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After 225 Days In The Shelter, Rescue Dog Finally Finds His Forever Home

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Luke Battersea Dog

Luke Battersea Dog

Image from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home via People News

In February, a 5-year old rescue dog named Luke broke hearts when he got stood up during the Battersea Brands Hatch shelter’s Valentine’s-themed adoption party. 

Before the event, Luke spent 200 days at the shelter. News of his poorly-attended party touched many hearts worldwide and lots of people sent Luke toys, handwritten love notes, donations, and letters expressing their interest in adopting him.

Among Luke’s many admirers were Karl and Jill Kendrick of Derbyshire, England. Battersea Brands Hatch shelter found them to be the perfect new fur-parents for Luke. After 225 long days in the shelter, Luke found his fur-ever home with the Kendricks and has fallen in love!

Karl Kendrick told People News that, “We feel so lucky to be the family who gives Luke his forever home, and he has really made our family unit complete. He’ll never spend Valentine’s Day alone again.”

To learn more about the shelter, you may visit their website.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.1 million dogs enter US animal shelters every year. You may want to consider adopting your next fur baby. Here are more reasons why you should adopt a rescue puppy.

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