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'Britain's Loneliest Dog' Has Been Waiting Nearly Two Years To Be Rehomed

'Britain's Loneliest Dog' Has Been Waiting Nearly Two Years To Be Rehomed

An adorable lurcher called Hector has been dubbed the 'loneliest dog in Britain' after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter.

Staff and volunteers are desperately trying to find a home for their loneliest pooch, who was rescued in October 2017 after staff grew concerned for his welfare.

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Following appeals from the RSPCA's Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, the two-year-old doggo has gained his own little online fan club, but somehow has still been unable to find a 'forever' home.

Shelter manager, Jo Evans, said: "Hector is hilarious. He never fails to make us smile and is a firm favourite with all who meet him.

"He's adored by staff and we can't understand why he is always overlooked. This big lad has lots of love to give so if you have space in your heart and home then please get in touch.

Look at that little face (Credit: SWNS)
Look at that little face (Credit: SWNS)
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"He's an active boy who is looking for like-minded owners who can take him on plenty of adventures. He especially loves the beach, and we have learnt he likes to swim."

Hector loves meeting and playing with other dogs out and could live with older children, although he would be best suited to being the only pet in the home.

Who wouldn't love to get home to that adorable little face everyday?

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Hector could be the perfect little best friend for some lucky human, as a recent study revealed most Brits would choose their dog over their partner - though we're hardly surprised.

The study, by UK pet healthcare company Everypaw, looked at 1,000 dogs owners and proved the unbreakable bond between doggos and their owners.

Credit: Pexels
Credit: Pexels

Twenty-eight per cent of people surveyed admitted that they would still let their four-legged friend sleep on the bed every night, even if their partner was staying over too.

More commonly a huge 85 per cent of owners surveyed admitted to allowing their dogs on the sofa and on their beds - because where else are you going to get a proper cuddle?

Credit: Pexels
Credit: Pexels

Some partners might find themselves being kicked to the kerb as 22 per cent of dog owners revealed their dog is the boss of their household - although we sneakily think this could be a little higher but people are afraid to admit it.

Anyone able to offer Hector a home should contact Little Valley on 01392 439898.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life, Life News, Real

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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