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Set your sights on a super Staffie

Dogs Trust Leeds holds myth-busting Staffie Awareness Week after influx of breed needing forever homes

Dogs Trust Leeds is searching for forever homes for ten super Staffies as the rehoming centre has seen an influx in this big-hearted breed in recent weeks

The team are holding their first ever ‘Staffie Awareness Week’ as they are baffled as to why the terrific ten are being overlooked by visitors and are hoping they can banish misconceptions about the breed and find them all loving new homes.

From Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross Eric, who is two, to golden oldie Lenny, who is ten and looking for a retirement home where he can rest his paws, they are all very different in their temperaments and personalities but the one thing they have in common is that they would all make perfect companions in the right home.

Dogs Trust Leeds Assistant Manager, Emma Cooper, explains:

“It is a long, long time since we had so many Staffies and Staffie Crosses waiting for their forever homes so we want visitors to be able to find out as much as possible about the breed, and each of the dogs, when they come along.

“Staffies are a very bouncy and enthusiastic breed who are always eager to please. They are intelligent and thrive on reward-based training and learning new things and they are loving and loyal pets, totally devoted to their families.”

Lenny arrived at the rehoming centre three months ago due to a change in family circumstances and youngster Banjo was sadly found as a stray a few weeks ago.

Amanda says:

“We believe a dog is for life but sadly sometimes that can’t be the case and all of these lovely Staffies deserve a second chance. We hope when people come along and have the chance to find out more about the breed it will result in all of them finding their forever homes.”

The Staffie Awareness Week will take place at the York Road rehoming centre from Friday 17 November to Friday 24 November. Dog-loving visitors will be able to find out all they need to know about the breed with special myth-busting information available along with details of each of the Staffies looking for homes.

If you think you can make room for a super Staffie in your home, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL. The Rehoming Centre is open Friday-Monday 12pm-4pm and 12pm-7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is closed on Wednesdays. You can find out more at