1. ITV Report

Is this Britain's saddest dog? 'Permanently depressed' Rottweiler needs new owner

This is Bless, dubbed 'Britain's Saddest Dog' because she looks permanently depressed.

Bless, dubbed 'Britain's Saddest Dog' Credit: SWNS

The six year-old Rottweiler cross has spent five months at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home but no-one has shown any interest in adopting her.

'Bless' at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Credit: SWNS

Staff fear nobody will love her because she always looks so sad with her ears flopping forward and her raised eyebrows.

Staff at a pet rescue centre are struggling to find a home for this dog Credit: SWNS

But they say that Bless, who was found on the streets of London as a stray, has a loving personality and mild temperament.

'Bless' at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Credit: SWNS

Bless has a mournful face but a heart of gold - anyone who meets her can't believe what a gentle giant she is.

Although she looks sad she is an absolute joy to be around - that's why it's so sad for us that she's still in kennels rather than happily established in a loving home.

The average stay for a dog at Battersea is just 29 days, meaning Bless has been there for more than five times the usual amount of time.

– Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming