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Can you give Obi a loving fur-ever home to live out his golden years?

Obi the mongrel looking over a gate with sad puppy eyes
© Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

It’s always worth looking into adoption when you’re thinking of taking a new pet into your home. There are thousands of cats and dogs in shelters who are looking to be loved and cared for.

By Justine Seraphin, 13 Sep 2019

This week, we’re introducing you to Obi, a senior mongrel who wants nothing more than a lot of TLC from his new family.

How could you say no to that face? Obi definitely has the sad puppy eyes look down.

Obi's ideal environment

Obi is located at Battersea’s London shelter, and is known there as a big lovable teddy bear. Though calm in nature, he is a large dog, so would prefer to find human parents that can provide him with an enclosed garden where he’ll be able to potter around happily during his retirement.

Obi's health

Obi is soon to be 8 years old, so he’s not the youngest pooch, and as such has some medical issues, more specifically related to his eyes. He will need owners that will be willing to invest in and commit time towards his treatments, especially as they are likely to be lifelong.

Obi's training needs

Obi would prefer to be the only dog in the house, because he sometimes forgets about doggy etiquette when he’s around other pooches. He’s hoping to find owners that will help him overcome these issues, and patiently guide him to interact more appropriately with his fellow four-legged friends.

Grooming Obi

Obi is a short-haired dog, and as such, will be a breeze to groom! A weekly brush-over will be more than enough!

Obi's sweet and lovable personality

Obi loves people, and that’s made him a firm favourite at the shelter. Because he is an older and larger dog, he would prefer to live with teenagers rather than young children. Though he would prefer being the only dog in the house, he may be able to live with cats, if properly introduced to them.

Sadly, many people look over senior dogs because they would prefer to adopt a young pooch in its prime. But senior dogs have so much to offer! They are wiser, more experienced, and calm. They have so much love to give, and have only one wish: to be able to live out their golden years in the warmth and safety of a caring home.

If you think Obi could be the one for you, apply to rehome online or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.