Battersea Old Windsor Finds Loving Homes for More than 400 Happy Hounds in 2022

16 Jan 2023

More than 400 dogs, that were residents at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, found loving new homes in 2022 as the British public opened their doors and hearts to rescue pets looking for a second chance in life. 

Every animal at the leading animal welfare charity has a unique character, quirks and lots of love to give, and the dedicated staff at each of the charity’s three centres work tirelessly to help them on their journey to find their new homes that suit their individual characters and needs.

Talking about the successful year for rehoming, Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor, said: “We would like to thank all of the new owners that rehomed from us last year, as well as our dedicated supporters, for choosing rescue and helping Battersea be there for dogs and cats everywhere. Dogs of all shapes and sizes come through our gates every year and 2022 was no different. Thanks to our hardworking teams, we have been able to successfully match over 400 of them with a wide variety of loving new owners. We look forward to helping more animals find their new homes in 2023.”

Among those who found their new home in 2022 was Della, an affectionate three-year-old Cocker Spaniel who loved nothing more during her time at Battersea than exploring her surroundings and having a good sniff of everything she could set her nose upon. Della arrived at Battersea as a stray and after over 60 days in the charity’s care, she got the happy ending she deserved and is enjoying going on lots of long, leisurely walks with her new family.

Cocker Spaniels were among some of the top breeds of dogs to be rehomed from the centre for the year, a 175% increase from 2021. Other popular breeds that the Old Windsor site rehomed in 2021 include Jack Russell Terriers and German Shepherds.

While Battersea has had a successful year for rehoming, many dogs like one-year-old French Bulldog, Roly, are still searching for their new home. Roly is a lively dog with endless love to give and a bubbly, playful personality. Though he is believed to be deaf, Roly doesn’t let it phase him and he is currently learning hand signal training which will need to be continued in his new home. Roly is looking for a calm home in a quiet location where he can kick back and relax after a day of burning off his energy with plenty of training and activities.

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Notes to editors  

  • At Battersea we offer our love and expert care to dogs and cats who need us by rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals at our centres, and by sharing our knowledge and resources with rescue organisations around the world. We do this because we want to help every dog and cat, everywhere.  
  • In 2021 Battersea directly cared for 1,601 dogs and 1,743 cats at our three centres. We also helped thousands more through our Communities programme, campaigning work, supporting other rescue centres and animal welfare advocates, and sharing knowledge and advice with pet owners. 
  • We’re reliant on the generosity of the public to continue to fund our vital work helping dogs and cats and the people who care for them. To donate to Battersea, visit:  
  • In addition to the site in South West London, Battersea also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire and Brands Hatch, Kent. 
  • To find out more visit our website or follow Battersea on Twitter @battersea_ , Instagram @battersea or