The RSPCA South Cotswolds branch is hoping to find a special home for a Labrador and Staffie cross called Hades who came into the charity’s care under-socialised and was very fearful.

Handsome boy Hades arrived at the Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home in April as his owners were struggling to cope with his behaviour and knew they couldn’t give him the time and patience he needed.

He was so scared when he arrived at the centre that he would not leave his bed for three days. However, slowly but surely, Hades has come on leaps and bounds thanks to the kindness and dedication of RSPCA staff.

Hades can still be nervous around strangers so will need a little bit of time and patience to build up some trust with any potential adopters.

He would thrive in an adult-only home with no other pets, where someone is around for a good part of the day as worries when left for too long.

If you think you can give Hades a loving home, please fill out a perfect match form found on the website:

The RSPCA rescues animals from the worst abuse and neglect and, by giving them a home, you are giving them a second chance at life. As part of our rehoming drive this October - called Adoptober - we want to shine a light on all of the dogs in our care and encourage people to adopt instead of shop.

Dr Gaines added: “Our advice to anyone thinking of getting a dog is to do lots of research first to ensure that you can meet the needs of a dog. They are a huge commitment and responsibility, but they’re also a wonderful addition to the family and are sure to bring you lots of joy and happiness.

“Sadly we are expecting to see more dogs coming into our care over the following months as people who are beginning to return to work find their dogs may struggle to cope at home alone, or because families cannot cope with behavioural problems or the costs of getting ‘lockdown puppies’ who are now struggling to adapt to adolescent and adult life.

“Anyone who needs help with their pet should speak to their vet, a clinical animal behaviourist or head to our website for advice.”

For more information about Adoptober, visit and to see all the animals we have available for rehoming visit

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit their website or call the donation line on 0300 123 8181.