02:40PM, Monday 21 March 2016
Battersea Old Windsor’s longest stay dogs are hoping to be discovered this Easter during the centre’s annual free Easter egg hunt.
Visitors are invited to find hidden treasure and even track down a dog in need of a home on Sunday.
Dogs like Bud and Reggie have been at the rescue centre in Priest Hill for a combined total of 1200 days – with the average stay for a dog being just 30 days.
Hannah Gee, team leader at Battersea Old Windsor, said: “Bud and Reggie are such sweet lads but they’ll need committed and experienced owners who are fun and active.
"They’ll make fantastic companions for the right families. We hope we can introduce Bud and Reggie to potential owners at our Easter egg hunt and help find them a forever home."
Seven year old Greyhound Collie cross Bud is looking for a home with owners that will understand he needs to be kept on a lead and muzzled on walks, because of his breed’s chase drive. He is fully housetrained and loves food, walks and trips in the car. Bud, who can be left alone for short periods of time, can live with older children and will need a private garden.
Reggie the two year old Boxer cross is currently in a foster home but is looking for his own family. He can live with older children and could live with another dog.
The free family day will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm and will include an Easter egg hunt, the chance to meet dogs like Bud and Reggie, tea, cakes, and arts and crafts.
There will be plenty Battersea residents to meet so visitors are asked to leave their own four-legged friends at home for this event.
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