Britain's Most Unwanted Pet Finally Adopted After 11 Years (That's 77 Dog-Years!)

After 11 years (that's 77 dog-years!) of disappointment, Jenny the collie has finally been adopted. The dog, who unfortunately had the dubious distinction of being Britain's most unwanted pet, was abandoned in 1997 and rescued by the Gables Farm Dogs' and Cats' Home who - thankfully - has a strict no euthanasia policy:

Proving that every dog has its day, Britain's most unwanted pet has finally been found new owners - after spending the last 11 years in a rescue centre. Jenny struck lucky after spending 77 dog years in kennels - thought to be a British record.

She was abandoned when she was just one in 1997 when rescuers from Gables Farm Dogs' and Cats' Home found her tied to a lamppost. And each day afterwards only brought fresh disappointment for collie Jenny as her canine friends were always chosen ahead of her.

New owners were put off because she was very fearful and a little aggressive when she first arrived, according to staff. And by the time she had fully settled in, she was older than ideal because most people want puppies.

Now, after becoming the longest-staying resident in the Plymouth centre's 101 year history, Jenny has finally found a family to love her.

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Thomas, when you think about it, that dog spent most of her life in the shelter, where they loved and cared for it, and she met lots of other dogs. Now, she's spending the last few years of her life in a different environment from what she's lived with all her life.

If the shelter was so awful, seems a little cruel that they'd keep going her there for 11 years. Reminds me of the convicts they let out to die in the real world after 50 years in jail.
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What a great ending for this little girl. So sad to see dogs passed over simply because of their age. Older dogs make the best friends. :)
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