Canine Chris, Jason and Philip celebrate Olympic gold wins

As the nation celebrates a triumphant day for Team GB gold medals yesterday, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home introduces a very special trio of dogs named after the men’s cycling team sprint trio – Chris, Jason and Philip.

03 August 2012
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

 Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy beat France to glory in an incredible evening at the London Velodrome yesterday to rapturous applause.

Over at the world famous animal charity the news was greeted by barks of delight from homeless hounds Chris, Jason and Philip who are looking for news homes and have been named after the cycling champions.

Just like their namesakes, the canine residents at Battersea are determined to win gold by sprinting their way to a new home.

Ali Taylor, Head of Canine Welfare Training at Battersea says: “These dogs are all champions in the making, and we hope it won’t be long before they bag the ultimate gold medal by finding new owners. Here at Battersea everyone, including our dogs and cats, is right behind Team GB and we hope that naming some of our animals after the team will help spur them on to win even more medals.”

Battersea has already had a taste of the excitement surrounding the Olympics, after the Flame made a special visit to the Home last month. England player Michael Owen carried it through Battersea, accompanied by Rory the Staffie, and they were watched by a doggy Guard of Honour of over 50 dogs.  

Chris is a one to two year old West Highland Terrier who was brought to the Home by his owners due to a change in circumstances. Jason, a young Staffie cross, arrived at Battersea because his owners couldn’t cope, while three to five year old Philip found himself at the charity after being found as a stray.

If you can offer Chris, Jason or Philip a loving new home please contact 0207 627 9234 or [email protected]



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