A EXCITABLE rescue dog from Stratford who has his own radio show and huge social media following can now boast being a calendar star.
One-year-old pup Ralph was given to the Bedlington Terrier Rescue charity early last year as his owner was struggling to cope with his exuberant nature.
The charity fostered the terrier pup with a behaviourist who began socialising and training the dog.
But just a few months later he found his fur-ever home with a Stratford family who loved his naughty streak – stealing treats and pushing his way onto the sofa.
And his family documented his adventures on Facebook, where he developed a legion of fans who read his regular blogs. He even has a Sunday morning radio show on station Gateway Radio 987.
Ralph’s winning streak has continued as he recently won a Kennel Club competition to feature in their 2018 rescue dog calendar, which raises money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
Bedlington Rescue spokeswoman Frances Fuller said: “We couldn’t be happier or more proud of Ralph for being handsome Mr February of the calendar and for raising money for the Trust in the process.
“It was sad to see such a young and happy dog without a home, but with the dedication of his initial foster carers and a loving new family he is now living the life of riley.”
The Trust works to rehome purebreed dogs, and Kennel Club Secretary Caroline Kisko says the money raised from the calendar will make a huge difference.
She said: “Dogs such at Ralph, who feature in this calendar, have had their lives transformed by loving and caring owners and the rescue organisations who find them their new homes, and we are thrilled to be able to showcase them.
“The Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations do such fantastic work and we hope the calendar will help to encourage people to consider rescuing a purebred dog who needs a permanent home, while also raising money for Trust, which supports and funds with wonderful work done by rescue and rehoming organisations.”
The calendar costs £5. Visit www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk to order a copy.