After spending the first year of his life squeezed into a crate, a lonely lurcher has spent nearly his whole life in kennels – and nobody wants to adopt him.
Monty has been dubbed one of the country’s ‘most overlooked dogs’, having spent seven of his eight years at a rescue centre in Kent, TeamDogs reports.
And the staff at Last Chance Animal Rescue, in Edenbridge, just can’t understand why potential adopters just aren’t interested in the pooch.
He arrived at the centre in 2014 with a hunched back and trust issues as a result of the poor treatment he received as a puppy – but his rescuers refuse to give up on him, hoping to find him the forever home he deserves.
A Last Chance spokesperson said: “Monty has been with us for nearly seven years and rarely gets asked after.
“He does have bad trust issues so would need someone who can help show Monty that not everyone is bad.”
Whilst Monty loves attention and cuddles with the team at Last Chance, he struggles to bond with other animals – and will bark and pull towards them.
The Last Chance spokesperson added: “Monty got so frustrated that he would hit your leg when wanting to get to other dogs, so he has to be muzzled when out in public.
“Since being at last chance Monty can now calmly walk with a dog in sight and not bark or hit your leg, but would never be able to meet other dogs.”
He is looking for a home where owners will keep up his training and help him learn to trust again – and with lots of tennis balls to play with!
The spokesperson added: “He loves to run and chase tennis balls but doesn’t know he had to bring them back.
“Because of Monty’s preferences, we are looking for an adult only, single person home with no other pets.”