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

Meet Shep, a beautiful and energetic two-year-old Collie-cross which is looking for active owners. He has plenty of personality and will insist on cuddles and attention once he gets to know you.

Like most Collies, Shep has a super brain and loves different games and doggie puzzles.

He will make a great Agility dog, as he is very active and likes challenges. Shep is not too sure how to behave around other dogs, so he is best suited to a single-pet home.

He will make a wonderful pet for someone interested in reward-based training and who’d like to be involved in dog sports and activities.

If you have room in your heart and home for Shep 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 www.facebook.com/dogstrustirelandonline or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE. (Remember: Always have your dog on a lead when in public.)