Martlesham: Can you provide a home for these adorable dogs?
IPSWICH/MARTLESHAM HEATH: Can you provide lovable Missy with a new home?
For more than a year, the pooch has been at the East Ipswich and Martlesham Heath RSPCA centre waiting for someone to take her home.
Usually animals are rehoused within three months but Missy - a two-and-a-half-year-old Staffie - has failed to capture the eye of a prospective owner.
The RSPCA’s Sam Boast said the unwanted dog had a lovely personality.
“It is very rare that we have an animal here for more than three months,” she said. “So we are really keen to get her homed as soon as possible.
“When Missy came in, she had slight behavioural issues so we kept her here for more than the usual three months.
“She sees this as her home now, but she gets overlooked by people wanting to re-home a dog simply because she is a Staffie.”
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Missy was taken in by the rescue centre after her owner fell ill last year.
Miss Boast said: “She really is such a lovely dog.
“She has built up quite a bit of frustration because she is stuck in her kennel for so long but she has a great little personality.”
Sadly, Missy isn’t the only Staffie on the hunt for a new home.
“We have 16 kennels and in ten of them are Staffies – it is such a shame,” said Miss Boast.
“It is only because they get a bad reputation because of the way some of the animals have been brought up.
“Staffies don’t deserve the bad reputation.
“They are actually an extremely sensitive type of dog – they are just very energetic.”
One of those in need of a new home is Domino, a Staffie-boxer cross who has been at the centre since October.
He was originally at the RSPCA as a puppy and was re-homed but was handed back to the centre.
Meanwhile Deebo was brought in after his owners had a baby and he became jealous.
“He is a very sweet boy, he loves cuddles and is lots of fun,” Miss Boast said.
“He has a little bald bum after having Demodex, but the rest of his hair has grown back.”
Missy can live with other dogs. However she requires a home with no cats or children.
Domino is searching for a loving home without cats and children. He can live with other dogs.
Deebo is also looking for a home without cats and children.
If you can help give Missy, Domino or Deebo a home, call Miss Boast on 01473 623280.
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