Britain's loneliest dog? Rescue pooch still waiting to be picked after one year in kennels

ONE of Britain's loneliest dogs is still waiting for a forever home after a year in kennels.


Henry has been waiting for more than a year for adopters to pick him (Image: BATTERSEA/SWNS) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment Invalid email

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Henry, a three-year-old lurcher, arrived at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home after being found as a stray. Despite patiently waiting he has not been picked and has now passed the heartbreaking milestone of one year at the rescue centre.

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Poor Henry has been at the charity's Old Windsor site in Berkshire for more than 10 times the average stay of 34 days.

Staff marked him passing the unwanted 365-day milestone by treating him to a long walk, a picnic with dog chews and gifts in personalised wrapping paper.

Adorable pictures show the lurcher, who is keeping his paws crossed to find a forever home soon, enjoying his special party.


Staff marked the milestone by throwing a special party for Henry (Image: BATTERSEA/SWNS)Henry is described as loving when he gets to know someone but can be nervous to begin with, particularly of men.

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Hannah Gee, dog rehoming team leader at Old Windsor, said: "Henry came into Battersea as a stray, so we do not know much about his history.

"However since he has been with us, he has been very affectionate and is looking forward to finally having a home of his own.

"When Henry gets to know you his loving and scatty side shines through - he absolutely loves curling up together with his favourite people and adores a duvet.

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Henry is patiently waiting for a forever home (Image: BATTERSEA/RSPCA)

"Henry struggles with anxiety and is looking to find somebody who can spend and dedicate time with him until he is feeling settled.

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"He's also something of a ladies' man although he has been building his confidence in this area whilst he's been with us, and this is something new owners can continue to develop with ongoing support from our experts here at Battersea."DON'T MISSRescue dog who ‘dreams of finding home’ marks one year in kennelsDog surprises RSPCA rescuers by giving birth to litter of 13 puppiesHeartbreak as rescue dog still waiting for home after 750 days


Henry's ideal home would be with adults only and no other pets.

He loves food and playing with toys, and is looking for an owner who has plenty of time to spend with him.

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Find out more about Henry here.

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