Could Taffy be the apple of a new owner’s eye?

Taffy, who is looked after by the Sheffield branch of the RSPCA.
Taffy, who is looked after by the Sheffield branch of the RSPCA.
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HE may not be from Wales but he’s every inch a Taffy.

And every bit of this fabulous fella is crying out to be loved.

Meet Taffy - a very handsome medium-sized cross breed who is looking for a loving new home after being poorly treated and abandoned.

He’s presently being cared for at the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Centre in Stadium Way, Attercliffe, where he’s waiting patiently to meet his new owner.

But when Taffy first came to the centre he was a bit of a grump, and did not care much at all for being stroked or groomed.

Staff at the centre soon discovered his reluctance to share a cuddle was due to the fact that he was really very scared, and thought he would get hurt.

His carers spent a great deal of time teaching him that meeting people didn’t have to be such a terrifying thing after all. And now he’s much more relaxed when being handled, and looking for a gentle and patient, yet firm, owner who will continue his work in a positive way, and help him to continue overcoming his fears.

Staff at the centre will offer as much support as possible to whichever new owner comes forward to take Taffy on.

Centre manager Stella White said: “Taffy will make a great, fun little dog for the right family.

“All of our animals are assessed during their stay with us and we will always try to match the right animal with the right owner, making recommendations as to their suitability for potential owners.”

The centre is open every week day except Wednesdays, for viewings from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.