Olympic torch dog wins gold with new family

Friday, 31st August 2012

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier who helped Michael Owen carry the Olympic Torch through Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has struck gold himself after finding a new family.

Rory was seen basking in the spotlight as he strolled alongside the footballer. His fame spread across the world and he made headlines in Australia, Japan and the US.

The famous dog was rehomed with Giorgia Cecconi and Francesco Specchio, who originate from Rome but now live in London.

However, his new family did not know about his 15 minutes and could not believe it when they found out the dog they chose had carried the torch.

The charity recently announced it will be opening its doors to the public for tours of its head office in London.

People interested in taking a look around can see and meet Battersea dogs every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between September 6th and November 4th. This is except Sunday September 9th, when Battersea's Annual Reunion will be taking place.