A dog being cared for at Dogs Trust Ballymena, dubbed the one “nobody wanted”, is still waiting on a loving owner to take him home.

Six months after Dogs Trust Ballymena launched a nationwide appeal to find a home for seven-year-old on Valentine’s Day, Labrador Cross Vinnie, the “gentle giant” is sadly still seeking a loving owner.

Dogs Trust Ballymena Rehoming Centre Manager, Oonagh Phillips said: “Vinnie is such a loveable dog and we can’t understand why no budding owners have come forward yet.

“Since Vinnie came to Dogs Trust he has made leaps and bounds, having doubled in weight and become much healthier. Despite the love and care we provide, what he really needs is a family who will give him the loving home he deserves.”

Vinnie, who has been without an owner for a year, is a lovable, wonderful dog says Ballymena Dogs Trust

Despite being showered with affection by canine carers at the Rehoming Centre, staff are worried that Vinnie will never find the loving home he deserves as he has been without an owner now for more than a year.

Canine carers at Dogs Trust Ballymena have described Vinnie as a “wonderful dog” who just needs that special someone to help him become part of a family again.

He arrived at the Rehoming Centre in August 2015 after being abandoned and was severely underweight. Vinnie has an ongoing medical condition linked to his kidneys, however it doesn’t slow him down in the slightest. The expert team at Ballymena can advise on this.

Vinnie can live with older children aged 12 and over and would benefit from a home where he is the only dog so that he can be showered with attention. He has a lot of energy so active owners would suit Vinnie.

Some of his favourite things include being outside, exploring and snuggling up for an afternoon snooze on a comfy bed.

If you’re interested in rehoming Vinnie, contact Dogs Trust Ballymena on 0300 303 0292 or visit  https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/ballymena.

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