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Canine soul mates find love at Battersea

They may not have found a new home yet, but Chloe and Dale the Greyhounds have certainly found love at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor. The two abandoned dogs have become inseparable and now the charity is hoping to find them a home together where they can live happily ever after.

The canine couple arrived at Battersea separately under different circumstances. Six year old Dale arrived at Battersea Old Windsor after his racing career came to an end and was no longer wanted, while Chloe found herself at the charity as her owners could no longer care for her.

The two met when Dale became very stressed in the kennel environment. Greyhounds often find comfort in other Greyhounds so staff at Battersea decided to do a bit of doggy match making by introducing the pair to each other in the hope Chloe could give Dale some companionship.

It soon became clear that the duo thrived on each other’s company so staff at the centre decided to kennel them together. Vicky Snook Senior Rehomer at Battersea Old Windsor says: “Dale was very stressed here but Chloe has such a calming effect on him – it’s really quite remarkable. They adore being together and love nothing more than cuddling up together and going out on walks together.”

Battersea often takes in pairs of dogs but rarely do they put two dogs together in a kennel. Vicky Snook adds: “We soon realised that splitting them up could cause them a considerable amount of distress so we took the decision to rehome them together. They are such a sweet pair and will make wonderful companions – we just hope someone will come forward who can take them both on.”

If you can give a special home to Chloe and Dale please contact Battersea Old Windsor on 01784 432292 or visit www.battersea.org.uk.

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