Volunteers are assisting dog rescue company DogLost in a search for an elderly Patterdale Terrier who went missing from Slop Bog in Ferndown on the weekend.

Bella, pictured, a deaf black and grey terrier, went missing on Sunday June 7 in the BH22 postcode area.

DogLost are appealing for anyone who spots Bella to contact them referencing the dog’s DogLost ID number 157427.

'Sighters' are advised to use slow movements, to not approach the dog head on at speed and avoid eye contact.

Will Bennett, area volunteer for Dorset and Hampshire at DogLost said: “We currently have an elderly Patterdale Terrier named Bella missing from Slop Bog in Ferndown.

“We urgently need sightings and for local residents to check their gardens and outbuildings. If anyone sees Bella please contact her owner immediately on 07775 904264. ”