Britain's Loneliest Dog Struggling To Find A Home Because Of His Ears
One of Britain's loneliest rescue dogs has been struggling to find a home because people are put off by his unusual ears.
Tug was taken in by the RSPCA after he was found abandoned in September in a terrible condition. However, the collie crossbreed has been struggling to find a new home because potential owners are put off by his 'bat-like' ears and lolling tongue.
The adorable 12-year-old dog hasn't had a single enquiry from potential owners despite having a made a full recovery since his rescue and having a 'zest for life'.
He is currently being looked after by Coventry's RSPCA branch but staff say he would make an amazing pet for families.
Kennel supervisor Danni Holder said: "When he came in Tug was in such an awful state.
"His coat was badly matted that he had to be completely shaved.
"I suppose this has resulted in his unusual looks and large bat ears.
"It's sad because he's an absolutely wonderful dog, he's old but has a real zest for life.
"He's been with us for a few months now but he hasn't had any interest at all. Not a single visitor, phone call, email or like on Facebook.
"On paper he's the perfect dog for many families.
"He's friendly, well-behaved, family-friendly and dog-friendly.
"But no one seems to want him and it's heartbreaking.
Staff at RSPCA Coventry say Tug would make a perfect family pet.
"Tug really is the perfect pooch so it's strange that he's had no interest at all.
"It could be because he has a bit of a strange look going on at the moment. Or maybe it's his age.
"We would urge anyone thinking of getting a dog to come and meet him, he's a lovely boy - he'll pull on your heart strings and win you over in no time at all."
If you are serious about re-homing Tug you can find out how to here.
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