We wish everybody a Happy New Year.
We have had another very successful year and we thank everybody who has supported us.
Without your help with kennel cleanouts, feeds, dog walking, fostering, vet trips, fundraising, coat making, washing, mending, kennel maintenance, home checking, dog training, donations, purchases of food/merchandise etc we wouldn’t have been able to do our job of homing greyhounds as well as we do.
Highlights for 2019!
We have 309 volunteers!
32 greyhounds have come in for homing
31 greyhounds have been homed
Long stayers Yoda and Annie both found their new families
Jordy, Ranger and Gadget all went to live with families that have cats
Stella the Chiropractor started working with us and our greyhounds
We raised £5,678.88 from street collections carried out during the year
A further £2,431.87 was raised through organized events, our biggest being our Afternoon Tea!
Our fundraising team Penny and Adrian have raised £4,784 through car boot and stalls at local events this year
Petplan Commission raised £771.65
Gift Aid donations totaled £2,469.63
We have been lucky this year in being allowed to have access to the old equestrian sand school as an additional playground for our greyhounds to have fun in. It took a little expenditure to securely fence it for our purpose, but the greyhounds positively relish their sand school playtimes
Greyhound Lifeline is working to increase the public benefit aspect of being a charity and we are doing this by organising therapeutic visits to local care homes for their residents and day centre visitors. We now work with four care homes and two we visit fortnightly.
Quackers, Soda, Buster, Merlin, Captain, Marshall, Hula, Dynamo, Amigo and Sparrow would like to say a huge thank you for all the donations that have been arriving at the kennels over the last few weeks. We are all so grateful for the goodies – doggie and human treats included!
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the New Year, finding new homes for all the greyhounds that come into our care.
Post-Christmas Clear Out?
We would love to have your spare items so we can raise additional funds for Greyhound Lifeline. Our fundraising team are working hard at the car boot sales but they are running out of stock.
Items most sellable are:
Jewellery – costume or real, small electricals, games – board and electronic, jigsaws, garden statues, CD’s and DVD’s, cigar boxes, toys, unopened smellies including perfume and aftershave, musical instruments, tools – hand, electric and garden, small kitchen appliances, mobile phones, laptops and vynal records.
Please bring them along to the kennels and we will be very grateful for them.
Kennel Opening Hours:
Please note all volunteers (kennel hands included), visitors and customers must pre-book visits to our site which will involve bringing a non-resident dog on site.
We are asking for at least 24 hours’ notice of your dog’s arrival, details of the day/time you wish to bring your dog(s) and how many dogs you propose to bring. We will endeavour to give you a suitable appointment time, but please appreciate that we can only be as flexible as our lease permits and you may be offered an alternative time/day instead.
You can pre-book your dog’s visit by:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by text or phone to 07828 138378 (Marie) or 07769 348310 (Lucy).
The above pre-booking to visiting dogs only.
Volunteers and customers without dogs joining them are welcome during opening hours as per normal. Viewings remain by appointment only as previously.
Ghost, Storm and Schooner.
Flint, Buster and Sparrow.
If you would like to meet any of our resident greyhounds please call or email Greyhound Lifeline’s Adoption team to arrange a viewing. Please note all viewings are by prior arrangement.
All our home seeking greyhounds have updated their personal pages, please check them out and find the greyhound waiting for you!
Bedding: Thank you for your donations, we are now full up again and we will update this page when we can accept more bedding.
Toys: If you have any soft toys that we could use for the kennel dogs we would be very grateful as our stocks are very low.
Ink Cartridges: Please save your empty cartridges, bring them along to the kennels so we can recycle them and make money for the dogs in our care. Please note we cannot recycle laser/toner cartridges, thank you.