Dublin Gazette Newspapers has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs.

This week’s dog of the week is Cathy, a very shy four-year-old terrier cross who is hoping to find a family who can help her confidence flourish.

She hasn’t had much experience of people, and is yet to find out how amazing having a human friend can be!

At the moment, Cathy finds being handled quite concerning, so she will need some positive confidence building with this.

Her ideal environment would be a calm place where she can relax and feel settled. Cathy can potentially live with another dog who could help show her the ropes.

Could you be the one to bring this little lady out of her shell?

If you have room in your heart and home for Cathy then please contact Dogs Trust on 01 879 1000. They are based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website www.dogstrust.ie.

You can also find them on Facebook or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.

Remember: Always have your dog on a lead when in public.