Selina Scott, fresh from her victory on the successful BBC-2 series Underdog, is teaming up with Blue Peter veteran and Crufts presenter Matt Baker to try and find new homes for dozens of rescue cats and dogs in a brand new series for BBC Daytime. And they’re looking for individuals and families from throughout the UK to take part in their unique Pet Matches.
The duo will be broadcasting live from the famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London for three weeks this summer, following prospective pet owners on their rigorous and emotional journey to adopt a rescue pet. With the emphasis on responsible pet ownership, they’ll be working closely with Battersea’s rehoming experts to make sure new owners can give the animals the life they deserve.
The programme will also take viewers behind the scenes at Britain’s most famous rescue centre, feature Animal Sanctuaries from throughout the UK and tell the inspiring success stories of previous residents.
Stories like these:
Pippa the Border Collie was abandoned on the streets of London, but rescued by dog wardens. She’s been chosen from all the Battersea residents to be re-trained as an airport sniffer dog.
Bilbo is a big brown Newfoundland and he’s a rescue dog with a twist. His webbed feet and
water-resistant coat make him Britain’s ONLY qualified canine lifeguard. He passed swimming and fitness tests to join the team and spends his days patrolling Cornish beaches with his handler.
Bobbi the Springer was dumped on Battersea’s doorstep. She was neglected and had a broken leg. We’re there as the team nurse her back to health and try to find her a loving new home.
Anyone with a genuine interest in adopting a rescue animal and willing to take part in the series can apply now by the following means…
Phone: 0871 66 44 808* for an application form
*Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Mobiles & other networks may vary.
Post: Animal Rescue Live, Room 3029, BBC Television Centre, London, W12 7RJ