An English Pointer dog called Pip is still trying to find a permanently home after being taken in by the RSPCA 3 years ago – making her among Britain’s loneliest dogs.
Arriving at the rescue service in 2020, six-year-old Pip is among the longest-staying dogs in the charity’s care.
She invested each Covid lockdown alone in a holding pen, and has actually gone through 3 Prime Ministers and 2 queens without an owner.
Pip is presently remaining at the RSPCA’s Blackberry Farm Animal Centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Julie Allen, supervisor at Blackberry, said: ‘We simply cannot think that she is still with us. She is such a fantastic dog with a lot character.
‘Once Pip understands you she is an outright happiness to be around. She is wacky and enjoys charging around after toys, and she definitely enjoys a cuddle.
‘She requires individuals who can continue to support her and offer her a safe environment, with a lot of space in which to build her self-confidence and to highlight her caring, lively nature in the home.’
The animal charity supervisor included: ‘A lot can occur in 3 years – as the world has actually seen – however poor Pip is still waiting to start the next phase of her life.
‘It was hard to rehome her throughout the pandemic as we truly required her to fulfill possible owners however we were restricted due to limitations at the time.
‘Since then, we have actually been dealing with our behaviour group so that we can be sure she will be going to the right home.
‘She has rather particular rehoming requirements – someplace peaceful, as the only dog and in an adult-only home or one where kids are over the age of 16 – which is why we believe it is taking so long to discover the right home for her.
‘She is an excellent dog and in the best home with the right owners, she will grow.’