Tomorrow is National Dog Day, a day that celebrates man’s best friend – although we would argue it’s dog day everyday!

As you’re pampering your pooch with his favourite walk or game, spare a thought for the dogs still waiting for their forever home. Staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are celebrating the day by raising awareness for some of their residents in the hope they find new homes.

Robert Young, Centre Manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says, “Every day at Battersea we see first-hand how dogs can transform people’s lives for the better. They say every dog has its day, and it’s wonderful that there’s a special one set aside where the whole nation can celebrate man’s best friend. We have so many dogs looking for homes at the moment across our three centres, and it would be paw-some if some of them could find a home on National Dog Day.”


Who could resist this four-year-old’s cheeky, infectious grin? Saluki Tommy is a beautiful dog with a playful personality to match. He came into Battersea’s London centre as a stray and he was very frightened of everything and everyone. Tommy needed some TLC from Battersea’s staff to help him build up his confidence but his true, giggly nature soon emerged. He loves people, but can still be a bit shy at first around other dogs, so he’s looking for a family who are willing to work with him to help him build up his canine confidence. Tommy is looking for a home in a quiet location, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with a garden where he can zoom around to his heart’s content. Could you be the one to bring a smile to Tommy’s face?


Two-year-old Staffie/Dalmatian cross Ola has been at Battersea’s London centre for over 100 days. Despite her bright smile and happy-go-lucky attitude, Ola finds life in the kennels very stressful and she’s desperately hoping to find a family to love her. Extremely clever and full of energy, she’s looking for a home with a garden, with owners who can keep her mind and body active. Ola loves people and would love to live in a home where people will be around for most of the day. She will reward anyone who takes her home with years of joy and smiles.


Behind his wide smile, Neo has one of the saddest stories of any Battersea dog. This young boy arrived at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre as a stray over a year ago. Aged just two, Neo has now been in kennels for half his adult life. When Neo arrived at Battersea he was very underweight, but was still wearing his trademark smile and bounding about with enthusiasm. Neo’s a lovely-natured boy who’s been in kennels for far too long and he deserves a shot at happiness. If you think he could be the one for you, please get in touch.


Undeniably one of Battersea’s most handsome dogs, five-year-old Malamute Diesel is always grinning from ear to ear. This gorgeous boy arrived at Battersea’s Brands Hatch centre through no fault of his own, after his owner’s circumstances changed and they were no longer able to look after him. Typical of his breed, Diesel is an independent chap who is often happy in his own company – but once this big, fluffy smiler gets to know you, he’d love nothing more than to enjoy a countryside walk.


Life has really thrown Jaybee a curve-ball, but she’s not letting that get her down. This older girl should have been heading into a comfy retirement, but instead she’s ended up at Battersea’s London centre after her owners sadly had to move and couldn’t take her with them. This eight-year-old is now looking for a comfy home and ideally, she’d like to escape to the country for her twilight years. If you’ve fallen in love with Jaybee’s smile, please let Battersea know.

Contact Battersea to find out more.


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