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SW11 top for rescue dogs as Battersea reveals its most popular postcodes for pooches in 2015

From Battersea to Bugnaux, canines from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have proved there is no distance too far, as they travelled across the entire UK and even abroad to their loving homes in 2015.

Ink the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was rehomed just metres from the south London rescue centre in Battersea, but some went further than others, with Codi the Bull Mastiff making a remarkable 570 mile journey to his new home in Switzerland last year.

The Battersea and Clapham SW11 area came out on top as the most likely place in London to have a Battersea dog, with Croydon, Putney and Walthamstow inching close as runners-up. Dartford and Carshalton also made an appearance, but it was the south west postcodes bordering the world famous rescue centre that proved to be the most popular.

The charity is no stranger to long-distance rehomes, with dogs such as Valentina the Staffie storming the Scottish border to live in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, and Freddie the Bull Mastiff who boarded a ferry to Denmark and now resides in Copenhagen.

One dog looking for a home – regardless of postcode area – is four year old Greyhound Alfie, who has just hit 100 days in kennels at Battersea’s south London centre. Alfie is currently looking for his own family that will give him love, affection and patience when settling in.

Alfie is a sweet boy who is from a racing background, so he is looking for new owners that understand that he has not lived in a home environment before. Alfie loves his food, soft toys and a cuddle. He will thank his new owners with his lovable and spirited character.

Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming at Battersea, said: “We all adore Alife here and we desperately want to see him find a new home. We rehome dogs all over the country, so he could find a home in any postcode and we’ll be happy! The average length of stay for a dog at Battersea is 36 days, so Alfie has been with us for almost three times longer than that. There’s no time limit on how long a dog can be cared for at Battersea, but after waiting 100 days, Alfie deserves a second chance.”

If you can offer Alfie a home please contact Battersea on 020 7622 3626. Battersea is able to find homes for dogs like Alfie with help from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have supported Battersea over the course of 2015.


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