she doesn’t get bored. Colleen loves being with people and enjoyed being centre of attention during her modelling debut, so she can get lonely spending time in her kennel.

Packham continues: “Battersea does a fantastic job of caring for thousands of unwanted and abandoned animals each year so I was delighted to lend them my support. Colleen is one of many dogs needing a new home, but she’s now one of their longest-standing residents, so she really deserves to find the perfect home soon.”

You can watch a video of Colleen and find out more about her at


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