Labrador-cross Saxo took the accolade, finding his forever home in Bideford.

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is celebrating after rehoming its 100th homeless hound this year.

Saxo, a nine-year-old labrador cross, was adopted by Doris Matthews from Bideford.

Mrs Matthews said: “I rehomed my other dog Clydie in 2004, and when he passed on, I wanted to adopt another dog as it was strange not having a four-legged friend in the home.

“I’m happy I can open my door to Saxo; as he is an older dog, he’ll be able to enjoy his later years in a loving home.”

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe rehomed more than 350 dogs last year.

Elise Watson, Dogs Trust Ilfracombe rehoming centre manager, said: “It has certainly been a busy start to the year but it’s fantastic that so many people, like Mrs Matthews, want to give a dog a second chance.

“In the last few weeks we’ve rehomed dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages, from collies to crossbreeds, and to know that they’ve all headed off to their loving forever homes is wonderful.

“Sadly dogs arrive every week for a variety of reasons but thanks to the hundreds of people that come through our doors every month, we are able to find them their ideal home.”

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