HE stands less than knee high.
But to Buster, The Great Escaper, a five-foot fence is no problem at all.
He simply scrambles up like a seasoned mountain climber, over the top and is away – time after time after time.
That’s why dog fosterer Kathy Trout is facing something of a problem: how do you find a new foster home for the dog that is always escaping?
She knows the only real solution is to find a new home for Buster with a family who have a garden surrounded by fences at least six feet high.
Buster, who is six, is a rare breed called a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
He was brought up in a pub but the family were no longer able to look after him and he is now being cared for by West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, based at Marsden.
Just like his namesake, the former Great Train Robber Buster Edwards, who famously went on the run, this canine escapologist does come back.
But he tends to come back with the odd bit of food “appropriated” from houses in the area.
“We’ve had a few complaints from people living in the area about food going missing from kitchen tables or the tops of cookers,” said Kathy.
“Buster tends to wander into houses if the doors are open and helps himself to pies, slices of ham and chunks of cheese.
“Once he returned of his own accord and I found him on the lawn, chewing contentedly on the biggest bone I had ever seen.
“No-one knew where he had got it from but it certainly means he’s able to cope”.
Kathy said that Buster is a very friendly dog, and loves to be fussed over by children.
“We need a new home for him but his new owners need to be aware he has escaped from the garden of every home where he has been placed.
“He has been moved through three foster homes who have failed to keep him secure, and that’s why he is still with me at Marsden.
“Everyone wants to spoil him rotten when people see him trotting down the road or strolling into their garden. He knows if he hangs around, they will offer him a biscuit.
“I’d recommend anyone who can help give him a new home to check that their garden fences are at least six feet high”.
If you want to help Buster, contact Kathy on 01484 846228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org