A pair of Border Collies were found tied up and left to die on a farm, but have now found new homes thanks to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Brands Hatch.

Abandoned in a small calf shed sheltered from blistering 17 degree conditions, Patch and Jack were found in March by the RSPCA. Both aged two-years-old, they are thought to have received very little training and may never have been taken out for walks.

Jack, happy now he has been rehomed thanks to Battersea

Thankfully, the pair have each found a home after spending time at Battersea. Patch is now living with the Warren family in Hampshire, while Jack is living with the Stanbrooks in Hertford; both are countryside locations, ideal for the dogs who may struggle to cope in busy, highly populated areas.

Jack, living with the Stanbrooks in Hertford

Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch says, “Patch and Jack’s story is heart-breaking. Although the pair may never enjoyed home comforts and haven’t had the best start in life, they’re the most playful and loving dogs that you could ever wish to meet, and we’re so happy that they’ve found loving homes with their new families.”

Jack, now living with the Stanbrooks in Hertford

Wendy Warren, who adopted Patch said, “We’d been specifically looking for a Border Collie and Patch melted our hearts as soon as we met her. Although she was very anxious, her gentleness and affectionate nature shone through. We could see that there was a fabulous little dog inside just waiting to get out! Since coming home with us, she has gradually come out of her shell and has adjusted incredibly well.”

Patch, now living with the Warren family in Hampshire

Patch and Jack may have found new homes, but there are hundreds of other dogs at Battersea who are looking for a second chance at family life. If you are interested in rehoming a dog, please visit

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