Oscar the beagle unfortunately became a regular face at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. He was initially re-homed quickly to a local London family, but was returned after six months due to the family falling pregnant. Poor Oscar became too much for them and he found himself back in kennels.

Whilst his previous owners had said that Oscar could be loud and disruptive (suffering from separation anxiety), when he was back at Battersea their expert animal welfare and behaviour teams didn't see many issues with him apart from being a bit vocal in kennels.

Oscar was at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for a further 31 days, only slightly longer than the average length of stay for a dog, before being re-homed with his new owners - and he couldn't be happier!

His new owners, Richard and Jane, have experience with beagles. They live in the countryside and are able to give Oscar all the time, affection and space he needs. They wanted to make sure that Oscar would get on well with their other dog, Buddy, and so fostered Oscar for two weeks.

Jane said, "He has seriously settled in here. Buddy and Oscar are developing a very close bond. They cuddle each other, clean each other and where one goes the other must follow.

"He really complements Buddy and is a joy to have in our family."

Thanks to the support of players of People's Postcode Lottery, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has received £1.3 Million in funding to date, and provides love and care to 9,000 cats and dogs every year.

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