Through no fault of their own, a sweet pair of Staffordshire Bull Terriers have found themselves back in rescue and have now been waiting over 100 days to find their perfect home, but so far have not had any luck.

“Although they may be slightly more distinguished than before, Roxy and Conkers are still young at heart.”

Nine-year-old Roxy and six-year-old Conkers were adopted separately from the Berkshire centre as young dogs but sadly, have found themselves back at Battersea again after their owners’ circumstances changed. 

The mature pair are currently at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor and have now been at the centre for three times the average length of stay for a Battersea dog.

Sean Welland, Rehoming and Welfare Manager at Battersea Old Windsor said, “When Roxy and Conkers came to Battersea as much younger dogs, they had no problems finding a new home. But, now that they’re slightly older, and are looking for a home as a pair, they’re really struggling to find a new family to live with.”


“Although they may be slightly more distinguished than before, Roxy and Conkers are still young at heart. They love nothing more than chasing one and other around the garden or playing with toys and their favourite people.”


“Many people prefer to rehome younger dogs, as they will have them for longer and spend most of their lives with them. But older dogs definitely have their own advantages; this pair have some lovely manners in place already and have years of love to give. They would love for someone to give them a retirement home together.”

As Roxy and Conkers find being in kennels quite stressful, they are currently spending some time in a foster home. Now, they are looking for new owners with experience of bubbly bull breeds.

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