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Could you give these Staffies something to smile about?

Sadly Staffies are the most likely breed of dog to be found in a rescue centre - and these four at RSPCA Coventry and Nuneaton branch are hoping someone can give them a home to make them smile again.

There are many rescue staffies desperately looking for their fur-ever homes. Figures show that 15% of the 14,707 dogs cared for by staff and volunteers at the 17 national RSPCA animal centres in 2016 were Staffordshire bull terriers while a further 7% were Staffie-crosses. This means the breed is much more likely to end up in a rescue centre.

Rolo (pictured above) is a five-year-old cross breed who came into RSPCA care in November last year as a stray. He is a lovely dog who could live with children from 10 years but this could be lowered depending on experience. He likes the company of other dogs and could live with a well-matched friend. He knows basic commands but would enjoy further training.

Rocky came into RSPCA care when he was rescued by an inspector in October last year. Rocky can be unsure of new people, so he would prefer a quieter home with an owner who has had nervous dogs previously. He is good with other dogs and could live with a well-matched friend. Rocky would be best suited to living with older children from 16 years that are used to dogs themselves. He is very sweet and will make a great family member in the right home. He loves his food, loves being outdoors and getting cuddles. He can get quite stressed in kennels and the staff think this may be why he has been previously overlooked.

Nicky is a very sweet girl who has been with the branch since March last year, as she was brought in as part of a prosecution case. She has now been signed over and can go to her new home. She is very friendly and outgoing, and she can be enthusiastic and for that reason the staff advise that she goes to a home with children at least 12 years or older, and with owners who have had dogs before. Nicky is good with other dogs but would prefer to be the only pet. She knows commands but some further training and an active home would be ideal for her. She loves tug of war and playing and really deserves her second chance.

Jasper was rescued from a life of neglect by an inspector in October last year. At seven years old, he would prefer a quieter home with an owner who had had dogs before. He gets on well with other dogs, loves walks and just being around people however he can be shy around men. Jasper is not used to children so would need to live in a home with children at least eight years or older. He walks well on a lead and loves his toys. He is an affectionate boy who just needs his happy ending.

To rehome any of these dogs, contact the RSPCA Coventry and Nuneaton branch on 024 76336616 or email enquiries@rspca-coventryandnuneaton.org.uk

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