A Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy who was badly beaten by an eight-year-old child has now been rehabilitated by the RSPCA and is searching for a new home.
Following his rescue by the RSPCA Stanley was taken in to the charity’s Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey.
After becoming stressed in kennels Stanley jumped and ruptured a cruciate ligament which then needed veterinary care.
The one-year-old pup has since undergone hydrotherapy to help him heal and staff have been working hard to rebuild his confidence after his rough start in life in the hope he will now be able to find someone to call his own.
Fosterer Sarah Piggott said: “Stanley is a gorgeous boy and is looking for a home with the most special and loving of owners. He’s a bright, sensitive and affectionate dog who, despite being so young, has coped with so much in his short life – he now just needs an experienced owner to share his life with.
“He’s extremely clever – he likes his puzzle toys, clicker training and classes. Stanley has a pink bunny toy that he really likes – he carries it around the house and brings it to his favourite people to play with.
“He’s sweet and affectionate and bonds strongly to the people who look after him – his favourite thing to do is chew on stag bars, have cuddles on the sofa or a belly rub. In many ways he is a typical young staffy – bouncy and energetic!
“He is a beautiful dog that has grown so much in confidence – now he just needs experienced owners to continue to work with him and help him understand the world is not so scary. I know he would make his new owners very happy – we just need to help him find them!”
Stanley cannot be rehomed with children and would prefer to be the only pet in the home. If you would feel like you could offer Stanley his forever home please contact RSPCA Millbrook on 0300 123 0740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org