Battersea’s Isle of Dogs lookalikes hoping to find their own fame and fortune

30 MARCH 2018

The canine residents at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are feeling starstruck at the news that a new film about dogs is hitting screens this weekend – and some in particular are hoping Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs might help bring them some fame and fortune of their own.

The stars of the film bear a strong resemblance to some of Battersea’s dogs, who are now keen to piggyback on their cinema counterparts’ success and find loving new homes.

Here’s a rundown of all the dogs who are downright chuffed to see their lookalikes onscreen.

Battersea’s very own Duke - Nanuq, two-year-old Alaskan Malamute

This bouncy young lady has been causing quite a stir at our Brands Hatch centre. With her boundless enthusiasm and mischievous nature, she shares more than just looks with her onscreen counterpart, Duke. Nanuq loves having a big fuss made of her.

Battersea’s very own Rex - Scrappy, two-year-old German Shepherd

Just like Rex, his onscreen lookalike, Scrappy sometimes finds that things are a little too much for him. His sensitivity doesn’t stop him from having fun though: he’s incredibly excited to meet new people, and eager to show off and play. He’s now looking for owners that can help him with his training, and we know that his cleverness and enthusiasm will ensure you fall in love with him straight away.

Battersea’s very own Boss - Peggy, six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier

Peggy is a lively and adventurous girl at our Old Windsor centre who really enjoys training and proving what she can do. She has done agility training in the past, making her quite the athlete - an appropriate match for Boss, her Isle of Dogs lookalike, who is a big fan of baseball. Peggy also has a softer side, and her sweet nature means that she will make the perfect companion for someone who is willing to give her lots of stimulation to keep her busy.

Battersea’s very own King - Herman, 11-year-old Mongrel

Despite his older years, Herman is a bright and bubbly lad who enjoys the company of people he knows. Once you become part of his pack you’ll have made a loyal friend for life - and he’s looking for a new home that will give him the chance to prove it. Although he doesn’t share the same love of other dogs as his onscreen counterpart, King, they do happen to both be owners of a rather fine moustache.

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