Britain's loneliest dog? Border collie needs a new home

Is this Britain’s loneliest dog? Bess the border collie has spent 10 years at an animal rescue centre hoping someone will give her a home

  • Last Chance Animal Rescue in Edenbridge, Kent, has cared for her for a decade
  • Bess is famous for her clever ways of conning workers into giving her treats
  • Anyone who can help find her a home should call the charity on 01732 865520

One of Britain’s loneliest dogs is looking for a home after spending 10 years at an animal rescue centre.  

Bess arrived at Last Chance Animal Rescue in Edenbridge, Kent, a decade ago as a puppy, but has yet to find a family willing to take her in as their own.

The border collie has ‘trust issues with new people’, according to those at the charity, and is best suited to being the only pet in the household, as she’s not used to being in close contact with other dogs and cats.

Bess has spent the last 10 years at the Last Chance Animal Rescue centre in Edenbridge, Kent and is desperately seeking a new home

The border collie has ‘trust issues with new people’, according to those at the charity, and is best suited to being the only pet in the household, as she’s not used to being in close contact with other dogs and cats 

Described as ‘very stubborn’, she’s become known for her clever ways of conning kennel workers into giving her treats, which appear to be a good way of winning her over.

Staff at the centre said: ‘When Bess trusts you she is affectionate and loves to be petted but very much on her own terms, she doesn’t like to be over fussed or crowded. 

‘Bess would need a very understanding and devoted home with someone who is happy to leave her be to adjust to her new home life after so many years in kennels.

Bess has become known and loved at the charity for the clever way she ‘cons’ staff into giving her treats

The average lifespan for collies tends to be between 10 and 14 years, but they can live up to 17

‘All Bess would love is a nice soft comfy bed and short walks throughout the day, she is house-trained and not destructive.’

The average lifespan for collies tends to be between 10 and 14 years, but they can live up to 17.

Anyone who’s able to help find a loving home for Bess in her twilight years is asked to call the centre on 01732 865520.  

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