A blind dog who bounced back from a sad start in life has been voted dog of the year by animal charity the RSPCA.
Oliver the bullmastiff was dumped by a breeder when he was a puppy because he had an eye infection.
He was found by a dog warden before Christmas 2005, but vets were unable to save his sight.
Oliver, now two, found a new, happy home with Julie Harkness, who was delighted her pooch won the national vote to be named top dog.
Julie, from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, said: "He's a true inspiration. We're so proud of him."
RSPCA chief vet Mark Evans added: "Oliver's had such a tough start to life, but despite everything he's now such a happy dog."