Category: Community

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Here’s to great friendships

Last week we had friends come to stay. Living overseas away from most friends and family, means visits like it are treasured. While modern communications make staying in touch easy, there’s nothing quite like...

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Remembering Merlin

At the beginning of 2017 the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre took in a dog who has today left this world. Merlin spread much happiness, love and magic in the short time he got...

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Where Life Gets Going

Everything is bewildering to dogs when they first leave a puppy farm. All is new in the outside world. While being lifted from the darkness of a breeding shed is good for them, it’s...

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Honouring Rufus and Fabio

Last weekend saw the UK’s picturesque Peak District host the 8th Annual Schnauzer Walk. It’s always a great event, kept simple and focussed. A fun gathering of schnauzers, their friends and families with a...

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Sparky’s Year

Graeme and Peggy know first-hand the difficulties faced by dogs who have survived years in a puppy farm. They’ve adopted them, and loved each one truly, deeply and unconditionally. When they lost Marnie in...

Spreadsheets or Puppy Poo

Continuing my series of blogs on what the arrival at the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) of pregnant puppy farm dog Lara (now called Clara) and her puppies has involved, here volunteer Anne...

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It’s No Small Gift

When 5 month old Albert Claude breezed into our world he brought with him a canine vibrancy and innocence that had faded in my mind in recent times. Having lived for the past 8...