Following a successful appeal for homeless hound Yogi, the search is on for Britain’s ugliest pet

It seems that the touching story of Yogi, the seven-year-old German Shepherd rescue who was said to be “too ugly” to rehome, has touched the hearts of doglovers worldwide.

Yogi became the dog who nobody wanted because of a birth defect which meant a deformed lower jaw left his bottom teeth jutting out 2ins.

The loveable rescue became an overnight celebrity after global media attention on his plight. Yogi’s story featured in newspapers and on television all over the world including Europe, Canada and USA.

The RSPCA centre at St Columb Major, near Newquay, Cornwall, received more than 400 phone calls in two days from dog lovers offering to rehome Yogi.

The good news is that following a home check, Yogi hopes to join his new family who live nearby next week.

“Yogi came back to us for the second time in two years after his previous owner could no longer cope due to illness,” said Andrew MacMillan, the centre’s deputy manager. “He was devastated and very depressed. He’s a people dog and hasn’t got a nasty bone in his body.

“We prefer to call him ‘Britain’s most unfortunate looking dog’, because the word “ugly” is too harsh and he doesn’t deserve that title.

“I believe his story captured the imagination of everyone because of the ‘aahfactor’, but I’m happy to say that this time it looks like at last he’s found a home for life.”

  • The Sun newspaper has launched a search for Britain’s ugliest pet. After featuring the story of Yogi, the newspaper was inundated with hundreds of letters and photographs from owners who admitted their pets were no oil paintings.

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