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Biscuit, the longest-serving Battersea dog, rehomed

Biscuit Image copyright Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
Image caption The two-year-old spent 689 days at the charity's Old Windsor centre

A dog which became Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's longest-serving resident has found a new home.

Biscuit, the two-year-old mongrel, spent a total of 689 days at the charity's Old Windsor centre in Berkshire, after arriving there in February 2013.

He is now living with Gemma and Darren Hunt in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Mrs Hunt described Biscuit, who the couple have now renamed Blake, as "a joy to be around".

'Unbreakable bond'

She said they decided to adopt him after losing their previous rescue dog.

"Now he's very much a part of our family and we love him to bits."

She added he was "clever, loving and willing to learn", and said they had an "unbreakable bond".

Biscuit held the title for longest-serving resident across all three Battersea centres in London, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch.

There is no time limit on how long a dog or cat can spend looking for a new home at Battersea, but Biscuit had been at the centre 22 times longer than the average stay for a dog, the charity said.

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