Kimpton Blue Cross plea: ‘Can you give sad Staffie Morris a home?’

Morris loves people and craves cuddles

Morris loves people and craves cuddles - Credit: Archant

A down-in-the-dumps dog loves people so much he is struggling to cope with life in kennels and is desperate for a loving home.

Ellen is desperate to find Morris a loving home

Ellen is desperate to find Morris a loving home - Credit: Archant

Homeless Morris is being cared for by staff at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Kimpton, and they are appealing for a family to take the three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier as their own.

Morris spends his days in the Blue Cross offices and goes home at weekends with staff to help reduce his stress levels, but the sweet and friendly staffie loves the company of people so much that he gets really down when he has to go back into his kennel.

Ellen Myring, an animal welfare assistant at the pet charity, said: “Most staffies crave human company, which means they can find being in kennels stressful, but poor Morris is one of the saddest staffies we’ve ever seen here and we are desperate to find him a home.”

About 25 per cent of dogs that are cared for by the Blue Cross home iat Kimpton Bottom are Staffordshire bull terriers and their crosses.

Sadly, staffies like Morris have a harder time finding new homes than other dogs because of negative perceptions of the breed, but Blue Cross says the dogs can make loving family pets and encourages people to give them a chance.

Ellen said: “Staffies used to be known as nanny dogs in the Victorian days because of their affinity with children.

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“Unfortunately, a minority of irresponsible dog owners have tarnished the breed’s reputation and, as a result, dogs like Morris struggle to find homes.”

Morris is looking for an owner who is at home for most of the day, and he could live with older children. He loves meeting dogs when out and about, but would rather be the only pet in his new place.

Ellen added: “There’s no time limit on how long dogs stay with the charity before homes are found.

“We are doing all we can to help Morris’s stay with us as stress-free as possible, but what he really needs is a lovely family to give him all the cuddles he craves.”

If you would like to give Morris a home, call Blue Cross on 0300 777 1480 or email Kimpton@bluecross.org.uk.

To find out more about the charity, visit www.bluecross.org.uk.