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Battersea’s Bud clocks two years in kennels while the public passes him by

A lonely Greyhound Collie cross at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has celebrated his two year anniversary in the charity’s care, with potential owners continuing their daily lives without him.

Millions of milestones have occurred while Bud has been in kennels – a national election, water found on Mars and the Sochi Olympics – with around 10,000 Battersea dogs finding loving homes during this time.

A staggering 43 billion Tweets have been sent, some about Bud himself, and twenty million owners-to-be have commuted through London Waterloo train station. Now Bud is hoping someone will make a beeline to Battersea Old Windsor to meet him.

Bud was brought to Battersea in Old Windsor because his owners could no longer cope and has spent 730 days at the Berkshire rescue centre, with the majority of time spent in kennels before he found foster carers. There is no time limit on how long a dog or cat can spend looking for a new home at Battersea, but Bud has been at the centre 20 times longer than the average stay for a dog.

Bud is now the longest-serving resident across all three Battersea centres in London, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch, and staff are making a desperate plea to find this loveable and friendly boy a home.

Bud is looking for a home with owners that will understand he needs to be kept on a lead and muzzled on walks, because of his breed’s chase drive. He is fully housetrained and loves food, walks and trips in the car. Fun and loving, Bud can live with older children, will need a private garden and can be left alone for short periods of time.

Kaye Mughal, Battersea Old Windsor’s Centre Manager, said: “It’s so sad Bud still hasn’t found a home when he’s such a beautiful and fun-loving dog who would fit in perfectly with a family. There’s no denying that Bud needs owners who can cope with his lively nature – but we know the right home will come along eventually. We really thought he’d find a home by now and can’t believe he’s been with us for two years.”

Bud is currently in a foster home, if you would like any further information on him please contact Battersea Old Windsor on 01784 494443 or click here for details.

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