Paul O-Grady is making a special appeal to the public to find a home for Pyrenees Mountain Dog/German Shepherd cross, Thunder – who has been at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for three times longer than his fellow residents.

The smiley three-year old’s size has been making it hard for him to find a forever home and Thunder has now been looking for a home for 100 days.

The host of Battersea’s award-winning ITV programme, Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs, said, “Thunder’s a huge dog with a personality to match.  He’s only young and he’s still just a big puppy at heart, and anyone taking him home will need to be prepared to have 45 kilos of dog constantly needing cuddles. Thunder’s a lively and playful dog, and he’s going to make someone’s life much bigger and brighter. We don’t want him to spend Christmas in Battersea’s kennels without a home. If you’re looking for a lot of love in your life, Thunder may be the dog for you.”

Thunder’s size gets in the way of finding a home

Battersea Centre Manager Robert Young said, “Our smaller dogs tend to fly out the door, while the giant ones, like Thunder, can struggle to find a home. But anyone who loves big dogs is sure to fall in love with him. He’s such a loveable, playful dog and he’s going to bring a smile to his lucky new owner’s face with his hilarious antics. If you have room in your house and heart for this gorgeous lad, please get in touch.”

Thunder is not the only giant dog that Paul O’Grady has helped to rehome. On this Thursday’s episode of series six of ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, he’ll meet another Battersea giant Toby, a 58 kilo Bull Mastiff in need of a bath.

Paul O’Grady with Toby the Bull Mastiff

If you think Thunder could be the dog for you, register online or call 0843 509 4444.


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