A DOG who has spent 150 days in RSPCA care hasn't received any adoption applications.

Tyson, an 11-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, came into Brent Knoll's RSPCA care after he was left behind when his owner fled domestic abuse.

Katy Darelli, from the North Somerset branch, said: “It’s such a shame that Tyson has been overlooked by potential adopters.

“We have waved off a number of other rescue animals to their forever homes but still this poor lad is still patiently waiting.

“He is a superstar and is adored by all the staff and volunteers so we are so surprised he hasn't been snapped up. He hasn't had a single application.

“Tyson is 11-years-old and has arthritis in his elbow but this is well managed and doesn't stop him enjoying lots of fun, enrichment and walks with the team. He is also a regular at tea break and loves all the extra attention and treats. 

“Tyson is looking for a home ideally as the only dog but a home with an existing dog would be considered providing the dogs are compatible on introduction.

"He has never lived with cats but is good with children although is very bouncy so a home with adults or with secondary school age children would be ideal.”

Tyson is described as leading a "very happy and active life" despite all he has been through and his medical issues.

Tyson's description on the RSPCA centre's website says: "On arrival to RSPCA care it was observed that Tyson was uncomfortable on his front right elbow. Whilst he was castrated on September 27, our vets x-rayed the leg.

"This revealed that he has severe osteoarthritis on the elbow and will need to remain on pain relief for the rest of his life.

"This however hasn’t stopped Tyson leading a very happy and active life and he will continue to do so in a new home.

"Owners will just need to be vigilant regarding his general mobility and comfort and seek veterinary advice should things change."

This year, the RSPCA will be marking its 200th birthday. Over the last decade, in Somerset, the charity has found loving homes for over 19,000 animals.