Eight-year-old Kenny had been a resident at a Blue Cross rehoming centre since February last year.
Volunteers feared his Staffordshire bull terrier cross collie breed put potential new owners off.
But Kenny landed on his paws last month when he was rehomed by a family whose dog had recently passed away.
Kenny a Staffordshire bull Terrier who was overlooked for more than 500 days by more than 13,000 potential new owners has finally been adopted.
David and Ann Broadfield, from Walton on the Hill, Staffs., heard about Kenny’s plight and offered to give the lonely dog a forever home.
They said: “We’d recently lost out beautiful 17 year old collie cross, Murray, and were absolutely devastated.
“A friend emailed me a link to Kenny’s story and although it was so soon after losing Murray, we knew that we couldn’t walk away from him.”