Janetta Harvey Author, Blogger and Campaigner

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Rewriting The Story

After Susie-Belle died in 2015 I received a beautiful portrait of her as a gift. I found it deeply moving. Not only the generosity of someone I had never met, but the thoughtfulness the...

With Hope For Teddy

Rescue work is gruelling. It’s expensive to do the right thing. Rescues rely on the generosity of people, most of whom who will never meet the dogs whose lives they help to save.

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Cute and Fluffy? Try Dead and Dirty

It would be a peculiar person that tried to argue that puppies are not adorable, cute and fluffy. Thousands of pets for sale adverts flooding the internet show that pictures of puppies rarely fail...

Grief, not unlike love

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. Emily Dickinson When Susie-Belle died, a dog newly saved from a puppy farm was adopted in her memory. A couple of days later, Camilla...

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Love Is Not Enough – part 2

Adopting a dog requires thought and planning. Understanding that sharing life with a rescue dog is a privilege, not a right is a good starting point. It can sometimes be difficult to automatically get...

Love Is Not Enough – part 1

When thinking about adopting a dog from a breeding background, it’s vital to keep the dog’s previous life firmly in mind. Adopting any dog involves a number of unknowns but for breeding dogs the...

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Far from shore – is that how it feels?

The other day I was out walking with Cerise. Just the two of us. It’s rare that Cerise goes anywhere without a sibling. As we headed out from home I wondered how she’d fare...