Sherlock Bones searching for new home after ending up in RSPCA kennels

An adorable dog who is ‘part detective’ is searching for a new home with an owner who can be the Dr Watson to his Sherlock Holmes.

Two-year-old Sherlock Bones is up for adoption with the RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Mean Animal Centre, in Upper Colwyn Bay – and is eager to start his new life.

The Belgian shepherd has been described as a “crime solving” and “treasure finding” dog who loves to play enrichment games to keep his mind active.

A statement reads: “He is looking for a trusty sidekick to aid him on his journey.

“The job will involve lots of hard work finding and deciphering clues as well as lots of walks, enrichment and training.

“He may be a detective but he is still a dog, after all!”

Sherlock Bones must live within 90 minutes of Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre so their team can complete home visits following his adoption.

He can live with children aged 14 and over but cannot share his home with any other pets.

The RSPCA is urging people to adopt an animal in need rather than turning to breeders when wanting to welcome a pet into their family.

“While it may be easy to find animals on the internet or even spend hundreds on an expensive breeder, you could risk heartache or huge vet’s bills if you don’t do your homework,” a statement reads.

“By adopting and not shopping you’ll also feel good for doing good – by giving an animal a second chance at life in a loving home.

“Plus, adopting from us means that you can relax knowing that all our animals are healthy, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

“As with all the animals we rehome, we’ll pass on the details of their behaviour and veterinary treatment. You’ll likely know more about your rescue animal’s history than if you were to buy an animal online!

“We’ve taken the time to get to know each animal as an individual, to understand their likes and dislikes and to prepare them for life in a loving family, which means there are less likely to be nasty surprises when you get home.

“When you adopt a cat or a dog from one of our centres, you’ll also get four weeks free pet insurance, which is vital to protect your pet’s future as well as your bank balance! There’s so much to gain from rescuing an animal in need.”