2018 might be the year all homeless pets especially puppies finally find a living and safe environment they can call home.
An eight-week-old mongrel named Ronnie who was the first dog dropped off at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London on January 2 will finally get a home.
Since the Dogs and Cats home posted about Ronnie’s plight, they have been oversaturated with offers to adopt him essentially confirming that he will indeed get a home sooner rather than later.
This pup was the first dog to be dumped in 2018 after its owner bought him online and then became homeless
The adorable eight-week-old pup was given as a Christmas gift to his former owners, who after losing their home dropped him off at Battersea Dogs and Cats home.
Since the institution posted about Ronnie online, social media has gone wild for Ronnie, with plenty of offers being made to adopt him.
As of last night, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home’s Facebook page had plenty of commenters inquiring about whether or not the pup was still available.
This is light at the end of the tunnel for Ronnie who is still undergoing medical checks, with Battersea telling ‘MailOnline’ that the pup is currently staying with staff member Alice Holt, but could be ready for re-homing by next week.
It has not yet been determined which lucky household will take him in as Battersea still have to sift through a long list of potential homes.
In the process of re-homing Ronnie, the team at Battersea will search through every applicant who registered to adopt him to make sure the dog and the home are a perfect match.
The institution takes factors such as Ronnie’s personality, whether the home as any other pets and the presence of children into account before selecting a home for Ronnie.
Once they match Ronnie with a home, Battersea will organize for the potential owners to meet the pooch.
They might meet several times before an adoption happens, or just the one time, depending on how great the chemistry is between Ronnie and his new owners.
While speaking to Daily Mail, Ms. Holt who is currently housing Ronnie said,
‘Ronnie has only been at home with me for one night but he is settling in so well. He’s so affectionate, even with new people, and loves a cuddle and a fuss. He also loves playing with toys and running around the kitchen. He’s such a sweet boy.’
Home intake manager Steven Craddock said,
‘It doesn’t shock any of us that the first dog through our doors in 2018 was bought online. Ronnie is just one of many thousands of dogs who will be bought off an unregulated website in the coming months and end up in a home where the owner is unprepared and unable to take proper care of them’.
Steven Craddick further continued,
‘His new owner did the right thing by bringing him into us where we can look after him and find him a loving new home, which we doubt will take long as he’s such a lovely boy.However, this doesn’t change the fact that he should never have been sold online in the first place’.
According to Battersea, it is believed that Ronnie might have been taken from his mother far too young and sold with no iota of regard for his welfare.
Thankfully that episode will soon be behind Ronnie.
In the same vein, Charlotte the British Shorthair cat who was the first cat to be left has already found a new home.
2018, a good year for homeless pets it seems.