Princess the Staffordshire bull terrier gets a fairytale ending

Wednesday, 11th April 2012

Staffordshire bull terrier Princess has finally got her fairytale ending and will soon be eating dog food from the comfort of her own home.

The five-year-old brindle Staffie spent more than a year at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home waiting for some new owners.

Yesterday they arrived in the form of Mary Cromwell and Jimmy Hiley from Egham, Surrey - who are also big fans of the breed.

Mary said: "Princess is a beautiful dog and we can't understand why no-one's wanted her until now, but we feel very lucky to be able to give her a home.

"We couldn't have asked for a lovelier dog."

Princess spent a total of 377 days in the kennels after her previous owners had to give her up as they were not allowed to keep her in their rented accommodation.

Battersea launched its 'Staffies. They're softer than you think' campaign in 2011 to reconnect people with the gentle breed, which has gotten a poor reputation over the years.

The Dogs home states that with the right owner, Staffies are beautifully-behaved animals.