Rescue dog kept in locked bedroom receives no adoption offers in months: 'Devastating'

A DOG who was kept in a locked bedroom before she was rescued has received no applications from potential adopters after months in kennels.

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Dotty was taken into care of the RSPCA’s Ashley Heath Animal Centre in Dorset in July 2021. The eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, who was underweight and suffering from a skin condition, had been kept in a locked bedroom.

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Staff spent months treating her health problems before she was put up for adoption.

But six months later, poor Dotty has not received a single application.Animal care assistant Hollie Jones said: “We’ve had zero interest in Dotty and it’s devastating.

“She’s such a sweet girl but because she’s led such a restricted and withdrawn life she needs really patient owners who can help her get used to the big wide world.”


Poor Dotty hasn't received a single application (Image: RSPCA)


Dotty adores people and loves to play (Image: RSPCA)

Dotty, who adores people, is looking for a home where she will be the only pet.

She has been trained to wear a muzzle when she is out and about as she can be reactive.

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She enjoys going for walks in quiet places and would love a garden.

Ms Jones said: “Other dogs are particularly difficult for her but we’ve had her on a strict training plan and her behaviour has improved hugely in that time.READ MORE: Heartbreak as rescue dog still waiting for home after 750 days


Dotty was taken into care of the RSPCA’s Ashley Heath Animal Centre in Dorset in July 2021 (Image: RSPCA)

“With people, however, it’s a different story.

“She absolutely loves being around people and all she wants in life is a snuggle and a belly rub.

“She doesn’t quite understand the concept of personal space so will plonk herself on your lap!

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“She’s really clever and picks up new tricks quickly.

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“She loves to play fetch, search for hidden toys, and learn new things.

“It’ll take the right person to give Dotty what she needs but, after all she’s been through, no one deserves it more.

“Who could resist that dazzling Staffie smile and her waggy tail?”

Find out more about Dotty here.

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