Nobody likes to be lonely on Valentine’s Day – and that goes for dogs as well as people.
That’s why it was so heartbreaking for lonesome pup Luke to feel the crushing disappointment when nobody showed up to his Valentine’s Day party.
Luke, a stray mongrel, has been living at Battersea Cats and Dogs Kent branch for six months. He is searching for a new home, but hasn’t had much interest from potential owners.
In the hopes of securing him a loving family, staff threw the five-year-old a special Valentine’s Day party to encourage people find out more about the lovable dog, and potentially take him home with them.
However, Luke was left to celebrate the most romantic day of the year alone after nobody came to meet him.
Luke has now been at the charity’s Kent branch for 206 days, which is over five times longer than the average Battersea dog.
Michelle Bevan, centre manager at Battersea Brands Hatch says: ‘Valentine’s Day is a time to show your appreciation for those you care about, so it’s heart-breaking knowing that Luke will be spending the day without anybody to love after nobody came to meet him for a date.
‘Despite being a large dog, Luke is really just a big softie and enjoys nothing more than to cuddle up by a radiator with his favourite people and a cuddly toy.
‘We’re really hoping that someone will love him for the big lapdog that he truly is and give him the chance to be loved as he deserves.’
Staff believe that the reason for Luke’s long search for love is down to him being a little insecure when it comes to building relationships with other dogs.
Despite his size, Luke can be nervous at times and is looking for a person to help show him how to be more confident.
As Luke arrived at Battersea as a stray, staff don’t know much about his past. So, while Luke loves to be around people, his worries around other dogs means that he is looking to be the only dog in his new home.
If you think that you could see yourself falling for Luke, please contact Battersea Brands Hatch via email – [email protected]
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