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Can you help rehome Northern Ireland's 'loneliest dog' in time for Valentine's Day?

Published 09/02/2016

Can you help Vinnie find a loving home for Valentine's Day?
Can you help Vinnie find a loving home for Valentine's Day?

Northern Ireland's 'loneliest dog' is looking for love this Valentine's - can you help?

Vinnie the Labrador Cross has been at Dogs Trust Ballymena for six months but during his time there he has been overlooked time and time again.

He is described as a "wonderful dog" with tonnes of love to give - but he continues to be ignored by potential adopters.

Staff are concerned that he is becoming lonelier by the day - despite being showered with affection by his carers, all he wants is a special home of his own.

The seven-year-old has come a long way since he arrived at the Rehoming Centre in August last year as he was extremely underweight and poorly with a kidney condition.

Since then he has doubled in weight and is now happy and healthy and is described as a "gentle giant".

His ideal day is spent exploring the great outdoors and having a good sniff around before snuggling up for an afternoon snooze on a comfy bed.

He loves delicious doggy treats and lots of cuddles.

Vinnie is looking for a loving family home with children aged 12 and over.

He would like to be the only dog in his new home so he can lap up all the attention for himself.

Vinnie has so far been overlooked and is looking for love.
Vinnie has so far been overlooked and is looking for love.

Vinnie has an ongoing kidney condition so requires a special diet, however it doesn’t slow him down and rehoming centre staff can advise on this.

The staff are baffled as to why nobody seems to want the "super handsome boy".

Dogs Trust Ballymena Rehoming Centre Manager, Oonagh Phillips said: "All of us at the Rehoming Centre adore Vinnie as he is such a special boy.

"He’s a super handsome boy with a fantastic personality so we just can’t work out why nobody wants him. All of us at Dogs Trust Ballymena are hoping, this Valentine’s Day, somebody out there realises Vinnie is their “pawfect” match."

Could you be the one for Vinnie this Valentine’s Day?

If you’re interested in rehoming Vinnie contact Dogs Trust Ballymena on 0300 303 0292

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