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Jovi the Staffordshire bull terrier has his tail bandaged by staff at Dogs Trust in West Calder

Jovi the Staffordshire bull terrier has his tail bandaged by staff at Dogs Trust in West Calder

Jovi the Staffordshire bull terrier has his tail bandaged by staff at Dogs Trust in West Calder

A homeless dog who "can't stop" chasing his own tail has to have it covered up to prevent him damaging it.

Jovi, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, has his tail bandaged by staff at Dogs Trust in West Calder, West Lothian, whenever he is left alone - to stop him getting hurt.

Susan Tonner, manager at the centre, where Jovi is staying, said: "Jovi is a sweet, affectionate softie who adores human company and cannot get enough cuddles. He is a sensitive boy and we think his habit developed because he loves to be with people so much that he gets bored and stressed when left alone."

The dog welfare charity is currently trying to find Jovi a home.

Ms Tonner added: "He would love nothing better than a new home where he can enjoy plenty of long walks and curling up on the sofa with a new best friend. He is looking for a quiet, adult home where he can enjoy unlimited tummy rubs from a new owner who has time to help him settle in and give him all the love he deserves."

PA Media