A BLIND cross-breed dog with a love of the great outdoors is up for adoption.

Samu was rescued from Spain by Swindon rehoming charity SNDogs.

The nine-year-old can only see large shapes but despite his visual impairment, foster carer Mark Harding says he would make a fine companion for a quiet family.

Mark said: “I’m pretty sure he has some sight because he can navigate big furniture, he just has some trouble seeing smaller things.

“You’ve got to be careful when you go up to him to make sure he knows you’re there – otherwise you’ll scare him but other than that I leave him to it.

“He’s very friendly and loves going out and walks. He’s very bouncy and loves sniffing everything, he pretty much stops at every bush to sniff and play.”

Because of his blindness, Mark believes Samu would be better in a calm environment.

He added: “No young children really, because I think they’d just scare him.

“He could do with being with a quiet family. He doesn’t really do a lot.

“His favourite thing is being outside, he loves going out.”

Samu is house-trained, meaning he can be left at home alone.

Anyone interested in giving Samu a home should visit sndogs.uk/adopt-a-dog and fill out the application form.

A home check will then be carried out, taking between 30 minutes and a couple of hours, before a decision is made.

After the family has been accepted the foster carer will make contact and arrange a time to meet and get to know him.