Dogs come and go every day at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, finding new homes with loving families. In 2016, 359 dogs were rehomed from Battersea at the Brands Hatch site in Kent. Some find homes almost as soon as they arrive, but for those who have been left behind, it’s up to the Battersea Brands Hatch staff to make their stay that little bit more enjoyable while they wait their turn.

One of these dogs is poor Honey. Honey is an eight-year-old Jack Russell Terrier cross Chihuahua who has been at Battersea Brands Hatch for two whole years watching her kennelmates find new homes. So, the staff at the world-famous rescue centre decided to mark her 730-day anniversary by throwing her a little party, although for Honey it’s bittersweet.

Little Honey has the enthusiasm of a Jack Russell Terrier and the sensitive side of a Chihuahua. She’s easily overwhelmed and can become quite anxious in new environments. Staff at Battersea Brands Hatch know a different side to her, however, as Honey can be a little bundle of fun and full of energy – showing her true Jack Russell traits.

New owners will need to be patient with Honey and let her take the lead when she’s feeling uncomfortable. She needs someone who’s willing to take their time getting to know her and understand why she lacks confidence at times.

With a bit of time and tender loving care, Honey will come out of her shell and show her owners the true meaning of love and affection. Could you give Honey a home?

Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at Battersea Brands Hatch, commented: “Honey has spent two long years with us at Brands Hatch. As lovely as it is seeing her every day and seeing the improvement from her specialised training we provide her, we all just really want Honey to go to a good home.

“Honey is very sweet with a bit of an anxious side but we all know once she’s comfortable in her environment, she can be very lively and energetic! Ideally she’s looking for someone who lives in a quiet rural area where she has the freedom to roam around in peace.”

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