An ex-racing greyhound who doesn't know how to play has become Cheshire Dogs Home's longest resident.
Five-year-old Tucker has spent nearly five months in kennels without a successful adoption - and just needs somebody to give him a chance at life.
He as been described as "characterful" with "enthusiasm that shines through in everything he does".
A Cheshire Dogs Home statement reads: “Because of their early training, retired greyhounds have never been without the company of other greyhounds and have never had the opportunity to really be a puppy.
“They may need to act out some puppy behaviour, like chewing, which they typically quickly outgrow. They are eager to please and can be trained with patience, consistency and positive reinforcement.
“They are used to walking on the lead and will learn to heel quickly. Most greyhounds do not know how to sit, climb stairs, or play games only because they have not yet learned. With time they can learn all of these things.
“Likewise, they have not been exposed to general household items, hoovers, tv’s and suchlike, they generally adapt quickly but will need time to adjust to these new experiences.”
However, the statements adds: “These are not animals whose spirit has been broken by their training or racing experience.”
Unlike other greyhounds, Tucker is quite strong on the lead and can be quite full on when excited, so he would need patient handlers who could continue his training.
He also has a high prey drive meaning that he can chase other animals or even smaller dogs, so for that reason would need to be the only pet in the home.
He is currently muzzled when out on walks, a practise that that the rescue encourages is continued for the peace of mind for both owner and dog.
Tucker will need a secure garden to stretch his legs and burn off any zoomies before snuggling on the sofa, as he loves fuss and attention from his favourite humans.
A spokesperson for the Warrington rescue said: “Tucker is a cheeky boy who’s keen to be part of everything and just loves being the centre of attention.”