South Warwickshire dog rescue centre aims to debunk the myth around Staffies - The Leamington Observer

South Warwickshire dog rescue centre aims to debunk the myth around Staffies

Leamington Editorial 25th Jun, 2023   0

A DOG rescue centre in south Warwickshire is hoping to debunk the myth on Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

Dogs Trust Kenilworth currently has eight staffies in its care waiting for adoption.

And the Trust says, with their playful personalities, loyalty, and abundant love, this breed of dog can make an exceptional companion for any dog lover.

Rehoming centre manage Emma-Jane Thomas said Staffordshire Bull Terriers have often been misunderstood due to unfair stereotypes.

She continued: “Staffordshire Bull Terriers are known for their unwavering loyalty and affectionate nature. They form deep bonds with their human companions and are always eager to please. Despite their muscular build, these dogs are gentle and patient, making some of these dogs in our care fantastic companions for families.”

One of the staffies currently in the care of Dogs Trust Kenilworth is Seb, who has been in the charity’s care since May, having arrived after being found as a stray.

Emma-Jane said: “Seb is a great example of how intelligent staffies are. He is highly intelligent and a quick learner. With consistent training and positive reinforcement, Seb and his fellow staffies can excel in obedience, agility, and various other activities. Their desire to please their owners makes them eager students, and the bond formed during training strengthens the relationship between dog and owner.”

Staffies are also social dogs.

Emma-Jane said: “Staffordshire Bull Terriers are known for being social dogs who thrive on human interaction. Seb will thrive being part of a loving family, whether it’s an adult-only household or a family with secondary school aged children. With ongoing training and proper socialisation, this loveable dog can also become more social with other dogs during walks.”

At Dogs Trust Kenilworth, a variety of Staffordshire Bull Terriers are eagerly waiting for their forever homes. Each dog available for adoption has undergone a thorough assessment, ensuring they are ready to embark on a new chapter of their lives.

The dedicated team provides ongoing support and guidance to adopters, ensuring a successful transition and happy future for both dog and owner.

Emma-Jane added: “We urge dog lovers to consider opening their hearts and homes to a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. By adopting a Bull breed from Dogs Trust Kenilworth, you not only give a deserving dog a second chance, but you also gain an incredibly loyal and devoted companion who will bring immeasurable joy to your life.”

For more information visit or contact the rehoming centre directly on 0303 003 0000.


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