Spare a thought for some of the dogs who are without a home this New Year. Battersea’s Brands Hatch centre has affectionately named them the ‘underdogs’ because they’re taking a little bit longer to find their ideal match.

Battersea currently has 240 homeless dogs across its three centres, including these loveable rogues at Battersea Brands Hatch.

Kezzie (left photo): This seven-year old Border Collie is a great communicator and will certainly keep you on your toes! She needs an owner who’s had experience with Collies in the past. Kezzie’s a bit of an anxious girl and will need some time to settle, but once she gets to know you, she’s quite the fun-loving gal pal! If you can give her the mental and physical stimulation she dreams of, Kezzie will reward you with her unconditional love.

Floyd (right photo): A Jack Russell Terrier who likes to sit on people’s lap from time to time. He’s also a lively chap and will need some space to do a few laps as he’s very energetic! He’s looking for an owner who will help him with his anxieties and have the time to do some training with him.

Honey (centre photo): Honey is the rescue centre’s longest-stay resident, having stayed with the world-renowned charity for over 630 days. This seven-year old Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua cross is back for a second time, as she just hasn’t found ‘the one’.

Poor Honey is a little bit anxious but with the right, quiet environment, she’ll be as sweet as honey with a heart of gold. She just needs that special someone to dedicate some quality time with her, and she’ll reward you with her love and loyalty.

Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager at Brands Hatch, said: “Honey, Kezzie and Floyd are taking a bit longer to find a new home through no fault of their own. They’re all really sweet and affectionate dogs when they get to know you, so we’re hoping to find three great new owners for them for the New Year. Given a little time and patience, any one of these underdogs will give you all the love in the world. We’re hoping the right person will come along soon and help our lovely “underdogs” celebrate the New Year in their new homes.”