They each have the biggest hearts – but sadly have been overlooked time and time again.

Rescue dogs Lexi, Sally, Cassie and Wilson are all approximately ten years old, but have yet to find their forever home from RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

Deputy animal centre manager Kath Logan said staff are crossing their fingers that the perfect owners are just around the corner for the four golden oldies.

“These four beauties are just adorable – but we are finding they are not getting much attention or luck at the moment,” she said.

“Sadly, they may be overlooked due to their age – but all they want is to be loved and to have a second chance of happiness. They are all struggling with kennel life – so we are really hoping we find their perfect match as soon as possible.”

Lexi – an America Bulldog is around 10 years old and has been described as super loving and friendly.

Kath added: “Lexi is a real sweety who loves nothing more than cuddling up to her carers. She may be older but when she is not busy having cuddles, she adores having a play with her toys and going on a nice walk.

“She would be best suited to a cat and dog free home so that she can spend the rest of her days being the centre of attention. Poor Lexi finds kennel life tough and we are desperately hoping that this adorable lady finds a home in time for Christmas.”

Unknown crossbreed Sally, who is around 10 years old, is looking for a quiet retirement home. Kath describes Sally as a sensitive soul who will “melt your heart”.

She said: “Sally came into RSPCA care in an awful state. She was nervous, needed urgent dental treatment and was very underweight.

“However with a careful diet and plenty of TLC Sally is now ready to find a loving new home. Being an older girl, Sally is looking for a quiet home with understanding owners. She is still quite timid, but when she sees a familiar face she happily wags her tail and comes to say hello.”

Sally can be a little shy around other dogs so would prefer to be the only one in a home, however, she may be able to live with a friendly cat.

Cassie is an 11-year-old Shar-Pei crossbreed and is a very friendly and loving girl.

“Cassie is a sweet girl who lives life to the fullest,” said Kath. “Though she may be older she has no issues getting out and about and loves going on a good walk and exploring. She walks well with other dogs and adores plenty of fuss and attention.

“Cassie would really benefit from living in an active home where she gets to go on some lovely walks and having someone at home for the most part of the day is also a must to ensure this sweetie gets the love and attention she so deserves.”

Wilson, a black and white Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed breed, is also looking for his forever home. Wilson – who is aged around 10 – has a big heart and just loves being with human friends.

Kath said: “He walks well on the lead and enjoys interacting with other dogs when out on his daily walks.

“He could live with primary school-aged children who would need to help Wilson settle in his new home and he could possibly live with a dog upon a successful introduction. Wilson is such an amazing boy – all he wants is to be in a loving home where he will get all the fuss and cuddles he could ever wish for.”

If you would like to express an interest in Lexi, Sally, Cassie or Wilson please contact RSPCA Newport Animal Centre via 0300 123 0744. The centre is based on Hartridge Farm Road in Newport. More information on the animals seeking a home at the Newport Animal Centre can be found online.

The centre is always grateful for donations of animal food, cat litter, bedding or pet toys for our animals. Old newspapers are handy too.

Newport Animal Centre also have a wishlist on Amazon where people can purchase gifts for the Centre instead of making a cash donation. Prices start from only a few pounds – and the animals are very grateful for anything you can give.

This winter, the RSPCA expects to take in more than 10,000 animals in need. To help us deliver vital supplies to thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned animals left out in the cold this Christmas, visit the RSPCA website and watch your virtual gift fill up our sleigh with a grateful wag from Sprout the dog. Sprout, Tink and the other festive characters feature in the RSPCA’s Christmas sweatshirts.