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Staffies seeking second chance at love

Trio of neglected dogs ready for a second chance at life.

Staffies rescued by RSPCA after tough start in life are looking for forever homes.

The RSPCA is searching for homes for three Staffies who were all rescued from lives of neglect.


Ten-year-old Lana, three-year-old Scooby and one-year-old Ginge were all rescued from a home in Suffolk when concerns were raised over their welfare*.

The trio were underweight and suffering from fur loss when they arrived at RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch in January. (2018)

The dogs are now all looking for new homes and fresh starts.

Kennel supervisor Natalie Wood said: “Lana, Scooby and Ginge haven’t had the best start in life and were in a bit of a state when they first came here. But they’re now ready and raring to find loving new homes and start the next chapter in their lives.”

Lana is an older girl who is a bit wobbly on her back legs and is looking for a quiet home where she can enjoy short walks and afternoons pottering in a garden.

Natalie said: “Lana is a real softie and loves lots of love and attention. She’s a little deaf but can hear some noises - especially the sound of her food bowl!

“While she’s been with us we’ve taught her some basic commands using hand signals. She’ll definitely benefit from more training.”

Lana craves human company so she’d like a new owner who is around most of the day and can slowly teach her that it’s okay to be left alone.

She could live with older children but would be best as the only pet in the household.

Scooby is a healthy, happy pooch who has come a long way since arriving nine months ago.

Natalie added: “Scooby loves going for walks and running around the field. He likes treasure hunt games and loves chewing tennis balls!

“He’s very food orientated which will be helpful for future training but sometimes he can be a little too food focused so care will need to be taken in the home.

“Scooby is very smart and learns extremely quickly. He is very pleased to know ‘sit’ which he does even when he’s not asked - just in case there’s a treat in it!”

Staff would like him to go to an experienced dog owner in an adult-only home where he’ll be the only pet. He’d benefit from further training and will also need to be taught that being left alone isn’t scary.

Ginge is very clever and loves learning new tricks and skills.

“One of our volunteers has even managed to teach him how to walk backwards,” Natalie said. “He loves human company, is really affectionate and enjoys nothing more than a good tummy rub!

“Ginge can be a little nervous in new situations so any new owner will need to be patient and help build his confidence.”

The youngster is very affectionate and would be happy in a family home with older children but would like to be the only pet.

He does have a skin problem for which he is having further tests and needs regular medication (RSPCA can support his new owners in managing this).

For more information about Lana, Scooby and Ginge please contact RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch on 0300 999 7321.

To help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more dogs please donate by visiting www.rspca.org.uk/give.

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