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Happy ending for homeless gundogs

PUBLISHED: 11:40 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 15:07 14 July 2010

Two rare breed Canadian gun dogs who were made homeless last month have found a new owner - thanks to the Mercury..

An appeal was made earlier this month to find a new home for inseparable brothers Harry and Potter, who are among a select band of Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers to live in the UK.

Two rare breed Canadian gun dogs who were made homeless last month have found a new owner - thanks to the Mercury..

An appeal was made earlier this month to find a new home for inseparable brothers Harry and Potter, who are among a select band of Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers to live in the UK.

Their rescue co-ordinator spoke of her delight this week after a new owner for the three-year-olds came forward after a story in the Mercury.

The lively pair, who had been staying at kennels near Diss, was seeking their third new family after being made homeless by a marriage break-up and a young family who were unable to look after them.

Helen Withey, rescue coordinator for the Toller Club of Great Britain, said she had received a huge number of calls from people hoping to rehome Harry and Potter.

“It has been a marvellous response and we had over 20 phone calls, but I'm happy to report that we have found a new home for them,” she said.

The two toller dogs are set to leave their temporary home at Brockdish today after an active, dog loving couple from Wymondham came forward to rehome them.

Ms Withey said: “It is great news for Harry and Potter. We are going to miss them, but we will definitely keep an eye on them and track their progress.”

The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever is common in parts of Canada, but only reached UK shores in the late 1980s. There is only about a thousand of the toller dogs registered in Britain.

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