An “overlooked” stray dog is desperate to find a home for his 10th birthday.
Jax was found by Dogs Trust Glasgow two years ago with very little known about his past life.
As with all dogs with unknown backgrounds, the charity’s vets estimated his age by looking at his teeth.
They then chose May as his birthday month so he could enjoy a joint birthday with his favourite canine carer, Fionnuala McArdle.
The pair celebrated the milestone in style, as Fionnuala took Jax to the Irvine beach where he sauntered on the sand dunes sniffing the sea air, enjoyed a doggie paddle and supped on a puppuccino.
As no birthday is complete without cake, when Jax returned to Dogs Trust Glasgow rehoming centre, he tucked into a home-made peanut butter cake, made by Fionnuala, before eagerly opening his presents.
While Jax enjoyed his birthday celebrations, the team at Dogs Trust hopes this will be his last in their care and are on the lookout for a new home for Jax.
He is one of Dog Trust’s underdogs, the title given to some of our dogs who have spent more than six months in the charity’s care and are overlooked.
Lurchers were the third most popular breed rehomed by Dogs Trust last year with 527 finding loving new homes.
Claire Cairney, Assistant Manager Administration at Dogs Trust Glasgow said: “Fionnuala wanted to ensure Jax had a special day on his birthday as he is so deserving of being spoiled in every way. “He had the best time with presents, cake and his day trip to the beach which could all have been new experiences for him.
“He was such a good boy and enjoyed every moment of his day at the seaside. It was such a lovely thing for Fionnuala to do to spend her birthday with Jax.
“Jax is a very special boy who we all love at Glasgow but sadly he has been overlooked for nearly two years. “Jax can find life a little overwhelming at times so he might not show himself in the best light in kennels but once the bond is made, you have a best friend for life.
“We are looking for committed owners who he can meet a number of times to build a strong bond before leaving the centre.
“He is a smart dog who enjoys learning new tricks and will proudly show off his super skills when he masters something new.
“He enjoys agility and exploring which was confirmed with his trip to Irvine beach. Our birthday wish for Jax is he very soon gets to enjoy many more beach trips with new owners.”