A DORSET animal rescue centre is hoping to find forever homes for a number of cats and dogs in its care.

India, who is around eight years old, was a stray before she came to Margaret Green. She is a “timid girl”, according to staff, but loves a fuss once she gets to know you.

Charlie is five years old. He is a “sweet lad who enjoys fuss” and is a homely cat who enjoys pottering in the garden. He is looking for a quiet home.

Pinkie, seven years old, is described as the “supreme ruler of the cat garden”. He can be a bit unpredictable at times but he does like a fuss. He will only consider homes that love him for the “diva” he is.

Evie, a “dinky” 13-year-old terrier is a “spritely little lady” who is always happy and greets people with a wagging tail. She enjoys going out on walks because exploring and sniffing about are two of her favourite pastimes.

Alfie is an active, “happy-go-lucky” five-year-old terrier. Staff describe her as a clever dog and encourage her new owners to take her to training classes and maybe even agility. She can live with other dogs and older children.

Finally, there’s former racing greyhound Joe.

The four-year-old pooch is described by rescue staff as a “friendly, easy-going boy who is affectionate and loving”.

He is looking for his forever retirement home.