Meet Battersea’s Honey, Kent’s biggest fan of EastEnders who is looking for a ‘faaairrmily’ of her own

Battersea Brands Hatch are hoping that the Cockney charm finds its way to Kent to help EastEnders’ biggest four legged fan Honey find a home after marking 400 days in the Kent kennels. 

Seven year old Honey, a Chihuahua Jack Russell cross, arrived at Battersea back in March last year after her owners could no longer care for her and she has struggled to get any interest from the public despite her sweet and quirky ways. 

Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager of Battersea Brands Hatch, said: “Honey has been at Battersea 11 times longer than the average stay for a dog and we just can’t understand why she hasn’t found a home yet.  
After spending such a long time in kennels, Honey is currently in a foster home whilst she waits to find her perfect owner. Her foster carer sent us a video of her howling along to the EastEnders theme tune and we thought this may be the perfect way for her to capture everybody’s attention. We don’t know why she took such a shine to EastEnders though.”

Michelle continued: “Honey is just as sweet as her name implies, especially once she builds a bond with you and she’ll be your best friend if you’re happy to play with her. She’s such a character – getting into bed, tucking herself in and lounging on the sofa. She loves to hide treats all over the house and her foster carer has even found them hidden under her pillow, in the bathroom and in her walking shoes! 

“Honey has also got a shy side and is looking for experienced and understanding new owners who can help her come out of her shell. Once you’ve got her trust, she’s a devoted little lady. There’s no time limit on how long a dog can be cared for at Battersea, but after waiting patiently for over a year, Honey really deserves a second chance and a permanent home where she’ll never miss an episode of her favourite soap!”

If Honey is lucky enough to catch your eye and you think you can give her the forever home she so deserves please contact 0800 001 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk. 

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For more information and images please contact 020 7627 9265 or email press@battersea.org.uk 

Notes to editors  

  • Battersea Brands Hatch was opened in 1999.
  • The Brands Hatch centre typically cares for around 45 dogs and 30 cats at one time.
  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help.  We reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners through our Lost Dogs & Cats Line or care for them until new homes can be found for them, giving them shelter and the highest standards of kennelling and veterinary care.  
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats. 
  • Battersea cares for an average of 400 dogs and 250 cats across its three centres at any one time. 
  • There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at the charity. 
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home receives no central Government funding towards the care of its dogs and cats and relies on the generosity and support of the public to help care for lost and abandoned dogs and cats. To make a donation visit our website or call 020 7627 7883. 
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