Bud the Greyhound-mix has finally found a home after more than 1,000 days at a shelter in England. Bud had been staying at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London for almost three years when he was adopted by a family who had seen Bud on the Battersea TV show, “Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.”
O’Grady asked the millions of viewers of his show if anyone had a place in their home for Bud. Ian Corns of Kingswinford, West Midlands, and his family responded, according to a story on the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home website.
“When I saw Bud on the Battersea programme I couldn’t stop looking at him,” Corns said in the story. “His character shone through and he reminded me so much of our old Collie-cross Rune. We called Battersea Old Windsor and they arranged for us to come and meet him. Now we’ve got Bud we can’t believe he’s been looking for a home for so long. He fits in so well already. He loves being involved in whatever the family is doing and we’ve all fallen in love with him.”
Bud was brought to Battersea in November 2013 by his owner who couldn’t care for him. He spent most of his time at the shelter before he was fostered by shelter volunteers, according to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. In the three years that Bud had stayed at the shelter, more than 5,500 dogs were rehomed by the charity and the staff had no idea why Bud had been overlooked for so long.
“He’s such a wonderful dog with a great personality,” Battersea Old Windsor Centre Manager Kaye Mughal said. “But as soon as Bud appeared in ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’ the phone started ringing off the hook. When we spoke to Ian and his family everything seemed to click into place – they’re a great match for him.”
Paul O’Grady was equally joyful that Bud had finally found his forever home.
“I can’t think of a better way to end the series than with knowing Bud has found a family,” O’Grady said. “It broke my heart to think that he might spend a fourth Christmas without a home, so I’m over-the-moon to hear he’ll be surrounded by love this festive season. Bud is such an amazing dog and he deserves to have a happy ending to his story.”