South Yorkshire animal rescue shelter issues plea over unloved Staffies

An animal rescue shelter in South Yorkshire is urging dog lovers to 'give Staffies a chance,' with nine in kennels waiting for a new home.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 10:16 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:05 am
A Staffie waiting for a forever home (Pic: Shelley Richmond Photography)

Rain Rescue in Wickersley, Rotherham, said Staffordshire Bull Terriers are often difficult to re-home.

Deputy charity manager, Lauren Sanderson, said there are currently nine available for adoption but the breed is often overlooked because of its reputation.

A Staffie available for adoption at Rain Rescue (Pic: Shelley Richmond Photography)

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"We have just had one of our busiest weekends ever in terms of adoptions with a total of seven dogs finding their forever homes," she said.

"For a small charity like us that’s amazing, we were so pleased. But then I walked back around our kennels and looked into the eyes of all the Staffies that were left behind. It was heartbreaking to see so many fantastic dogs overlooked because of their breed."

Lauren added: "We have had some real success stories with our Staffies too, working closely with our adopters to match the right dog to the right family. Sometimes they may have not considered a Staffie before but when they got to know them they realised they were perfect for them."

Over the last year, the charity has re-homed 45 Staffies.

Could you re-home these Staffies? (Pic: Shelley Richmond Photography)

Rain Rescue was founded in 2002 and re-homes over 400 dogs and cats every year.Visit www.rainrescue.co.uk for more information.

A Staffie available for adoption at Rain Rescue (Pic: Shelley Richmond Photography)
Could you re-home these Staffies? (Pic: Shelley Richmond Photography)