Britain’s loneliest dog finds new forever home

By Jill Dando News

A dog that was dubbed one of Britain’s loneliest has finally found his forever home – and is napping on the bed!

Charlie, a nine-year-old Beagle cross, spent more than 500 days at an RSPCA rescue centre in Brent Knoll near Burnham-On-Sea. 

But following an appeal from in February, he finally left the centre and headed home to Hampshire with his new owners on Friday 24th March.

A spokesperson from the RSPCA North Somerset says: “Our long-stay resident and part of the heart of our centre – Charlie finally left us for his new life with his lovely new mum and dad!”

His new owners say: “Charlie is settling in well and had a good journey to Hampshire, he is delightful and he spent last night on my bed!”

Charlie arrived at Brent Knoll Animal Centre in September 2021 and had not received much interest from the public but the charity was inundated with applications to adopt Charlie after and other media featured his story.

The charity has made it known there are several other four-legged friends looking for new homes on their website.

The fact that no one had adopted Charlie left kennel staff puzzled, who described him as a ‘shy but sweet dog’. Now, following an appeal by the kennels to find Charlie a sofa to call his own, he has found a loving new home.


“We could not be happier for this special boy and would like to thank everyone who supported him over the past few weeks with all the media attention. We had so many enquiries, donations and applications to adopt Charlie that we just we kept everything crossed that we would find him a home and we did.”

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