The RSPCA is desperately trying to find the paw-fect fur-ever home for Toyah – who is sadly the longest stay dog at the RSPCA’s Mount Noddy’s Animal Centre in Chichester.

Five-year-old German Shepherd Toyah came to the centre back in April 2019 after her owner was no longer able to cope, and the search began to find her a loving new family.


But despite her loving and clever personality, Toyah has been overlooked time and time again by potential adopters.

She is a special girl and will need a very special home, but staff are hoping that there is the right family out there for her.

Susan Botherway, Animal Centre Manager, said: “Toyah has just won over the hearts of everyone at the centre and we really don’t know why it’s taking this long for her to find a new family. It’s sad to think that while lots of dogs have come and gone at the centre, poor Toyah still remains.

“She is the most beautiful, affectionate  intelligent, comical and playful girl. She is energetic, and is looking for a calm and quiet household in a semi-rural location, with experienced German Shepherd owners who understand her training requirements and the breed.

“Toyah has struggled a little with kennels, and she does have some insecurities and can be unsure of meeting new people so adopters will need to be prepared to spend time working with the centre when getting to know her, and will need to put some simple measures in place in the home when expecting visitors.

“Toyah has a great toy drive, and these can be used to bond with her. Once she knows you Toyah has so much love to give and really enjoys a fuss and a groom.

“Toyah loves toys especially footballs and makes friends with anyone who will play football with her.

“She also loves being outside and enjoys walks around the south downs, particularly the woods.

“She is a water baby and will find any muddy puddle or stream for a paddle and a roll – and really loves to be bathed afterwards.”

If you are interested in offering Toyah a home please visit her find a pet page here, or contact the centre direct on 07395792891 or 01243 773359 or you can email