You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

(Picture: Heal’s)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this speed dating event means you can get the perfect match.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours making small talk with strangers but you might want to bring along a few dog biscuits.

Battersea has teamed up with furniture store Heal’s to offer speed dating with some of their longest term residents in the centre of London.

If you are looking to rescue a pet or just want to see some Very Good Boys, the doggos will be at the retailer’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road between 12.30pm-2pm and 5pm-6pm tomorrow.

Battersea rescue dogs make themselves at home in the windows of Tottenham Court Road's flagship home stores. The animal charity is working with the furniture retailers to show that its dogs are ready to be loved. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 13, 2018. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire
(Picture: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

Steve Craddock, Battersea’s London Centre Manager, said: ‘At Battersea, we truly believe that there’s a perfect match for everyone.

‘We can’t wait to give our dogs the opportunity to enjoy some time out of their kennels and potentially meet that special someone.

‘We hope the event encourages people to consider bringing a rescue animal in to their hearts and homes.’

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Your dog can help get you a date! One study showed that a man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number went from 10% to 33%, just by having a dog with them. In the study, a staggering 66% of men and women would not date someone who didn’t like pets.

Ruth Cotterell, Head of Marketing at Heal’s, added: ‘After working with Battersea last year to raise awareness of their mission, we are delighted to help get their tails wagging once again for Valentine’s Day.

‘At Heal’s, we believe a furry companion can really help to make a house a home, and hope we’ll be able to help the pet residents of Battersea, who have so far been unlucky in love, find a friend for life.’

But be quick, if you want to take part, you need to book a space.