When the organisers found the dog, they called her Dolly after the country singer who headlined Glastonbury this year. While on stage, the star was dressed in white and went down a storm, so to those who found the animal, it seemed appropriate to name this beautiful white dog after the singer.
The organisers have housed her at Happy Landings, which is a dog shelter located at nearby Worthy Farm.
When Dolly Parton heard about the dog, she immediately got her manager to call the shelter. She was flattered that the dog had been named after her. The singer wanted to check that the Lurcher was OK and was looked after properly.
Once enough time has passed, Dolly plans to adopt the dog. She said:
“I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time.”
Given that the dog was left in a tent, it seems very likely that she will end up living with Dolly Parton. She had on a dog collar and was a good weight, but she had a serious ear infection.
Dolly Parton has eight houses and apartments in America, but it is not clear which one the dog will live at if she does end up in the USA. The singer is a big pet lover; in 2008, she lent her vocal talents to PETA for an advertising campaign, so wherever the Lurcher ends up living she will likely be loved.