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 Perky, a super-sweet nine-year-old dog who loves meeting people out and about, but gets worried by children.

Since coming into our care, Perky finds it difficult to settle, so we hope he finds a loving home very soon so he can relax and enjoy his happy new life.

This playful dog loves the company of others, and would like to live with another doggie pal. Having one by his side will help him to get used to his new home more quickly.

Perky is full of character and, since his arrival, he has won the hearts of all the carers looking after him. He is an affectionate pal, and everyone enjoys spending time with him in the kennel.

Perky will be the happiest dog living with someone who is home for most of a time, as he is a social butterfly and can be upset when left on his own. Having another dog friend can have a good effect on his behaviour when the owner is absent.

If you have room in your heart and home for Perky 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.

You can also find them on Facebook or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE. Remember: Always have your dog on a lead when in public.