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 walk for 2019.

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.