Battersea Dogs & Cats Home seek home for agoraphobic dog
An animal charity is appealing for a new home for a dog who cannot be walked.
Whisper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is agoraphobic and "terrified of people and the outside world".
Staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor, Berkshire, say she is "one of the most extreme cases" they have come across.
The six-year-old bitch most likely developed a fear of the outdoors by "being kept in a shed or indoor cage".
Staff believe she was used as a breeding dog and say she was found "cowering underneath a bush in January".
Battersea senior welfare assistant Karen Slavid said: "We know that she's going to need very understanding owners but more than anything we want her to enjoy a life outside kennels like any other dog.
"Whisper has had a terrible start to life and she really deserves a happy ending."