Latest Greyhound News

Full house still at the kennels. No spaces left and our emergency kennel is full too. Foster homes are desperately needed. If you think you might be able to foster one of our greyhounds the please read our greyhound fostering page to find out more information.

Greyhounds make great PAT dogs:

Pets as Therapy dog
Farran qualified as a PAT dog

If you think your dog could become a Pets as Therapy dog then please visit the Pets as Therapy web site for more information. Since publishing this photo just two days ago we have heard of 3 greyhounds now in the process of applying to be PAT dogs. Wonderful news and good luck both greyhounds and owners. A very worthwhile charity that helps so many people feel just a little bit better.

Homed Greyhounds:

Elsie, Bianca (now Ruby), Parker, Radnor, Rocket (now Bryn), Holly, Pippa and Jeeves (now Badger) all went home in February. Let’s see who the lucky greyhounds are that will start new lives in March.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Henry, Bella, Archie, Rose and Ivy are reserved.

Updated Greyhound Descriptions:

Jack, Tara and Abbie have updated descriptions.

New Arrival Greyhounds:

Blue, Bella, Alfie and Harry are our latest arrivals. Details of all our available greyhounds can be found in the Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.

Foster Dog Updates:

Jack is a new dog! What a superstar he is to have achieved so much in so little time. Those of us that know Jack are still in shock (of the very pleasant kind) at his remarkable progress. With thanks to Glenn, Anna and Sarah of Dog House Training for all their hard work. Most especially thank you to Sarah for agreeing to keep Jack with her as a foster dog for as long as it takes to find him an adoptive home. Jack lives with a cat!

Jack out walking - photo
Jack and friends on a morning walk

Tara is another longer stay greyhound who has very pleasantly surprised us. Since going into foster care she has turned into a real lady and her description has changed to reflect her wonderful changes too.

Ernest (also known as Ollie) is thriving in foster care. He’s a good boy all round and totally relaxed too now he has left the kennel environment. Ernest has passed our cat test.

Abbie remains the perfect foster dog. We don’t understand why this gentle and perfectly behaved girl has not been snapped up already. Abbie has passed our cat test.

Phoebe is doing well in her foster home. She’s a very different girl to the one that first arrived. Again we need to thank Dog House Training for their help settling Phoebe down and thank Angela for her first venture into fostering. Phoebe lives with a cat.

Henry has settled into his foster home very well, so well that he’s not actually going to move on at all. He has been reserved by his foster carers, wonderful news for our mature lad of almost 9 years.

Archie, another older lad of almost 11years has also been reserved by his foster carer. It’s just wonderful to know that these older greyhounds don’t have to move on again and that they will thoroughly enjoy the rest of their lives.

New On Site

Jo has a new Greyhound Blog entry.

Brief details and photographs have been added to Blue, Bella, Harry and Alfie’s descriptions in our Greyhounds for Adoption Gallery.

More poems written by Tracy Errington will appear soon.

Thank you:

Thank you to Adrian for once again running the jams, pickles and home made cake stall at today’s Pet Blood Bank donation day at the kennels. The weather was truly horrid – heavy rain in the morning followed by heavy snow in the afternoon. Thankfully the snow did not settle, but well done Adrian, Lucy, Paul, the donors and their owners and of course our brave and “all weather” dog walkers for attending today in such miserable conditions.

Could You be a Greyhound Blog Author?

New site content is needed in the form of our Greyhound Blogs.

Our archive greyhound blogs are still able to be seen, but some new content from existing authors or some new authors altogether would be very welcome.

Polo greyhound on sofa
Polo demonstrates just what a tough life it is being a pet!

Annual Kennel Open Day

We have set the date for our 2012 Kennel Open Day. It’s going to be on Sunday May 20th from 11am through to 2pm. We’ll have lots of stalls and fun events, plus a parade of our “stars of the show”, those greyhounds still waiting for adoption.

Entry and parking will be free, although a donation of canned dog food or fish (tuna, sardines, pilchards etc) in oil, spring water or tomato sauce would be most welcome. Absolutely no fish in brine though please as salt is poisonous to dogs!

More information about events and stalls will be published nearer the day.

Sponsored Event

Marie’s son Ed is running in the Fleet half Marathon on Sunday 25th March 2012 to raise funds for Greyhound Lifeline. A sponsor form will be available at the kennels from Tuesday 28th January. If you would sponsor Ed’s effort we would be most grateful. Don’t forget if you are a UK Tax payer to tick the Gift Aid box. It’s mean extra money for the Charity at no extra cost to you.

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?

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