A BLIND dog who has lost his owner is looking for a new and loving home.

Derek, who is described as 'an extra special boy', is looking for a loving foster home which RSPCA leaders in Worcester

Geraldine Haynes, a branch trustee at the RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch, said: "Sadly Derek's loving owner has recently passed away and he is blind. He's a lovely eight-year old brindle and white Staffie cross, who has been much loved and well cared for. Derek is sweet natured, friendly and affectionate, fit and healthy, in excellent condition.

"We are looking for a foster home initially, which hopefully would become permanent, as it will not be good for Derek to keep moving around. With his sight difficulties, it will obviously take Derek a while to get used to a new environment and where everything is, so the less moves the better.

"Derek would love a new home where someone is around for most of the day. He can live with adults and older teens, but needs to be the only pet in the home. A well secured garden is essential for him.

"Walking areas will need to be quiet for Derek. Understandably, not being able to see dogs coming up to him beforehand and from previous bad experiences with other dogs when out walking, he adopts a defensive mode around other dogs. The ideal solution would be having areas to walk away from other dogs."

Derek is housetrained, neutered, chipped and vaccinated.

For more information ring Geraldine Haynes on 01886 822083 for more information or if you feel you could offer Derek a home.