Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer.

We hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and are able to keep your dogs nice and cool.

Please remember to walk your dogs during the coolest parts of the day i.e. early morning and later in the evening.

The kennel dogs are enjoying walking through the woods and some are even enjoying a splish, splash, splosh in the paddling pool or buckets of water at the end!

All the kennels have newly fitted fans to keep them cool whilst they rest, the greyhounds are all enjoying their new addition and some even have energy for playing with their new toys!

Warrior playing “I’m going to get you!”

We have some advice from the Blue Cross about beating the heat with your pets.

Heatstroke in dogs

Dogs can suffer fatal heatstroke within minutes.
Signs of heatstroke in dogs include collapse, excessive panting, and dribbling.

If you suspect your pet is suffering from the condition, move them to a cool place, preferably with a draught, wet their coat with cool – not freezing – water, and contact your vet immediately.

Once a dog shows signs of heatstroke the damage is often already done, which is why it’s so important to prevent it.

How to keep a dog cool and prevent heatstroke
• Make sure your dog has access to clean water at all times, ideally a large bowl filled to the brim. Carry water and a bowl with you on walks.
• On hot days, walk your dog during the cooler parts of the day, in the early morning and late evening
• Dogs’ paw pads can burn on hot pavements. As a general rule, if it’s too hot for your hand it’s too hot for their paws.
• If it’s too hot for the usual long walk, keep your dog mentally stimulated by doing some brain games instead. Refresh their basic training with some sits and stays, or teach them new tricks.
• Watch your pet for signs of over-heating, including heavy panting and loss of energy. If you recognise these signs when on a walk, stop, find a shady spot and give your dog water.
• Never leave your dog (or any pet) alone in a car, even with the windows open.
• Keep dogs in the shade in the summer heat.

Event Updates:
Street Collection in Fleet – Saturday 22nd September:

We will be in Fleet on this date raising awareness of Greyhound Lifeline.

Meet & Greet at Redfields Garden Centre – Sunday 21st October:

We will be at Redfields for the day raising awareness of greyhounds to the public and collecting funds for Greyhound Lifeline.  Pop down and see us, lots of greyhounds in attendance, all waiting for cuddles!

Street Collection in Farnborough – Saturday 1st December:

Come down and support us on this day.

Homed Dogs:

Hawk, Smokey and Raven.

New Arrivals:

Roman, Orca and Lemur.

Welcome Roman.

Dogs in Foster Care:

Annie and Ice.

Meet fun loving Annie.

Reserved Dogs:

Sherman, Warrior, Ice and Billy.

Toy Appeal:

We are getting low on soft toys for our kennel hounds, if you have any spare dog toys at home that you wouldn’t mind donating, our greyhounds would love to have them!
We are also looking for old footballs for our greyhounds to use to keep active!
Please can we ask that they are non-squeaky toys, thank you.

Dog Walkers:

We are in need of dog walkers to join our team on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to help exercise our kennel dogs each day. If you would like to find out more information about this then please get in contact.
You can email us on enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk or ring us on 07828128378 or 07769348310. Thank you.

Fundraising:

Do you have a selection of unwanted gifts that you are wondering what to do with?
If you do then we’d love to receive them for fundraising purposes. Un-opened smellies, perfume, childrens’ toys, games (board and electronic), jewellery and small electrical items including power tools, radios, computer accessories are most wanted.
Unfortunately we cannot accept books (we’re severely overstocked with these already) or clothing.

Thank you to all who donate and support our work. Please contact us for information about where to drop off donated items.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your items please email our fundraising team on – fundraisingforgreyhoundlifeline@outlook.com.

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