Dog named Mr Jingles re-homed after three-year wait

Jingles the dog Image copyright Animals' Refuge
Image caption The black bull lurcher arrived at the refuge just before Christmas 2012

A dog which spent three years and four Christmas Days in a Cumbria refuge has found a new home.

Mr Jingles, a five-year-old black bull lurcher, arrived at Animals' Refuge in Wetheral, near Carlisle, in December 2012.

New owner Pippa Meunzberg, a police officer from Cockermouth, said she fell in love with him when she saw him on the website.

She said she was instantly "hooked".

"He looked so sad in the kennel and had been overlooked so often, I really wanted to help and I phoned the refuge to talk about him," Ms Meunzberg said.

Image caption Pippa Meunzberg said she was "hooked" when she read about Mr Jingles on the website

Linda McKie, from the refuge, said: "It was amazing, they hit it off straight away.

"I always knew the right home was out there and when Pippa and Jingles met it was simply incredible - they just seemed to be made for each other and Jingles was so pleased to meet Pippa".

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