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No-one wants Poppy, who’s been waiting for a home for almost a year

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Not every home should have a dog, but every dog should have a home. Sadly, Poppy has been watching dogs go to their forever homes all around her, while she stays behind.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 19/08/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

Why won’t anyone take Poppy in? Perhaps it’s because of her quirky looks or her unique personality?

Deserving of a happy ending

Yet, according to her foster home, once Poppy gets to know you, she is a loyal and affectionate companion – all she needs is the opportunity to show you what a wonderful pet she can be.

If you have experience with aloof-type breeds such as Shar Peis, and you are prepared to keep working on training with patience and consistency, then you might just be Poppy’s saving grace.


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Let’s save Poppy!

Plus, Poppy already has a lot of qualities: she’s house-trained, doesn’t show any signs of separation anxiety, and loves a good cuddle.

She’s been waiting to settle down for far too long. Let’s not let her mark a one-year anniversary of shelter life. If you can’t adopt her, make sure her story is shared far and wide – let’s get her out of there!

If you think there's a place in your home and heart for Poppy, apply to rehome her online or contact Battersea on 0800 001 4444.