TWO Adorable puppies have been rescued from the Thai meat trade and are looking for a home in Cumnock.

Woofer and Nikom, male and female siblings, are just 18 months old and have suffered a fairly traumatic life so far. They were rescued by holidaymakers and brought back to the UK and brought to the Islay Dog shelter in Ayrshire.

The rescue tourists wanted to keep the cute puppies but due to a change in their own circumstances had to give them up. Their previous owner reported thatthey travel very well in the car but are both fairly nervous of strangers and especially men.

But after a massive influx in new volunteers they are gaining confidence all the time. Once they get to know you they can’t get enough hugs and love a treat.

Woofer is the larger of the two dogs with a dark tail.

Shelter bosses said: “Our assessments showed that Woofer was scared of sudden movements and also of unfamiliar objects such as an umbrella and a cane – he cowered away from both. He likes a squeaky toy. He knows how to sit when requested and walks fairly well on the lead.

"He knows how to sit and offer a paw. He is keen on treats and takes them gently therefore would be easy to train using positive reinforcement.

“Both dogs are very good at escaping and would need a very secure garden.

Neither Woofer or Nikom recommend children under the age of 14-years-old.”

Assessments can be made available to potential owners upon visiting both have any interest in cats therefore could easily live with a dog savvy cat.

“Due to their nervous nature we would not dogs. If you would like to visit call Lorraine on 07876561545.

The adoption donation for either dog is £185.