THE Reading Chronicle has launched its Dog of the Month feature with help from Dogs Trust Newbury.

Each month, we will appeal to dog lovers who are considering adopting a dog and giving it the forever home it’s been eagerly waiting for.

This month, the rehoming centre in Hamstead Marshall is showcasing Guru, a five-year-old ex-racing Greyhound.

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He is described by his canine carers as goofy, cuddly and clever – and he’s looking for a family who can offer him the perfect spot on their sofa, now he’s hung up his running shoes.

Antony Dominy, Dogs Trust Newbury Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “Guru is a gorgeous boy and we don’t really know why he hasn’t generated much interest since arriving with us.

“He loves all toys but soft and squeaky ones are his favourite!

"Guru is looking for a family who can show him what living in a home is all about and he could live with children aged 16 or over.

"Sadly, he couldn’t live with cats or small furries due to his racing background and his tendency to chase!

"He could live with another female greyhound who is happy to play with him in the classic Greyhound way – zooming around at 100mph before retiring to the sofa for a siesta!

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“Guru is a very clever boy and picks up his training very easily and quickly.

"Once he is done playing or training, he will ask for a fuss or cuddle on the sofa.

"He can be left for a few hours if built up gradually."

If you think you could change the tale for Guru, please call 01488 505157.

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Dogs Trust's rehoming centres are not open for public browsing but you can still make an appointment to adopt or bring a dog to them.

New processes have been set up which include social distancing measures to help keep staff and visitors safe.