Dogs Trust

Orange eyed hound hoping to catch the eye of a loving new owner

Dogs Trust Evesham is appealing to local dog lovers to help find a loving home for an unusual four-legged, orange-eyed resident.

The rehoming centre staff are concerned that loving Lurcher, Jim may end up being over looked by potential new owners due to his unusual eye catching appearance. The pretty pooch bears a striking resemblance to Bagheera the orange-eyed panther in the Jungle Book. With the new Jungle Book film due for release next month, his carers are hoping his similarity to the character, voiced by Ben Kingsley, may help him find the loving home which he deserves.

The three year old Lurcher has been at the rehoming centre for three weeks, and despite seeing plenty of his furry counterparts find loving homes of their own, no one has shown any interest in this quirky canine. Jim didn’t have the best start in life after coming to Dogs Trust as a stray and just like Mowgli in the Jungle book, when he returns from the Jungle, is looking for someone to help him settle into a home environment. Jim is a loyal, sweet natured dog who much like Rudyard Kipling’s panther Bagheera will make a great best friend for a lucky owner.

At Dogs Trust’s other midlands Rehoming Centre in Kenilworth, staff are concerned that a Husky named Floyd may end up being overlooked by potential new owners due to his “striking”resemblance to Kaa, the hypnotic –eyed snake in the Jungle Book, after spending two months in search of a home. His looks are where the similarities to the creepy character of the film end as this fun boy is only interested in hypnotising his carers into giving him extra treats and playing chase with him than anything else.

Click here to read Floyd's story.

Dogs Trust Evesham Assistant Manager, Emma Bragginton explains:

“Even with his striking good looks and bouncy personality Jim is often passed by despite his efforts to catch the eye of potential owners. He needs a patient adult owner who will give him plenty of time to help him settle into family life. This energetic boy is looking for an active home, he can live with children over 14 and would love nothing better than to be king of the Jungle in a loving home of his own.”

If you think you can give Jim or Floyd a loving home, please call Dogs Trust  on 0300 303 0292.