An abandoned puppy named after a Croydon town is looking for a new home.

Kenley, a crossbreed dog named after he was abandoned in the south London town on October 1, has waited for five months at the RSPCA's Leybourne centre for a new home.

Staff at the centre are looking to find Kenley the "pawfect" home and have taken to spelling out his name with their bodies to promote the brown pup.

Described as a "highly intelligent" dog, Kenley should go to a home where he will be the only pet so he can have "all the attention he deserves", according to Claire Yorke who works at the centre.

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She said: “Kenley has been having on going training on the lead and with obedience and has been blossoming.

“However, we think he needs an experienced home with owners who can continue his training. As he’s a big dog he can be a bit of a handful sometimes.

“But he’s such a friendly and fun boy who will make a wonderful pet and a great companion.”

Potential owners of Kenley should have an adult-only home with owneres who can be around for most of the day.

He will also need an owner able to give him lots of physical and mental stimulation.

Ms Clarke said: “Kenley has responded fantastically well to all the work that we’ve done with him so we’d really like this to continue in his new home so he can reach his full potential.

“Kenley learns very quickly and has shown a talent for agility so he’d love to continue with this in his new home. He also really enjoys exploring new places on his walks so he’ll be a great companion for anyone looking to get out and about.”

For more information on adopting Kenley, click here or call the centre on 0300 123 0751.

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