Business is booming at the Pooch Parlour, so Mrs Fudge hires a cool new assistant who is an instant favourite with all the dogs. Pippa Peppercorn isn't so sure, however - there's something strange about the new girl. Meanwhile, a string of unsolved burglaries and a mysterious spotty dog are causing havoc around town . . . will Pippa and Dash the talking dachshund save the day?