Tag Archive: rescue dog

Issue 36 of Edition Dog (September 2021) featured my article on the hot topic of the moment – Pen Farthing and his mission to safely get his staff and animals out of Afghanistan. He was ridiculed in the media and this raised the debate of ‘pets before people’.

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My Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly (13th August 2020) raised the issue of greyhounds in need of rescue and reflecting on my own experience with the breed.

Read the online version and other articles on Torbay Weekly’s website here

In issue 16 of Edition Dog (Jan 2020) I look at the challenges faced by dogs overseas in need of rescue.

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From my ‘Crossing the headlines’ column in Dog World (8th April 2015).

I recently wrote a blog on how our thoughts and ideas change over the years. Things we were passionate about as teens are probably not as relevant when we are in our 40s and 50s (which is probably no bad thing if you were a New Kids on The Block fan) but reading some recent press releases made me think about how such changes aren’t just limited to people they also occur in the groups and societies we may have once supported. Continue reading

From my Dog World column ‘Crossing the headlines’ (12th November 2014).

A few days ago an elderly neighbour from several doors down knocked. I was quite surprised to open the door and find her standing there as we have only ever exchanged the usual polite pleasantries but I immediately knew something was troubling her.

Wringing her hands she said the words I suppose many of us dread; “I hear you know a bit about dogs… I wonder if you could help me?” Continue reading