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Rescue Dog Meets Heartthrob Duncan James to Launch Campaign Searching for Britain’s Best Dog Walk

The Blue frontman turned Hollyoaks actor has teamed up with a well known bingo brand to help find Britain’s Best Dog Walk meeting Tallula from The Mayhew Animal Home on the South Downs National Park walk to launch the campaign.

Photo Credit: Solent News and Photos

The nine year old Shih Tzu is looking for a new home to call her own and found a common bond with Duncan through ailments. Despite losing both her eyes and now waiting for her third home, beautiful and charismatic Tallula has never given up hope and this just shows how far she has come.

When she was just two years old she developed severe ulcers in both of her eyes. The vets and Tallula’s family had to make the hard decision to remove her eyes, as they were not responding to treatment.

Later when Tallula was about eight years old her owners decided to rehome her with a family friend. Sadly Tallula had only been with her new owners for seven months when they decided to bring her into The Mayhew for adoption.
The owners had started off with good intentions; however when their son brought home a new puppy they were worried that they would not be able to cope, and decided to rehome Tallula.

Find out more about Tallula here

With her playful and energetic nature, you would not think at first that Tallula was blind. This gorgeous girl has so much character; she loves playing with her toys, snores like a trooper and will even chat back to you if you talk to her.

Even though Tallula has lost both her eyes and Duncan recently revealed his struggles to walk after suffering from a spinal disk prolapse, they were far from feeling blue. It didn’t stop them both enjoying the sunny weather and country air while helping to launch the campaign.

To cast your vote in Gala Bingo’s search for Britain’s Best Dog Walk, please visit here. Voting closes August 22nd. 

For every public vote cast out of the 15 National Parks shortlisted, including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, Cairngorms National Park, and the New Forest, Gala Bingo will make a 50p donation up to the value of £3,000 to The Mayhew.