Pete the Lurcher becomes the first Battersea dog to earn a Master’s degree

In what is a first for Battersea, Pete a four year old Lurcher awaiting a new home has been awarded a Master’s Degree. Pete who has been at the home for 133 days after arriving as a stray was awarded a Master’s in Business (MBA) as part of an episode of BBC Newsnight investigating a university offering postgraduate qualifications in exchange for money.

23 October 2013
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Staff at the Home are really proud of the highly educated Lurcher who hasn't had the best start in life, having been brought in as a stray in June and hope his exemplary learning credentials will now help him find a home in next to no time.

Pete has had plenty of time to peruse his business books as he recovered from a major operation on his front leg. The gentle-natured boy has been recuperating with lots of care from Battersea's Clinic team and is now eager to show potential owners what a great pet he would make. Pete can be worried by other dogs but has a sweet nature, and with the right owners can start to relax and come out of himself.

Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming says, “To have a dog with a Master’s degree in our midst is certainly a first for Battersea and we’re as proud as punch of Pete and his astounding intellect! Like a number of dogs in our care, Pete has been at Battersea for over three times the average stay and is really deserving of a loving new family that will enjoy having a scholar in the family. Pete’s ready to pack his degree and books and show his new owners how clever he is.”


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