Beagle challenge for Bletchley family

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A Bletchley family has rescued one of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s most mischievous pups.

Mr Pickles, who was viewed by 4.9 million people jumping on tables, raiding bins and barking loudly on TV, has found himself a home in Milton Keynes after living in the kennels three times due to previous owners being unable to cope with him.

Experienced beagle owners Gordon Pitt and Christine Harlard were the couple who decided to take a chance on the two-year-old.

The couple saw the cheeky puppy’s story on Paul O’Grady’s show ‘For the love of dogs’ and despite being flooded with calls from other potential owners, the Bletchley family were given the daunting challenge of giving Mr Pickle’s a home he desperately needed.

Christine said: “When we saw Mr Pickles’ story on the Paul O’Grady show about Battersea, we were in floods of tears.

“He’s only young and has had a really unsettled start to life, so you can understand his behaviour.

“Taking him on has been quite an experience, but with hard work and perseverance he’s finally becoming a happier and better behaved dog and is so affectionate.

“We’ve got through quite a few pairs of shoes as he likes chewing things, but there’s never a dull moment with him around!”