Released on 14 July 2016.

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Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog

A true story of friendship and heroism

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When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the little bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair soon became inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people.

Word about Bilbo spread and fans began coming from miles around to meet the friendly giant. But little did Bilbo and Steve know the obstacles that life would throw at them. Together, they would have to gather every bit of their strength to fight for their livelihood.

Warm, heartfelt and moving, Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog is a tale of heroism and friendship, and is one man's tribute to his extraordinary dog.