A Staffordshire bull terrier, who starred in an Omaze advert alongside Joanna Page, is searching for a new home after more than 280 days at the Southridge Animal Centre in Potters Bar.

Nine-year-old Billy was found abandoned in the Camden area of London, and brought into the RSPCA Finsbury Park Hospital on February 14.

After medical checks, he was transferred to RSPCA Southridge in Potters Bar in April, and while he is still looking for a home, he has gone on to become a star.

Billy took a starring role in the Omaze’s Somerset house draw, alongside Gavin and Stacey actress and RSPCA Ambassador, Joanna Page, posing for pictures and filming a video to help spread the word.

"He was such a star at the Omaze shoot and I’m told that everyone loved him there too," said Anna White, manager at RSPCA Southridge.

"We really hope his 15 minutes of fame will help find him the living home he so deserves."

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Billy was found abandoned in Camden earlier this year.Billy was found abandoned in Camden earlier this year. (Image: RSPCA)

The partnership between the RSPCA and Omaze not only offers one lucky person a chance to win a fabulous house and £100,000 in cash, but also raise vital funds to help rescue animals in need.

Many of those, including Billy, as desperately searching for their forever home.

If you think you can offer Billy, or another animal the perfect home, please contact RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre on southridge@rspca.org.uk or call 0300 123 0704.

"Billy has such a sweet nature. just adores people and loves fuss," Anna continued.

"We think he needs a home where his owners will be around most of the time as he loves company so much.

"Billy is a playful dog and needs his own secure garden where he can run about with his toys as much as he likes. He is a fab walking buddy who walks lovely on his lead and he's a big fan of food, treats and chews.

"Little is known about Billy’s background and the kind of home he lived in before because he was so callously dumped. We therefore think Billy may be able to live with another dog, pending successful introductions, but he will need an adult-only home."