Senior Dog Returned To Shelter After 8 Years, And Now No One Wants To Adopt Her

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Daisy first arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in the UK as a puppy looking for a forever home. Just like most puppies, she was adopted 15 short days later. The shelter thought that she had found her forever home, but sweet Daisy sadly returned to the shelter 8 years later.

The family that had adopted her could no longer care for her and returned her to the shelter they adopted her through. The 10-year-old dog is confused and misses her family. She has been at the shelter for over 100 days and not one person has shown interest in the loving dog.


“Many people prefer to rehome puppies and younger dogs, so that they can have them for their whole lives,” Steve Craddock, manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, stated in a press release. “But people often forget how much time, training and exercise younger dogs need. Older dogs are often much more relaxed than younger dogs, and in a lot of cases they would rather just have a cuddle on the sofa and some human affection than be running around chasing tennis balls all day.”

Photo: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Daisy may be considered a senior, but she still acts like a puppy. This larger than average dog is looking for a home where she is the only pet. Due to her size, an adult home is best with limited visitors. The shelter states, “Daisy is looking for owners who have owned large breeds before. She can also be a little unsure around new people at times so will need quiet places for her walks and a household that doesn’t expect too many visitors. Once she has built a bond with you she is incredibly loyal and loving and enjoys having a fuss.”

Photos: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home


She has energy and loves to play with soft toys. Cuddling on the couch is one of her favorite things. Since she was surrendered, she has carried around stuffed toys in her mouth for comfort.

This sweet senior just wants a family to love again. “Older dogs have a lifetime of love to give and will cherish every moment spent with their favorite people,” Craddock said. The shelter posted a picture of Daisy stating that she has earned the title, “the unluckiest rescue dog in the UK”. They go on to say, “We urge people to consider adopting older dogs like Daisy.”

Photo: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home


If you are interested in adopting Daisy, you can contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Remember to adopt not shop!

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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