If a New Year could mean a new pet to your home, here are five four-legged friends to consider.
These tail waggers are in the custody of the Cornwall branch of the RSPCA, based at Higher Quoit Farm near St. Columb.
The six-acre site is centrally located with good road access, providing a base from which animals can be adopted throughout Cornwall.
So if you are thinking of inviting a new dog to your home, take a look at these three people who are all looking for someone special to welcome them.
Raise: Crossbreed / unknown
Age: About 2 years
This gorgeous girl will need time and patience to build her confidence in the big world, but once she finds her paws a very cheeky and playful side will emerge.
She enjoys hugs and comfort from people and considers herself a pocket dog!
She may be able to live with another dog but not with cats and could also live with older children.
For more information on how to embrace beauty, visit the RSPCA Cornwall website.
Raise: Collie (smooth coat)
Age: About 1 year
Bright Bailey sadly struggled to find his forever home.
Bailey was brought into the care of the RSPCA because he was originally a locked up puppy and did not have the early socialization required to give him the confidence to be comfortable in the real world.
He would benefit from an adult-only home in a quiet rural area with people with experience of collies and their breed characteristics.
Bailey will need the time and patience of his new family to help him continue with his reward-based training to overcome some of his worries.
For more information on how to adopt Bailey, visit the RSPCA Cornwall website.
Raise: Bull mastiff crossbreed
Age: About 2 years
Make way for one of the most beautiful and affectionate dogs around – Basher.
He is a tall, strong boy who will need strong owners as he can get a little turned on when he sees birds.
Basher loves hugs and good stories and will make a great addition to the right family.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Bashers has visited a placement center and it is hoped that this time around he can find his perfect home forever with the support of an RSPCA behaviorist.
Basher will have to live in an adults-only house due to his behavioral issues.
For more information on how to adopt Basher, visit the RSPCA Cornwall website.