Could you help give our animals something to smile about?


We’re hoping to find forever homes for some of our moody looking residents.

While some of these animals may give the impression they are down in the dumps, they are actually some of our more colourful and lovable characters.

Two grumpy old men

Jack and Gryff © RSPCAGruff Gryff and best friend Jack are often referred to as the two grumpy old men. In reality they could not be more lovable.

The two crossbreed dogs, who are currently in the care of  RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, are likened to the main characters in The Odd Couple.

Anna White, centre manager says:

“They remind us of the characters portrayed by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Gryff is the mature, house proud one and Jack the lovable rogue.

“Jack and Gryff are beautiful boys. They are well natured, cuddly, loyal, playful, laid back and two of the easiest dogs to look after. They are inseparable. You really could not ask for a more perfect pair of dogs.”

Grumpy Gertie

Grumpy Gertie © RSPCAAffectionately known as ‘Grumpy Gertie’ this loveable moody mare has cheered up since she found a friend for life in stable pal Doris.

Gertie, who is around 20 years old, has been in the care of RSPCA Southridge Centre for many years. She was brought in with Doris after being abandoned.

Anna said:

“Gertie’s past treatment and handling has affected her so severely it has been decided that retirement is the ideal for her. She is a wonderful companion horse.

“Gertie and Doris have been patiently waiting for someone to come and offer to adopt them. It would be lovely if they had someone special to call their own for what is the last chapter in their lives.

“Gertie can come across as a bit of a miserable mare, but she really is a beautiful thoroughbred horse.”

Bunny Blue

Blue the rabbit © RSPCAThis bunny may be Blue by name but he’s definitely not blue by nature!

A stunning one-year-old lionhead cross, Blue came into our care with four brothers and sisters after they were found in very poor conditions. It is likely they were being used for breeding.

Hannah Brookfield from RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch said:

“He is only a young chap with a gorgeous fawn coat. He is a really cheeky and he loves to have a little nibble on your shoes when you take his hay ball in first thing in the morning.”

Our very own grumpy cat

Xiu the cat © RSPCAXiu may look like a long lost relative of Grumpy Cat but he is far from grouchy in his temperament.

His markings make him look as though he is frowning, but he’s very affectionate and has a lot of love to give.

He was brought in to RSPCA Sussex North Branch as a stray with a badly infected head injury and has been nursed back to health.

Nothing makes this six-year-old short haired laid-back moggy happier than a comfortable lap and getting tickled under the chin! Now all he needs is a home to call his own.

Find your perfect pet

To see these and other animals in our care that are available for rehoming visit our pet search.

To help us look after animals like these text HELP to 78866 to give £3.
(Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).