Britain’s loneliest dog has finally found a home after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter, and we couldn’t be happier for him.
Staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter had been desperately trying to find a family for two-year-old Hector ever since he was rescued in 2017.
The shelter said they could never understand why he was continually overlooked, despite having a fan club online.
But after a recent appeal went viral, hundreds of people from all over the world came forward offering to re-home him.
Staff at Little Valley say they are overjoyed that their longest-staying resident has finally found a new ‘forever’ home.
Shelter manager Jo Evans said: ‘We couldn’t be happier for him. We can’t stop smiling.’
The shelter thanked its supporters and everyone who came forward.
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Jo added: ‘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 couldn’t understand why he was always overlooked.
‘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.’