After distressing footage of a dog named Snoop being abandoned went viral, Snoop Dogg offered to adopt the pooch.

The dog was named Snoop, too!

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Distressing footage caught by a security camera at Stoke-on-Trent, England went viral after it was tweeted out by the The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on December 24.

The video shows a man dropping off his Staffordshire Bull Terrier and its bed by the side of the road then jumping back in his car without the dog. The Staffie is clearly in distress and begs to be let back in the car, but the man eventually drives off.


Research shows that abandoned dogs go through the same type of distress a human would feel after losing a loved one. This could lead to health problems and eventually death in the streets or at a shelter.

Luckily, the Staffie was rescued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and named “Snoop” after Snoop Dogg, the rapper.


Snoop Dogg heard about the abandoned animal and said the dog could have a home with him back in Los Angeles. “There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop,” the rapper from Long Beach, California told The Daily Star. “If he really needed a home then he has one with us. But I don’t think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got.”

According to Celebrity Pets, Snoop has owned up to 11 dogs at a time, including multiple pit bulls. He’s also an investor in Dog for Dog brand dog food, which donates a bag of food to a rescue shelter for every bag sold.

Although Snoop the Staffie has yet to be rehomed, things are looking up for the pooch. “At the moment he isn’t up for rehoming while our investigation into his abandonment is ongoing,” Rachel Butler of the RSPCA told People. “However, we have had scores of people wanting to rehome him so we are certain he will not be waiting long for a new home.”

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