A dog that spent more than 100 days at Battersea Dogs and Cats home during her second stint at the rescue centre has finally found a loving home.

Daisy, a nine-year-old Mastiff cross, found herself back in Battersea eight years after her first stay with the charity.

As a young dog she was rehomed after two weeks, but this time spent 124 days without a single family offering to take her in; earning her the heart-breaking title of ‘the UK’s unluckiest dog’.

But after reading about Daisy’s plight online, Louise Daily and her two children came to the rescue and took Daisy home in December.

Louise said: “We first saw Daisy in an article about her being the unluckiest dog in the UK and couldn’t resist getting in touch with Battersea about her.

“We were looking for an older dog to adopt and love larger breeds, so she sounded perfect for us.”

“We’re so happy to have found her and to be able to welcome her into our family before Christmas.

“Daisy is a lovely, calm and affectionate girl and settled in straight away.”

Battersea’s centre manager, Steve Craddock, said it can be difficult to find homes for older dogs, but they make great pets.

“All too often we see people that come to Battersea looking for young dogs, but it can be easy to forget how much work a young dog can be and how much time, work and energy they require,” he said.

“Older dogs, like Daisy, make incredible pets and have a lifetime of love to give.  We’d love to see more of our old dogs find the perfect retirement home.”

To give an older dog a home, please visit www.battersea.org.uk