Three abandoned Staffordshire bull terriers are due to be rehomed after a public appeal for new owners.
The dogs were branded Scotland's least-loved dogs after being resident at a Scottish SPCA rescue shelter for nearly three years in total.
Only a day after an appeal to the public, the charity said there are more than nine people vying for each of the three dogs - Scooby, Frankie and Oliver.
Officers for the charity said their breed makes it difficult to rehome the dogs - known as staffies - and they were repeatedly passed over for "cuter" animals.
Staff at the rescue centre near Drumoak, Aberdeenshire are now whittling down the applicants to a shortlist who will be considered.
Graeme Innes, centre manager, said: "We've been delighted with the response to our rehoming appeal for long-term residents Frankie, Scooby and Oliver.
"The phone started ringing as soon as we opened at 10am this morning and it literally hasn't stopped ringing since. When we last checked our answer phone there were 28 messages on it and every single one was for the staffies.
"We have been drawing up a list of potential new owners and we are already on our third sheet of A4 paper.
"Several people are booked in to come and visit the dogs tomorrow, so we are very hopeful that their extremely long kennel stays will soon be over and they'll be in loving, permanent homes at last."