Will poor Jed ever find a home?

RUFF TIME: Jed the dog

RUFF TIME: Jed the dog

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IS this the region's most overlooked rescue dog?

Players of the postcode lottery are appealing to help find a permanent home for the longest-serving canine residents at Dogs Trust Darlington.

Seven-year-old Jed has been cared for by the charity since he arrived as a four-month-old puppy, meaning that he has been overlooked by more than 14,000 potential new owners since February 2008.

Despite rehoming Jed shortly after he arrived, he only stayed with the family for seven months after struggling to get on with the family’s other dog.

He was also adopted in 2012 but returned last year due to an unforeseen change in his owner’s circumstances.

Jed’s carer, Judith Davidson, said: “Nothing could really compare to seeing Jed find a loving new family of his own.

"I know I shouldn’t have favourites but Jed is such an affectionate, fun loving dog that I have a real soft spot for.”

The centre thinks Jed would be especially well-received in a family with older teenagers, or somebody who works part-time to ensure that he gets enough love and attention during the day.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs within its 19 rehoming centres across the UK and Dublin, and is entirely reliant on funding from generous supporters such as players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Hazel Johnstone, Trusts Manager at People’s Postcode Lottery added: “Funding from players has helped ensure Dogs Trust are able to give Jed all the care he needs so he never need give up on finding a loving family of his own.”

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5:39am Thu 28 Aug 14

luvtocook10 says...

This is so heartbreaking! I live in Southern California and have 2 rescue dogs who are just wonderful. Can't somebody in the UK rescue this poor baby? If I lived closer I would take him in a heartbeat. Please, somebody, have some compassion for this sweet boy.
This is so heartbreaking! I live in Southern California and have 2 rescue dogs who are just wonderful. Can't somebody in the UK rescue this poor baby? If I lived closer I would take him in a heartbeat. Please, somebody, have some compassion for this sweet boy. luvtocook10
  • Score: 7

1:45pm Thu 28 Aug 14

LUSTARD says...

poor jed after 7 years and he cant get on with other dogs real shame, wonder if 7 years in a dog cell with only an hour out each day has caused him mental trauma.
poor jed after 7 years and he cant get on with other dogs real shame, wonder if 7 years in a dog cell with only an hour out each day has caused him mental trauma. LUSTARD
  • Score: 4

7:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sand306 says...

Awww how is he with other dogs springer spaniel and a lab we can can take him
Awww how is he with other dogs springer spaniel and a lab we can can take him sand306
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sand306 says...

Just coz he didint get on with that dog doesn't mean he don't get on with other dogs lurcher are sight dogs as are grey hounds I use to work at rspca and saddlery voluntarily and owned terriers and greyhound labs. Spaniels. Collies etc I would love to give jed a home a loving home x
Just coz he didint get on with that dog doesn't mean he don't get on with other dogs lurcher are sight dogs as are grey hounds I use to work at rspca and saddlery voluntarily and owned terriers and greyhound labs. Spaniels. Collies etc I would love to give jed a home a loving home x sand306
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sand306 says...

Ncdl vnot saddlery haha predictive x
Ncdl vnot saddlery haha predictive x sand306
  • Score: 0

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