Hector, 'Britain's loneliest dog', finally finds home after spending 500 days at a rescue centre
The two-year-old lurcher was the longest-staying resident at Little Valley Animal Shelter in Devon.
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A lurcher is a sighthound such as a Greyhound crossed with a terrier, herding breed, or large scenthound. Lurchers are primarily hunting dogs.
Hundreds of people from all over the world offered to re-home him after a campaign by Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, went viral, the BBC reported.
The lonely lurcher, who spent more than 500 days at the shelter, had been its longest-staying resident.
Amazing news! Hector, Britain's loneliest dog, who spent 500 days in rescue has gone home! Good luck Hector! Than… https://t.co/xwyfgCBxVG— RSPCA Little Valley (@RSPCAExeter) 1550849421000
"We couldn't be happier for him," the shelter said. "We can't stop smiling."
Staff at Little Valley said they were overjoyed their "longest-staying resident had finally found his forever family".
The centre was "inundated" with messages from would-be owners worldwide after its campaign to re-home Hector went viral at the start of February.
The shelter thanked its "amazing supporters" for helping Hector find his "happy ever after".