POOR old Orby had a rotten start to life - but now things are looking up for the three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier.
And you could give his story a very happy ending by offering the beautiful brindle and black dog a new home.
The loving dog was found abandoned and underweight in October.
Vykki Whelan, an RSPCA Sheffield animal care assistant, said: “Orby was rescued after being chained outside.
“When he came to us he was dirty, underweight, thirsty and he needed an awful lot of loving care to socialise and train him.
“He is now a healthy and active dog, but one who has suffered with kennel stress and really needs to find a new home.
“Ideally, his owner would be someone who has had a staffy before and understands their needs.
“He craves attention and will need some house-training.
“But Orby loves to learn and he will happily spend all day learning new tricks.”
Orby would cope better in a household with teenage, rather than younger, children.
Vykki said: “Better still would be if his owners were around as much as possible – perhaps even if they were retired.
“Orby is a loveable rogue.
“He has a fabulous nature, full of character, and the more you know him the more it shines through.
“He is a people dog and would be a fabulous companion.”
Vykki said Orby deserved a second chance at happiness.
“Having been through so much, he really deserves a fresh start with the right owners,” she said.
Orby can be visited at the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Centre, in Stadium Way, Attercliffe, every weekday, from 10am to 4pm, except Wednesdays and public holidays.
For more information, call 0114 289 8050.