The canine residents of Old Windsor's Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are hoping that the charm of a famous black and white film will help them get new owners.

Today marks 75 years since the release of Casablanca and the dogs have been channelling the film’s romantic spirit and posing for black and white photos.

They are hoping their atmospheric pictures will help them catch the eye of a new owner and be the start of a 'beautiful friendship'.

Battersea Old Windsor’s Centre Manager Kaye Mughal said: “Of all the rescue centres in all the towns in all the world, our dogs are hoping that you’ll walk into ours.

"They’ve all been watching Casablanca on repeat this week and getting tips from Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart about how to become the leading man or lady in their new owner’s lives. They’re looking for someone to take them home and love them - perhaps that could be you?”

Meet Battersea’s canine Casablanca stars.

Eddie and Serena are an inseparable pair of greyhounds. The duo, both aged four, have been at Battersea Old Windsor for over 100 days now and are starting to feel a bit lovelorn.

Eddie is more of a comic – while Serena is a true romantic.

Smokey really knows how to turn on the charm for the camera. This eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been passed from pillar to post during his life and he’s really looking for some stability. 

Bracken is an affectionate one-year-old Saluki who loves other dogs and would ideally be best living alongside another one.

Bailey is a four-year-old beagle who loves toys and food but can be a little insecure. So he will need owners who can help him work on his confidence and social skills.

You can find out more about all the dogs online at

Alternatively, you can contact Battersea Old Windsor by emailing or calling 01784 494 443.