AN ABANDONED cross-eyed dog from the Kenilworth Dogs Trust is celebrating his first year with his loving new owner.
A year after an appeal was launched to find Dennis the collie a home, the cross-eyed pup has found his happy ending with his new ‘fur-ever’ family.
Dennis had only been at the centre for a month when staff became concerned his unusual looks were causing him to be overlooked by potential new owners.
The three-year old collie had been born with strabismus which makes little difference to his eye-sight but causes him to look cross-eyed.
So staff at the Rehoming Centre launched a campaign for potential new owners – with his tragic tale hitting the headlines as far and wide as New York.
Dogs Trust Kenilworth’s Supporter Relations Officer, Helen Barlow, explained many people overlook dogs which look a bit different of have slight health problems.
She added: “Even with his striking good looks and fun personality, Dennis was often passed by so we are so delighted that he has finally found such a fantastic home.
“He is super dog and we all became very attached to him when he was at Dogs Trust so it’s wonderful for us to see him enjoying his first year in a happy home- looking cross-eyed at his anniversary cake – surrounded a loving family.”
Fortunately, Dennis’ plea was heard by Liz Parkes, who had her sights set on him as soon as she saw him at the Rehoming Centre.
Offering him a loving home with her family and dog Milo, Liz said: “Dennis has settled in really well and we absolutely adore him, he is the best of friends with our dog Milo and definitely one of the family – we already can’t imagine life without him.
“He seemed like a real character when we first met him at Dogs Trust and he has certainly lived up to this.
“His slightly comedic cross-eyed looks really suit his cheeky personality- there is never a dull moment when Dennis is about, he is always up to mischief and we absolutely wouldn’t have him any other way.”