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 Simpson, an extremely handsome eight-year-old Labrador cross. He also happens to be one of the brightest dogs in Dogs Trust!

He loves his training sessions with his carers and will do anything for food. He even has a special ‘food bark’ which sounds a little like a very cute seal!

When Simpson isn’t learning new tricks, he is an independent dog who prefers to do his own thing.

He loves going out in the car and exploring new places where he can sniff about and enjoy his walks.

Simpson can be a shy dog and nervous of new people, so his owners would need to meet him a few times in the centre to get to know this amazing dog.

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