SHE may not be the prettiest pet but Blossom the hairless rat certainly makes up for it in affection.

Currently residing at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, the rodent is now looking for a new home after being found dumped in an alleyway in south London.

Katie Stiles, pictured with Blossom, animal welfare assistant for Blue Cross, said Blossom’s new owner will have to consider her lack of hair, as she will get drier skin, should be based indoors, and will need regular drinks. Contact the centre on 0800 096 6606.