Big softy Sandie left on the shelf

Sandie - RSPCA Rescue Dog
Sandie - RSPCA Rescue Dog
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Say hello to Sandie who has had a very sad time of late.

This delightful dog and her four puppies was brought into the RSPCA centre in Attercliffe by an inspector.

And although people rushed to adopt her cute, cuddly pups, Sandie was left on the shelf.

Now this sunny-natured softy is wondering when it’s her turn to shine?

RSPCA Sheffield Branch Animal Care Manager Tony Benham said: “Sandie, a large cream Akita, around five years old, has been a wonderful mum to four pups who everyone rushed to adopt.

“Ironically, she came to us not long after Mothering Sunday but somehow this stunning star has been left on the shelf.

“Puppies definitely have the cute factor and they can be immediately appealing.

“But people sometimes forget that it’s fantastic to adopt an older dog where most of the training has already been done and you can already see exactly what type of great personality, temperament and look they have.

“Stunning Sandie is a very placid girl who is tolerant and accepting of most things in life and it would be wonderful if we could find her a place where she can now have some TLC of her own.”

Tony added: “As with all our dogs, once you have passed the RSPCA home visit, Sandie will come with one month’s free insurance with Petplan which you can pay to continue and she will have been vaccinated, speyed and de-fleaed.

“We are also here to offer ongoing advice and support.

“Sandie appears to be good with other dogs but she likes them not to be too excitable. As she’s such a big softy, she can be a bit shy in new situations and a home with children over the age of ten would be best for her.”

The RSPCA centre on Stadium Way in Attercliffe is open every day from 12.30pm to 3.30pm except Wednesday when it is open from 5pm until 7pm.

The centre can be contacted on 0114 289 8050.

The RSPCA is also looking for foster homes in Sheffield for its animals.