As Staffordshire Rescue Scotland did not have any suitable dogs we started to search for other rescues and there were many, sadly most in England, and as we live North of the border I knew would struggle persuading my hubby to travel South of the border! My good friend @Pat Elliot spent many hours searching the internet for our new family member and sending me links. Also jokingly (I think) sending links to Battersea (where she got her lovely rescue Missy from) and suggesting we could visit Battersea and her in a rescue roadtrip!!
However we found, with Pat's help the website for Any Staffie'll Do Rescue which takes dogs from all over the UK who are to be put to sleep as there time is up - which in some cases is only 7 days after they have been handed in to the pound. They have links to many local authority pounds and link up with various charitable organisations in England not only to source dogs but to transport them and even help keep them in kennels or emergency kennelling until transport can be organised.
We decided this was a worthy charity and who knows our new family member may even eventually be from Battersea if we used them!