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Britain’s loneliest dog is finally rehomed after 10 years in shelter

Bess the collie rests her head dog-happy
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After 10 years in sheltered accommodation in Kent, Bess the lonely Collie has found her forever home, thanks in part to a global drive to rehome her. 

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 20/03/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:31


It took 10 years and a global campaign by Last Chance Animal Rescue in Edenbridge Kent. Finally Bess has found her forever home.


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The 11-year-old Border Collie was taken into care at the shelter after being run over when she was just 16 months old. Shortly after the accident, a young couple came forward to say they could no longer look after her.

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Since then, Bess has been waiting for her big break and to be in the arms of someone new.

We wrote about Bess on the 11th March, when the campaign to rehome her was in full flow.


Last Chance was inundated with hundreds of adoption applications from all over the world, even as far as America and Australia, writes The Mail Online.

The shelter announced yesterday that Bess had been adopted.

A spokesman for the rescue centre told The Mail, “It is with very great pleasure that Last Chance Animal Rescue can announce we have found a wonderful new home for Bess, our longest ever resident at our Edenbridge Centre.

“Bess, who was with us for ten long years, is now being cared for by new owners on the South Coast.

“Great care was taken by our staff to find the perfect home for Bess, her new owners made many visits to the centre to allow Bess to slowly get to know them.”

We are so happy for you Bess! Enjoy your new life to the fullest!