Staffie Awareness week at Aberdeenshire charity

Naomi the staffie
Naomi the staffie

The Scottish SPCA is celebrating its annual Staffie Awareness Week by encouraging members of the public to come along to meet dogs desperate for new homes.

Dog lovers from Aberdeen can visit the charity’s Drumoak centre to meet the dogs in their care.

Centre Manager Graeme Innes said: “We’re always looking to do more to raise awareness of the breed, which is often mischaracterised.

“Staffies are one of our most popular dogs and it’s clear to see why, they are friendly, loyal and affectionate dogs.

“They are real people dogs and thrive on human companionship.

“Staffie Awareness Week gives us the chance to show off just how amazing they are as pets.”

SSPCA Drumoak currently has one staffie resident, named Naomi, who has been at the centre for more than 140 days.

Mr Innes added: “When Naomi came to us, she was a poor sight.

“However, as we’ve worked with her and gained her trust she’s transformed into a completely different dog.

“She’s now a bundle of energy and cuddles.

“As much as we love her, we’re desperate to find her the loving family she deserves.”

Those who have already rehomed a staffie from the charity can share their story by using #StaffieEverAfter on social media.

Anyone interested in giving a staffie a new home can visit the Scottish SPCA website at or call their local centre on 03000 999 999.