Ever year, the RSPCA hold their annual week of events and fundraising up and down the country. Here are some of our favourite heart warming RSPCA dog rehoming stories for you to enjoy. We’ve teamed up with the RSPCA so that for every first time booking for dog care on DogBuddy.com, we donate 50p to their dog rehoming efforts. Because of your support, we’re sending donations to help the RSPCA continue to find new homes for abandoned dogs. What a bunch of stars you all are!
Speaking of stars… here are eight celebrities who’ve helped to raise the profile and popularity of rehoming abandoned dogs, and in doing so proved that if you really love dogs, you’re in stellar company.
This pic proves pups have a lot of love for larger-than-life RSPCA Vice-President Brian Blessed, which just goes to show how much of a blessing (sorry!) he is to the dog world. Even if his voice can be a bit loud and scary sometimes.
Made in Chelsea stars seem to have quite a bit of free time on their hands. But at least Lucy Watson lends some of her off-screen time to RSPCA sponsored walks, and visiting centres to encourage prospective dog owners to adopt pups; makes a change from all that drama.
If you’re the right kind of age, you’ll probably have fond memories of Chris presenting The Really Wild Show. His Poodles, Itchy and Scratchy, are sometimes referred to in the Packham home as ‘black velvety wrigglers’ or ‘fluffy parasites’. We’re sure that’s said with bundles of affection.
Britain’s Got Talent host, Amanda is a dog loving superhero. She hosted Give a Pet a Home, helping abandoned pets to find new homes each episode. Now that’s what we call star quality.
Peter Andre is a bit like a Retriever – he keeps coming back. The same can be said of his work with dogs, popping up on Amanda Holden’s Give a Pet a Home, and at Battersea Dog’s Home where he was given the honour of picking names for a couple of their residents (Mr Peabody and Sherman, pictured).
Another dog lover from Britain’s Got Talent, judge Simon Cowell is a famed dog lover with a generous heart. When Manchester Dog Home was destroyed by a fire, Simon was so moved that he sent a sizeable donation to help them rebuild and continue their dog rehoming work. We’d have to judge that a 10/10!
Not only is guitar hero Brian May of Queen fame a Vice-President of the RSPCA, he’s a supporter of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and has served as a judge at PetAid. What a champion!
From Queen to Her Majesty the Queen. HRH Elizabeth II is famously fond of Corgis and Dorgis, who are never far from her side. She’s also the royal patron and President of the RSPCA, meaning it’s literally her job hang out with cute dogs. One is most amused!
How about a round of ap-paws for these brilliant dog lovers, who prove that humans can be a dog’s best friend.
Have we missed any notable dog loving celebs? Add your suggestions in the comments telling us why your favourite star deserves to be added to our list.