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Abandoned at Christmas: Snoop dog finds his forever home

Snoop dog in his new home. Credit: RSPCA

Millions of people around the world watched heartbreaking CCTV footage of a man abandoning his dog just days before Christmas - now he has got his happy ending in a new forever home.

A man was captured on CCTV leaving the Staffordshire bull terrier type dog by the side of a road in Stoke-on-Trent. In heartbreaking scenes, the dog chased after the car as it drove off.

Snoop with his new owner. Credit: RSPCA

Laurence Squire met Snoop at the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Shropshire, where he was being looked after - and they instantly clicked.

Snoop dog in his new home. Credit: RSPCA

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.

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.

– Lawrence Squire - Snoop's new owner
Snoop dog in his new home. Credit: RSPCA

Snoop is still suffering from separation anxiety, as a result of his abandonment, and needed a home where someone was around all day.

Thousands of people were moved by the CCTV footage and offered to give Snoop a home including his namesake, LA-based rapper Snoop Dogg.

The RSPCA say Snoop and his owner already have a strong bond - Snoop is living like a king.