Snoop Dogg offers to adopt dog named Snoop abandoned in viral video

Rapper Snoop Dogg has opened his heart - and home - to an abandoned dog seen in a heartbreaking viral video.

Snoop the dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was heartlessly dumped on Christmas Eve in England.

CCTV footage captured the moment the dog apparently realised it was being abandoned and desperately chases after its owner's car.

Thankfully, it was rescued by the RSPCA and subsequently named Snoop. There's been an outpouring of support across the world and floods of people offering to adopt the dog.

Snoop the dog after he was rescued.
Snoop the dog after he was rescued. Photo credit: RSPCA

Now, Snoop Dogg has thrown his hat in the ring to take home Snoop the dog.

"There is always room for another dog in Casa de Snoop," he told the Daily Star.

"If he really needed a home then he has one with us."

Scores of people have volunteered their homes for the dog, but the RSPCA hasn't rehomed him yet as they're still investigating his abandonment.

The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker said he's confident the dog will get a new home quickly.

"I don't think there is going to be any shortage of loving homes after all the exposure he has got," he told the Daily Star.

On Thursday (NZ time), the charity released a new photo of Snoop the dog, showing him healthy and happily cuddled up on a seat.