AN ERITH couple have adopted a three-legged pooch after spotting him on telly.
Eight-year-old Buddy has rubbed shoulders with stars such as Michael Bublé after appearing on two ITV programmes.
A showbiz veteran, he has featured on the Paul O’Grady’s daily chat show and a Christmas special after being taken to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last October when his owner was made homeless.
It is not known how he lost his leg.
Immediately after the festive episode was broadcast, the facility was inundated with offers to re-house him.
Steve Saluk, 56, of Yarnton Way, Erith, said: "We’re just over the moon with Buddy and feel so privileged to be looking after him - he’s such a special staffie.
"My wife was in tears watching the show and we knew straight away he was the dog for us.
"We’re so grateful to Battersea’s foster carers who looked after him while he was waiting for a home to go to.
"He’s really affectionate and loves nothing more than jumping on the sofa for cuddles with us."
Staff at the centre said Saluks' location and the fact they had previously owned staffies meant they were ideal candidates for the energetic dog.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s rehoming coordinator Carly Perry said: "His winning staffie smile and affectionate nature meant he landed a spot on primetime television not once.
"We knew once someone saw his soft and cuddly side it wouldn’t matter about his missing leg.
"He doesn’t let it hinder him in the slightest."
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