11:13AM, Wednesday 25 November 2015
Having watched almost 5,000 other dogs come and go, seven-year-old Bud is preparing to spend his second Christmas in kennels.
The greyhound collie cross has called Battersea’s Old Windsor centre home for more than 650 days, far exceeding the average stay of 36 days.
Kaye Mughal, the centre manager, said: “It’s unbelievable that Bud is still with us as he's such a loving and affectionate boy.
“He’s our longest stay across all three Battersea sites and we would really love to find him a new home before Christmas.
“Bud would enjoy a home with a big garden where he can chase as many tennis balls as his owners will throw.
“Due to his breed we think he can be a bit too lively for some and would benefit from living with experienced sighthound owners and possibly a lurcher or greyhound friend to run around with.
“As much as our staff enjoy Bud’s company, we would prefer to see him surrounded by his very own loved ones this festive season.
“We’re holding our Santa Paws Christmas event on Saturday, December 5, so we hope he catches someone’s eye and he finds the loving home he deserves”.
Santa Paws will run between 10.30am and 3.30pm at the centre in Priest Hill. Guests are welcome to bring their own dogs along to meet Santa and have a photo taken with him for £3.50.
Visitors can also meet Bud and other Battersea dogs and cats looking for new homes, enjoy a second-hand book stall, tasty treats and a raffle.
If you think you can give Bud a home, call 01784 494443.
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