We recently welcomed two very handsome new boys to our kennels. Bruan is a lovely 6 year old brindle gentleman who has come from a home environment where circumstances changed. It would be especially nice to see this boy back enjoying the home comforts before too long.
Comet is a giant of a lad along with being a particularly stunning looking, black male blessed with a people orientated disposition.
Further information and photographs of the latest arrivals and all our other available greyhounds can be found in our Greyhounds Needing homes Gallery.
Banksy, Winston and Dice have been homed.
Nelson is reserved.
We would like to thank Penny and Adrian for their continued fundraising efforts at events. Over the winter period they raised the amazing sum of £615. That was raised through sales of items that had been donated to us and through the sales of their own home made jams, pickles and cakes etc.
Saara also recently raised the wonderful sum of £104.50 from her bric a brac stall at a fair in Cranleigh.
As you can see from the above the items you donate sell and money is raised to support the greyhounds in our care.
If you fancy de-cluttering your home or cupboards and the items are transportable and saleable then please donate them to us. We are really short of DVD’s at the moment and they sell very well.
Thank you also to the staff and customers of the Farnham Park Golf Club Cafe whose collection box in the cafe had raised the lovely sum of £44.31 just from people’s unwanted loose change.
Open Day 2014:
Our 2014 Open day has been set for Sunday 8th June, 11am until 2pm. We hope that you’ll all come along and join the fun to help us raise funds for the greyhounds in our care. Our annual Open Day is our biggest single fundraising event of the year. More details of the attractions will be given nearer the time.
- A date for your diaries: Open Day 2014 will be on Sunday June 8th 11am until 2pm.
Greyhounds in Foster Care:
Bobby, Niki, Jet, Roger, Rosie and Tipsy are in foster care. If one of our foster dogs interests you as a potential new family member then you simply need to call us and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient date and time for you to meet him/her.
Postage Stamp 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.
Thanks to the inspiration of Penny and Adrian (who have started the branch collection very nicely) we are now collecting as a kennel too. In due course we’ll arrange for a bulk lot of stamps to reach the RGT and save you the postage cost of sending them yourselves. From as little as one stamp, please bring them in whenever you visit us. We have a collection bag in the kennel kitchen for you to use. All stamps are welcome, but most especially the ones from abroad. Thank you everyone for supporting greyhound welfare Nationwide.
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.
We prefer foster carers who have some experience of dog ownership and training. Homes without cats and young children are especially sought because homes with young children and/or cats or inexperience dog handlers severely restrict our options of the greyhounds we could place with you.
- Niki is in foster care and she’s still looking for her adoptive home.
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.
Lungworm can kill!
Please be aware of Lungworm, it’s a killer that many of you won’t necessarily have heard of. It is spreading fast in the UK and many dogs have already died from it. Don’t panic however as Lungworm is very easy to prevent and equally if diagnosed early it can be treated very successfully too. Late diagnosis of Lungworm does not always have a happy ending however.
The following link will take you to a Lungworm Information site. For preventative treatment of lungworm you will need to contact your vet. Treatment/prevention of Lungworm is by prescription medication only.
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?