Every year we honour the memory of Susie-Belle, the dog who inspires everything we do, who was adopted in 2011 by Schnauzerfest creator, Janetta Harvey. Susie-Belle enjoyed 4 years of freedom after being saved from a puppy farm. Sadly, in the week leading up to Schnauzerfest 2015, she was diagnosed with the terminal illness which was to take her life just 5 weeks later.

Each year since her passing we've held a Memorial Walk to celebrate her life and that of every dog who we share our lives with. And to remember all those who, like Susie-Belle are unfortunate to be caught up in the awful puppy farming industry.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, or check back here for details of the walks.

Susie-Belle, puppy farm rescue dog, who was the inspiration for Schnauzerfest

Susie-Belle, puppy farm rescue dog, who was the inspiration for Schnauzerfest

 
 
 

See below for a video from Susie-Belle’s Memorial Walk in 2016, where over 100 dogs and their people turned out on a cold, wintry day in January 2016 to celebrate Susie-Belle's life at her favourite beach, West Wittering.