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Dogs help mark local ‘barkcast’ anniversary

Two dogs from Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are helping to highlight BBC Radio Devon’s 35 year anniversary.

The radio station first started getting tongues ‘wagging’ on 17 January 1983, when it began ‘barkcasting’ to people across Devon. So, to mark the anniversary, two stray dogs that came into our rehoming centre during the station’s birthday week have been named after two of the station’s presenters.

Sparksy is a two-year old Collie-Lab cross and, like his namesake, breakfast show presenter Gordon Sparks, he is full of energy and loves to play with balls (tennis balls rather than footballs!).

Meanwhile, one-year old Fitz is a friendly, bouncy Collie cross, who loves a bit of fuss and attention – just like mid morning presenter David Fitzgerald, who he is named after!

Both Sparksy and Fitz are settling in well at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and, when they aren’t out for doggy walks or in the sand run for play-time, they are avid radio listeners in their kennels. However, what they really want is a home of their own, where they can build up their own fan base with a new family.

If you are interested in rehoming Sparksy or Fitz, please visit our website or phone 01271 812709.