2016 was finally Bud’s year. He had been known as Battersea’s unluckiest dog – Greyhound Collie cross Bud had been looking for a home for nearly three years – but his luck finally changed for the better in October 2016 when he was rehomed by the Corns family, who spotted him on Battersea’s ITV series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.
Over 1,000 days in kennels
Seven year old Bud’s former owners brought him into our Old Windsor centre because their circumstances changed and they were no longer able to look after him. The average stay for a dog at Battersea is just a month but Bud spent over 1,000 days in kennels and in a foster home. During that time staff never gave up trying to find a home for him, taking him along to fundraising events, running rehoming appeals for him in the press and on social media and using every opportunity to tell his story.
The perfect owners
Bud loves people and dogs but was looking for an experienced owner as he was very interested in wildlife and cats, and could take chase if he spotted one whilst out. He found the perfect owners in Ian Corns and his family from Kingswinford in the West Midlands who answered Paul O’Grady’s personal appeal.
A happy ending
Several months on and Bud has settled down with the Corns family, enjoying his daily walks and long snoozes in the lounge. He’s got several dog friends, and has even befriended a pet rabbit. Ian tells us “He loves being involved in whatever the family is doing and we’ve all fallen in love with him.”