Fur plight greyhound is left on the shelf

Marcus is stuck in kennels near Honiton because potential owners don’t like his coat.

A SICKENING demand for perfect, designer pets has left a greyhound pining for a new home in kennels near Honiton.

Four-year-old Marcus has been rejected by potential new owners – because they don’t like his coat.

But Maddy Taylor, 34, of the Devon branch of Greyhound Rescue West of England, says: “Once he has had a soft bed and a couple of months of TLC, he will have a lovely black coat again.

“He has developed bald patches from the stress of being in kennels and people just can’t see past that.”

Marcus, a former race dog, was handed over to the charity in May.

“He has been with us for four months and he is clearly not happy,” said Maddy.

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“I can’t fault him. He loves people and would be good in a house with older children.

“He is a dream on a lead and is ready to go, but just needs a loving home.”

Marcus did not enjoy a glittering career as a race dog. Out of 57 races, he won just seven.

But Greyhound Rescue is convinced he would make an ideal pet.

If you can give Marcus a good new home, contact 07000 785092 for further information.