August Update

Apologies for the lack of recent updates folks – holiday season!

We have however been working hard in the background and you’ll now found that most of our available greyhounds have updated descriptions. You can check out how each greyhound has progressed by looking in our Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.

Greyhound Merchandise has also been overhauled and numerous new lines added for you to browse.

Homed greyhounds:

Jessica, Becky, Belle and Joker have so far been homed in August.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Jet, Moose and Ronnie are reserved.

New Arrivals:

Three new arrivals are due in later this week of which two are girls and one a boy. More information to follow after they arrive.

Hammy, one of our recently arrived, loveable black boys.

Hammy, one of our recently arrived, loveable black boys.

Forthcoming Events:

Monday 25th August: Our merchandise and hand made jewellery stall will be at Verwood Rustic Fair, in Potterne Park, Verwood, Dorset from 12 noon until 5.30pm.

There will be a selection of greyhounds attending including Reggie and Lily, two of our wonderful foster dogs.

Directions to the fair: Potterne Park is at the end of Potterne Way, off the B3072. Just as you leave Verwood, going south towards 3Legged Cross, it’s the first left after the Newtown Lane junction. There will be directional signs on the day. Pedestrian entrances are from “Moors Valley Country Park”, and via our “River Gate” at the end of Brook Drive.

merchandise and jewellery stall

Our merchandise and hand made jewellery stall at last weekend’s event (Pet Nose Day, Mytchett)

Saturday 30th August: Our bric a brac stall will be at the Ashton Manor Nursing Home Fete, Beales Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4PY from 10am until 5pm.

Representative greyhounds will be attending.

New on site:

We have added loads of new merchandise to our Greyhound Shop page, please take a look, but note that all items except  for jewellery and tassels are for collection in person only.

Amy, the creator of our wonderful range of hand made jewellery, known as Aqua Jewellery volunteers her time freely and donates all sales funds (except for the cost of the basic materials) to Greyhound Lifeline. We think this is a magnificent thing to do as no doubt many, many hours of hard work go into the creation of her her pieces.

Please have a look at the earrings and tassels that Amy makes and if you would like to purchase any of it you’ll be happy to know that for Aqua product mail order is available. Contact details are shown in the shop.

Pets at Home VIP card holders we thank you!

Customers of Pets at Home branches that have one of the stores charity fundraising loyalty cards have managed to raise for us the magnificent sum of £413.11 this quarter! An absolutely huge amount that will allow us to buy feed and all sorts of other things form Pets at Home for our kennel and foster hounds to benefit from.

If you shop in Pets at Home and would like to join the scheme whereby all you need do is swipe you VIP card at the till when you pay (at no extra cost to you) to raise funds for your chosen charity then please visit Pets at Home’s VIP card registration page.

In order for Greyhound Lifeline to benefit directly you’ll have to select Farnborough or Basingstoke as your local store. You don’t have to physically shop in either of those stores, you can continue going to the branch of your choice, but don’t forget to swipe you VIP card at the till. It really pays off for whatever charity you choose to support.

Foster dogs:

We currently have Champ, Lily, Max, Moose, Rosie, Jet, Ronnie and Reggie all in foster care. Moose and Ronnie are reserved.

champ, black and white,

Champ moved into foster care as he had become very stressed in kennels and had virtually stopped eating resulting in a very skinny and unhappy boy. He is still very underweight, but is thankfully now eating well again. He has also recovered his joy for life and become very settled.

Used Postage Stamp and Ink Cartridge Appeal:

Many of you may already know that the Retired Greyhound Trust collect used postage stamps to raise funds for the greyhounds in their care. For some of you collecting the occasional stamp here and there and finally getting around to posting a collection off may be a bit of a nuisance.

Foster Home Appeal:

We need more foster homes. Ideally we are looking for foster homes within easy traveling distance of Fleet, Wokingham, Alton or Southampton as we have trusted volunteer team members in those areas who would be able to assist with viewings if a trip to the kennels was not possible.

If greyhound fostering is of interest to you, then please visit our fostering information page to see if it could be the route for 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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