Rosie’s in safe hands. Comic legend Bill Bailey already owns five rescue dogs, so he can handle this cheeky one.

Bill was meeting Rosie as part of National Pet Month and Rosie is waiting to become someone’s pet.

This adorable young shih tzu and chihuahua-crossbreed came into the care of The Mayhew Animal Home because her owner was ill.

She is a sweet-natured girl who’s affectionate towards people she trusts and likes climbing on their laps for a cuddle.

She could live with another dog if it’s calm and allows her to settle in.

Rosie barks when alone so will need someone at home most of the day to continue her training and socialisation. If you’re tempted by Rosie, see or call 020 8962 8000.

As a musician, Bill Bailey is known for having perfect pitch - the ability to hear a note and know immediately what it is. People with the ability to hear what’s going on and make an immediate, accurate assessment, are useful to have around, especially in times of crisis. For several days I’ve been following the work of two such people - Sam and Mark Green, who are currently working as disaster emergency relief co-ordinators for Worldwide Veterinary Service in Nepal, helping animals affected by the earthquake. Regular readers will know I’ve spoken about Sam and Mark before as, just before they emigrated to Sri Lanka, they attended the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar, to speak about the charity they founded in Sri Lanka - Dogstar Foundation.

You can follow this couple’s inspirational account of their work with Worldwide Veterinary Service and International Fund for Animal Welfare helping the victims of the Nepal earthquake on Dogstar Foundation’s Facebook page (you don’t have to join Facebook to see this). For example, Mark spent yesterday mapping the location of community dogs whose feeders have died, ready for a feeding programme.