The baffling paws of this dog make it look like she’s wearing rubber gloves.


Marigold, a three-year-old kitten, was found abandoned at the RSPCA Bath Cats and Dogs home. Staff were baffled by her striking white fur and her dark lower legs.

Due to her yellow paws, this dog looks as if she’s wearing rubber gloves and is desperate for a new home.

The RSPCA was baffled by Marigold’s three-year old lurcher, who is cheekily called Marigold.

Having rescued her as a stray, the animal charity believe she must have stained her white legs from a pesticide after running through a farmer’s field.

She is currently being looked after by the RSPCA Bath Cats and Dogs HomeSomerset, but has not yet been shown any interest by potential owners.

Rachel Jones, CEO: “It’s quite the mystery as to how Marigold ended up with golden paws.

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“Her paws may have been left yellow due to pesticide or dye after running through farmers’ fields.

“Or it could be as a result of an iodine spray for sore feet. I guess we’ll never know!

“It is starting to fade now and we’re sure she’ll be back to her wonderful white colouring soon.

“But we loved her golden paws so much that we decided to name her Marigold as it looks like she’s got her gloves on for a spring clean.”

The “sweet but sensitive”Pooch is looking for a home that will give her plenty of space and time so she can settle into her new lifestyle.

Rachel said: “As Marigold was a stray we know very little about her and we don’t believe she’s lived in a home before.

“So she’ll need owners who can give her time to settle.

“She can find meeting new people quite scary but eventually builds up the courage to say ‘hello’.

“Once she gets to know you and trusts you she enjoys attention.

“When she first arrived she had no idea what to do with toys so we don’t think she’s ever had her own toys before.

“But she’s learned to love squeakers and really enjoys a good game of fetch.

“Marigold is such a sweetheart and we’re sure she’ll bloom in the right home.

“If you can give her a chance, you’ll be rewarded with a loving companion to share your life with.”

If you’re interested in rehoming Marigold – or any other animals at Bath Cats and Dogs Home – contract their team on 01225 787331 or email them via

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