His smile is almost as big as his head – but he doesn’t have an owner to share his happiness with.
Star, a Staffordshire bull terrier, is up for adoption with the RSPCA’s Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Animal Centre – and is more than ready to meet his new owners.
Despite being just four-years-old Star is eligible for their Elderly Animal Rehoming Scheme (EARS).
He has been described as a “bright spark” who loves playing games with anybody willing to give up a few minutes of their time.
A statement reads: “Star is a clever, affectionate dog, who would like a home where someone is around most of the day to keep him company.
“Star needs a home where he will receive plenty of mental stimulation as well as walks on the lead. He cannot be exercised off lead.
“Star would benefit from continuing his training in his new home, including further socialisation with dogs. We are happy to offer advice on this.”
Although he can live with secondary school aged children and above, he would need to be the only pet in the home so he can have “all the cuddles to himself”.
“Star enjoys his walks, so a fairly active home would be perfect for him. He walks nicely on the lead, and loves to stop and say hello to people he meets,” the statement adds.
The RSPCA is urging people to adopt an animal in need rather than turning to breeders when wanting to welcome a pet into their family.
“While it may be easy to find animals on the internet or even spend hundreds on an expensive breeder, you could risk heartache or huge vet’s bills if you don’t do your homework,” a statement reads.
“By adopting and not shopping you’ll also feel good for doing good – by giving an animal a second chance at life in a loving home!
“Plus, adopting from us means that you can relax knowing that all our animals are healthy, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
“As with all the animals we rehome, we’ll pass on the details of their behaviour and veterinary treatment. You’ll likely know more about your rescue animal’s history than if you were to buy an animal online!
“We’ve taken the time to get to know each animal as an individual, to understand their likes and dislikes and to prepare them for life in a loving family, which means there are less likely to be nasty surprises when you get home!
“When you adopt a cat or a dog from one of our centres, you’ll also get four weeks free pet insurance, which is vital to protect your pet’s future as well as your bank balance! There’s so much to gain from rescuing an animal in need.”