Could you give a Staffie a new home?

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A Drumoak-based animal rehoming centre is caring for three of Scotland’s least-loved dogs.

Scooby, Frankie and Oliver are all Staffordshire bull terriers and are all homeless. The Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Drumoak has been caring for the dogs - all male - for a total of 31 months, with Scooby the longest resident of all the animals in the charity’s care, clocking up 15 months in kennels to date.

Staff at the Drumoak centre can’t understand why nobody has been willing to offer any of the dogs the chance to enjoy the comfort and security of family life.

Assistant manager Debbie Innes said: “It’s truly heartbreaking to see these genuinely affectionate and loving dogs being passed over day after day and the three of them are slowly slipping further and further into depression.”

The Scottish SPCA is striving to dispel the myth that Staffies are inherently dangerous or aggressive and instead want to highlight the fact that many make extremely loyal and loving pets.

Debbie continued: “Scooby, Frankie and Oliver are all huge people-pleasers and they are literally begging to be given a chance to prove what fantastic family members they could make.”

Anyone who would like to meet the dogs can call 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Aberdeenshire centre. Alternatively, they can visit the centre between 10am and 4pm, seven days a week, at Drumoak.