Co-founder of MUTT Magazine, Jay Harris, talks to us about how the magazine started and what inspired the trio to focus on abandoned dogs and the issues surrounding them.
MUTT Mag arrived on the scene as the result of a Nottingham Trent University project in collaboration with Stack Magazines. Created by Alice Harrison, Jay Harris and Rosie Spence, MUTT Mag is fuelled by our love of dogs and compassion for the cause. The magazine was born of the necessity to both honour the dogs’ impact on our lives and educate readers on the contemporary crisis of dog abandonment.
Our mission is to celebrate rescue dogs by awarding them the love they deserve, peeking through the keyholes of families and their happy hounds to offer an undocumented glimpse into their second chance at a forever home. Inspired by dogs themselves, MUTT Mag strives to embed a fun and enthusiastic approach to an otherwise disheartening topic, with love, care and dedication embedded into every turn of the page.
For Issue 1, MUTT Mag focuses on the concept of ‘home’ and has been lovingly created to evoke the feelings of belonging and excitement, as experienced when welcoming your newest family member. Inside, MUTT Mag strives to represent rescue dogs from all walks of life. We chat to John Bond about his first solo exhibition ‘Best in Show’, Kristina Suvorova illustrates her interpretation of bringing your rescue dog home and Henry Garrett of Drawings of Dogs expresses the impact of his dog Billie on his life and work.
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Plus, you can now buy Issue 1 of MUTT Magazine from Fetch & Follow online and in our east London store.