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 Ralph, a young, lovely Collie cross that is currently looking for an active family.

He is a wonderful dog with huge potential and will blossom in the right environment.

Typical of his breed, Ralph is extremely intelligent and loves challenges; especially learning new tricks.

Ralph is very intelligent – he will definitely benefit from ongoing training, because at the moment he can be full-on and jumpy.

For this reason, he may be a little bit too much for children unless they are older and well used to active and bouncy dogs.

Ralph will benefit from taking part in training classes and we are sure he will shine, as he is a Dogs Trust superstar!

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