A Greyhound's Dream!

This is homed greyhound Couver (previously Snout, because he did have an unusual nose) enjoying life to the full! He has recently moved from Berkshire to North Devon. It looks like this boy has landed in Greyhound Heaven with an abundance of beautiful beaches to run free on. It’s always such a joy to see a greyhound running just for the sheer pleasure of doing it. Go Couver! Thank you to Jo, Couver’s adoptive owner, for the beautiful photograph and permission to use it.

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Poetry in motion! Couver in full flight on a North Devon beach.

Meet Basil: He only arrived today and as you can see he’s a very handsome black male. He was born in December 2008. We’ll add more information to his homing photo as we get to know him better.

Photo of Basil the greyhound

New arrival Basil

Please take a fresh look at our greyhound galleries. The following greyhounds have had their descriptions recently updated: Patrick, Noo Noo, DJ, Jewel and Molly. Ginny has a new, more flattering photograph too.

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Noo Noo, perhaps we should have called him Mr Happy; a tail wagger extraordinaire!

New Arrivals:

Basil, Patrick and Jimi are our most recent arrivals for adoption.

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Jimi in the garden of his foster home.

Greyhounds homed in July:

Star, Queenie, Tilly and Phoebe have found their adoptive homes during July.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Lady, Bizzle, Cloud, Matty and George are reserved.

Thank you:

Our thanks once again go to Penny and Adrian who handed over £355 to us this week that they have managed to raise through sales of their home made jams and pickles and a new venture for them of car boot sales.

Thank you to those of you who have donated such a magnificent selection of saleable goods. You have helped significantly toward bringing in funds (as above) that help support our greyhounds.

Stock Needed:

With the summer show, fair and fete season upon us we are still in desperate need of all sorts of saleable items to stock our various fundraising stalls.

We need small items suitable as tombola prizes (e.g., stationery, smellies, small toys), larger items are also desperately needed to sell on car boot stalls, bric a brac stalls or even ebay.

What do we want? Anything (except for clothing, food items, audio tapes and video tapes) that is in good condition, looks as new and that is complete and not broken.  We’ve sold dogs bowls, ornaments, stair gates, gift boxed unwanted Christmas presents, board games etc, books, DVDs, CDs, art supplies, kitchen items and all sorts of other things too). Please have a look around your home, do you have anything that you’d be willing to donate?

New Greyhound Blogs:

Please check out our Greyhound Blogs. Paul and Fiona have new entries and Jo has a recent one.

Open Day Photographs:

Photographs from our Kennel Open Day in May are on site for you to view.

Jam Jar Appeal:

We need more empty jam jars with lids please. Anyone that comes to the kennels occasionally, please ask your friends and neighbours to collect them too. We are very low on 1lb jars especially. This means that Penny and Adrian won’t be able to make much more home made jams or pickles for us to sell until we get more jars for them to use.

Pet Blood Bank:

Our next scheduled canine blood donor session is on Sunday September 16th. Please call Pet Blood Bank on 01509 232 222 to make an appointment for your dog to donate. Acceptance criteria apply; for more information please see our blood donation information page.

Looking to adopt a greyhound?

Please visit our Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery to see details of all our available greyhounds.

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Rosie needs a home. She's lovely and we don't know why she is still with us. Could she be for you?

We Still Need Foster Homes – Can you help?

If you think you might be able to foster a greyhound then please read our Greyhound Fostering Information page.

Sponsored Slim:

Fiona Selby is aiming to lose 2 stone in weight and has offered to raise sponsorship for Greyhound Lifeline through her efforts. Her local Weigh Watchers group in Northamptonshire will verify whether or not she succeeds and/or how much she manages to lose.

If you’d like to offer Fiona some incentive to succeed and help raise funds for us at the same time then please email us at enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk giving your name and address (including postcode) and details of how much you wish to sponsor either in total and we’ll fill in the form for you.

Those of you who pay UK tax please let us know whether you agree or not to us claiming Gift Aid on on your sponsorship to increase the amount we receive at no additional 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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