Dolly Parton vows to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog

A white fluffy dog was found on Worthy Farm after the festival last month

Dolly Parton has said that she will adopt a dog found abandoned at Glastonbury earlier this month, if its owners are not found.

The singer drew what Emily Eavis has said was the biggest crowd ever to the Pyramid Stage for her Sunday afternoon slot at the festival last weekend (June 29).

During the clean-up operation at the 900-acre festival site, a fluffy white dog was discovered left behind. While currently being looked after by Happy Landings animal shelter in Somerset, organisers of the festival are looking for the owners of the dog – which was nicknamed by staff onsite as ‘Dolly’.


Haring abot Dolly the dog, Dolly Parton has now said that if the owners are not found, she will adopt the pooch.

“I had my manager Danny Nozell call the Happy Landings Animal Shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly,” she said in a statement. “At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time.”

Parton performed at Worthy Farm on Sunday (June 29) and played a set filled with hits, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 To 5’ as well as a specially written rap about the muddy conditions.

Speculation that she had mimed during her set was quickly denied by the singer, who said: “My boobs are fake, my hair’s fake but what is real is my voice and my heart.”


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