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Homeless puppies went barking mad for the Spice Girls at the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Harefield.

Five adorable pups sniffed out their favourite doll, with Baby Spice Emma Bunton coming out on top as the most popular.

The playful exercise was to help raise awareness of the plight of recuse dogs as part of a new nationwide Dogs Trust #specialsomeone rehoming campaign.

A Dachshund puppy called Pippin was first to choose and was keen on the blonde puppet which resembled Baby Spice, while Chris, a beagle, failed to take a liking to any of the dolls, before German shepherd Donna picked ‘Ginger Spice’ Geri Halliwell.

Next up was Mastiff Arthur who chose former X Factor judge Mel B, or Scary Spice - leaving Posh Spice Victoria Beckham and Sporty Spice Mel C the only singers without a vote.

The deciding vote went to Bella, a lurcher puppy who made a clear run for Baby Spice.

The filming was spurred on by rumours the pop girl band will reunite to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and follows a touching new Dogs Trust advert which debuted at the weekend on ITV1 with a voiceover by actor Martin Clunes.

'The moment a dog chooses you'

The charity expects to take in over 15,000 dogs in 2016 and believes there is a special someone out there for all the dogs in their care.

Watch the puppies at Harefield rehoming centre where they are being cared for until they find a loving new home.

Giles Webber, Dogs Trust rehoming centre operations manager, said: “Many people who come to us describe the moment they decided to make a dog part of the family as their dog choosing them, and not the other way around.

“We decided to put this to the test in a fun video which shows our pups picking their favourite Spice Girl - with very entertaining results.

“Not only do people buy them (dogs) online before even considering rescue, but dogs bought online often end up in our care - bought on a whim by owners who haven’t considered the commitment.

“We hope people will consider becoming a special someone and helping a rescue dog before taking to the internet in search of a four-legged family member as they may be second hand but they certainly are not second best.”