Britain's loneliest dog finally finds forever home after 500 days at shelter

While scores of his four-legged friends have found their special someone - one dog at a Devon rescue centre has been waiting more than 500 days for his chance at happiness. See SWNS story SWPLlonely. Staff and volunteers at RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter are desperately trying to find the paw-fect home for their loneliest pooch. Two-year-old lurcher Hector arrived at the RSPCA?s Little Valley Animal Shelter in October 2017, having been brought in to the centre by an RSPCA inspector due to welfare concerns - but despite having a small fan club online, he still hasn?t found his fur-ever home. After spending his second Christmas at the animal rescue centre, the team at desperately hoping to find the handsome, clever lad somewhere to call his own, surrounded by people who love him as much as he loves them.
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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.

Alan and Rose from Devon, who have adopted a lurcher once dubbed ?Britain?s loneliest dog? , two-year-old HectorSee SWNS story SWPLfound.A lurcher dubbed "Britain's loneliest dog" has finally found a home after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter.Staff and volunteers have desperately been trying to find a family for two year old Hector since he was rescued in October 2017.Despite having a small fan club online, the RSPCA?s Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, said they could never understand why he was continually overlooked.But after a recent appeal went viral, hundreds of people from all over the world came forward offering to re-home him.
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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.’