After a rough start to life, one of the RSPCA’s longest term residents Clayton, has finally found his fur-ever home!

The kelpie cross mix was just a baby when he was rescued at just a few months old, after being found tied to a pole in a construction site.

Since then, he’s lived out his whole puppy-hood inside the gates of the ACT shelter, staying for over a year, as potential families passed him by.

434 days later, he was finally noticed, and is now ready to love his new family as an energetic young adult.

RSPCA ACT CEO, Michelle Robertson said she’s even received a note from Clayton new family, written from his own perspective.

“Mornings are the best! I was allowed in the big bed and fell asleep to huggles and kisses from mum and dad.”


However not all bigger dogs are as lucky as Clayton, larger breeds usually have to wait a lot longer than the smaller ones to find their perfect family.

In fact, Michelle says there are currently two other dog who’ve nearly been there as long as Clayton, still waiting their turn for adoption.

“We’ve got at the moment, Leelu and Jack who have also been here for nearly a year as well.”

“They’re the ones that wait, and wait, and wait, and wait. But we never give up. We wish it could happen sooner.”

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