We adopted Dougie in 2012 when he was about 15 months old. He is just a delight. In the beginning we had to work through some separation anxiety and trust issues with other people (he still is not great with strangers and children) but he has blossomed, is really confident and he is a favourite with all our friends.

He loves walks and nothing better than running along the beach and treats, lots of treats!

He is 12 now and still going really well. He’s had 2 ACL recons but has recovered beautifully from them and nothing holds him back. People are always really surprised when we tell them his age.

He loves his big brown dog toy, his tweety bird and hanging out with his best friends Sammy and Jessie, but his favourite place is anywhere we are.

We cannot imagine life without him.