Abandoned Staffordshire bull terrier filmed running behind owners car finds new home

An abandoned Staffordshire bull terrier that was filmed running behind its owner’s car has found a loving new home.‘Snoop’ was dumped at the roadside by his cruel owners in the Trentham area of Stoke-on-Trent on December 17 last year.He was found an hour later by two passersby who spotted him lying on the dog bed he was deserted with.CCTV footage of the abandoned animal jumping up at the car’s window as it pulled away went viral after it was released by the RSPCA just after christmas.Since its broadcast, the dog has been inundated with offers to be re-homed from thousands of potential owners, including US rapper Snoop Dogg.Now, Snoop has been paired with new owner Laurence Squire at his home in the rolling Herefordshire countryside.Mr Squire, a previous owner of another Staffordshire bull terrier,  said he “bonded instantly” with Snoop when they met at the RSPCA Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Shropshire, where he was being looked after.He said: “They are such a loving breed and so I started to look for another one. I contacted the RSPCA and said that I was looking for a male Staffie, around one to two years old, and one evening I was watching the news when Snoop’s story came on. Snoop is still suffering from separation anxiety, as a result of his abandonment, and needed a home where someone was around all day, according to the RSPCA.He now has a large garden and surrounding fields to run around in, and has settled into his new lifestyle so well that he is considered a “regular” at the local pub.Mr Squire added: “He is a fantastic dog and he settled in straight away. As soon as he came into the house for the first time, he jumped on the sofa and it was as though he decided that was the space for him.“He loves to lie on the back of the sofa and if I put the fire on he will curl up in front of it. He loves being warm and if he can find his way into a bedroom, you’ll find him under the duvet with his head on the pillow.” CCTV screengrab issued by the RSPCA of a man abandoning a Staffordshire bull terrier in Trentham on Monday December 17  CCTV screengrab issued by the RSPCA of a man abandoning a Staffordshire bull terrier in Trentham on Monday December 17 Credit:RSPCA/PA She added: “He was dumped at Christmas, a time of year which we spend with our loved ones, so for something so unloving to happen to him was heartbreaking. But the love and attention he is getting now from Laurence is wonderful.”The charity said it had other Staffies available for re-homing on its website.Meanwhile, the inquiry into who left Snoop at the roadside is continuing. Rachel Butler, from the RSPCA, said the dog’s story had put a “spotlight” on the daily reality of pet abandonment. “What happened to him was shocking, and it was clear from the footage – in the way that he tried to get back into the car – that he was a loyal dog. I thought that he seemed like the perfect dog for me and that I could offer him the home he deserved.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.