Banksy the Bristol rescue dog is recreating artwork by his namesake to find new home

The dog has painted his own version of Banksy’s famous ‘Cat and Dog’ artwork in Easton

A rescue dog called Banksy has been recreating art by his graffiti artist namesake - as part of an appeal to find a home.

The dog is making his own Banksy-inspired work to auction off - to raise funds for Bristol Animal Rescue Centre.

The centre says the young Staffordshire Bull Terrier is only able to live at a home with adults.

Jodie Hayward, animal home manager at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, said: “Banksy had a rough start in life, having passed between a few homes already, and is now looking for a consistent and patient home where he can settle.

“Banksy is a lovely dog with a cheeky personality. He loves training and is very eager to please, but he can get a bit boisterous and mouthy when he feels unsure as to how he should behave in certain situations.

Banksy the dog next the cat and dog mural in Easton - and his own version

“Banksy is a misunderstood dog with lots of potential, and we are sure that he will bring a great deal of joy to the right family”.

So far, Banksy has painted his own version of Banksy’s famous ‘Cat and Dog’ artwork, using his nose and paws to spread the paint.

Jodie added: “Banksy really enjoys creating the artworks, it’s a great enrichment activity for him to do with his carers.

Banksy is only able to live at a home with adults

“The brilliant thing about it is that every penny raised from his art will go towards helping, healing and homing the vulnerable animals in our care”.

You can find out more about Banksy here: https://www.bristolarc.org.uk/rehoming/dogs/banksy