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Saxon's new home in north Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:29 25 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:15 06 July 2010

A DOG who has spent an astonishing nine years in a rescue centre has finally found a new home.

Saxon, 11, was first taken to the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre when he was 18-months-old.

A DOG who has spent an astonishing nine years in a rescue centre has finally found a new home.

Saxon, 11, was first taken to the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre when he was 18-months-old.

After spending two years in the Boston branch, the borzoi cross was transferred to the centre in Linstead, near Halesworth, run by Tim and Debbie Adams, where he has remained for six years.

But now Carol and Ian Barnes have befriended him and taken Saxon to their family home in Wrentham and is now playing with the couple's other dogs Kez and Koneiz, both Samoyed huskies, and even goes to work with his new owners, who own Cazian Express, on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate.

Carol said: “We had up until last year four Samoyed huskies but one died of old age and the other of cancer, so we had two holes in our life. We were really looking on the internet for my parents who had lost their dog and we came across Saxon. I said to my husband that I couldn't believe he had been there that long and to go and check him out. He came back and told me he had some issues, but that he was a lovely dog.”

The couple spent five weeks visiting Saxon gaining his trust until the time was right for him to leave the kennels.

Mr Adams said: “This story shows that there really is a suitable home for every dog. When people come to our centre with an interest in adopting a dog, they often think they can take the animal home there and then. It takes time for any dog to get know and trust you.”

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