Shelters are filled with dogs who wait to find their forever homes, but unfortunately some have to wait longer than others for that to happen.
One poor dog named Bob is living a similar story, he is waiting for more than two years in a shelter witnessing other dogs getting to their forever homes, and is now known as “Britain’s loneliest dog.”
But the shelter workers haven’t given up on him and they are still trying hard to find him a deserving home.
Sweet Bob is a Presa Canaria crossbreed that is around 4 years old and has spent most of his life in a shelter.
RSPCA Birmingham has been taking care of the pooch since April 2019 after he was found as an injured stray.
Bob is a smart dog that has worked with trainers and knows commands well, but still no one likes to take him home.
It’s been 770 days now for him being available for adoption but no takers.
“Time never seems to be on Bob’s side,” Jake Cowing of the RSPCA told The Mirror. “He’d only just become available for rehoming when lockdown hit and we had to close to the public.”
During these two years he was rejected over 200 times and that’s why he got the name “Britain’s loneliest dog”.
“Since Bob has been with us he’s seen 221 of our dogs go off to their new homes, but he’s still here waiting,” Jake said.
Even though he went through a lot of rejection the sweet pup still keeps his spirits up and is described as an “absolute sweetheart”.
“He’s such a fabulous lad with a great character and I hope we can find him the right family,” Jake said. “While he may look like a big tough lad he’s actually a really sensitive soul.”
A good part of difficulties for adoption that Bob encounters has to do because he needs a special home, on his page it is said that he needs a home with no other dogs or cats and no children.
Those who take care of him know that he will get his deserving happy ending.
“Two years is a long, long time – and Bob has spent more than two thirds of his life in kennels,” Jake said. “While we’ve done the best for him, we desperately want to see him in a home of his own with someone who can give him the life he deserves.”
“He has overcome a tough past and is our champion, a survivor and our friend. He’s a big, silly clown who will change the life of his adopters. And anyone who takes him on will certainly change him.”
We pray for the sweet BoB to find his home soon.