A MOTHER and daughter dog duo have captured the hearts of residents following news of their need for a loving home - and they may be a step closer to finding their permanent family.

Three-year-old Honey and her five-year-old mum Roxy found themselves in the care of the Hamstead Marshall-based Dogs Trust rehoming centre through no fault of their own, and the gentle giants need to remain together.

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Following The Chronicle's article last week, the charity's website now says that the pair have been 'reserved', meaning they could be moving to their forever home soon.

The Dogue de Bordeauxs, who staff say are the heaviest dog duo they've ever had, sparked a flurry of online attention with their puppy-dog eyes and special bond.

A spokeswoman from Dogs Trust said: "They have had lots of interest in Roxy and Honey – even as far as Scotland!

"But they are currently reserved to a family and going through the rehoming process so all being well they’ll be heading home to a new family soon!"

Comments on the Facebook post showed that hundreds were interested, with many tagging dog-lovers who may be able to adopt them.

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One comment said: "I wish I had the room for them," while another said: "Wish I could take these girls on, so sad, I'm out the country so much it just wouldn't be possible, I really hope someone can take them both into a loving home."

The website says that part of the rehoming process requires a minimum of three visits to the centre.

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According to the website, Honey and Roxy need a 'patient' family who can help them grow in confidence.

the website says that if given the attention and time they require, the 'stunning' pair will enjoy chasing toys, steady walks and a gentle fuss.

"Honey and Roxy are gentle giants with sensitive souls," the website states.

"The world can worry them but once they began bonding with their carers we started to see their confidence grow."