Photograph credit: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Despite his dapper looks, rescue dog Henry has spent 150 days waiting to find a home at Battersea Brands Hatch. Staff at the Kent centre hoped his handsome appearance might catch someone’s eye but as yet no one has come forward to adopt the young dog.

Two-year-old Henry arrived at Battersea in September 2019 after his owner became too ill to look after him. The Lurcher has now seen over 160 other dogs and cats rehomed to loving new families during his stay but is still waiting for potential adopters to notice him.

Having seen so many other animals find new homes, sensitive Henry has been a little down in the dumps while waiting for a home of his own. And so, the caring kennel staff gave him a pamper session and mini makeover to help him stand out and find a new family.

Photograph credit: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Last year, Battersea launched its new campaign ‘Rescue Is Our Favourite Breed’ to celebrate animals like Henry. Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch said:

“Henry is such a sweet and loving dog; he’d love nothing more than to find a home to call his own. He certainly looked very dapper after his makeover, and we’re hoping it will help him catch someone’s eye.

“Sadly, we think that Henry’s insecurities may be holding him back from finding a home. He struggles with being left alone and can get worried when out and about. He’s looking for owners to see past this and take the time to teach him how to be the best and bravest dog he can be.”

Henry is looking for understanding owners who are ready and willing to put in the time and effort to build his confidence; something that Battersea is able to provide ongoing support with. He would be best suited to a quiet location and would need to be the only dog in the home.

If you’d like to give Henry a new home or find out more about dog training please visit www.battersea.org.uk. Join the growing community of rescue lovers by using #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed.