Hi my name is Woody, I’m a Staffordshire Bull Terrier boy and I am about 2 years old. I’m one of your old time proper staffies, chunky , grand and unbearably handsome (if I do say so myself) Ah, they just don’t make ’em like me anymore! Yet I could be mistaken for a teddy bear because all I want to do is cuddle people. If I could talk, I would sound like Frank Butcher from Eastenders, and I’ve got the personality to match. I’m told I have one of the best ‘Staffie Voices’ for miles around, and I’m proud of it. I don’t over-use my voice, but I’ve mastered just when to use it, for the cuteness factor.
My story up until now is a sad one: I was kept in a cage for a very long time and never taken out. It was very lonely and uncomfortable, and my claws grew way too long. I waited and waited for someone to come and take me out, but the waiting seemed to be in vain. One day though, a man saw me in my cage and took pity on me. He took me to his flat and let me stay with him. The man and his wife cut my over-long claws and took me for a walk, the walk was glorious, it was wonderful to smell the fresh air and feel the grass beneath my feet once again, but I’d been in my cage for so long that my feet bled on that first walk.
The man told me I could not stay with him for long because he had a dog that didn’t like me and no room in his flat. Reluctantly I was moved on and now Once Loved Dog Rescue are taking care of me. I’m in a foster home with lots of other dogs, but I am not very comfortable with all the dogs around, so I’m having to be kept separately from them. I don’t mind meeting dogs when I’m out on a walk, but I don’t really like to share my space with them. I spent a long time in that cage, and now I guess I’m just a bit confused.
My dream is to find somewhere I can stay forever. To find someone who I can give all the love I have in my huge staffie heart to. Someone who will return that love and who will never again put me in a cage.
Woody will be neutered before rehoming. He would be best not to be rehomed with cats and we are looking for a home with older teenage children.
Woody is being fostered in the Somerset area, TA7