Masses of Mastiffs in need of a loving Sheffield home

Maizee The Mastiff puppy
Maizee The Mastiff puppy
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THEY’VE had dozens of Dobermanns, stacks of Staffies, oddles of poodles and loads of Labradors.

But now RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre is being overrun by masses of Mastiffs.

Hilary, Troy, Tilly, Mike and Maizie came in separately but all have one thing in common - they need to find a loving home.

RSPCA Sheffield branch general manager Stella White said: “These gentle giants really deserve to find new homes. These are gorgeous looking dogs who are packed full of personality.

Hilary, aged around four years, came to the centre as part of a cruelty investigation.

Stella said: “She is not overly keen on other dogs so she would be best suited to a home with no other pets.

“But one of the many good things about her is that she doesn’t destroy things if she is left alone for a while.”

Troy, an eye-catching brindle and white Neapolitan Mastiff, who is around two years and six months old, has been charming RSPCA staff with his chubby looks.

Stella said: “Troy would be better with a home which has no children and he really needs to be the only pet as he is still developing his social skills.

“He has no known health problems and would particularly benefit from being with someone who lives in the countryside and who spends a lot of time outdoors, where this wonderful dog can run off his boundless energy.”

Tilly, aged three, is a soft-eyed brindle who is generally good with other dogs and adores people.

“She has lots of energy and she likes long walks,” said Stella.

“We’ve been widening her experience and increasing her independence.

“Being a little clingy, she is probably best suited to a home without children but she would make a fantastic pet.”

Tan-coloured majestic Mike, is around two years and six months old and came to the centre as a part of a cruelty case.

“Whilst laid back and lovely with people, Mike is unsuitable to live with other animals as he likes all the attention himself and he must be kept muzzled when other dogs are around,” said Stella.

Maizie the puppy is only three months old and is suitable to live with other dogs as she enjoys a bit of rough and tumble.

Stella said: “She would be better suited to children five plus as she can be a little bit bouncy, as you would expect with any puppy but she is utterly adorable.”

She added that Mastiffs were ‘gentle and loving’ but best suited for ‘best suited for country or suburban life’ because of their size and need for space.

n The centre on Stadium Way, Attercliffe, is open every day for animal viewing from 12.30pm to 3.30pm except Wednesdays.