Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gunning for a new home

A footie-mad dog called Gunner is hoping to score a new home with a family of Arsenal fans, after being relegated from a Premier League prized pet to a homeless underdog. 


Gunner is a three to five year old Rottweiler at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Brands Hatch who loves playing with his football, and has skills to rival Robin van Persie. While he hasn’t quite mastered the volley, he’s already showing high promise with a nifty ‘sit’ and ‘paw’, and is a pro dribbler.

Gunner moved into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Kent-based site in January, after his owner was unable to keep him. Any family who are a man down and are looking to boost their team would be lucky to have Gunner, as he’s a friendly and social boy, who loves being around new people. 

Battersea Brands Hatch’s Rehoming & Welfare Assistant Tanya Madden explains: “Gunner would love to live with a family of football fans, especially if he could chill out with them and watch the big games on TV. As he’s a Gunner we can imagine him suiting Arsenal fans, but he’s a bit of a fair weather fan and would happily switch his allegiance to another team. He can live with teenage children, so I’m sure he’d enjoy going along to watch them have a kick-about or cheer on the local team on a Saturday.”

Gunner is now living the top-flight lifestyle in a foster home to give him a break from kennels, and enjoys long walks, tasty meals and a constant supply of cuddles.

Tanya adds: “Gunner does have a bit of a worried side to him but he is a real champion and he’s very popular here at Battersea. Gunner isn’t fussed by scoring a wonder goal or perfecting his tiki-taka, he just wants to find a new home.”

If you can give Gunner a place in your team, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Brands Hatch on 01474 875106 or email bbh.rehomers@battersea.org.uk

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