Can you adopt Shadow – a dog who has spent all of lockdown without a home?

A “LOCKDOWN pooch” who came into the RSPCA’s care during the first full day of Wales’ national lockdown is looking to end 2020 on a high note with a loving new home.

Shadow, a Staffordshire bull terrier cross, came into the care of the Newport centre on March 24 from the Cwmbran area.

He was very underweight, but his welfare has improved markedly in the RSPCA’s care.

It is now hoped Shadow’s year can end on a positive note.

The three-year-old is on a behaviour plan with the RSPCA as he can jump up at people, and staff at the Newport-based centre are appealing for a new owner who will work with Shadow to patiently address these challenges.

The plea for a suitable owner comes as the RSPCA celebrates the month of Adoptober – highlighting the benefits of rescue animals, and the array of perfect companions currently in its care across England and Wales.

Kath Logan, from the Newport Animal Centre, said: “Shadow is our lockdown pooch – having come into our care during the first full day of Wales’ national lockdown.

“He’s had a tough time – and our staff have worked hard with him.

“He is such a handsome, wonderful dog – and we know the perfect owner is out there for him. He’ll just need a patient new owner, who will work with his behaviour plan and help his playful side and great character continue to shine through.”

New coronavirus local lockdown restrictions have impacted rehoming procedures at the Newport Animal Centre. Due to restrictions on people entering and leaving the local authority area, animal adopter appointments can only be offered to those living locally, until further notice.

Ms Logan added: “Anyone interested in offering Shadow a new home can contact the Newport Animal Centre on 0300 123 0744 or send a perfect match form to

“However, local lockdown restrictions in Newport mean we are currently only able to accept adopter appointments from them living inside the Newport City Council area.”

More information about Adoptober, and the benefits of rescue pets, is available on the RSPCA website.

You can view the original article (by South Wales Argus) here.

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