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Battersea’s dogs and cats have stars in their eyes this awards season

In honour of the Oscars on 4 March 2018, residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have re-imagined themselves as famous film stars, so that they too can earn a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our leading ladies and dashing gents are hoping to leave their pawprints in the hearts and homes of new owners – can they reach the same heights of stardom of their namesakes?

Dogs

Rolo Reeves, Greyhound, 3 years old

Rolo’s reimagined himself as action star Keanu Reeves – but although our handsome Greyhound is known for his Speed, in reality, you’ll likely find him snoozing in his bed. He is typical of his breed, displaying a lot of affection towards all the humans he meets, but occasionally likes to chase some of the smaller and fluffier creatures he encounters. We can’t fault him on that though as he is a seriously sweet lad who, 99% of the time, just wants a cuddle.

Wylie Witherspoon, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, 6 years old
You could say that Wylie might have missed his calling in life. This bundle of energy is a real comedian, like his inspiration Reese Witherspoon, and will keep you entertained for hours in his tireless quest to catch tennis balls. Also very fond of human company, Wylie knows that the best way to make you smile is by joining you on the sofa for a big cuddle at the end of a long hard day.

Cats

Henry Hepburn, Domestic Short-hair, 10 years old

There are some legends of the silver screen who dazzle at any age, and golden oldie Henry, who’s looking to classic star Katharine Hepburn for inspiration, has won the hearts of everyone he’s met here with his good looks and laidback personality. His winning combination of gorgeous green eyes and old school charm is sure to catch your attention. Despite his years, Henry is still truly young at heart, chasing toys and enjoying exploration, and for this reason he will need access to a garden.

Bridget Bardot, Siamese, 7 years old

She hasn’t been at Battersea long, but Bridget has turned many heads with her dazzling good looks, just like her namesake Brigitte Bardot. She loves meeting new people, but it’s always on her own terms – and she’s great at getting her way as we can’t resist her beautiful blue eyes. In true star style, she’s been a bit of a jetsetter in the past, having lived in Brazil and America, but is now after the quiet life in a lovely home with a garden.

If you would like to find out more about any of the animals on this star-studded list, visit www.battersea.org.uk.

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