DOUG RE­ALLY IS TOP DOG

pug named most heroic hound –

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LO­CAL celebrity Doug the Pug Ther­apy Dog has been recog­nised with a pres­ti­gious award in Lon­don.

Doug was one of four dogs who was awarded with the ‘Most Heroic Hound Award’ at the Na­tional Pet Show at Ex­Cel Lon­don over the week­end. The pug has been lauded for help­ing chil­dren and adults with prob­lems such as anx­i­ety and low self-con­fi­dence.

Owner Cate Archer, from Bea­cons­field, said: “The two days at The Na­tional Pet Show Ex­CeL went re­ally well. It was so in­cred­i­bly busy, so full on and packed with pet lovers, de­spite the fab­u­lous weather over the week­end.”

She added: “The award day felt very spe­cial – and both days were great fun too.”

Ac­cord­ing to Cate, Doug loved his com­mute and the at­ten­tion and took every­thing in his stride, es­pe­cially dur­ing the events in the Kid’s Zone, where the duo talked about the work Doug does, and they man­aged to sell hun­dreds of books over the two days.

PDSA pre­sented the award in the Su­perDogs Live the­atre to an au­di­ence of more than 500 peo­ple, and TV pre­sen­ter Michaela Stra­chan was also part of the award cer­e­mony.

Cate said: “I feel so proud that Doug’s benev­o­lent good work and warm heart has re­ceived recog­ni­tion.”

Doug will be at The Pet Show in War­wick­shire, on July 23 and 24, The Na­tional Pet Show in Birm­ing­ham, on Novem­ber 5 and 6, and at the Che­sham Bois fete on Satur­day June 11. Tom Her­bert by tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

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