An ex-racing Greyhound, who spent about five years of his life living in a shed, has been receiving lots of TLC on Dogs Trust’s Home From Home fostering programme.

Seven-year-old Boo, who was named by his foster carer, has been adjusting well in his temporary home despite being very nervous with people when he was first brought into the care of the charity.

Although he hasn’t been in his foster home long, Boo’s trust in people has grown very quickly thanks to the care and attention of Jeanne Taylor, who signed up to Dogs Trust’s Home From Home programme in Penrith.

Jeanne said: “When he first came to me, Boo only had a racing name, he didn’t have one of his own. So we decided to call him Boo, after the character of Boo Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird because like the fictional character, Boo had also lived in isolation for a long time.

"Boo is a great companion and has settled in very well."