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New home a whisker away for dog which thinks it's a cat

Small fluffy cat-like chap seeks loving new owner

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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New home a whisker away for dog which thinks it's a cat

A DOG which thinks he is a cat is hoping a new home is just a whisker away.

Dogs Trust Newbury is appealing for a home for one-year-old crossbreed Sebastian, a very small dog with a very unusual quirk – he thinks he is a cat.

Weighing just 4kg, the curious canine is the size of an average housecat, but that’s not all he has in common with his kitty counterparts.

Sebastian also has an unlikely fondness for the feline way of life and, having lived with cats in his previous home, he has picked up more than a few catlike traits along the way.

Sebastian loves nothing more than curling up contentedly on the sofa, slinking about the house or nibbling away at his favourite (pet-friendly) fine foods. While he can be aloof at first, he is a playful, affectionate young dog and staff hope he can soon land on his feet in a loving new home.

Rehoming centre assistant manager at Dogs Trust Newbury Jenny Hopkins, said: “Sebastian is such a loveable character – not only does he adore his feline friends, he acts like one of them too. He can often be found prowling around the garden or snoozing on a warm, cosy spot on the sofa. As he’s such a small, fluffy chap, he could easily be mistaken for a cat and he has been making everyone laugh with his catlike antics.”

Ms Hopkins continued: “Sebastian is an adorable boy with so much love to give. He is looking for a home with confident cats who can take him under their paw and help him settle in to a new environment. As he can be shy around new people, he is best suited to a home with patient, understanding owners who can be around for most of the day to keep him company.”

If you think you can help Sebastian feel like the cat that got the cream, please call Dogs Trust Newbury on 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre at Plumbs Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berks, RG20 0HR for further details on how you can help.

Dogs Trust cares for over 17,000 dogs across its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

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