Dog Labelled Britain's Loneliest After Spending 500 Days At Rescue Centre

We don't like seeing anything or anyone feeling lonely. An old person, any person for that matter, an animal, even a Greggs sausage roll.

Which is why this really tugs at the heartstrings because this little lurcher called Hector has been branded 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, which was rescued in October 2017 over welfare concerns.

But despite having a small fan club online, the RSPCA's Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, has been unable to find him 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!

Can we help find a home for two-year-old Hector? Credit: SWNS
Can we help find a home for two-year-old Hector? Credit: SWNS

"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.

"He's become some what of a viral sensation on social media with one person saying: "Let's hope you now find your forever home Hector."

Another added: "I just can't understand it...I'd snap him up if I was able to," with a third commenting: "Aww he's so lovely fingers crossed someone will fall in love with this beautiful boy."

Someone else posted: "Bless him. Hope he finds his forever home soon as he is beautiful".

Anyone able to offer the two-year-old a home should contact Little Valley on 01392 439898.

Roxy the staffie was adopted. Credit: SWNS
Roxy the staffie was adopted. Credit: SWNS

We don't want Hector to worry too much because Roxy the staffie found her forever home after a lengthy eight years in kennels.

She was adopted by dog groomer Leanne Wenban and spent her first Christmas with Leanne surrounded by toys and treats.

Leanne said: "At first Roxy came to our house on visits. She is so good and she sleeps a lot. She loves to be tucked up into her blanket. She also has her own bedroom which is like a small child's bed.

"Before she was so used to all the noise from the kennels which was fine and what she is or was used to but now I think that she is catching up on the peace and quiet."

There's hope yet, Hector. Hang in there.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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