An abandoned mongrel dog has just marked his 600th day at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Old Windsor - having seen 3,714 of his fellow canine inmates find families.

Aidan, seven, came into the Priest Hill centre in October 2017, after he was found wandering the streets of Woking alone.

He is currently the charity’s longest staying resident, having been in Battersea’s care for over 17 times longer than the average stay of 35 days.

Kaye Mughal, centre manager at Battersea Old Windsor said Aidan is a worried and insecure dog in new situations.

He needs understanding owners who are willing to take the time to make him as comfortable and confident as possible.

She said: "Aidan is such an affectionate, soppy boy who loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa under a fluffy blanket. It’s heart-breaking that, while 3,714 of his doggy friends have found homes, he’s still waiting to find a family.”

Aidan found life in kennels extremely stressful and so has been enjoying some time away at a foster home until a new family can be found for him.

Kaye said: “There is no time limit that a dog can stay in Battersea’s care for and we will continue to look after Aidan until the perfect home can be found for him.”

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