AN eight-year old lurcher affectionately classed as an 'underdog' is looking for a permanent home.

Riley has been looked after at the Dogs Trust shelter in Salisbury for more than six months. 

Having made plenty of human friends and gained confidence around other dogs, he loves going on long walks and eating treats and would love a quiet home where he would be the only pet in the house so his socialisation can continue. 

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Manager at Dogs Trust, Salisbury, Claire Rowe, said: "Riley is an adorable pooch who has made lots of friends at the centre during his, sadly, long stay.

“A clever chap, Riley loves doing training and is quick to learn new tricks. He has been working very hard on his focusing, settling, and dog socialisation skills. Once Riley gets to know you, his goofy personality really shines through!”

Riley loves to hide in duvets and roll around in grass and staff at the Dog's Trust have been impressed with his housetraining. This is something he will need to continue in his new home.

Riley loves his soft toys and will happily entertain himself and his new family and needs a secure garden where he can play. 

If you would like to offer Riley a loving, forever home, go to the Dogs Trust website