Unusual looking pooch looking for his forever home

RSPCA staff are hoping that an unusual looking dog called Tug can find a loving home despite his unique appearance.

Twelve-year old Tug, a Bearded Collie Cross was in a terrible stat when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Coventry Animal Centre, run by the Coventry, Nuneaton & District Branch in September.

When Tug was rescued with another dog by RSPCA inspectors due to welfare concerns, he had to be shaved because his coat was so matted.

Kennel supervisor Danni Holder, said: “Tug was in an awful state. His coat was so badly matted that he had to be completely shaved – which has resulted in his rather unusual look. Tug is such a wonderful dog, he’s an elderly puppy with such a zest for life. He’s been with us for a few months now, but he hasn’t had any interest at all. Not a single visitor, phone call, email or like on Facebook.

“On paper, he’s the perfect dog for many families. He’s friendly, well-behaved, family-friendly and dog-friendly. But no one seems to want him and its heart-breaking. “

Despite his age, Tug loves going out on walks and exploring. He’s well-socialised and good with other dogs but is looking for a home where he’ll be the only pet.

Staff say he is very friendly and affectionate, loves snoozing in front of the fire and would be good for a family with children of secondary age.

Danni added: “Tug really is the paw-fect pooch so it’s strange that he’s had no interest at all. It could be because he has a bit of a strange look going on at the moment. Or maybe its his age. However, we’d urge anyone thinking of getting a dog to come and meet our lovely boy. We’re sure he’ll tug on your heart strings and win you over in no time at all.”

If you’d like to find out more about Tug visit his online profile or contact Coventry Animal Centre by calling 02476 336616 or email enquries@rspca-coventryandnuneaton.org.uk.