A huge appeal has been launched to find the perfect match for Battersea’s longest standing residents.

A new initiative aims to find some of Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes loneliest canine residents a look-a-like.

The nationwide appeal by My Nametags is looking for human look-a-likes and is encouraging people to share images of their friends that bear a resemblance to the adorable canines.

People from across the country are invited to participate by tagging a friend on the dedicated Facebook, Twitter or Instagram galleries for the chance to be featured on the My Nametags social pages.

Lars Andersen, managing director at My Nametags, said: “It’s a common belief that pets can look like their owners, so what better way to find these long-standing residents a home than by launching a nationwide search for their human look-a-likes?”

The campaign will run until Thursday, January 25, and hopes to find some of Battersea’s loneliest residents a new home.

Meet the dogs - do any of your friends bear any striking similarities?