A DOG rescue in Flintshire is looking to rehome a 'shy' nine-month-old terrier. 

Almost Home Dog Rescue, based in Nercwys, has a young resident, who has had a tough start to life, in need of a new home.

Nine-month-old Rupert is a scruffy terrier mix. He has been described as a 'very shy' dog, and is looking for a new owner. 

The rescue has helped over 1,000 dogs get their forever homes since 2016 and says their ethos has always been to provide a safe haven for dogs in need and to educate the next generation of dog owners.

Now they are looking for someone to rehome Rupert.

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A spokesperson said: "He was so nervous when he first arrived, he just wanted to run away and hide, or eventually sit on your knee and hide his face away from everyone else. 

"However, he is now in foster and coming along very well. He is still shy and jumpy at loud noises but he has come a long way in short amount of time.

"Rupert has been a star when at the vets, happy to be handled and he passed a full health check. He’s booked in to be neutered and have some of his matted fur removed too.

"This lad is starting to understand the lead is a positive thing and that the outside world isn’t too bad. He has started to play in the garden with his toys and really enjoys a fuss once he trusts you. 

The Leader: RupertRupert (Image: Almost Home Dog Rescue)

"His crate is his safe haven and he loves to sleep in it overnight. When left he is left in there too. He travels well in a crate or on the back seat clipped in. So far he’s been out around other dogs but this is to be assessed further.

"Overall this lad needs a calm and confident adopter(s) who understand rescue dogs and terriers. We are sure once his confidence grows so will his terrier character."

For more information, visit Almost Home Dog Rescue's website.