An animal charity in Liverpool hope one of the dogs they care for can brighten someone's 'Blue Monday.'

Raffa has lived at a Dogs Trust centre near Liverpool for three years but really needs a new, loving home.

Experts say today is the most depressing day of the year thanks to cold weather, shorter days and the aftermath of Christmas indulgence. The charity believe Raffa can cheer someone through all of that.

Raffa never fails to make us smile! He is very silly and affectionate and just full of joy. He is a very special boy and we are so fond of him but what would bring an even bigger smile to our faces is if he was to find the forever home he deserves. In the meantime, we hope he cheers everyone up on this Blue Monday!

Georgina Lowery, Dogs Trust Merseyside