Britain’s loneliest dog has spent 900 days waiting in vain for somebody to adopt him

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A LOVABLE pup has been dubbed ‘Britain’s loneliest dog’ after waiting nearly two and a half years for a forever home.

Eight-year-old lurcher Sam has been in and out of the Destitute Animal Shelter in Bolton, Greater Manchester, since he was first rescued in 2014.

Eight-year-old lurcher Sam has been in and out of the Destitute Animal Shelter in Bolton, Greater Manchester
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He was first rescued in 2014
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His last owner died in Febuary 2017 – just six months after adopting him
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His last owner died in Febuary 2017 – just six months after adopting him.

Doe-eyed Sam is loved by shelter staff – who have so far been unable to find him a permanent home.

He has been adopted three times, but was returned each time due to family circumstances.

Shelter manager Karen Rickards said “It’s never anything Sam’s done, he’s just constantly found himself in the wrong home at the wrong time.

Doe-eyed Sam is loved by shelter staff
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He has been adopted three times, but was returned each time due to family circumstances
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Sam has been looking for a permanent home for 900 days
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“He’s currently our longest-serving resident.

“And yet he’s playful, gentle and absolutely loves people.

“We need to find someone who can take care of him. ‘He deserves nothing less than an amazing home.”

A Facebook post describes Sam as a “great dog, he is fun and makes you laugh”.


It read: “He is playful and loving and can be quite lazy as well.

“He will need to be the only pet in the home and kept on a lead when on a walk as he will chase small furies (cats, rabbits, small dogs etc.)

“He is obsessed with teddy’s and likes rip them up to see what’s in side. He is fine with children.”


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