Tess is seeking a home in Sheffield for her twilight years - can you help?
Do you have room in your heart and home for this sweet senior staffie, who’s looking to finally settle into a loving forever home?
RSPCA Sheffield spokesman Adam Spencer said: “The beautiful-natured Tess came to us as part of a cruelty investigation.
“This poor angel was found abandoned by the road side with a can of dog food.
“Her mouth was in an appalling state and she had lumps and bumps which needed further investigation and she was obviously suffering with her old lady joints as she was wobbly and hobbling.”
The 12-year-old staffie dog was brought to Sheffield Animal Centre in July this year, and began months of recuperation.
Adam continued: “After some love, TLC and veterinary attention she`s feeling much better.
“She`s had her lumps removed and, although there is some risk of recurrence at her stage in life, our vet still thinks she will have some good quality of life time to spend with her adopters.
“Her horrible teeth have been removed, so have the lumps and she`s on daily medication to help her to move comfortably and freely.
“She`s had investigations into wheezes and grunts but it seems that this is just due to her shape and it causes her no issues - she just needs to take life at a steady pace for the rest of her days.
“Because of her past circumstances we have no past history but she is polite when walking out and about around other dogs.
“She likes to have lots of little potters rather than longer walks and she just loves to spend time with her carers relaxing and having lots of fuss and attention.
“This little lady deserves the best home, we don`t know what kind of life she`s had but we know the trauma and upset she has suffered, and she deserves to spend her twilight years, being pampered like the princess she is.
“Could you offer her a loving retirement home?”
Based in Attercliffe, Sheffield Animal Centre is the RSPCA’s rehabilitation and rehoming centre in the city, operating animal intakes, viewing and adoption. Here, potential adopters are invited to view the animals available for adoption during viewing times. Visit rspcasheffield.org for more details of all animals currently seeking loving homes in the city, and to arrange a visit.