Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Male - neutered
7 years old
Tyson is presently in possession of a most unwanted title, he is currently our longest-term dog, having received very little interest over the course of many months. The reason for this lack of interest is regrettably obvious - he is a white bull-breed, a combination that seems to almost guarantee a long stay with us (we also have deaf, X-breed, Vinnie, who is similarly struggling). We simply wish that people could look past superficial characteristics and appreciate the wonderful animal beneath - and, boy, is he wonderful!
Like any self-respecting Staffy, Tyson is very personable and friendly with a love of walks and fussing. Upon meeting new people he loves to say 'hello' in his distinctive Staffy accent, whilst his tail wags furiously. He's just such an absolute joy to be around and so full of charm and personality.
He would love to have a place to call home where he could cuddle up to someone special on a cold, autumn night and share the great reserves of love that he undoubtedly possesses. Furthermore, if it helps, Tyson is also unerringly clean and therefore you wouldn't need to worry about any little accidents occurring.
Tyson would be best placed in a home with children aged over 10-years-old and with no other dogs (though he is usually fine with dogs whilst out and about), he would also require a home where kisses and hugs are in plentiful supply!
Please somebody adopt our Tyson, he really needs this opportunity.
Milestone hit as new phase begins
Ambitions plans to refurbish Chesterfield's animal centre have hit a milestone – as the project moves on to a new phase.
The RSPCA's rebuild appeal has now raised £50,000 and staff and volunteers have turned their attention to redeveloping the dog kennels, at the site on Spital Lane.
The first phase of the project, to build a modern rabbit house, was completed in summer and now the charity is in the planning and design phase for the kennels.
Branch Fundraiser Julie Platts said: 'It feels amazing to break through the £50,000 milestone. Our supporters are brilliant and inspire us every single step of the way. They are the ones who keep reminding us that this dream of ours can become a reality for all the animals in our care.'
Staff have been visiting kennels across the country to help create a state-of-the-art design. The aim is to have a fully modernised and updated base by the end of 2020.
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