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Britain's Most Overlooked Dog Finally Finds Loving Home for 2015

12 January 2015
Dogs Trust

UK - Tony Blair was prime minister and the first iPhone had just been invented when Jed arrived at Dogs Trust Darlington back in 2007.

Jed has been patiently waiting at the rehoming centre for over 50 years in dog years which meant he had been overlooked by over 14,000 potential new owners until he found his perfect match.

Ian Woodcock and Elizabeth Marsh spotted Jed’s appeal on the BBC website so went along to the Rehoming Centre to meet him.

As soon as they saw him, the couple knew this loving Lurcher was the dog for them and after spending time with him at the centre they soon took him home to be part of their family.

A typical day in Jed’s wonderful new life now involves long walks on the moors, snoozing by the fire, helping Ian with the gardening, sun bathing and playing with his new toy collection.

Ian Woodcock explains: “Jed is settling in really well and we absolutely adore him, he is always by my side and we already can’t imagine life without him.

"If dogs can have a sense of humour then Jed certainly has one, he is already very attached to my wife and I and he likes to be with us all of the time, his new favourite trick involves moving his duvet in front of the door and falling asleep so that we can’t leave the room.

"He thoroughly enjoyed his first Christmas as part of the family, especially his favourite roasted bone from the butchers. We are really looking forward to the future with Jed, after so long without a home we can’t wait to make 2015 as special as possible for him.”

Dogs Trust Darlington, Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager, Beverly Watson added: “We are so delighted that Jed had finally found such a fantastic home after searching for so many years. He is such a character and we all became so attached to him in all the time he was with us, so it really is the best New Year present we could ask for to see how happy he is with Ian and Elizabeth.

"I’ve worked in animal welfare for 10 years and to see Jed get rehomed is undoubtedly one of the highlights. It just goes to show there is a happy home out there for every dog in our care and as Dogs Trust never puts a healthy dog down we will make sure they find it however long it takes.”

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