An eight-year-old dog who has spent seven years of his life in kennels has been dubbed the 'UK's most overlooked dog' as no one wants to adopt him.

Monty spent the first year of his life squeezed into a crate, where he was treated terribly by his owners. After being rescued, the poor puppy spent the next seven years in kennels with nobody giving him a second look.

The staff at Last Chance Animal Rescue, in Edenbridge, do not understand why no potential owner has come forward to adopt him, but they still remain optimistic that someone will come around and give him the loving home he deserves.

He arrived at the centre in 2014 with a hunched back and trust issues as a result of the poor treatment he received as a puppy.

Monty has been in the care of Last Chance Animal Rescue since 2014
Monty has been in the care of Last Chance Animal Rescue since 2014

A Last Chance spokesperson said: “Monty has been with us for nearly seven years and rarely gets asked after.

“He does have bad trust issues so would need someone who can help show Monty that not everyone is bad.”

Whilst Monty loves attention and cuddles with the team at Last Chance, he struggles to bond with other animals - and will bark and pull towards them.

The Last Chance spokesperson added: “Monty got so frustrated that he would hit your leg when wanting to get to other dogs, so he has to be muzzled when out in public.

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“Since being at last chance Monty can now calmly walk with a dog in sight and not bark or hit your leg, but would never be able to meet other dogs.”

He is looking for a home where owners will keep up his training and help him learn to trust again - and with lots of tennis balls to play with!

The spokesperson added: “He loves to run and chase tennis balls but doesn’t know he had to bring them back.

“Because of Monty’s preferences, we are looking for an adult only, single person home with no other pets.”

To rehome Monty, or any other animals in Last Chance’s care, contact their team here .