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Mad About the Dog by Belinda Harley

Mad About the Dog

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This will strike a nerve with all dog lovers out there. Belinda Harley rescued a dog from the back streets of a Greek island and, after cutting through several layers of red tape brought him back to London. A delightful story about love and determination and the special bond between dog and owner. You will laugh and cry. Get the tissues ready, you’ll need them!


Mad About the Dog by Belinda Harley

MAD ABOUT THE DOG is the intensely moving true story of Goofy’s extraordinary journey to be permanently united with Belinda. From the Greek friends who helped them to the authorities who didn’t, and the horrors of the flight home, she describes their ordeal…Once in England, Goofy quickly made the streets of Mayfair his patch; when he attended an ambassadors’ reception at St James’s Palace to highlight the Passports for Pets scheme, the transformation from island scamp to top dog was complete.

Then, when Goofy’s early ill-treatment caught up with him and his injuries caused him pain, Belinda was faced with the toughest decision of all. It’s a story that will tug at the heartstrings of anyone who knows dogs, and loves them.


MAD ABOUT THE DOG reader’s forums letter – sent 26.10.09

'Everybody these days likes a good cry – Hollywood’s next wave of blockbusters are heavy on tear jerkers.

It’s not surprising therefore that the internet chat forums on dogs are responding so hugely to this year’s likely contender for the gift book for all dog lovers: MAD ABOUT THE DOG by Belinda Harley, published by Souvenir Press Ltd'

Some of the comments about the book from reviews, newspaper articles and word of mouth:

“Thank you for sharing this story, it’s so sad but so beautiful. I truly believe our animals find us. What a wonderful thing she did rescuing him and he repaid her with so much love.”

“Such a sweet, heart-warming story...”

“...a great yet sad story. She did the right thing in rescuing him and finding the courage to agree he was at his end.”

“What an amazing story...”

“Heart-rending...What a cracking little dog.”

“...a truly lovely story.”

“What a moving story.”

“I bawled my eyes out when I read this. What a wonderful little dog and I’m so glad he had the chance of happiness.”

“I read the book yesterday and finished at lunchtime at work and had to pretend to have something in my eye by the end.”

About the Author

Belinda Harley

Belinda Harley works in publishing as a food writer and literary agent. She lives in London and Wiltshire. She is available to be interviewed about her life with Goofy; pet travel; and pet bereavement; and to write articles.

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Publication date

5th October 2009


Belinda Harley

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Souvenir Press Ltd


96 pages


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