Scooby, the two-year-old bull terrier of Staffordshire, dubbed Scotland’s saddest dog, was back to his bubbly best yesterday after being found a new home.
Last week, the Daily Record revealed how Scooby had been in kennels for so long she was “dying of depression”.
The Scottish SPCA had given up all hope of ever finding the dog a home after he was constantly being overlooked by visitors because of his breed and appearance.
They launched a national appeal last week to find Scooby and fellow long-term residents Frankie and Oliver the loving, permanent homes they were desperate for after spending a total of 31 months in kennels. They characterized the trio as “Scotland’s least-loved dogs.”
“Public interest in the three staffies rocketed after the media exposure,” said the group’s official on its website. “More than 200 people called us to offer the dogs homes, including David Prokipczyn from West Lothian, who was chosen from scores of applicants to become Scooby’s new owner.”
The staff, pictured above, was especially pleased for Scooby, who had spent half of his life in kennels.
“My wife and I have been married forty years and we’ve always owned dogs, including three ex-police dogs, a staffie and a jack russell terrier. It’s only very recently that we’ve been without one,” said Scooby’s new owner, David. “When we read Scooby’s story in the paper my wife was in tears so we both agreed that we would love to offer him a good home.”
(READ the story from the Daily Record)