A dog suffering from a "broken heart" has not been able to find a home following the tragic death of his owner.
Good Life Dog Rescue has put out an appeal to find someone who can bring happiness back into nine-year-old Albert's life.
In an emotional Facebook post by the not-for-profit organisation, the Staffordshire bull terrier cross is said to have lost his "spark".
The post reads: "When Albert is having a cuddle he forgets he's sad and for a few short moments it's almost as if he remembers happiness from one extremely special past life.
"Albert loves a cuddle and human interactions and had lived with his owner from being a puppy.
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"Albert cries a lot and craves people around him. He is often found curled up in his basket but with his eyes open. If we could fix Albert's bereavement we would."
Staff at Good Life Dog Rescue in Yorkshire are working hard to have Albert out of their kennels by Christmas and into a "quiet and warm home and a very loving human".
Anyone interested in adopting the senior staffy to give him a happy environment to see out the rest of his days is encouraged to apply on the charity's website.
The Facebook post continued: "Life can be very cruel for hounds and humans and loss is a terrible thing for both. Although a painful story for a senior dog we now work towards finding a new chapter for Albert as soon as possible.
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"We have visions of Albert curled up by an open fire this Christmas next to his new owners slippers. Happy are we that the heartbroken Albert face is gone and back is one happy staffy smile."
Information about Albert has been shared 18,000 times since it was uploaded on Wednesday afternoon.
Followers of the rescue centre on social media have since fallen in love with Albert with thousands expressing their sadness for his loss.
One woman commented: "My heart breaks for this gorgeous boy. I hope he finds a wonderful home soon and I wish I was in a position to offer one. Just lost my old lab a few weeks ago and I am beyond devastated.
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"Adopting older dogs is amazing non of them should have to live out their days in kennels. Good luck beautiful"
Another said: "There looks like there’s lots of interest for gorgeous Albert. And why wouldn’t there be? He looks smashing. Good luck Albert. I hope ur broken heart starts to heal soon x"
More details and applications forms are available at www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk
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