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Greyhound Mix Finally Finds Forever Home After 1,000+ Days At Shelter

The Battersea Dogs & Cats charity in England adopted out more than 5,000 dogs during the time Bud was at the shelter.

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After watching the Battersea TV show, "Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs," the Corns family adopted Bud, who spent more than 1,000 days at the shelter. Via Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
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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.

Bud the Greyhound mix who spent nearly three years at a London shelter has finally found a home. Via Battersea Dogs & Cats/Facebook

Bud the Greyhound mix who spent nearly three years at a London shelter has finally found a home. Via Battersea Dogs & Cats/Facebook

“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.”

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  • What a fine dog- and family- and house and lawn – so many balls to make up for those years- so we know the trick – all dogs need to be on TV- cats too- it works-so glad for this – love from Santa Monica California to you all
    and the shelter that did not give up on Bud-

    Danielle November 23, 2016 1:34 am Reply
  • I am so happy Bud has found his forever family and I hope they have many happy years together.

    SHEILA GILBERT November 23, 2016 1:49 am Reply
  • Paul O’Grady is an amazing entertainer and presenter. He and Battersea do so much for these lovely dogs. Well worth a watch but make sure you have some tissues ready because you will cry x

    Suzi November 23, 2016 2:12 am Reply
  • THANK YOU AND THANK GOD!!! I’m sooooooo HAPPY Bud got his FOREVER HOME!! A FAMILY,to call his own,Love and Care ,he so deserved !!! Have a Great Life Bud,you Deserve it!!! Happy Ending for a Great Dog !!! Dogs are AWESOME FAMILY MEMBERS !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Trina Hawkins November 23, 2016 2:18 am Reply
  • I tried to adopt a dog in Cullman, Alabama, but was told that since I work, I could not adopt as the dog would be home alone too long. Over half the people I work with have pets and they are left at home alone. This is a lame excuse for not allowing me to adopt!! So I will be buying a dachshund pup and raising him/her in a few weeks!! Not so sure if most of the adoption places are what they claim to be.

    Judy Erwin November 23, 2016 2:45 am Reply
    • So sorry Judy. I know sometimes a particular animal has separation issues so shelters look for a home that has someone around more. Sometimes adopting two animals helps them have the companionship they need. There are lots of dachshund rescues. I hope you find your new forever fur friend through one. Keep trying. I refuse to support breeders until all the shelter animals find a home.

      Pam November 23, 2016 5:06 am Reply
      • I agree with you Pam. All the dogs and cats in the shelters and wherever they are need to be adopted. I have been taking in rescues for a very long time and can honestly say “they have provided so much love and joy,” to all of us. I have had cats and dogs. There were days I came home from work to find three dogs and my cat running toward the door, when they heard me coming in. Only one of those dogs and cat are left. What a beautiful memory.

        Mary Beth Naughton November 23, 2016 4:48 pm Reply
  • I’m so glad Bud found his forever home. He’s such a cutie; I can’t believe it took so long to find his forever home. Dogs are very patient creatures. I hope he and his family have many years of fun times together.

    Janet Robinson November 23, 2016 4:02 am Reply
  • Every dog deserves a good home. They bring so much love into a family. Please be patient and consistent with your new pet. They are never too old to learn.

    Kathy November 23, 2016 4:19 am Reply
  • Sweet I am so happy for this pup and his new family. This pup will fill lots of voids.

    Michele November 23, 2016 4:33 am Reply
  • Oh what a beautiful boy. I don’t understand how nobody would take him until now ? but am soooooo happy he has a forever home now. God bless the Corns family (ANGELS) that took him to live out his happy and loved life now ?

    Marlisa James November 23, 2016 5:37 am Reply
  • Thank you good ppl! !

    Margo November 23, 2016 5:49 am Reply
  • Thank you good ppl! ! Whole Lotta love

    Margo November 23, 2016 5:51 am Reply
  • Yay Bud, he’s a cutie!! Happy for Bud & his new family. 🙂

    Raven November 23, 2016 6:06 am Reply
  • I’m so happy for Bud and his new family! My hound was in an adoption program for over a year before I was able to adopt him. I have no idea why he was in the program for so long – he is so affectionate and sweet, and the best therapy dog I’ve had yet. I guess sometimes they just ‘wait’ for the perfect family to take them to their forever homes.

    Phyl November 23, 2016 6:11 am Reply
  • What a beautiful boy!! Thank you, thank you for giving him a forever home.

    c. wallace November 23, 2016 6:43 am Reply
  • I’m SO happy that Bud has his forever loving home. It’s heartbreaking to think that no one wanted him for 3 years. Poor baby. We were able to adopt our dear Lucy from our local shelter. The best thing to do to get a beautiful pet!
    Thank You Corn’s Family for adopting this sweetie. I’m glad he is a perfect fit with you. Enjoy him for many years to come. <3

    Lucy's Mom November 23, 2016 6:45 am Reply
  • What a beautiful dog. Thank you for giving him a forever home. God Bless all of you.

    Claudia Hansen November 23, 2016 6:48 am Reply
  • Thank you so much for adopting this baby who needed a forever home for so long.
    God bless you

    Carol November 23, 2016 6:58 am Reply
  • Such a beautiful dog. I cannot imagine why he was overlooked for so long but the Corns family are the better for it. Merry Christmas Bud from Glendale, California

    sweetsuzee November 23, 2016 9:01 am Reply
  • This is great. He looks like such a sweet and handsome fella. Congratulations to all.

    M. Diane Ryan November 23, 2016 1:14 pm Reply
  • What a wonderful story…may you live a long and happy life in your new home Bud….<3

    Bonnie November 23, 2016 2:55 pm Reply
  • If only all shelter pets could get their happy endings in forever homes (preferably much sooner than Bud!) Thankfully, he was kept for so long and a very good thing came to those who waited!

    Lori November 23, 2016 3:21 pm Reply
  • This definitely brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for him.

    Pat November 23, 2016 3:58 pm Reply
  • Thank you to the shelter for not giving up on Bud knowing there was a furever home for him. To Bud I am soo sorry humans have failed you and you spent soo long without a family luving you, and to the Corn family thank you for opening up your heart’s and receiving the best present ever, unconditional luv ❤

    Melinda Funk November 23, 2016 4:14 pm Reply
  • Thank you, Corns! He waited a long time for you .
    What a beautiful boy!
    Bless you all!

    Mary Stratton November 23, 2016 4:44 pm Reply
  • Bless this family for giving “Bud” a loving and forever home. Much overdue! You go Bud!

    Eva Conant November 23, 2016 4:46 pm Reply
  • Thank God for you. You are a human angel. Thank you so much for giving Bud a good home and loving care. It takes very special people to do what you did. Wishing you and Bud God’s greatest blessings!

    Cindi Keane November 23, 2016 5:31 pm Reply
  • Thank you!

    barb white November 23, 2016 7:12 pm Reply
  • Tears in my eyes! Thank you so much for taking Bud under your wing & helping him find his new beautiful family! They are all more blessed than before they knew each other! Godspeed!❤️

    Shai November 23, 2016 9:36 pm Reply

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