There are some titles no dog would want to have, and that of longest stay in a rescue centre is one of them. Honey is the unfortunate one to hold that title at the at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Brands Hatch site, in Kent. The eight-year-old Jack Russell-Chihuahua cross has been there for two years, overlooked by visitors as she watched other dogs being adopted and taken to their forever homes.

Now the staff has thrown her a party to mark her 730-day anniversary, in a bid to cheer her up and possibly find her a new home.

Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch, said, “Honey has spent two long years with us at Brands Hatch. As lovely as it is seeing her every day and seeing the improvement from her specialised training we provide her, we all just really want Honey to go to a good home.

“Honey is very sweet with a bit of an anxious side but we all know once she’s comfortable in her environment, she can be very lively and energetic! Ideally she’s looking for someone who lives in a quiet rural area where she has the freedom to roam around in peace.”

According to the staff, Honey has “the enthusiasm of a Jack Russell Terrier and the sensitive side of a Chihuahua”.

“She’s easily overwhelmed and can become quite anxious in new environments,” a statement reads. “Staff at Battersea Brands Hatch know a different side to her, however, as Honey can be a little bundle of fun and full of energy – showing her true Jack Russell traits. New owners will need to be patient with Honey and let her take the lead when she’s feeling uncomfortable. She needs someone who’s willing to take their time getting to know her and understand why she lacks confidence at times.

“With a bit of time and tender loving care, Honey will come out of her shell and show her owners the true meaning of love and affection. Could you give Honey a home?”

For more information about Honey, click here or contact

Images by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.


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