August News

3 Cheers for Glenn!

A big thank you to Glenn one of our supporters, who had a real soft spot for recently homed Sherman. He followed Sherman’s progress on Facebook and decided to raise funds, to help support the work we do.

Glenn came to the kennels on Saturday to give Greyhound Lifeline £650, in May he carried out a 25km sponsor walk to raise funds for the charity. He also joined us today for our group walk. Thank you Glenn for all your hard work in raising this amount.

Glenn is pictured here with one of our longer stayer dogs Marshall who is eager to find his own home, that has plenty of footballs for him to play with! Can you out skill our Marshall? If you would like to know more about Marshall please follow the link.

Marshall

Summer Heat:

We hope you are all enjoying the Summer weather and are taking care in the heat of yourselves and your pets.  Below is some top tips to help your four legged friends.

  1. Walk your dog early morning or late at night when the temperature is cooler, try walking them in shady places and avoid tarmac

    “I love footballs but I am only allowed to play with them when it is cool” Marshall explains!

  2. Ensure your dog has access to cool areas inside
  3.  Avoid car journeys and use air-conditioning if necessary
  4. Ensure your dog has access to clean fresh water, dogs may drink more in hotter weather so ensure their bowls are checked regularly
  5. NEVER leave your dog in a parked car during hot weather – dogs can overheat in a matter of minutes causing multi-organ failure and death
  6. Use cooling pads, fans or cooling coats to cool your dog down
  7. If concerned about your dogs excessive panting or unusual symptoms in this warm weather, contact your veterinary surgery for advice immediately.

Amazon Smile:

Greyhound Lifeline is now registered with Amazon Smile.

It is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.

Please remember Greyhound Lifeline when you shop at Amazon by going to Amazon Smile, the link below will take you to the appropriate page.

Amazon Smile

Recycle 4 Charity:

We are now registered with Recycle 4 Charity and can now take your empty inkjet cartridges.

Please spread the word with family and friends, we can get up to £1 for each empty cartridge you donate.  Unfortunately we are unable to take inktanks from Brother, Epson or Kodak and we cannot accept toners.

To donate your empty cartridges please either drop them off at the kennels in the box provided or set up an account through Recycle4Charity, please use Greyhound Lifeline’s unique code to ensure we receive your donations. See link below.

http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/Register/C93461

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 enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk, by text or phone to 07828 138378 (Marie) or 07769 348310 (Lucy).

The above pre-booking applies 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.

Events:

Morrisons, Fleet Collection – Saturday 31st August

Blue Cross Fun Day & Dog Event, Southampton – Saturday 7th September

Fleet Street Collection – Saturday 14th September

Redfields Garden Centre Collection – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October

Windsor Street Collection – Saturday 2nd November

Guildford Street Collection – Saturday 16th November

The Meadows, Camberley – Sunday 1st December

Farnborough Street Collection – Saturday 7th December

Homed Dogs:

Kara.

Dogs in Foster Care:

Cinders and Tigger.

Cinders on an adventure!

Reserved Dogs:

Gadget.

Cat trainable Greyhounds:

Gadget.

New Arrivals:

Ricardo, Amigo, Gadget, Dynamo and Quackers.

Playful Dynamo

If you would like to meet this greyhound or 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.

Ricardo with our small dog friends.

All our home seeking greyhounds have updated their personal pages, please check them out and find the greyhound waiting for you!

Appeals:

Bedding: We can now accept duvets, towels and blankets as our stocks are thinning out.

Toys: If you have any soft toys that we could use for the kennel dogs but also on our tombola stalls at local events we would be very grateful.

Street Collections:  If you live local and are already one of our volunteers wanting to support us through fundraising events please let us know.  We have a number of collections this year and are always looking for helpers.  Some of our collections are permit limited but a bank of fundraising volunteers is always welcome.

Please let us know by emailing us at enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk and include your full name, contact number and your availability.

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