A rescue centre is appealing for a loving home for their longest-staying resident, after the overlooked dog spends his 400th day in their care.
Five-year-old “cheeky chappy” Charlie was rescued from a run-down barn with 44 other dogs last year, and has now spent 10,000 hours looking for a permanent family.
Despite special appeals nationwide, RSPCA Newport Animal Centre has been unable to find this deserving dog a perfect match.
Centre manager, Nikki Tutton, said: “We know there is so much love out there for Charlie who is such a cheeky chappy who really has transformed since he first came to us all those months ago.
“We have got to know him so well over the past year and a bit, and he is going to make such a wonderful companion.
“If you can help us find his perfect match, please spread the word.”
Charlie was discovered living in a run-down outbuilding in Ceregidion in January 2021, after his owner agreed to work with the RSPCA.
The owner was struggling to meet the dogs’ basic needs, with a lack of shelter, parasite control and poor diet all areas of concern.
Charlie was taken in by the Newport animal centre and was so nervous and withdrawn that he refused to move from the corner of his kennel for six weeks.
Slowly he began to show an interest in carers and gradually became more at ease.
It wasn’t until May that he felt confident enough to take his first steps outside.
“Charlie has come on in leaps and bounds,” said Nikki. “He really is a different dog altogether. He has such a beautiful personality and loves a cwtch from his carers