A CHANGE in his owners' circumstances has seen sad rescue dog Bertie return to a Worcestershire animal shelter.

The three-year-old American Bull Dog is back in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch, and is looking for his forever home again.

Geraldine Haynes, branch trustee, said: "Bertie is rather sad at the moment. He was rehomed by us last summer, but has unfortunately been returned because of his owners' change in personal circumstances.

"His previous owners were also really upset having to return him and have told us about their experiences with such a wonderful boy.

"Bertie is an amazing dog, great with everyone he meets. He is affectionate, caring and funny. He is a clever lad, knows how to sit, do both paws and lie down.

"In the house, he loves nothing better than cuddling you and lying on your lap while watching tv.

"At bedtime you just say 'bedtime Bertie' and he will just get into his bed and go to sleep.

"Bertie is very nervous of other dogs, especially males. We think he was probably attacked by a male dog when he was younger."

Someone experienced with larger dogs is needed for Bertie, who will be able to give him the time, patience and understanding to help him overcome his fears.

Mrs Haynes said: "Bertie is a really lovely boy, who so deserves a loving, caring new home.

"He is in excellent condition and will be rehomed with four weeks' free pet insurance."

Bertie is housetrained, neutered, chipped and vaccinated. Please ring Geraldine on 01886 822083 for more information about Bertie or other dogs.

Visit rspca-worcester.org for other rescued animals seeking adoption. The Holdings, the branch rehoming centre, in Holdings Lane, Kempsey, Worcester WR5 3FP is open every day, except Wednesdays, between 11am and 4pm to meet the cats and rabbits, or phone the centre on 01905 821272.