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

Ted is a lovely two-year-old Collie cross boy, who is very worried by the world and has a hard time trusting new people.

He will need a quiet home and lots of time & patience to help him settle in.

Ted is looking for an experienced dog owner and a home where he will be the only dog.

He takes a long time to get used to new people so he will need to meet his potential adopters several times before he can go home.

Ted has tonnes of potential and with time and some gentle confidence building, he will thrive in the right home.

Have you got time, patience and lots of love to give a dog like Ted?

If you do, 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.