Unwanted dog hasn't had a single viewing since arriving at shelter 142 days ago

epiphany the dog
Meet Epiphany, who’s been waiting for a new family for 142 days (Picture: Pet Set Go Photography)
Sweet pup Epiphany is having a tough time. The shy mixed-breed dog arrived at Oakwood Dog Rescue in Hull, East Yorkshire, 142 days ago, but hasn’t had a single person show any interest in rehoming her.

In fact, she hasn’t even had a viewing in the entire time she’s been at the shelter.

The charity has now launched an appeal to find Epiphany, who’s around the size of a cocker spaniel, the perfect home.

She’s in need of an owner with a lot of patience, and a home without young children, as she came into the shelter’s care ‘very frightened and nervous’.

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The four-year-old dog has slowly started to become more comfortable around people, but life in a shelter causes more Epiphany a lot of stress – so it really would be helpful for her to find a permanent home before Christmas.

Epiphany the dog
Four-year-old Epiphany is still a bit shy, but loves to play once she gets comfortable (Picture: Pet Set Go Photography)

‘Epiphany arrived very frightened and nervous,’ reads the dog’s online profile. ‘She has started to come out of her shell but she is still shy.

‘She needs lots of time and patience to become more confident with people and show you the full potential she has.

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‘Epiphany is too nervous to be placed with younger children and needs a mature home.

Epiphany, 4 years, Female, Small-Medium Mixed Breed
She’s in need of owners who are kind, loving, and patient (Picture: Oakwood Dog Rescue)

‘She is very stressed in kennels and can be vocal, she will settle much better in a home setting. She can be selective about her doggy friends so would be best with a very calm male that will not pester her.’

Another key need for Epiphany’s future home is a secure fence around the garden, because she’s very skilled at clambering up and trying to escape.

She’ll need a home with 6ft tall fencing, and someone to supervise her in the garden.

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Epiphany (Picture: Pet Set Go Photography)
Don’t be fooled by her size – she’s very skilled at scaling large fences, so will need a garden with tall fencing to prevent escapes (Picture: Pet Set Go Photography)

Epiphany also isn’t yet walking on a lead, but the shelter say that she’ll be able to do this soon enough.

The shelter wrote on Facebook: ‘How has Epiphany been with us 133 days and still no viewings?

‘Not only is Epiphany absolutely stunning but she has a larger than life personality and is a true bundle of fun!

Epiphany, 4 years, Female, Small-Medium Mixed Breed (Picture: Oakwood Dog Rescue)
Can we help her find a home by Christmas? (Picture: Oakwood Dog Rescue)

‘She’s a 4 year old small/medium sized cross breed who loves running around and playing with toys, she also enjoys a fuss once she knows you.

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‘She does enjoy the company of other dogs and could live with a male dog and children 15 years and over.

‘Let’s share this far & wide to help change her bad luck!’

If you’d like to give Epiphany the loving home she deserves, you can get in touch with the shelter through their website.