Lonely dog who faced over 550 days of rejection finds new home
Bolt was moved to the Scottish SPCA's Drumoak home in Aberdeenshire after spending 18 months in Glasgow.
A lonely Staffordshire bull terrier who faced more than 550 days of rejection has found a new home.
Bolt was moved to the Scottish SPCA's Drumoak home in Aberdeenshire after being overlooked for nearly 18 months at its centre in Glasgow.
Nikki and Martin Shaw from Inverurie took in Bolt - who is now named Chester - earlier this month.
Ms Shaw said: “We decided that the time was right for us to rehome a dog and when we went along to meet him we both knew he was the one for us.
"He slept for almost two days straight when we first got him home and it was lovely to see him so relaxed. It was as if all the stress of being homeless had finally been lifted from him.
"It's a shame that staffies get such a bad reputation when they are actually really good dogs and we're very pleased we have been able to help."
Centre assistant manager Debbie Innes added: "It was love at first sight when Nikki and Martin met him.
"Everyone here is over the moon that he has finally found his forever home and we just know he is going to be spoiled rotten.
"Seeing a dog like Bolt leave to start a happy new life is the kind of moment that makes this job worthwhile."