Watch: Rescue pup's TV cameo lands him fur-ever home after 300 day wait in shelter

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Watch RSPCA rescue dog Billy when he starred in an Omaze TV advert - which led to him being adopted by a loving family after 300 days in care.

9-year-old Billy’s placid and friendly nature made him the perfect star for an RSPCA campaign. The staffie was filmed with Gavin and Stacey actress Joanna Page, in a prize draw house that raised £3.5 million for the charity.

The loveable dog was found in 2023, and now after over 300 days looking for a home he finally been adopted by Sue and Bill Greenwood - who described him as “absolutely wonderful''. Sue, from Harpenden, Hertfordshire, said: “He settled in quite quickly with us. I don’t know what happened to him before or why someone would abandon him but he’s just been perfect.”

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Billy with new owners Sue and Bill Greenwood also pictured is their daughter Natalie and grandchildren Iris & William.  Billy with new owners Sue and Bill Greenwood also pictured is their daughter Natalie and grandchildren Iris & William.
Billy with new owners Sue and Bill Greenwood also pictured is their daughter Natalie and grandchildren Iris & William. | RSPCA / SWNS

The couple booked an appointment to meet Billy after seeing his photo on the RSPCA website - and before they knew it they were taking the dog home. "He’s a gentle, elderly man and is friendly to everyone. Everyone just thinks he’s wonderful because he is!”

Anna White, Manager at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, said: “Billy is a very lucky dog, he has a fantastic home and Sue and Bill are very lucky adopters because they have a fantastic dog. Billy was fostered by his new owners for the first two weeks - but soon made his new abode his permanent home as it did not take the couple long to realise they "wanted him to stay forever".

James Oakes, from Omaze, added: “We are delighted that our campaign with the RSPCA not only raised a record amount of vital funds for the charity - but also found Billy a wonderful new home.”

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