OUR pet of the week is a ‘trusted companion’.

Colin and Myra Smith, from Hindsford, have nominated their dog Sammy who was rescued when he was just six weeks old, meaning they are unsure of his breed.

Colin said: “Sammy who is now 13 years old and has been the best pet that one could have both as a fantastic house dog and as a trusted companion through difficult times over the last several years.

“He is such a funny character and has such amusing traits. He has cheered Myra up endlessly when she has needed uplifting and am grateful to have had him as - apart from me - her best friend.”