Could you give Hector – Britain’s loneliest dog – a forever home?

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A dog called Hector has been branded as the ‘loneliest dog in Britain’ after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter.

Staff and volunteers are desperately trying to find a home for their loneliest pup, who was rescued in October 2017 over welfare concerns.

But despite having a small fan club online, the RSPCA’s Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, has been unable to find him a ‘forever’ home.

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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Shelter manager, Jo Evans, said: ‘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 can’t understand why he is always overlooked. This big lad has lots of love to give so if you have space in your heart and home then please get in touch.

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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‘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.’

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According to the rescue shelter, Hector absolutely loves meeting and playing with other dogs and could happily live with older children – though he would be best suited to being the only pet in the home.

If you’re able to offer the two-year-old pup a home, please contact Little Valley on 01392 439898.