AN ANIMAL welfare centre is seeking a foster placement for a dog they previously thought could be an XL Bully.

St Giles Animal Welfare found the dog, later named Hope, in the Glastonbury area last month, and tried to find the owner.

They said they feared “the worst outcome” as due to new legislation they were not allowed to sell/adopt XL types unless they already had an exemption certificate in place.

A message from St Giles Animal Welfare said: “We are over the moon to announce that our beautiful Hope has had her assessment, and she is officially classed as a standard Bully.

“We managed to secure a private appointment with the trainer of the DLO department to come and assess Hope and give us the news we were all hoping for.

“Thank you to all our supporters who donated towards her stay with us.

“We are so grateful, and your support is always appreciated.

“We are now desperately seeking a foster placement for Hope to carry on with her ongoing training.

“She can be reactive to certain dogs; this could be because of the amount of stress this poor girl has been through but needs to be considered when looking for a foster placement.

“If you are interested and can give Hope the time she needs please fill out a foster form which can be found on our website.”