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Dog's home staff hope luck will change for Maddie

Staff at a dog's home in Ipswich are hoping luck will change for a four year old Staffie Cross.

Maddie has been with the Blue Cross Centre for the last six months - normally it takes less than a month to re-home a dog.

Maddie Credit: Blue Cross

She has scars and a badly docked tail which they fear is putting people off but the centre says it will continue searching for a new home for her.

"Maddie is extremely affectionate, tactile and loves nothing more than to cuddle up and snooze. We are worried that she may be as unlucky as she has been because of the way that she looks. We believe that beauty is skin deep and that regardless of what she might look like on the outside she is as deserving of a special loving home as any other dog."

– Blue Cross Centre, Ipswich
Maddie Credit: Blue Cross

If you'd like more details about Maddie you can contact the Blue Cross Centre on 0300 777 1480 or email