Branston’s in a pickle as he looks for a new home

Looking for a home: Branston with a member of RSPCA staff.
Looking for a home: Branston with a member of RSPCA staff.
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THIS handsome hound has found himself in a bit of a pickle – but you can help out by offering him a new home.

Staffordshire-cross Branston is waiting patiently at Sheffield Animal Centre to give you lots of love and loyalty.

Tony Benham, RSPCA Sheffield branch animal care manager, said: “Branston is named after a famous chutney because of his cheerful colouring.

“He is a steady softie who adores human company and affection. He likes nothing better than to roll on his back to have his tummy tickled.

“Branston is a calm dog aged about two.

“He loves to learn new things, he would make an all-round good pet and he is fantastic with people.

“This chunky chap, who has fast become a favourite with RSPCA Sheffield branch staff, is very much looking forward to becoming part of a real family that do a lot together and who can give him the attention he needs. He craves the chance to give love and he is desperate to start a new life with new owners.

“Packed full of personality, he would make an extremely-loving pet and would be a rewarding addition to the right family or person.

“Although he loves everybody he meets, we have noticed that Branston would be best as an only pet.

“He will happily walk without fuss around and past other dogs when instructed, but he loves to be the centre of attention and he bonds closely with people.”

However, Tony warned that Branston has plenty of life in his young legs.

He said: “Branston is an energetic lad and so he will need at least two 45-minute walks a day – preferably more.

“New owners should be willing to continue the basic training started at the centre and which is necessary for any dog joining a new home.

“We feel Branston would particularly benefit from having owners who are at home quite a bit. but are still active, as he likes his exercise and to get out and about.

“As Branston can on occasion be a bouncy boy, owners with children over the age of eight would be preferable.

“Branston would make a desirable addition to the right family – he is a gentle-natured, chunky chap and a real people-pleaser.”

RSPCA Sheffield Branch, Stadium Way, Attercliffe, is open daily, except Wednesdays, 12.30pm until 3.30pm. For details, call 0114 2898050.

The centre is also looking for foster homes.