About Us - Press Room - Peterborough Dog Hailed a Hero
The hunt to find the UK’s Pet Hero is almost over. Mugly, the hairless hound from Peterborough, could be crowned champ after being announced as the Midland’s regional winner earlier this month.
Celebrating pet heroes from all walks of life, the campaign - run by PetSafe® pet product expert - has been inundated with heart-warming stories from all over the Midlands, proving that the UK’s pets really are the unsung heroes of the nation.
Mugly, previously crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog, was taken to a rescue centre at just three days old. With heaps of personality, Mugly soon found a home despite his quirky appearance and went on to become a trained ‘Pets as Therapy’ dog. This one eye-browed pooch spends his days being a comfort to others and has helped raise thousands of pounds for charities including Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Commenting on Mugly’s win, his owner Bev Nicholson says: “I am so proud of him for being in the Pet Hero running, he is so sensitive for a little dog that is up against it in the looks department - he really makes up for it in personality and sensitivity. People fall in love with him as soon as they meet him.”
PetSafe spokesperson Angela Critchley adds: “It is great to raise awareness about the amazing things our pets do for us on a daily basis. It was extremely hard to choose from all the heart warming stories we had in, but in the end Mugly’s tale truly touched us. Choosing a national winner from the four shortlisted will be a very difficult decision indeed, we wish Mugly the best of luck.”
The national winner will be announced on the 1st December and will win a year’s worth of PetSafe pet products and pet-friendly holiday.Download
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