A BLIND dog is struggling to find her forever home over fears people think she's ugly.

Morrissa is a 13 year old Hairless Chinese crested who is looking for a new home to retire.

She is currently living at Danaher Animal Home in Wethersfield since April after being rescued by inspectors from a multi-animal household.

While Morrissa has tufts of white and grey hair on her heat, feet and tail the rest of her body is bald.

Craig Horsler, senior supervisor at Danaher, said: "They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and we all think Morrissa is absolutely gorgeous.

"But she is unusual looking and we’re worried that prospective owners consider her ugly and that is what could be putting them off of her.

"As well as being a hairless variety of the Chinese crested - a small, toy breed that was traditionally kept as a companion dog - she’s also in her twilight years and does have a few health problems.

"She’s partially blind which we believe is due to heavy scarring to her eyes from previous ulcers.

"She’s also quite nervous - particularly around men - so we’re looking for a calm, quiet home for her where her new owners can slowly work to build her confidence."

Staff at Danaher have found that Morrissa is a very well behaved dog who knows lots of commands and is happy being left alone for short periods of time.

She may be able to live with another dog and with a friendly cat. She may also be suitable to live in a family home with children over the age of eight.

She absolutely loves fuss and attention, and spends her days snoozing.

Mr Horsler added: “She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

“If anyone can offer her a home then we’d love them to get in touch.”

For more information about Morrissa contact Danaher on 01206 860586.