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If you love your dog and would like a really special way to remind yourself of him or her, why not consider commissioning a portrait from Virginie Hartley, our talented local artist. Have a look at the painting to the right and see more on her website at








Llifelike digital portraits of your pet and other related products are available from
Vicky Murray.       Check her out at 







Dog Food

If you want to offer your dog the best raw food diet around, check out in Abergavenny.

Veterinary Surgeries

We are fortunate to have several very good veterinary surgeries in the Wye Valley area:

For years I have taken all my animals to the Usk Vets veterinary centre. See

In the town of Monmouth Monnow Bridge Veterinary Surgerythe vets  Louise and Chris take care of the town’s pets.   See

Drybridge Vets in Monmouth and Coleford is the longest establshed vet in Monmouthshire. Find them at

The Elms is the newest veterinary practice in the town and also boasts a cattery. See


Each July, tractor and country enthusiasts converge at GraceDieu Farm, the estate of John Sutton as part of the Gathering of the Greens. This year, 2014, the event is being held on 5th July, with an American cowboy theme. There’ll be old tractors taking guests on rides through the Monmouthsire countryside, chain saw carving, a hog roast and of course, a chance to have a go at dog agility with F.I.D.O. See www.


Places to Stay

Sarah’s Place is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley, right next to the Wye Valley Walk and Cleddon Falls, and is a dog friendly B and B combining comfort, hearty food and superb facilities to make your biking or walking break an unforgettable experience. See

-Ideal for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, Ciderpress Cottage is a recently refurbished barn conversion 5 miles from Monmouth and within easy reach of the Forest of Dean, Usk Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and many of the medieval Herefordshire villages. See



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