By Rebecca Shearman
This tiny rescue pooch with pointy teeth that make him look like a VAMPIRE is in need of a home this Howl-oween.
Jack, a three-year-old Chihuahua and Boston Terrier cross, has two adorable ‘fangs’ that protrude from his jaw like a canine Count Dracula.
The pup’s vampish look is added to by his adorable pointed ears and face markings that make him look like he’s wearing face paint.
But Dogs Trust Shoreham, who are looking after Jack until he can find his forever home, say people shouldn’t be fooled by the beady-eyed hound’s spook-tacular looks.
Underneath it all, Jack in a sweet-natured boy who will make a fang-tastic companion to the right owners.
Tracey Rae, Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “Jack has a lovely, sweet nature and is such a funny little character.
“We soon noticed how adorable it was when his teeth poked out like little vampire fangs.
“Whilst a fitting look for the Halloween season we hope somebody can find it in their heart to love him all year round for the rest of his days.
“Despite his size he actually thrives when around much bigger dogs and he’ll need a home where they have a medium to large dog already.
“Jack looks to them for support and feels much more at ease in their presence.
“He will make a fantastic companion in the right home.”
During his time at Dogs Trust, affectionate Jack has built unlikely friendships with larger than life ex-residents at the rehoming centre.
The vampire pup’s furry friends have included a Great Dane called Guru, a Staffordshire Bull-Terrier called Kara and a German Pointer called Squid.
Jack was also happily sharing his kennel space with a Golden Labrador called Ramsey however all of his pooch pals have now been rehomed while he is still patiently waiting.
The ideal owners for Jack would be a family who understand he can lack in confidence and are happy for him to build bonds at his own pace.
Jack enjoys playing and exercising in the garden but he is still working on facing the bigger wide world and looks to the larger dogs for reassurance.
His love for larger dogs means it would be little Jack’s dream to share a home with a calm and docile larger canine companion.
A Dogs Trust spokesperson said: “If you’d enjoy his company and are happy to sit back and watch his cheeky antics, you could be perfect for him.
“Jack will need an adult-only home without visiting children where he can do all of his favourites things.
“The playful pup likes playing with his toys, enjoying a tasty treat and spending time with compatible dogs that are bigger than him.
“A doggy housemate that he can snuggle up with who’d show him the ropes and he can rely on for reassurance.
“Having a private garden for Jack to enjoy play and exercise with his new forever friend is essential as he’s still working on facing the bigger wide world.
“With time he will blossom into a lovely confident little character – his special someone will find great reward in gently guiding him while he makes small but life changing achievements.”
If Jack sounds like the perfect trick or treating partner for you and you’d like to show him that the world isn’t so scary this Halloween, please call Dogs Trust Shoreham.