Cold Conditions for the Greyhounds

What a freezing and challenging start to February it has been! We’ve had frozen pipes, a burst pipe, an icy driveway, slippery yard, snow and temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees celsius at the kennels. 

Throughout all that we’ve made sure that every greyhound has stayed warm and dry, had hot food twice daily, had fresh water (ok breaking ice on bowls is part of the daily routine at times) and that they’ve all been well wrapped up in warm coats at all times. We would like to thank our very hardy and dedicated staff and dog walkers for their continued support at this very chilly and difficult time of year.

Our greyhounds currently resemble round barrels on 4 spindles! No, they are not fat, simply well wrapped in a technicolour selection of mis-matched and patched coats to keep out the February chill. Keeping them warm is the important part, we’ll have the pleasure of seeing their true shape once the weather warms up.

Thank you to our laundry and coat repairing volunteers for maintaining our coat stocks so well. We are also grateful for the donated coats that people have generously given recently.

Homed Greyhounds:

Pippa and Jeeves have so far gone home in February. Jeeves, who is now called Badger is living with a  lurcher and a Jack Russel. Good luck in your new home Mr Jeeves and continued happiness to Pippa in her home too.

Jack, our long stay kennel resident (of 3 years and 7 months) has settled into his long term foster home very well. He’s still looking for that elusive adoption though, so please consider him.

Ernest will be off soon to his new foster home. We hope that he’ll find home living far less stressful than kennel life which has not suited him at all.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Holly, Parker, Ivy and Radnor are reserved.

Updated Greyhound Details:

Rose, Phoebe, Zulu and Jake have updated details on site. We hope to have photographs of Phoebe and Rose shortly.

Most recent Greyhound Arrivals:

Phoebe and Rose are our latest arrivals.

Tara Greyhound

Picture of tara Greyhound

This lovely lady, our Tara has been with us far too long. For no particular reason Tara has been overlooked time and time again. Please consider Tara for adoption. She’d particularly like a nice active home with lots going on. She likes to play, run around and she loves a cuddle too. Nine months waiting for her family and still they have not found her. Will you choose Tara as your pet? For more information about Tara please see her full description in our Greyhound Adoption Gallery.

Could You be a Greyhound Blog Author?

New site content is needed in the form of our Greyhound Blogs. Lady’s blog is active and Sue’s has a new entry. Our archive blogs are still able to be seen, but some new content from existing authors or some new authors altogether would be very welcome.


Greyhound Blog

Sue has a new greyhound blog entry on site.


Annual Kennel Open Day

We have set the date for our 2012 Kennel Open Day. It’s going to be on Sunday May 20th from 11am through to 2pm. We’ll have lots of stalls and fun events, plus a parade of our “stars of the show”, those greyhounds still waiting for adoption.

Entry and parking will be free, although a donation of canned dog food or fish (tuna, sardines, pilchards etc) in oil, spring water or tomato sauce would be most welcome. Absolutely no fish in brine though please as salt is poisonous to dogs!

More information about events and stalls will be published nearer the day.

Sponsored Event

Marie’s son Ed is running in the Fleet half Marathon on Sunday 25th March 2012 to raise funds for Greyhound Lifeline. A sponsor form will be available at the kennels from Tuesday 28th January. If you would sponsor Ed’s effort we would be most grateful. Don’t forget if you are a UK Tax payer to tick the Gift Aid box. It’s mean extra money for the Charity at no extra cost to you.


Pet Blood Bank

Our next session for blood donation has been scheduled for Sunday March 4th. Please register your dog with Pet Blood Bank for this session by contacting them on 01509 232222. Criteria for donation along with a full explanation about what to expect can be found on our Pet Blood Bank Information page.

Greyhound Lifeline Newsletter:

Our newsletter is finally being drafted, it won’t be too long now before we can issue it to those of you on our mailing list. If  If you’d like to receive our newsletter then please join the Greyhound Lifeline Newsletter. Please be assured that your email address will not be passed to any third parties and you can of course opt to un-subscribe at any time.

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?

One thought on “Cold Conditions for the Greyhounds

  1. Hi There

    I have just moved to Hampshire and have an ex racer greyhound who is 11.
    If you would like I could write something for you blog wise? I’ve ***** written a blog before but could easily write something about Suzie’s activities from time to time?

    She also comes to work with me several days a week and is a registered PAT dog. As I have just moved here I’ve not yet organised a placement to visit with her, but I will be soon! Could be interesting to read about for potential rehomers?

    Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help too.

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