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Monday 30 November 2015

'Sad' dog hoping for happy new home

Published 12/08/2014

Bless was found on the streets of London as a stray (Natallia V Photography/PA)
Bless was found on the streets of London as a stray (Natallia V Photography/PA)
Bless, the 'permanently sad' dog who is looking for a home. The Rottweiler cross has been at Battersea for five months with no interest from visitors, and staff think it is because of her sad expression. Credit: Natallia V Photography/Battersea Dogs & Cats Home/Community Newswire. See PA Community Newswire story ANIMALS Sad for full details.

Hangdog doesn't quite do justice to the mournful expression that seems to have put off potential owners from adopting Rottweiler-cross Bless.

The six-year-old has been waiting for someone to take her in for five months - making her the longest staying resident at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London.

And staff believe the lack of interest may be because of the doleful dog's permanently sad expression.

Rob Young, head of dog rehoming at Battersea, said: "Bless has a mournful face but a heart of gold - anyone who meets her can't believe what a gentle giant she is.

" Although she looks sad, she is an absolute joy to be around - that's why it's so sad for us that she's still in kennels rather than happily established in a loving home."

Bless was found on the streets of London as a stray.

She is described on the home's website as a "mature lady who enjoys the simple things in life" and a "steady, easygoing character who takes the world in her stride".

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