Anna's missing her friend, Sophie, who's moved away ...but when Mum suggests getting a new doggy companion from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Anna knows she won't be lonely for long! Alfie, the adorable border terrier puppy, is Anna's perfect match - he's a quiet pup who can't bark, but he makes up for it by having a very waggy tail! Anna and Alfie soon become best friends, but some bad news from school puts a stop to their fun. A scary speech day is shy Anna's worst nightmare. Will Alfie be able to find his voice - and help Anna find hers too? Contains LOADS of information about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - including how to adopt your very own dog or cat, dos and don'ts of looking after them, and fun pet-themed puzzles! Featuring a photo and fact-file of a real-life dog from Battersea!