A PORTLY pooch who shed the pounds after arrived at Dogs Trust in Evesham is looking for a new home.

Stout Staffie Buster arrived at the rehoming centre in Wickhamford in February and tipped the scales at 28kg, twice the weight of an average Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Since he arrived at Dogs Trust Evesham staff have kept the six year old dog on a strict calorie controlled diet to help him shift the extra weight and he has already lost 9kg, the equivalent weight of his furry friend Rosie, an eight year old Beagle.

Emma Bragginton, Dogs Trust Evesham Rehoming Centre assistant manager, said: "Buster really is a larger than life character and is already a firm favourite with his carers. He is definitely the largest Staffie we have ever had at the rehoming Centre.

"He loves his food but we have had to keep him on a low calorie diet. After a strict diet and plenty of long walks he soon shed the pounds and now looks the picture of health.

"He is a friendly boy who adores people and is looking for a loving adult home with owners who can resist those big brown eyes pleading for treats and will take a tough love approach to ensure his weight loss continues.

"Buster would need to be the only dog in the home as he would like to enjoy all your attention for himself."

Also hunting for a happy home is Rosie, a fun loving, sweet little dog who adores the company of other dogs and is searching for an energetic, adult only home to call her own.

Anyone interested in rehoming Buster or Rosie should call 01386 830 613 or visit dogstrust.org.uk.