Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

Blue is a gentle boy who is looking for a new home. Sadly, he was returned into our care when his owners were unable to keep him. He is a super affectionate lad who loves nothing more than leaning against you getting lots of fuss???..he is a real people dog! Chasing a ball in our enclosed field is one of Blues favourite things to do and seeing him gallop along is so enjoyable to watch. Blue is looking for a home that is in a more rural location, with a Medium ??? Large, 5ft high enclosed garden, where he can enjoy running about safely. Being a lurcher/greyhound type Blue has a high chase drive. He can also be reactive towards other dogs. Therefore, he will need to be on lead and muzzled in public areas. A clinical behaviourist observed Blue near other dogs in his previous home and a behaviour modification programme has been written up, which will help his new owners manage him around other dogs.
(Picture: RSPCA)

Who could see that happy little face and not want to take four-year-old lurcher, Blue, home?

It turns out, over 3,000 could, as that’s how many people have rejected him at the shelter he currently lives at.

Dubbed Britain’s unluckiest dog, Blue has now spent over 300 days at his RSPCA kennel in Suffolk.

He had originally been given up in May this year as his owners couldn’t look after him.

Although he was rehomed six months later, Blue returned not long after as his new owners also felt they couldn’t handle him.

Since then, he’s seen 49 kennel-mates taken to their fur-ever homes before him, and only one person has shown an interest in adopting him since November last year (and this unfortunately fell through).

Blue is a gentle boy who is looking for a new home. Sadly, he was returned into our care when his owners were unable to keep him. He is a super affectionate lad who loves nothing more than leaning against you getting lots of fuss???..he is a real people dog! Chasing a ball in our enclosed field is one of Blues favourite things to do and seeing him gallop along is so enjoyable to watch. Blue is looking for a home that is in a more rural location, with a Medium ??? Large, 5ft high enclosed garden, where he can enjoy running about safely. Being a lurcher/greyhound type Blue has a high chase drive. He can also be reactive towards other dogs. Therefore, he will need to be on lead and muzzled in public areas. A clinical behaviourist observed Blue near other dogs in his previous home and a behaviour modification programme has been written up, which will help his new owners manage him around other dogs.
(Picture: RSPCA)

Far from being a problem pup, kennel staff say that Blue is the one they all go to for cuddles and that he is a ‘real favourite’ among those who work there.

Branch manager Zoe Barrett even took special photos of poor Blue and made them the cover photo for the RSPCA Martlesham Animal Centre Facebook page.

As well as that, contacted local media and asked other animal shelters to get involved, but it seems like the little lurcher just can’t catch a break.

Blue, like many dogs of his breed, has a high chase drive, so will need an owner who has a big, enclosed garden.

Blue is a gentle boy who is looking for a new home. Sadly, he was returned into our care when his owners were unable to keep him. He is a super affectionate lad who loves nothing more than leaning against you getting lots of fuss???..he is a real people dog! Chasing a ball in our enclosed field is one of Blues favourite things to do and seeing him gallop along is so enjoyable to watch. Blue is looking for a home that is in a more rural location, with a Medium ??? Large, 5ft high enclosed garden, where he can enjoy running about safely. Being a lurcher/greyhound type Blue has a high chase drive. He can also be reactive towards other dogs. Therefore, he will need to be on lead and muzzled in public areas. A clinical behaviourist observed Blue near other dogs in his previous home and a behaviour modification programme has been written up, which will help his new owners manage him around other dogs.
(Picture: RSPCA)

He’s picked up some commands and is muzzle-trained, but needs to be the only dog in the house.

Oh, and his favourite food is Primula cheese, so you’ll need plenty of that to keep him happy.

Barrett says, ‘We absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long term home…

‘He is a gorgeous dog I know there will be someone out there for him, there always is, but we just need that special person to come forward.’

Do you think you could be that special person for Blue? Check out his adoption page here.