A DOG handed into Dogs Trust after being bought as an unwanted gift more than two years ago, is still searching for his forever home.

Six-year-old Holmes arrived at the rehoming centre in Newton Tony in September 2018.

The team say in that time he has had several families interested in adopting him but has not been lucky enough to find a new home.

As he faces his third Christmas in kennels, the team at Dogs Trust Salisbury are launching fresh appeal to help him get a new home in time for the festive period, using the hashtag #GetHolmesAHome.

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Rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Salisbury, Claire Rowe, said: "We can’t quite understand why Holmes has been with us for so long. He loves nothing more than investigating the outside world with his favourite humans, closely followed by a snuggle on the sofa, or on your lap, for some much-needed affection.

“He is looking for a calm, adult-only home that doesn't have any visiting children. Holmes will need to be the only pet in the home, but he's happy to have calm walking buddies when out and about, providing initial introductions go well. He's an outdoorsy dog and would love a rural home away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a good-sized secure garden where he can play and explore safely off-lead.

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“Although Holmes looks strong and confident, he's actually a sensitive chap and loves the simple things in life like quiet walks, tasty treats, squeaky toys, a comfy bed, and interacting with people."

If you are interested in giving Holmes a home, contact Dogs Trust Salisbury on 01980 880891.

The charity's rehoming centres are not open for public browsing but people can still make an appointment to adopt.