Zoinks! Poor Scooby Doo at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe would really like to solve the mystery of where his new owners are.

His namesake is well-known for being scared of spooks but the real-life Scooby is hoping he’ll be able to help the canine carer team solve the mystery of why he’s yet to find a home this Halloween.

The-two-year old Staffordshire bull terrier was handed into the centre after being found wandering the streets as a stray and the mystery surrounding his arrival is still an unexplained phenomenon.

The real-life Scooby Doo also shares some character traits with the cartoon character as Elise Watson, Rehoming Centre manager, explains: “Our Scooby Doo is fun-loving, bouncy and excitable but can be a little nervous initially of new experiences.

“But once his bravery shines through and his confidence grows he can conquer any challenge including meeting new people and other dogs. He’s also fond of his Scooby snacks and loves to learn in exchange for a tasty treat.”

Scooby Doo would like a home with patient owners who’ll help settle him in and understand the world isn’t that scary.

He’d prefer to be the only dog in the home, with doggie walking friends out and about and could live with older teenagers.

If you can give Scooby a home call 0300 303 0292 or pop into the Rehoming Centre at Hazledene, West Down (on the main road between Braunton and Ilfracombe.