Watch: Adorable Dublin rescue dog takes shine to howling at bells of the Angelus

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An adorable Dublin dog has taken a shine to howling – at the Angelus before RTE News.

Dexter is a 10-year-old Bichon Frise from Finglas and has us absolutely barking at the brilliance.

The rescue dog has a quirky streak when it comes to the TV, and had gone through a lot of trauma before finding his forever home.

Owner Dan Murphy, from Clancy Road in Finglas told Dublin Live: “We started to notice his quirky ways while watching the television, he would sing sometimes to the opening of soap opera Emmerdale, but then he began doing it daily to the Angelus which is on before RTEs Six One news.

“I’m not too sure if it’s a good or bad thing, or he is trying to tell us he wants to join a church choir?

“It’s very amusing and it just makes us love him even more.”

Dexter was taken from his original home at the age of 3, when he was reported missing.

It was over three months before he was found, chained to a pole in horrendous conditions at a halting site in North Dublin.

Dexter the Angelus howling dog from Finglas
Dexter the Angelus howling dog from Finglas

He was taken immediately to the local vet.

He was very shaken and had multiple cigarettes burns, bites and cuts over his body with head trauma and damage to his eye.

Dans recalls: “He had psychological trauma and developed behaviour issues soon after.

“The previous owner unfortunately couldn’t handle him so instead of him being impounded they put up an appeal on Facebook looking for somebody to give him a new fresh start and that’s when we stepped in.

“After giving over all our background details, we got to meet the owner and Dexter in person, it was then we gave him his forever home.

“At first, he wouldn’t engage with anybody, we have another dog called Polly, who featured in the video living here also and he was very afraid of her too.

“We gave him all the love he needed and as time went on, he got his normal life back and has now become the ‘King of the Castle’.”

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Source: Dublin News