A dog who is spending his second Christmas in the RSPCA’s care is looking to start afresh in 2016 with a new family.

Hooch is an 11-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier who came into the care of the RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch over a year ago after being attacked by another dog. Sadly, Hooch’s wounds required urgent veterinary attention and so he was signed over into RSPCA care.

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Since then, he has come on leaps and bounds, walking brilliantly on the lead and loving human attention.

However, as a result of Hooch being attacked, he is anxious around other dogs and needs a special, adult-only home without any other animals.

Emma Markham, adoptions manager for the RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch, said: “Hooch is such a loving boy who sadly gets overlooked because of his age and his breed.  He loves human attention, lots of cuddles and playing.

“Don’t be fooled by his age. This boy still has plenty of life in him and simply wants lots of love, a garden to potter around in and a sofa to curl up on! He’s a soppy boy and loves giving people doggie kisses and is a firm favourite with the branch team.

“He’s been in our care for over a year now, and while we all love him, we’d like nothing more than to see him find a home perfect for him. While he does need a more special home, we’re sure the right family is out there and able to provide Hooch with the retirement home he deserves.”

For more information on Hooch and to enquire about adopting him, please email adoptions@rspca-northamptonshire.org.uk. The RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch carry out meetings and home visits before any adoption goes ahead.

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