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Shar-pei looking for experienced home after 300 days at RSPCA centre

A beautiful dog brought into an RSPCA centre is looking for his fur-ever home after recovering from being underweight and extremely timid.

Bruce, a four-year-old shar-pei, has put on nearly 10 kg since coming to RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey in October last year. He was emaciated and had skin lesions, but is now a much happier, healthy dog (see before and after photos, left).

Kate MacNeill, behaviour and welfare advisor at Millbrook, says “Bruce is a typical shar pei, he loves people he knows and is very affectionate. It does take him time to get used to someone new. He can be wary of unfamiliar people and he is on a muzzle, partly because he is not a big lover of other dogs. Since being at Millbrook he has made the odd dog friend and he loves his toys and running around.

“He will need to be rehomed with someone who understands the breed. He needs someone who is physically strong and will require a quiet home with patient and understanding owners.

“Bruce is a favourite with his carers and the volunteers and they will be sad to see him leave after he has been here so long, but everyone would love to see him in a loving home after he had such a bad start and experience with life before coming to us, he deserves a loving forever home”.

Bruce needs to be the only pet in his new home and could live with children over the age of 14. He will need someone at home with him to begin with, with time being left alone increased as he settles into his new home. He will also need a private fully secured garden with 6ft fencing for off lead play as he will have to stay on lead in public.

If you’re interested in adopting Bruce, visit the RSPCA’s Millbrook website for more information or fill in an online application.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give.

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