Rescue dogs who have fallen in love need a new home together
When TJ the nine year old saluki arrived at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, he was very nervous about the new surroundings.
To help him, the staff decided to temporarily take him to foster care with another dog called Coral, a seven-year-old greyhound.
Coral was staying with Kaye Mughal, director of the Berkshire Rescue Center, as she also found the kennels stressful.
She had arrived in January when her elderly owner could no longer take care of her, then a few weeks later TJ was transferred to the association following a change in her family’s situation.
It fell in love with the couple, thanks to their mutual love for garden tours, scenic walks and long afternoon naps together.
Now the couple have such a deep connection that the staff want them to go to a forever home together.
Kaye said: “In Battersea we see a lot of dogs in our care befriending each other on walks or on play dates, but rarely, if ever, have we seen such a strong bond to develop between two of our residents.
“It has been so special to watch the two dogs gain confidence in their company, especially TJ who has really come out of his shell since Coral came into his life.
“They are an incredibly sweet couple and deserve to live happily ever after, together, in a loving home.
“Although they come in pairs, TJ and Coral have their own unique personalities and quirks – despite her laid-back nature, Coral certainly wears the pants in the relationship, the more shy TJ preferring to take the lead of her mate until then. that he feels comfortable. in his entourage.
“Their different characters complement each other perfectly and we have no doubt that both will make fantastic additions to the right house.”
Ideally, the couple would go to owners who have cared for a nervous dog before and have experience owning a greyhound.
They need a nice, quiet place, with a decent-sized garden where they can spend their days chasing each other before curling up together.
Ms Mughal added: “Taking on a new pet is a big responsibility, so adding two to your family at the same time is a huge commitment and naturally not for everyone.
“However, we have no doubts that the right new owners are here. We encourage anyone with experience in greyhound care and time to devote to our dynamic duo to register with our placement team.
“Until then, I’m more than happy that the lovebirds continue to stay with me – seeing their love blossom has been a truly wonderful thing to see.”
At 144 and 104 days respectively, Coral and TJ have long exceeded the average length of stay of 34 days for a Battersea dog.
However, the charity has no time limit on an animal’s stay and the animal will remain in its care until the right home is found for it.
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