A HOMELESS dog has been given a makeover in the hope of helping him attract a new owner.

Rocco, a two-year-old cross breed, had to be given up by his previous owners when they moved to a non-pet-friendly rental home, leaving him to be taken in by the Abandoned Animals Association in Prestatyn.

After three months at the shelter, The Groom Room at Pets at Home on the Clwyd Retail Park in Rhyl stepped in.

Three of its stylists, who had heard Rocco’s story, pampered him with a whole range of treatments, including a ‘whitening and brightening’ blueberry facial bath, a brush and blow dry and having his coat shampooed, clipped and tidied.

He also had his claws trimmed and matted fur between his toes removed.

Louise Capel, salon manager at The Groom Room, said: “We were devastated to hear that Rocco still hasn’t found a new home.

“He is the friendliest little guy and would be perfect for any family looking a new pet.

“There were three of us working on him: one washed, one dried and one groomed.

“He absolutely loved coming in and being groomed. 

“He had a few bits of matting and was in desperate need of a good trim, but after an afternoon with us, we’ve got him looking fresh as a daisy.” 

Louise  added: “Now all Rocco needs is a new family to show off his new look to.”

Carol Roberts, rescue manager at the Abandoned Animals Association, said: “Rocca has experienced very unfortunate circumstances after his previous owners had no choice but to give him up due to the rules in their new rental home. 

“He’s a young, loveable and friendly dog who his desperate to share his love for cuddles with others.

“We’re calling out to all dog lovers to get in touch if they’re looking for a new family member as we can assure you Rocco will bring nothing but love and joy to your home.”

Anyone who thinks they might be able to offer Rocco a loving, permanent home is asked to contact the Abandoned Animals Association via its website, abandonedanimals.org.uk