Friendships come in all shapes and sizes yet this unlikely pair of pooches have become the best of pals after joining the ranks of the longest stay dogs at Battersea Brands Hatch - spending a combined time of nearly 900 days in the Kent kennels.
Tenacious Theo is a three year old large Alaskan Malamute and double the size of feisty little Fudge, a two year old Jack Russell Terrier who makes up for his size with heaps of love and excited energy. These two abandoned dogs have struck up a pawsitively beautiful bromance as they’ve bonded in their endless quest to find new homes.
Theo arrived as a stray over 500 days ago and Fudge was brought to Battersea over 360 days ago because his owners could no longer cope looking after him. They reside in the kennels next to each other at Brands Hatch, keeping one another company and having playtime in the paddocks every morning and afternoon where they love nothing better than a spot of doubles tennis. These countryside canines love the great outdoors and their friendship has blossomed in the lush fields at the world renowned rescue centre as they patiently wait to find their perfect match and be given a second chance at life.
Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager of Battersea Brands Hatch, said: “We love all 500 of our canine residents who arrive at our centre in Kent every year but there is something really special about Theo and Fudge and we absolutely adore the bond they have built up together. They have completely won over all the staff here who have spent lots of time caring for them, training them and getting to know their fantastic characters.
“New owners for our two Battersea boys ideally need experience of their breeds and should be willing to put additional time and effort into helping them be the best dogs they can be so they can fulfil their potential to be wonderful pets.
“There is no time limit on how long a dog or cat can spend looking for a new home at Battersea, but Theo and Fudge have been at the centre more than 13 times longer than the average stay for a dog so we really hope the right homes come up for them really soon, whether it be a home together so they can continue their Battersea bromance or in separate loving homes.”
If you can give Theo or Fudge the forever homes they deserve please contact 0843 509 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk.