Meet Claude - could you be the lovely new owner he's looking for?

The Gazette Newspaper has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs.

Our Dog of the Week this week is Claude – a five-year-old male pit-bull cross with possibly a boxer.

Claude is a real people person and would happily snuggle up to you all day. Unfortunately he had to have his tail amputated as he injured it badly from constantly wagging it and banging it off things. To compensate for this, he now wags his rear end and is affectionately know as wiggle bottom.

Claude is very gentle but is also a very strong boy and will need a family who are able to manage his size and strength so he would be best suited to a home with older children. He does struggle with other dogs so would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

Claude is very nervous around vets so will need a family who are willing to help him with this.

If you think you could offer Claude a loving home 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.