CATS and dogs in Dorset are in need of forever homes.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue is hoping to find new families for the pets in its care.

James, 10, is described by staff as a “very active, outgoing lad who loves a fuss in small doses”.

He is from a rural home so is looking for a similar forever home. He would be happiest in a home with no other pets.

Missie, also 10 years old, is a “very independent” cat and, although she likes to be around humans, she prefers to be seen but not overly petted. Staff say she is “a lovely girl” once she gets to know you. She is looking to be the only pet in an adult home.

Two-year-old Fox is “a sweet girl once she trusts you” and enjoys a fuss – just not on her head. She would prefer to be an only pet in a quiet home.

Bruce, a two-year-old retired racing greyhound, is looking for a sofa to rest his paws on. He is described as “a bouncy boy” who likes playing with toys and running alongside his sighthound friends. He is looking for a family to help him retire in style.

Xander, a “unique and handsome” one-year-old crossbreed is said to be “full of fun”. He loves playing with toys and running around with other dogs.

He is also “very affectionate” and enjoys spending time with people. He is looking for an experienced home with a family that have lots of love to give.

Finally, there’s Nicky, a four-year-old ex-racing greyhound who is now looking her retirement home. She is described as a “really sweet girl with a gentle nature” who loves cuddles and enjoys running around with her fellow sight hounds.