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Jan 26 2013 Sandra, I am absolutely blown away by the amount of staffies and their crosses that are on this site. I knew the situation was bad, but when you see the actual numbers on one site alone, it hits home. Thanks go out to the team that make these new homes happen. I have had 3 rescues now, fell head over heels in love with number 1, which turned me into rescue staffies. Sadly number 3, is not keen on other dogs.. love him to bits mind!! lazy old sod!!
Dec 3 Rach I wish i could adopt another staffie hope they all find new loving homes before Christmas and New year
Nov 2 Rach Just wanted to say I love what you do, we have had our rescue staff Dexter for six weeks and he is the most amazing dog. Have always loved the breed and so glad we were able to offer him his loving home forever. Reading through the site has brought a tear to my eye, everything crossed that more and more people see what a truly wonderful breed the staffie is.
Nov 2 Nancy Budd I love your site and the work you are doing!!!! I have just recently adopted a Staffy who I have named Baxter as he was about to be put to sleep as no one wanted him and he had been in the pound for 3 months. He is such a lovely dog and I love him to bits.I swore I would never have another after my last one passed away 10 years ago but I couldnt let him be put down once I had seen his little face. Keep speading the word on what a wonderful breed they are as I try and do everyday! People cross the road to walk away from him and people ned to be educated on their wonderful nature. Keep up the good work, your amazing.
Sept 12 Paul
Love what you do, spreading the word about non breeding and rescue staffies making wonderful loving companions.
From Paul, Sharon and Duke. x
July 31 Matt Simpson
I would just like to say a massive thank you to Wendy for our visit and adoption of Sally on Saturday 28th July. Wendy you are a total assist to the dog rescue system and i joy to meet. Sally (now sapphie) is a true gem she has already settled in and made her mark on us all at home. I would just like to thank you all for giving us and Sapphie the chance to enjoy each other for years to come. Matt
July 17 Gill Thom
I would never have another breed of dog staffies get into your heart. I’ve got my 15 year old girl Sasha who came from Stafford Rescue South East in 1999,followed by Chokey in 2003. I lost my boy due to cancer 3 years ago and there isn’t a day goes by when I don’t think of his smile. If I could take in more I most certainly would they’re addictive in the best way and they certainly don’t deserve all the bad press.
June 22 Angie
Best Breed Ever Long Live the Staffies
June 20 Rachael
Hi, just wanted to check in as 1 year ago we adopted Huckleberry Finn (now Berry) & he settled in very quickly, in fact can’t remember life without him. Thank you so much for all the hard work you do xx
June 19 Lyn
Staffies are such beautiful loving souls.. So misunderstood and so misjudged. I have a young staffy girl coming up for a year old (July 2012) and she is just so adorable. I would love to have another one one day but with a GSD and a westie as well its just impossible. But I would definatley rescue a staffy in the future. I hope all your gorgeous babies find there forever homes soon. Such a fantastic breed with kids too and so loyal.
May 26 Sue
Best breed ever
Apr 9 PATRICIA MC CAW
Looking at Staffie sites late at night as I haven’t discovered yet what other breed our Staffie, Bonnie, is crossed with [suspect Patterdale]. We got her five years ago when she was one year from a Dog’s Trust kennel near Edinburgh, where we live. Just to say I’m really impressed by the work you’re doing–I’m very touched by your humanity and hard work and will be sending you a donation as soon as I finish this. I support a lot of animal and human charities on a regular basis and also try to help local Scottish ones but you seem exceptional. I do hope you get good homes for all your lovely dogs, and wish you volunteers every good wish I can think of!
Apr 4 Travey Nolan
All the Staffie’s look lovely, I hope we find the right one for us soon !
Jan 26 Matt Simpson
Your organisation is totally outstanding and what you are doing for this fantastic breed is nothing but pure heart warming. I myself have a 11yr old staffie(who still thinks she is a puppy) and she is our whole life and soul of our family. I know how much love and affection staffies give back so the love you must all be getting from all your staffies must be over whelming i just wish people wouldn’t tarnish them with the same breed as pit bulls and actualy get to know the true staffie breed. I myself have yet to come across one staffie that didn’t want to say hello to you whilst out for a walk and show you so much love and affection they have for everyone.. I have just managed to start work again so i will gladly be setting up (on pay day) a standing order to your organisation it won’t be much but I know every little helps and if it helps only one of your great staffies then i have helped. I will also be telling my friends about your web site and encourage them to donate as well. I would just like to say well done to all your staff for the fantastic work the must be doing. Kind Regards Matt Simpson
Jan 16 Jenni Horsfield
I had a mixture of emotions reading that amazing poem. Upset and anger. Sometimes I wonder why someone would want to hurt and abanden there pets??? And thats where I cannot for the life of me work it out??? financial gain maybe yes. I try to donate when I can, and one day want to rescue bull breeds when I can. I commend people like staffy rescue, you should be awarded a badge of honor for what you do for these beautiful breeds. I have an 11 year old staffy called Tye ive had him since he was 8 weeks old and cannot explain how much I love him. He is my baby boy, and he now has a brother who is an american bull dog. He is 3 years old there always by each others side. My dogs are everything to me and I will always be there with them no matter what. Thank you again for your amazing work and one day this government does something so that bull breeds don’t end up in kennels all the time and put down for no reason. Thank you Jenni xx
Jan 12 Vikki Brown
I was so moved when I read the Staffie poem on ‘Killing me Softly’.
Our first staffie was a beautiful girl called Maddie and was the most lovely, well behaved family pet and I miss her everyday. I soon realised when she grew up, that people do not understand the breed at all. People would cross the road when they saw us walking her and it used to puzzle me when I was younger. However, as I matured I realised it was because of the status of the dogs and the misconception, bad breeding and ignorance of people. My sister has gone on to own two more fabulous staffies bitches, and I too would love another. The work this charity is doing is commendable, and highlights the stats that staffie and staffie crosses are at the highest levels in rescue and the least rehomed. Thank you for giving them the chance they so deserve.
Just wanted to tell all a successful rescue story of how i got my staffie!
Basically my family and I was in our living room, we had the back door open, next thing a black short legged staffie walked into where we was sitting, very random! but she made herself at home lol. She was very dirty and fairly thin, however, very friendly. We took her to the vet and she had no chip or collar, so we published her picture all over lost dog websites, however, no one came foward. A week later the a member from the local council came to see the dog and we all decided to keep her, my family aren’t extreme dog loves besides myself, but she seems to have changed their view on dogs esp staffies, don’t no what we would do without her
Jan 02 Emma Thayre
I just wanted to say well done to all the hardwork and devotion you give to these beautiful and deserving dogs (thank God for you). We rescued our Staffy Missy from Sussex pet rescue at nine months old ….It wasnt easy at first but nearly two yrs down the road it feel like she has been with us forever. We took on a English bull mastif x gsd and he is a year old now and they are great friends especially with our kids 16 yrs and 12 yrs and 10 yrs old, I wish we could afford to own another staffy
Nov 28 Gail
I am 26 years old and have had Staffies all my life. My Dad brought home a bitch called Pollie and soon became hooked on the breed. My boyfriend and I share our home with Bruce, who we rescued over 4 years ago and he is one of the best. He adores my sisters kids and he cannot stop licking our new baby girl. A friend of mine who was terrified of dogs came to live with me for a year and as a result of her time spent with Bruce has now adopted her own staffie. I am forever trying to educate non-staffie owners about the joys of being owned by a staffie
Nov 18 Josie
We’ve always had dog breeds that society have frowned upon, in my lifetime we have owned a pitbull, english bull and now a staffie – all of which had/will have a home for life within our family. Our male staffie is 17 months old and is an absolute darling. He was born with a heart defect which in the long run would have meant he’d die of neumonia or suffocated with liquid leaking into his lungs. The operation and after care cost in excess of £1000, but was totally worth it – he’s healthy and you can’t tell there was anything ever wrong with the chap! I’d hate to think what would have happened to him if someone else had bought him – especially as he had the best markings in the litter. It breaks my heart to know the fate of so many staffies, and the role the mass media has in the bad reputation they have. I am currently a strapped for cash student, but when i do next have available money i will be donating to your cause as it is something i believe strongly in. I do strongly agree with the statement that a lot of staffies should be neutred, and that it is mainly the role of the mass media that gives the majority of the public this terrible idea. It is rarely the dogs fault, but the owner. Getting this through to people is the hard part, we’ve never had a male dog but Vince the staffie is so loving and loyal that it doesn’t matter, they sense everything and he is more than part of the family. I hope for all staffies sake that this ‘trend’ stops soon. Well done for all your hard work for the cause.
Nov 10 Wendy
We adopted a Staffie from the Dogs Trust 2 months ago. I had never thought about having one, but her personality shone throught above all the other dogs. She’s settled in well and gets on great with our other dog. She is so loving and just wants to cuddle up with you. I’d recommend anyone to adopt one. They’re great family dogs. I love your site and the work you do. The poem made me cry.
Nov 6 Angela Kendall
After losing my staffie sash of 12 years from a pup due to old age i just couldnt be without her so decided to look for a pup but came across your website after watching the song it has moved me to tears and i am now thinkng of adopting one i will never buy a pup from a paper i did not realise what went on. Staffies are the best dogs going and always given a bad reputation my dog was soft as anything and a beautiful staff i miss her so much. i hope you continue to do well with your work.
Nov 2 Nikki
Wonderful website and always in awe of the excellent hard work you do. We adopted Mitzy from you 6 weeks ago and she is the most wonderful dog and a fantastic companion to our lively young dog Sam! So affectionate and obedient, she makes human and doggy friends everywhere she goes! THANK YOU!
Just wanted to say I love what you do, we have had our rescue staff Dexter for six weeks and he is the most amazing dog. Have always loved the breed and so glad we were able to offer him his loving home forever. Reading through the site has brought a tear to my eye, everything crossed that more and more people see what a truly wonderful breed the staffie is. XXXX