We are very pleased to let you know that both Blue and Blitzen have been adopted. Both dogs are doing well and getting used to their new lives. Of course with these boys leaving our kennels it became time to invite the next dogs on our waiting list in and give them their chance of adoption. Nimrod and Champ are the handsome pair who have filled the spaces. Information about the new arrivals and all our other available greyhounds can be found in our Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.
Christmas Homing Dates:
Please note that the last adoption day prior to Christmas will be Saturday 7th December. Normal homing will re-start on 1st January 2014.
Only in exceptional cases and in homes where there are no children resident will we consider relaxing this policy.The forthcoming holiday period can be a very stressful time for people and as such it is not generally a good time to bring a new dog into the home.
This decision has been made with the welfare of our greyhounds at the forefront of our minds. We hope that you understand our decision.
Viewings for greyhounds and potentially reservations will still be ongoing throughout the holiday period, so please continue to check for updates on our web site.
Nimrod, Champ and Annie are our most recent arrivals.
Information about all our available greyhounds can be found in our Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.
Blue, Blitzen, Vincent and Roger have been homed.
Curly, Sparky and Gromit are reserved.
Greyhounds in foster care:
Annie, Bobby (3 legs), Curly, Niki and Jet are in foster care. If one of our foster dogs interests you as a potential new family member then you simply need to call us and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient date and time for you to meet him/her.
Sunday 15th December sees us host our final Pet Blood Bank session of 2013. There are still a few appointments left available and it would be fantastic if we could fully book every one of them. Some of the PBB staff travel all the way from Loughborough to come to us and we’d love to see them go back loaded with the maximum amount of blood to save lots of other dogs’ lives.
If you are not already booked in and you have a healthy dog aged between 1 and 8 years old who is at least 25kg then your dog would probably qualify to become a life saver. More information about what to expect can be found on our Blood Donation page, otherwise feel free to call Pet Blood Bank for more information and/or an appointment on 01509 232222 during normal office hours.
Foster Home Appeal:
We need more foster homes. Ideally we are looking for foster homes within easy traveling distance of Fleet, Wokingham, Alton or Southampton as we have trusted volunteer team members in those areas who would be able to assist with viewings if a trip to the kennels was not possible.
We prefer foster carers who have some experience of dog ownership and training. Homes without cats and young children are especially sought because homes with young children and/or cats or inexperience dog handlers severely restrict our options of the greyhounds we could place with you.
If greyhound fostering is of interest to you, then please visit our fostering information page to see if it could be the route for you.
Lungworm can kill!
Please be aware of Lungworm, it’s a killer that many of you won’t necessarily have heard of. It is spreading fast in the UK and many dogs have already died from it. Don’t panic however as Lungworm is very easy to prevent and equally if diagnosed early it can be treated very successfully too. Late diagnosis of Lungworm does not always have a happy ending however.
The following link will take you to a Lungworm Information site. For preventative treatment of lungworm you will need to contact your vet. Treatment/prevention of Lungworm is by prescription medication only.
Fundraise for us using eBay
You can now 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?