Three-year-old Staffie, Faith, is said to be Britain’s loneliest dog as she recently spent her 1,000th day in kennels – making her RSPCA’s longest staying resident. She arrived at the charity’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home back in 2017 as a nervous stray having been found dodging traffic in Bath by actor Anthony Head and his wife, Sarah Fisher.
She’s spent most of her life at the rescue centre and has been continuously overlooked by potential adopters, but now the RSPCA are hoping someone will give her a second chance by opening their home and their hearts to her.
Rachel Jones, from Bath Cats & Dogs Home, said,“Poor Faith is constantly overlooked because she’s a brindle Staffie and struggles around other dogs. But she’s a beautiful girl and all of the staff here love her.
“She makes friends quickly and loves to snooze on your lap and play with toys. She really enjoys training and is very bright. When she first arrived she didn’t know any commands or skills but she’s picked up lots of tricks and is a very well-behaved girl.
“She’s a real favourite among staff and volunteers who’ve become extremely attached to her over the years. But we’re all so desperate for her to go off to a loving forever home and we simply can’t understand why no one wants to give her a chance.”
Faith is looking for a calm home in quiet surroundings, and will benefit from a steady routine with access to walking areas away from other dogs as she is reactive when on the lead. She is muzzle trained and walks nicely on the lead, wagging her tail and sniffing calmly. A large garden or regular hire of a secure dog field would be perfect for some off-lead fun as well.
She could live with older children if they are confident and comfortable around dogs and can be left alone for short periods of time as she settles nicely with a chew – after needing some time to settle in at first!
“Faith will make a loving companion and a fun play friend and we really hope someone will give her a second chance this Adoptober!” Rachel added.