Poor little shih-tzu pug cross Alfie is down in the dumps.

His owner has been forced by illness to give him to Battersea. Suffering from a couple of minor health issues and a big dose of loneliness, Alfie needs some TLC from Paul, who provides everything from cuddles to a much-needed haircut!

Meanwhile, hyperactive mongrel Rex needs to calm down before he’ll get a home, and even takes up doggy yoga! Heartwarming as ever.