Can you bring St Patrick’s luck to the saddest Staffie?


As senior Staffie Minnie marks her 100th day in the kennels of Battersea Brands Hatch, Kent, the staff is hoping that St Patrick’s Day will bring her the luck  she needs to find her forever home.

The twelve-year-old arrived at Battersea back in November, covered in itchy red patches from a skin condition that has since healed, after her owners surrendered her. According to the staff, there have been days when she was so sad she wouldn’t even leave her kennel for a walk.  small-DSC_0227

Rehoming and Welfare Manager of Battersea Brands Hatch, Michelle Bevan, says, “Our Minnie could definitely win the award for Kent’s saddest looking Staffie as she’s incredibly down in the dumps being in kennels. But under that sad face is an absolutely gorgeous senior lady with a heart of gold. She’s a real ambassador for her breed and loves people, her toys and a good cuddle.”

Michelle is hopeful that she may catch someone’s eye despite being a senior, which makes her harder to rehome than younger dogs.

“Minnie would love to be the only dog in the home so she can get your full attention and is looking for understanding new owners who can give her lots of TLC. She is desperately hoping her luck will take a turn for the better and a new home will be awaiting her at the end of the rainbow this St Patricks Day.”

If you have a dog-shaped hole in your home and you think you might be the right person to turn Minnie’s luck, contact 0843 509 4444 or visit

Images by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.


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