HER name is Miss Piggy - but she’s no muppet.
Piggy is a bubbly, super-friendly dog named after the blonde bombshell in the Muppets, and staff at the RSPCA Animal Centre in Sheffield are hoping she will steal a Star reader’s heart with her bouncy personality.
Animal care manager Tony Benham said there was something very special about her.
“She may not be the most beautiful dog in the world but Piggy’s incredibly sweet nature really shines through,” he said.
“She is one of those dogs that everyone goes to instantly fuss and she forms a real bond with people. We just can’t wait to see her settled in a great home with people who will love her and who she can love back. She has so much love to give.”
Piggy is a tri-colour mix beagle and Staffordshire bull terrier, who has been waiting for someone to put a spring in her step since she was admitted to the centre in Attercliffe in February.
Tony said: “She was brought to us underweight and timid.
“It’s been wonderful to see her blossom in personality and she is now ready for adoption.
“She is a super dog who is very friendly and who adores human company.”
Piggy needs owners who can give her lots of affection and who can provide all the company she craves.
“There is no doubt she will return the love in spades,” said Tony. “She would respond fantastically to training as she likes to play and learn new things. Ideally, Piggy needs an owner who is firm but patient. We can see no problems with her being with robust and sensible teenage children.”
Piggy, who has previously lived with another male dog, needs a minimum of two 30- minute walks a day.
Tony added: “Piggy has blossomed into such a lovely potential pet and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who thinks they might want to adopt this adorable, bouncy dog.”
RSPCA Sheffield in Stadium Way Attercliffe, is open everyday except Wednesday from 12.30pm until 3.30pm and can be contacted on 0114 2898050.
The centre is also looking for people able to offer foster homes.