The Shelter in Godmanchester currently has 13 of the traditional stripy coloured dogs ranging from four months to nine years of age.
Behaviour and Training Consultant for Wood Green, Sue Ketland, said: “Since January this year we have taken in more than 270 Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terrier crosses, but while the white and tan coloured dogs seem to find their forever homes really quickly, we have found the brindle ones don’t seem to get a second glance.
“As a result we now find that out of the 31 dogs currently available for rehoming 13 (41 per cent) are brindle coloured Staffies.
“Staffies make wonderful pets with the right owner and this time of year they want nothing more than a warm house and a cosy bed.
“Staff at the Shelter are doing their best to keep all of the dogs warm and find them new homes but it is heartbreaking that these beautiful dogs are being over looked just because they are not the right colour.
“If you have got room in your life for a brindle Staffie then get in touch.”
Flora, a two-year-old Staffie was found tied up in Easton, Huntingdon on September 19. She is a real softie looking for a home where she can get lots of cuddles.
Miley, a six-month-old Staffie was brought to the Shelter on November 14 because her owners could no longer look after her. She was hit by a car 10 days previously and has had her back left leg amputated.
Sasha, a two-year-old Staffie, was brought in on November 25 as an unwanted dog. She is a friendly girl with a sensitive side.
For further information about rehoming a dog, call the dog reception team on 0844 248 8181 ext 1292 or visit www.woodgreen.org.uk where all of the available dogs are listed.
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