Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

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The puppy has arrived at its new home (Picture: PA)
A rescue puppy has moved out of a dog shelter and into Downing Street to join Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds. The 15-week-old Jack Russell-cross, who has not yet been named, has been taken in by the PM after being abandoned by puppy farmers. Carried in a small red basket, the little dog looked timid as he got ready to settle into his new home this morning, after being moved from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda. The puppy will be starting his new life with ‘dog lovers’ Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds in their flat above No 11 – just one door down from Larry the cat’s home.
After Downing Street staff voted to have a dog, campaigning TV vet Marc Abraham introduced Ms Symonds to the work of the Wales-based rescue centre.
A 15-week-old Jack Russell-cross puppy adopted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds arrives in Downing Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 2, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Dog. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The puppy is yet to be named by the PM and girlfriend Carrie Symonds (Picture: PA)
Members of a charity organisation Friends of animals Wales bring a new dog to Downing Street in London, Britain, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
He will move in one door down from Larry the cat (Picture: Reuters)
The shelter have been keen to promote Lucy’s Law, which will crackdown on puppy farming. Volunteers at the shelter, including founder Eileen Jones, sent the couple a shortlist of dogs to choose from and they set their heart on the little Jack-Russell-cross. Mr Abraham told the BBC: ‘When I was speaking to Carrie about what dog to get and where to get it from, she gets it. She is a massive supporter of the Lucy’s Law campaign.

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Carrie and Boris are helping to get a very, very vulnerable dog that’s otherwise likely to be killed.
A puppy from an animal rescue charity in south Wales will be moving in to Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson later. The 15-week-old Jack Russell-cross, which has yet to be named, had been left abandoned by puppy farmers. It will move from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda, into the flat above No 11 Downing Street where Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds live. They were keen to promote Lucy's Law - a crackdown on puppy farms. The link between the couple and Friends of Animals Wales (FOAW) came through TV vet Marc Abraham who has worked with the charity's owner Eileen Jones.
The little pup was saved from puppy farmers (Picture: FOAW)

‘They are both massive dog lovers.’

However, we’re not so sure Larry the Tabby cat, the nation’s favourite political pet, will be best pleased at the arrival of the new animal on the block. Larry’s official Twitter account posted: ‘Confirmation that Downing Street is going to the dogs…’

But Mr Abraham isn’t worried about the pair, adding that the little dog has been living in a foster home alongside a cat and is already house-trained.

Confirmation that Downing Street is going to the dogs… https://t.co/nRWrZa2U33

Larry the Cat, Esq. (@Number10cat)
A puppy from an animal rescue charity in south Wales will be moving in to Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson later. The 15-week-old Jack Russell-cross, which has yet to be named, had been left abandoned by puppy farmers. It will move from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda, into the flat above No 11 Downing Street where Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds live. They were keen to promote Lucy's Law - a crackdown on puppy farms. The link between the couple and Friends of Animals Wales (FOAW) came through TV vet Marc Abraham who has worked with the charity's owner Eileen Jones.
The dog has moved from an animal shelter to Downing Street (Picture: FOAW)

Ms Jones said it was a ‘dream come true’ that the puppy, which has been staying with them at the shelter dubbed ‘Wonky Towers’, has been re-homed.

She added: ‘We knew that Carrie Symonds has always been a huge animal welfare advocate and we are absolutely overjoyed that this gorgeous pup will be living his best life with Carrie and the Prime Minister at their Downing Street home.

‘To think our little ’wonky’ pup started his life in a Welsh puppy farm and was destined for an uncertain existence at the hands of a puppy dealer, but is now going to be with people who absolutely adore him is a dream come true.

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‘This little man will want for nothing in his life, what could be better than that?’

She added: ‘We wish them a lifetime of happiness with their new best friend’.