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 Polly, a clever one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, is looking for a rural home with plenty to keep her mind busy.

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Antony Dominy, Dogs Trust Newbury Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “Polly has tonnes of energy – it just needs to be channelled in the right way.

"She’s a keen student and enjoys keeping her mind busy with training and using food puzzles.

“Polly’s ideal home would be an adult only, rural home, with lots of nice countryside walks close by. The team have been working really hard on several training programmes with her which will need to be continued in the home.

“She does struggle with new environments, so her adopters will need to be prepared to put a lot of work into her transition into the home and take their time in helping her through this.

“Because Polly's brain (and body!) always wants to be active, she would really benefit by channelling this energy into something like agility or scent work.

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"Polly is a great dog with a lot of potential, she just needs time and patience alongside her training, and she will be a great addition to the household.”

If you think you could offer Polly a home, please call 01488 505157.

The rehoming centres in England are currently closed to members of the public but they are still rehoming and taking in dogs, with new processes in place to keep staff, visitors and adopters safe. For more information visit