Blue Peter chooses rescue
pup as next team member
Barney, who was taken in by Dogs Trust after being found on the street, is to be the next Blue Peter dog .
DOGS Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has rehomed Barney, a nine-month-old dachshund-red setter cross to Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.
Barney will become the ninth Blue Peter dog following in the pawprints of a long list of famous pooches including Petra, Patch, Shep, Goldie, Bonnie and Meg. He will share the sofa with current Blue Peter dogs Mabel and Lucy, Cookie and Socks the cats, and Shelley the tortoise. The charity hopes that Barney will help inspire the dog owners of tomorrow to consider a rescue dog as a pet.
Dogs Trust chief executive Clarissa Baldwin, said “We are thrilled that Blue Peter has chosen a rescue dog as its latest canine team member. Barney is a charming little pup who was brought to one of our rehoming centres when he was found as a stray. He immediately impressed staff with his winning personality and they knew that he was destined to be a star!
We wish Barney and Helen all the very best and we all look forward to keeping up with their exciting adventures each week on the show.”