Dog hopes birthday wish of a forever home comes true after spending all his birthdays in kennels
A dog who has spent more than 1,000 days and all of his birthdays at Dogs Trust Merseyside is hoping that his birthday wish this year will come true and he will soon find his forever home.
Lurcher Paddy arrived at the Huyton-based rehoming centre on 3rd November 2015 aged just eleven months after his owner became ill and could sadly no longer give him the home they knew he deserved.
When the team celebrated his first birthday with him just a few weeks later on 1st December, they never imagined that they would be wrapping presents and making his day as special as possible, three years on.
Georgina Lowery, manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside, says:
“Why Paddy is still with us is a complete mystery. He is such a gorgeous boy. We thought he would find his special someone really quickly, but as the months and now years have passed we can’t believe he hasn’t stolen someone’s heart.
“I asked the team to sum him up in three words and they unanimously agreed - affectionate, giddy and gorgeous, and that really does say it all!”
Since arriving at the rehoming centre Paddy has seen more than 2,600 dogs head off to their forever homes and yet although on his fourth birthday he will have spent 1,124 days being loved and looked after at Dogs Trust Merseyside, only a handful of dog lovers have ever expressed an interest in adopting him.
Paddy is looking for a family who like to get out and about as he is a lively boy but he would prefer to be walked in quieter areas. Once he has had a relaxing walk he loves a snooze on the sofa too and has proven to be the perfect houseguest when staff have taken him home for sleepovers.
“He is a joy to be around and there’s never a dull moment when you’re with Paddy. It would be wonderful if despite him spending yet another birthday here, he doesn’t spend another Christmas Day with us.”
Paddy is longing for a home where he is the only pet so he can lap up all the love. He loves going for walks and he would happily share his forever home with children aged over 13.
If you think you think Paddy would be ‘paw-fect’ for you please call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292.