Comic legend and musician Bill Bailey visited The Mayhew Animal Home in North West London during National Pet Month where he met Rosie, a one year old Shih Tzu and Chihuahua crossbreed, who arrived at the rescue centre, in Kensal Green, last month due to her owner’s ill health.

Bill who has a veritable menagerie of pets, including five rescue dogs, a cat, a parrot, a snake, some chickens and ducks at his West London home, said: “I am delighted to meet The Mayhew’s rescue dog, Rosie. She’s a great dog and I hope she gets a new home soon. I am passionate about the plight of rescue animals. Having rescue dogs myself I know just how important it is to have places like The Mayhew helping pets to get back on their paws and find new homes. They do a fantastic job.”


Cassie Farndale, Animal care team, at The Mayhew added: “It’s so brilliant of Bill to give his time to Rosie and The Mayhew to raise awareness of the plight of rescue pets. She’s a very easygoing lovable dog. Her owner was ill and had to sadly give her up. She’ll make a great pet for someone. She’s looking for someone with time on their hands and can live with other dogs. “

As well as his extensive stand-up work, Bill is well known for his appearances as team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You. He is currently working on his upcoming tour, Limboland, where he recalls his global travels, ponders about the meaning of happiness and treats the audience to some live music. After rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand, Bill’s show will kick off in theatres across the UK, starting in Plymouth on 9th October 2015 and continuing in London’s West End until January 2016.

If you would like to adopt a pet from The Mayhew rescue centre please visit

National Pet Month runs until May 4th and aims to promote responsible pet ownership and raise awareness of the value of rescue animals. For more information please visit

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