IT is a well-known superstition that Friday the 13th brings bad luck, but staff at Dogs Trust Evesham are hoping that it will be a lucky day for the overlooked dogs in their care.

The Wickhamford-based rehoming centre is appealing to people to open their homes and hearts to six pooches who have collectively spent almost 1,000 days in their care but are all yet to find homes of their own.

The dogs include Alan, a Rottweiler aged six. Alan is a handsome boy and has plenty to offer a new family who can give him time to settle in gradually.

Once he gets to know you, he's an affectionate dog who enjoys a gentle fuss.

He loves his food, which is a really good way to become friends. He knows some basic commands and does a beautiful ‘sit’ and ‘paw’, but he’s a keen student who would benefit from learning more to build his confidence. Alan is looking for an experienced home in a quieter environment. He is happy to have four-legged walking buddies but would prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only home.

Bumble, a Collie aged two is a bright and energetic boy who is currently finding his paws in a foster home.

He is looking for an experienced family who can invest time in keeping his mind active and provide him with the physical and mental stimulation he needs.

Bumble enjoys playtime and is happy when he is chasing a ball around, followed by a chilled afternoon in front of the TV. He could live with another dog who can cope with a lively Collie but he’d be better suited to a home without children.

Cecil, a greyhound aged six is looking for a forever family to give him a happy home life. He loves food and will do anything if there’s a treat on offer. He would enjoy a quiet, adult-only home with a family who’ll give him time to settle into home life. He really enjoys human company so would prefer to be the only pet.

Hilda is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier aged 8. Golden oldie Hilda is a girl who enjoys the quieter side of life and is looking for a cosy bed to call her own in her twilight years.

She is currently spending time with a foster family where she is loving her home comforts and receiving lots of fuss.

Despite her age, she is still an active girl and enjoys her walks and pottering about. She would like a family that will spoil her rotten and give her the affection she deserves. She could potentially live with another dog and children aged eight and above.

Rolo, a greyhound aged nine is enjoying life with his foster family but would really love a forever home to call his own.

He’s a sensitive soul who comes out of his shell when there is another dog around so he needs a home where he has a four-legged playmate to spend his days with. Rolo loves human company too so is looking for family who are around for most of the day and can give him lots of attention.

Franco is a German Shepherd aged four. Franco is a handsome lad who wants to spend as much time with his favourite people as possible.

He loves to be on the go and have plenty to do, and really enjoys playing with toys or using his bright mind. Franco really loves a fuss and wants to be part of a family who can offer him plenty of affection.

Franco is looking for an active home that can offer him plenty of exercise, both physically and mentally. He’d prefer to have all of the attention on himself so would like to be the only dog in the home, but could live with teenagers aged 14 plus.

Anyone interested in adopting one of these, or any of the other dogs at Dogs Trust Evesham, call 0300 303 0292 or visit the rehoming centre at 89 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford, Evesham, WR11 7RT.