We all know the old adage - a dog is for life, not just for Christmas. But for some people, a dog can end up being just too much responsibility. Such was the case for some negligent owners in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Northern England. Like far too many pooches, this dog was abandoned by owners. When the heartbreaking video was shared on social media, the public were super upset to see the poor treatment of the cute hound. The RSPCA gave the pup a name inspired by another famous "Dogg" - Snoop.
Well, as with anything on social media, the reach of this story went far further than expected. Far enough, in fact, to attract the attention of the doggy's namesake, Snoop Dogg. And we're super excited to see what happens next.
You'd have to be living under a rock to have never heard of Snoop Dogg.
via: Getty ImagesBorn in 1971, he's one of rap's biggest breakout stars - and is now known just as much for his entrepreneurial ventures and hilariously chilled personality as he is for his tunes.
The rapper's real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Junior.He came up in the early nineties with the West Coast rap scene, first featuring on Dr. Dre's first single Deep Cover in 1992.
Perhaps his most famous single is 2004's Drop It Like It's Hot.The hit topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, and still gets the dance floor filled to this day. With moves like this, it's hardly surprising.
Broadus' rap persona is never far from some canine associations.According to legend, he was given his alter-ego's name by his mother, who thought he resembled Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoons. We can kind of see it!
Snoop is also well known for his fun social media presence.
#MyGrandmaAlways 👀 https://t.co/w0GVLVIA0H— Snoop Dogg (@Snoop Dogg)1472090040.0
Aside from dropping constant funnies, though, it's clear Snoop has a heart of gold.In spite of early criticism of his music as misogynistic and violent, he's now well known as an activist and all around good guy. And this story really proves that point.
It all started with this Tweet from BBC Midlands.
Who would do this? 'Snoop' was abandoned in the most callous way in Trentham. The RSPCA say the footage is 'heartbr… https://t.co/4Ei5omjFol— BBC Midlands Today (@BBC Midlands Today)1545655797.0
People on Twitter were understandably horrified.
@bbcmtd Hope they prosecute the horrid person. Nice dog like this. No excuses. https://t.co/ToKt2Re97M— Oinfo UK (@Oinfo UK)1545893095.0
The video quickly went viral.
@BBCRadioStoke @RSPCA_official hi guys, can you please DM me the details of whoever currently has Snoop? #savesnoop— ThePiercerGirl (@ThePiercerGirl)1545657971.0
It seems no one can resist a cute doggy.
Snoop is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Thank you to everyone who has shared the @RSPCA_official appeal about the dog Snoop who was dumped on CCTV in Stoke… https://t.co/35vpgMlcJq— Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team (@Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team)1545680479.0
The RSPCA have posted some adorable updates.
Spent the afternoon with the famous Snoop, the dog who has touched millions of hearts around the world this Christm… https://t.co/WlKJc1UCJp— Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team (@Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team)1546016157.0
For those who were worried, it seems Snoop is doing just fine.
Have just been looking at all the media coverage Snoop has had these last couple of days and it is phenomenal. His… https://t.co/bjLulH6uHD— Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team (@Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team)1545909642.0
Some famous faces even threw their names in.
@RachRSPCA @RSPCA_official Happy to add my name to the adoption list. He is gorgeous and I'll give him a loving home in a heartbeat.— Sue Perkins 💙 (@Sue Perkins 💙)1545923321.0
And she wasn't the only one!
So disturb by this footage. I say to rspca. If you have trouble rehoming this little dog. I will take it, gladly. https://t.co/gG723A1zrw— Andrew Neil (@Andrew Neil)1545678801.0
And let's not forget the most famous potential adopter of all.Yep, that's right. Upon hearing the tale of his doggy namesake, Snoop (the human version) also said he'd be happy to take in the abandoned pup.
Since the two share a name it would almost be rude not to offer, right?Speaking to the Daily Star, Snoop described the video as "heartbreaking." "If he really needed a home then he has one with us," the rapper offered. "There's always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop."
As you may have guessed from his name, Snoop is a doggy fan.
We don't know about you, but we're getting a pretty cute mental image of Snoop's crib.We think the dog incarnation of Snoop would fit in just fine with the other pooches and his namesake owner!
News of human Snoop's generous offer quickly spread.
We're certain Snoop (the poor, abandoned dog) will be having a much better year in 2019... https://t.co/XQEHfwPMrM— StokeonTrentLive (@StokeonTrentLive)1546332600.0
Twitter's reactions were heartwarming.
❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/zUTLxPnVit— NUTRA-9 (@NUTRA-9)1546357687.0
Although we can't be sure the pair will ever actually meet.
@RhysStephenson Hi Rhys, thanks for offering Snoop a home. He's been very popular but he's not actually available j… https://t.co/bD2Jg1Bupu— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA (England & Wales))1546339717.0
Nonetheless, it's nice to hear some good news for once.
https://t.co/6kUYDUXnS7 how fantastic the reaction this story has had. Snoop is sure to have a great future but I h… https://t.co/TGcTElYMYe— Anthony Joynes (@Anthony Joynes)1546292023.0
And we're happy to report Snoop has been kept in the loop.
Our lovely Snoop has caught the attention of his namesake @SnoopDogg 😆 -> https://t.co/mvayRJXKmf @RSPCA_official https://t.co/AIm69sYrXy— Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team (@Rachel Butler 🐾🐶🐦 RSPCA Press Team)1546243826.0
We're happy to report that Snoop is doing just fine.
Rapper, Snoop Dog, has reportedly offered to re-home the abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was named after h… https://t.co/lm1jB52NXi— ITV News Central (@ITV News Central)1546258745.0
It's a pretty great story overall.How many news pieces can you think of which included cute dogs and famous rappers? Not enough, in our opinion!
It's enough to get us a little bit emotional!
Look at the contrast between these two images!
From roadside to bedside great work from @RSPCA_official in rescuing Snoop the dog who has captured the heart of th… https://t.co/2V4SxBTWAd— dominic dyer (@dominic dyer)1545938465.0
Plus, it'll bring more attention to the needs of abandoned dogs.
Great that Snoop is well after his ordeal - remember folks, animal centres up and down the UK are full of lovely an… https://t.co/IPLliLIN51— RSPCA Leybourne (@RSPCA Leybourne)1545928352.0