Update on Hannah

I thought I would contact you now as it’s 2 months since Hannah came to share my life. She is sitting here beside the computer with me as I write. I couldn’t have found a more affectionate and biddable companion.

She really has settled in extremely well and each day she shows me a new side to her character. She is SO friendly to everyone, people and dogs, which is a change for me as Henry was a bit of a barker with some other dogs. The only time she seems to bark is when the lead comes out! Not even at the postman.

She is more than happy to stay with John or my neighbour, where there is a friendly Shitzu bitch for playtime, if I know I am to be away from the house for more than 2-3 hours. She has been well behaved indoors with not an accident from day one.

We visit John’s sister at her farm in West Grinstead every week and Hannah made instant friends with the three labs. She loves the freedom there and runs and runs; sometimes losing herself in the woods but returns finally when called, usually rather damp and muddy, which doesn’t bother her at all whereas Henry wouldn’t walk through a puddle. We have such fun together.

I have to thank you for making the arrangements for her to come to me – I’m sure her future with me is going to be a long and happy one.


Thank you, John Lewis customers!

Great news! We were selected to be one of the charities supported by John Lewis in the latest “Community Matters” 3 month scheme. Customers use tokens to choose which of the charities they prefer, and we’re thrilled to report that Sussex Pet Rescue has been given a cheque for £1,103. A heartfelt thank you to all the customers who chose us. This is Jan receiving a lovely big cheque!



Thank you for our AchyPaws massage training

“Dr Les” and Chris delivered a fascinating workshop for Sussex Pet Rescue on Sunday. Dog rescuers, fosterers, board members and our founder, Marcia Harris attended with dogs of all ages and breeds.  The training was very much “hands on” and Les had put together a special home massage routine for Sussex Pet Rescue comprising 13 massage techniques.  The workshop finished with some Canine Pilates stretching the dogs out before their trips home.

AchyPaws is based in Saltdean near Brighton.  This is how they describe their work:

Dr Les Ellam and I use specialised knowledge and training from both canine and human massage skills and experience to detect and target troublesome areas in your dog. This will benefit both function and range of movement of their limbs while easing any associated pain. Regular massage for your dog offers a drug free form of pain relief that can help to prevent recurrence of the conditions that caused the pain, keep your pet in top condition, help to maintain their health and comfort and improve their quality of life.”

For more information about AchyPaws see their website https://achypaw.com/ or Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AchyPaw/

Some pictures from the day: