A Belgian Shepherd who appears to have two noses has finally found a new home after being rejected by four potential owners at the Dog’s Trust Rehoming Centre in Uddingston, Glasgow.
Five-month-old Snuffles was born with a rare congenital defect which gives hime the appearance of having two noses. According to vet Angela McAllister, the problem is a defect in his palate which prevented his nostrils from being fused together, leaving them able to move independently.
After struggling to find Snuffles a home, the staff at the centre issued an appeal and, much to their surprise, they received 40 messages and 20 calls from people in the USA, South Africa and the UK.
Pamela Jackson from the Dogs Trust centre said that a number of families just “turned up” in the hope of adopting Snuffles, but the staff were determined to find the right home for him.
She said: “The eventual new owner took him for a walk to get to know him and they got on brilliantly. He said Snuffles was perfect and everything he was looking for.”
Centre manager Sandra Lawson added: “He may not have been blessed with the looks of Lassie but he has a heart of gold and really can claim to be a dog in several million.”
Snuffles is set to begin his new life with a family from East Lothian next week.