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Trotty and Kenny hope to strike gold as namesakes win in Rio

As Team GB's Laura Trott and Jason Kenny take Olympic gold in Rio, their furry namesakes back home celebrated with a paw-some party.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's rescue dogs Trotty and Kenny were up late with their canine friends watching the athletes take to the track. The duo were brought to Battersea when their owners could no longer care for them and were named in honour of the cycling couple, who have now won a staggering ten Olympic gold medals between them.

Paws were crossed as Laura lined up for the Women's Omnium final, but the mood quickly turned to celebration when she became the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals. Shih Tzu-cross Trotty ran a victory lap around the kennels to celebrate, but was soon back in front of the TV to watch Jason Kenny compete in the Men’s Keirin.

Spaniel-cross Kenny needed some comforting after two race restarts, but was soon jumping for joy as his namesake went on to win his third gold of the Rio Olympics.

Battersea’s Rehoming and Welfare Manager, Becky Fisher said, "Trotty and Kenny are great friends but, unlike their Olympic namesakes, they don’t come as a couple and will be looking for homes of their own. We hope they strike gold and quickly find owners who will give them the love and attention they deserve. Who knows, as our famous cycling couple are great dog owners, maybe they’ll be tempted by Battersea’s Trotty and Kenny?"

If you are interested offering any of our dogs here a home, please contact Battersea on 0843 509 4444 or visit battersea.org.uk.

Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home