Paul learns about Duke the Dalmatian, who has been nicknamed Houdini by staff at the Brands Hatch centre due to a very special talent. He is remarkably able to open locked doors. He also the adorable Snoopy, who has an unexplained hatred of postmen.
Paul meets a hyper chocolate Labrador and then falls in love with a Staffie-Boxer cross puppy. He also ends up being amazed by one of the biggest dogs that Battersea have ever taken in.