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by Staff reporter
24 March 2021
Politicians and their pets: Michelle Campbell

Councillor Michelle Campbell and her dog Chewie

Politicians and their pets: Michelle Campbell

Breed? Bichon Frise cross Shih Tzu

Age? Around seven years old

How long have you had him? 

Five years

Where did you get him?

Chewie is a rescue dog. I got him via the charity Any Dog Will Do Rescue. They are a fabulous charity run completely by volunteers who work Scotland wide to give dogs the best outcomes in life. (

What do you love about him?

Seeing him thrive as a normal dog. He has a trauma background and has become so confident in comparison to the boy I brought home.

What special talents does he have?

He knows exactly when you need a hug.

What are his most annoying habits?

He sits on the TV remote all the time! I think he looks for it…

What’s the worst thing he has done?

He managed to get on top of the kitchen counter once. To this day, I have never managed to work out how he achieved this! Thankfully he was ok. He was chuffed he got so close to the food!

Do you think of yourself as a pet parent or pet owner?  

Pet parent.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you have bought or done for your pet?  

He gets all the treats – he deserves them.

What’s your first pet or animal-related memory?

My gran and papa’s dogs. I grew up around them.

What was the first pet you ever had?

A hamster

What would be your dream pet?

I love all the pets I’ve had. I am lucky to be able to give them care and I cherish that.

If you could be any animal what would you be? 

A hippo – they are strong, underestimated and are survivors!

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