This Dog Has Been Living At The Shelter For 400 Days And Can’t Find A Family Because Of His Appearance

Jay is an affectionate and mischievous dog, but his health is fragile. Thus, he has been staying for 400 days in a refuge in England. The volunteers are fighting to put an end to this long-term stay, and so that the adopters can finally see beyond appearances…

Jay is a purebred dog Westieswe West Highland White Terrier. He lived for many years with his master, until the latter fell ill. Having become unable to take care of it, he named his dog to the RSPCA, a British shelter. The 9-year-old dog was unanimously acclaimed for his temperament and kindness, but 400 days later, Jay still hadn’t found a new family…

One that seems to refute potential adopters

Illustration of the article: This dog has lived for 400 days at the shelter and cannot find a family because of his appearance

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Like many purebred dogs Westies, Jay suffered from many allergies. These caused in particular a fairly significant loss of hair, as well as the follow-up of medical treatments. 2 obstacles to adoption according to the members of the shelter, for this poor dog in need of attention. “We will truly demonstrate that there will be someone who can look beyond their hairlessness and see that they have a lot of love to give.” Explain Carmen Colemember of the RSPCAa The Dodo.

The arrival of Jay in a new home had to follow specific requests. In addition to making sure to give him his medication and put him on a special diet, the dog should not be put in contact with carpeted floors, as these caused him to flare up allergies. In addition, he needed a fenced garden and a home without other animals, in order to be able to give him all the attention he needed.

Illustration of the article: This dog has lived for 400 days at the shelter and cannot find a family because of his appearance

RSPCA Macclesfield/Facebook

The members of RSPCA were well aware that all these requests could curb its adoption, but they did everything to reassure potential adopters. Videos about Facebookpublications on Twitter, they mobilized as best they could to put an end to the interminable stay of this dog in need of love. “He is absolutely adorable and will make a wonderful pet or companion for the right person.“, said Carmen.

Their efforts finally paid off

Last May, a year and 3 months after arriving at the shelter, Jay finally crossed paths with her new family. He joined the home of Cornelis and Sharon, eager to offer him a new life adapted to his needs. The little white dog now lives happy days.

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