Braintree dog Neeko is a TV star

Emma Gooding says husky Neeko could be a rising star

Emma Gooding says husky Neeko could be a rising star

First published in News by , Reporter

A rescue dog is keeping his paws on the ground after finding fame in a TV advert.

Husky Neeko’s owners were forced to abandon him as a puppy in 2012 after they were evicted from their home.

Emma Gooding, 31, who owns the Four Paws dog grooming salon in Braintree, said she used to go in to see the dogs at the Dunmow kennels and quickly fell in love with the pooch.

She eventually took him home and said: “He’s an amazing dog, even as a puppy he was so chilled out and huskies are usually very excitable.”

Miss Gooding said she was emailed by business card company Vistaprint looking for customers to appear in their adverts.

She agreed to an interview and travelled to London with Neeko for a formal audition.

“I didn’t in a million years think anything was going to come of it. It was a bit surreal,” she said.

See this week's Times for the full story.

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4:07pm Thu 17 Jul 14

venturoboy says...

The advert has been doing the rounds for almost 2 years. Bad news day?
The advert has been doing the rounds for almost 2 years. Bad news day? venturoboy
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

the woman in this advert is an annoying idiot
the woman in this advert is an annoying idiot Bhudeeka
  • Score: -5

10:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Sweeny1983 says...

It's more about the dog being a rescue to a bit if a tv star not the business or advert. Have you met her then Bhudeeka?
It's more about the dog being a rescue to a bit if a tv star not the business or advert. Have you met her then Bhudeeka? Sweeny1983
  • Score: 3

11:32pm Sat 19 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
the woman in this advert is an annoying idiot
Am I dreaming? Or did I really just read that?

Cor blimey - talk about pots and kettles.

Pinch me somebody!
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: the woman in this advert is an annoying idiot[/p][/quote]Am I dreaming? Or did I really just read that? Cor blimey - talk about pots and kettles. Pinch me somebody! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

9:38am Wed 23 Jul 14

Justwannasay says...

Why is Bhudeeka still allowed to post when she is just so **** rude !!!!!
Why is Bhudeeka still allowed to post when she is just so **** rude !!!!! Justwannasay
  • Score: 3

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