Loveable Lurcher Longs for New Home After Spending Over Six Months at Rescue Centre

28 Feb 2023

A sweet four-year-old Lurcher called Wilson is looking for a loving home to call his own after spending over six months in the care of leading animal welfare charity, Battersea.

Wilson arrived at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre after being found as a stray in the local area and, on his arrival, the charity’s experts quickly set out to find him a new family. However, after being in Battersea’s care for over 180 days, the charming Lurcher is still waiting for a home to call his own.

Described as a gentle and happy character by Battersea’s dedicated staff, Wilson loves nothing more than spending time having a fuss with his favourite people. He has also begun to show his playful side while in the charity’s care and enjoys gathering up an impressive collection of toys in his bed to snuggle up with after a day of fun and games.

Wilson is a big foodie and loves being challenged with food toys like slow feeders, snuffle mats and puzzles. Food has been an ideal tool to help with his training during his stay at Battersea and he will need committed owners who can continue supporting his hard work to help him build his confidence.

While Wilson can struggle with being on his own, he has made good progress and is learning to spend short periods of time alone. He hopes to find a new family who can keep him company and help him settle into the home environment at his own pace.

Zenya Green, Team Leader for Dog Rehoming at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, said: “Wilson always has a smile on his face and loves to interact with his human friends, he has such a fun personality and never fails to make all of the staff at Battersea smile. He is also a huge hit with our dedicated volunteers and can often be found getting lots of fuss from them in his kennel. The person who gives Wilson his new home will be sure to have a friend for life.”

Wilson will need a private garden and would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

If you think you could be Wilson’s ideal match, please visit the Battersea website:  


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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 2022 Battersea directly cared for 2,278 dogs and 2,253 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