Cats and dogs looking for love on Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, dogs and cats at Battersea’s Brands Hatch centre near Sevenoaks have written some lonely-hearts ads in the hope of finding their perfect match.
Anna Hemmings, Centre Manager at the Kent rehoming site, said: “Some of our animals have been waiting a while for love. Hopefully Cupid will be kind and help them find their match sooner rather than later.”
Battersea recently launched its new campaign, Rescue Is Our Favourite Breed, to celebrate all rescue animals and show that they are all worthy of love, no matter their size or shape.
Anna continues; “We have a team of dedicated and experienced ‘matchmakers’, who will help you to find your ideal match. Whether you live in a town or the countryside, or prefer cosy days in over an active lifestyle, we will have the perfect pet for you.”
Age: 2 years
Star sign: Sagittarius
Looking for: “Sweet and sensitive stray seeks a home to call my own.”
About: “I came to Battersea Brands Hatch as a stray over 100 days ago, but so far haven’t had much luck in finding a person to call my own. I’m a little nervous of being left alone and meeting new dogs, so I’m looking for an extra special owner to build up my confidence. I enjoy long countryside walks, treats and lazy evenings on the sofa.”
Age: 4 years 10 months
Star sign: Taurus
Looking for: “Larger than life Beagle searching for loving family to provide belly rubs.”
About: “My last owners brought me to Battersea after a change in their circumstances meant that we had to sadly part ways. Now, I’m looking for a new place to call home. I love being around friends and would like to be with my new person as much as possible. My interests include sniffing out treats and exploring the outside world as well as plenty of cuddles and affection. I’m currently a little on the chunky side, and while there is more of me to love I’m hoping a new owner will help me slim down a little.”
Age: 7 years
Star sign: Aquarius
Looking for: “Special cat seeks safe and adoring home.”
About: “I’m a bit of a sensitive soul and am looking for a settled and quiet home away from any loud and scary noises. I love to be around my favourite people and will enjoy being lavished with lots of attention and love.”
Age: 9 years 6 months
Star sign: Leo
Looking for: “Queen cat seeks adoring kingdom.”
About: “I love the company of humans and I’d like to find the right family to treat me like royalty. I like to split my time between lounging indoors and exploring my kingdom. I’m looking for a home with a catflap so I can come and go as I please.”
If you’re interested in finding your perfect Battersea match, please visit www.battersea.org.uk. Find out why rescue animals make the best pets and join the rescue movement by using #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed.