Battersea’s longest stay resident has spent 600 days looking for a home

Yesterday marked Mongrel Aidan’s 600th day at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, during which he’s seen 3,714 canine friends find families.

Seven-year old Aidan found himself at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre in October 2017, after he was found wandering the streets of Woking alone.

He is currently the charity’s longest staying resident, having been in Battersea’s care for over 17 times longer than the average stay (35 days).

Kaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor said: “Aidan is such an affectionate, soppy boy who loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa under a fluffy blanket. It’s heart-breaking that, while 3,714 of his doggy friends have found homes, he’s still waiting to find a family.”

Aidan found life in kennels extremely stressful and so has been enjoying time away at a foster home until a new family can be found for him.

As Aidan was found as a stray, Battersea will never know where he came from or what happened to him before coming into the charity’s care. However, he has shown that he is a very worried and insecure dog in new situations.

Because of this, Aidan is on the lookout for very understanding owners who are willing to take the time to make him as comfortable and confident as possible.

Kaye continued: “Although his confidence has grown since being on foster, he’s still looking for that special someone who is willing to show him some love and understanding. He’s crossing his paws that someone who’s willing to take the time to show him how to become a more confident dog, will come forward.

“Aidan is such a special and unique boy that he’ll need an equally special owner. Although we haven’t found them yet, we know they’re out there somewhere. There is no time limit that a dog can stay in Battersea’s care for, and we will continue to look after Aidan until the perfect home can be found for him.”

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