Long termer Lenny still looking for a home after three years

Dogs Trust Salisbury is launching a fresh appeal for a home for a Jack Russell who has been with them for three years.

Despite the best efforts of the rehoming team at the Newton Tony-based rehoming centre, ten-year old Lenny will mark his third year in kennels on May 27.

The team have everything crossed that this year will be the year that Lenny trots off to his forever home. He is very much a ladies man and is looking for a female to lavish his affections on.

Jacinta Lye, Manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, said: “Lenny or King Lenny as he is known to his friends, is a favourite here at the rehoming centre, and even has a throne in the form of a huge armchair in his kennels. He loves to sit, and people watch but sadly has to watch people pass by his kennel as they choose his kennel neighbours instead.

“He arrived three years ago and spent his 10th birthday with us last year, so we’re all so desperate to find him a loving home. He is a very intelligent boy but even though he appears confident as he watches people come past his kennel, he can take a little while to trust new people and show his wonderful personality.

“In the time we have had the pleasure of looking after Lenny, we have found forever homes for 86 Jack Russell Terriers and over 1,300 dogs but sadly not for him. We are really hoping that this is the year he finds his special someone, so he can spend his twilight years in the home of his dreams.”

Having notched up more than 1,000 days in kennels, the team make sure Lenny has as much fun as possible. He is a huge fan of paddling pools and he loves to play, particularly with squeaky toys. After a busy day, he loves to curl up in his armchair and fall asleep.

Despite being treated like canine royalty, the team say that Lenny does have some worries, in particular moving cars, but he has been working really hard to overcome his anxieties with his best friend Sarah who he adores.

He is also very much a lady’s man so would prefer a female adult-only home where he can lap up all the attention from the woman in his life.

Jacinta adds: “Lenny can find loud car noises a little scary, so we’d love to find him a home with a secure garden that is away from busy roads. Once he has settled in, he could potentially be left for a period of time, as long as there are plenty of things to keep him occupied such as a tasty treat filled kong.

“He certainly prefers the girls so is looking for a calm, quiet home with a patient female owner who can take a hands-off approach to his training and work with our canine carers as he settles into his new home.

“We will continue to love and look after him until the day he heads off to his forever home and when the time comes to finally say goodbye it will be a fond but very tearful farewell.”

If you think you could be Lenny’s special someone, you can find more information at www.dogstrust.org.uk.