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'Sad-Looking' Stray Dog Bless Finally Finds A Happy Home

27/08/2014 17:36 BST | Updated 27/08/2014 17:59 BST

A mournful-looking stray which was thought to be putting potential adopters off with her hangdog expression has finally found a home. Bless was the most long-term resident at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London, with staff believing the lack of interest was down to the doleful dog's permanently sad expression.

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Bless with Geoff and Sylvia Shoesmith, of Chelmsford, Essex

But following publicity, Geoff and Sylvia Shoesmith, of Chelmsford, Essex, leapt at the chance to take the six-year-old in after being drawn to her loving personality and calm, kindly temperament. Mr Shoesmith said: "She's fantastic, I can't fault her. She's got that sort of face that never gives much away - but as soon as you put your coat on and it's time to take her out, then she positively bounces!"