Tyke left in dog rescue centre for year

Tyke the Staffordshire Terrier
Tyke the Staffordshire Terrier
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Tyke the Staffordshire bull terrier is ready to find a new loving home – after spending an entire year in a rescue centre for unwanted dogs in South Yorkshire.

The eight-year-old pooch was left at Netherlands Dog Rescue Centre in Kilnhurst, Rotherham, a year ago when his owners could no longer keep him after their marriage broke down.

Centre volunteer Sandra Longbottom said the Staffie has spent the last year in kennels, and volunteers there are trying to find him a new home.

Jeanette Hollywood, owner of the rescue centre, said: “He’s desperate for a home. There must be someone out there who needs this dog as a steady companion.

“Tyke is a friendly dog and is lovely with people.”

She said Tyke does not want to live with other dogs, and is looking ideally for an older owner who would take him for lots of walks.

The registered dog rescue charity saves unwanted dogs from being put to sleep and finds them new homes.

It is run by volunteers and is funded solely by donations, a charity shop and fundraising events.

n Call Jeanette on 07786 292 104 or visit www.netherlandsdogrescue.co.uk for more information about adopting Tyke or to make a donation.