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One of Britain's 'unluckiest dogs' still looking for love on Valentine's Day

'Blue' is still looking for love. Credit: RSPCA

A lurcher dubbed one of the country's "unluckiest dogs" is hoping to finally find his perfect match on Valentine's Day.

Four-year-old 'Blue' has now spent more than 450 days at the RSPCA rehoming centre near Ipswich and has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners.

He's been in the care of the RSPCA since November 2017 after his previous owners struggled to handle him and he has been patiently waiting for a new home ever since.

Staff at the centre have described him as a "lovely, calm, friendly dog" and say that he loves Primula cheese!

“If you want a dog to go and sit and have a cuddle with all the staff here go and sit with Blue. He is a real favourite for all of us - we absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long term home," Centre manager Zoe Barrett said.

“I am a trained photographer and have taken pictures of Blue to try to help him find a home, he has been the cover photo on our Facebook page for months and has been advertised in our local media but still no one comes forward.

“We’ve tried to enlist the help of other animal centres so new people can see Blue but everywhere is so full that hasn’t worked either. He is a gorgeous dog I know there will be someone out there for him, there always is, but we just need that special person to come forward.”

  • If you're interested in giving 'Blue' a new home, call the RSPCA Martlesham Animal Centre on 0300 999 7321