It’s hard not to fall in love with Brody, who currently resides at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Sadly it won’t be that easy to find a home for this loveable, five-year-old Labrador.

Seeing him play happily with his human and canine friends, it’s hard to believe that Brody has Lumbosacral disease – a condition similar to arthritis of the spine.

Brody arrived at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre because his owner’s circumstances changed and they were no longer able to care for him. His condition means that he can’t play rough-and-tumble games with other dogs and as he gets older he is likely to need ongoing medical treatment.  


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor Centre Manager Kaye Mughal says, “Brody is such an affectionate dog and all the Battersea staff love to sit with him and have cuddles and kisses. But we urgently need to find our resident snuggle-lover a home. He’s a super happy boy, but ultimately the kennels are not a good long-term environment for a dog with his condition so we want to get him into a new home as quickly as we can.

“We know it’s going to be hard to find the perfect family for Brody – but we’re crossing our fingers for a Christmas miracle. We know there’s a special home out there for him, where he can have all the cuddles and attention he deserves.”


Brody loves children and other dogs, but because of his medical condition he’ll be looking for a home where he’s the only pooch and with older children only.

If you could give Battersea’s broken boy the Christmas miracle of a home, please ring 01784 494 443 or email


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