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Countdown To The Kennels Open Day

Our 2015 Open day is fast approaching it has been set for Sunday 7th June, 11am until 2pm. We hope that you’ll all come along and join the fun to help us raise funds for the greyhounds in our care. Our annual Open Day is our biggest single fundraising event of the year. We need your help to spread the word about this exciting day.  Please tell friends and family to come and join us and meet some of our wonderful greyhounds.

If you are able to put up posters for this event in your local area – shops, community centres, pubs or at your place of work, please email us at enquires@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk and we will be happy to email you a PDF version for you to print out.  Thank you in advance for supporting us promote our biggest event of the year.

Open Day

Entry to our Open Day, as ever is free of charge. Having said that we would really appreciate a donation for the kennel greyhounds of something that they really crave!!  A tin or two of Butchers canned dog food, their favourite flavour is tripe! As you can imagine we use a large amount of canned dog food each year, our residents would be most thankful if you wouldn’t mind bringing a few cans along with you.

Some of our key attractions at our Open Day include – the homeless greyhound parade, greyhound merchandise, tombola, homemade goodies, Aqua Jewellery, doggie lucky dip, raffle, a veterinary talk on dog first aid, qualified behaviourists, our local dog warden will be in attendance and lots of fun classes for you to enter with your four legged friend.  We have many more surprises for the day, come along and join in the fun.

Our very own Reggie (RGT sponsor dog) will be in attendance, look out for him at the open day and have your photo taken with this very special boy.

Thank you in advance.  We look forward to seeing you all at this years Open Day.

Great British Greyhound Walk:

The Great British Greyhound Walk is an annual event that takes place this year on Sunday 21st June. We have organised a walk at Farnham Park, Surrey (with the permission of Waverley Borough Council). Any queries about the Farnham Park walk should be addressed to Anne at farnhamhoundwalk@btinternet.com and not to Greyhound Lifeline direct. Alternatively call the contact number on the walk page. We hope you will come along and join us.

Updates from the kennels:

We have a few dogs who have passed their small dog test and with further socialisation around smaller breeds they will learn to accept them as friends.  These dogs are Vinny, Hannah, Kiri, Angus, Artie, Polly and Cracker.  Please see their pages in our ‘Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery’ for videos of these successful sessions.

New in:

We have a selection of canvas bags that are available to buy from our kennels during our opening hours.  They come in two different styles – long or short handles.  The greyhounds on the bags are all dog that have been homed by us.  Little Reggie features on some of them.  Bags are priced at £6 each, they will also be available to buy at our Open Day.

Reggie bag

Available Greyhounds:

Please take a look at all the lovely greyhounds, most have updated descriptions, in our greyhounds for adoption gallery.  We have some very friendly, loving greyhounds who have waited far too long for their forever homes.  Could you give one of our hounds their dream home? Please take a look at our longer stay residents, these greyhounds have been with us longer than they should have been.  Please help us to find them their forever homes.   These greyhounds are – Willie and Comet.  Have a look at their descriptions, could one of them be the dog for you?

Willie our longest stayer, enjoying some home comforts while he waits for his forever home.

Willie our longest stayer, enjoying some home comforts while he waits for his forever home.

Our latest arrivals:

Cracker, Polly & Jed.

Polly is a three year old small black female.  She is a calm, friendly girl who walks nicely on a lead.

Polly

Cracker is a three and a half year old, tall and friendly greyhound.

cracker3

Homed Greyhounds:

Woody.

Dogs in Foster Care:

Reggie, Willie & Misty are in foster care. If one of our foster dogs interests you as a potential new family member then you simply need to contact us and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient date and time for you to meet him/her.

A plea for your help:

Nationwide the greyhound boys most especially, need your help to publicise their plight and hopefully raise their chances of an adoption. We desperately need to free up a boy space by homing an existing male resident. When a boy resident finds a home we can welcome another into his vacant space to keep the waiting list of very patient males moving on down.

Please folks, if you can help to spread the word that boy greyhounds are just as great as girls are at being pets then we have some hope of moving a little further down our waiting list of boys needing our help. Currently at our kennels we estimate a boy will be waiting a horrendous time of around 6 months. This is not acceptable to us and it is a very worrying situation, but we can, like other kennels only let more come in when one goes out to start their new life. Please have a read of ‘choosing a girl or a boy’ page if you are considering adopting a greyhound.

Bedding:

We would appreciate any spare blankets or duvets that you may have as our stocks in these are getting low.  Thank you in advance.

Stock Appeal:

The weather is getting warmer and we are now out and about at local car boots. We need your help! We are in need of stock suitable to sell at car boot fairs or at local fairs/events. The things we need the most are DVD’s, CD’s, children’s toys – including toy cars, jigsaws (adults and children’s), board games, console games and any boxed/unwrapped presents.

Used Postage Stamp and Ink Cartridge Appeal:

Many of you may already know that the Retired Greyhound Trust collect used postage stamps to raise funds for the greyhounds in their care. For some of you collecting the occasional stamp here and there and finally getting around to posting a collection off may be a bit of a nuisance. We also collect old mobile phones.

Fundraise for us using eBay:

You can sell items on ebay and choose to donate between 10% and 100% of your sale price to Greyhound Lifeline. If you are an ebay member you could also simply donate by using your Paypal account. For ebay members only please visit their Sell for Charity page and enter “Greyhound Lifeline” in the Charity name area. If you are a UK tax payer please also tick the Gift Aid box. Please read ebay’s terms and conditions carefully as we cannot be held responsible for any problems you may encounter. Could you sell your unwanted items and help us to buy food, provide veterinary care and generally look after the greyhounds in our care at the same time

 

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