All Jerry wants is a new family. The three-year-old Australian terrier is one of the rescue dogs for which the RSPCA is hoping to find a "forever home" before Christmas.
However, an RSPCA spokesman, Lukas Picton, has urged prospective owners to seriously consider the costs and time involved before taking a pet home from the pound.
Now is the peak time for los or abandoned animals, with more than 3000 pets surrendered or found by the RSPCA in NSW over summer. Many pet shops no longer stock puppies in the week before Christmas to limit impulse buying.