Go, Go Billy!

This week we have had an update on how Billy, one of our older, homed greyhounds is getting on in his new home.  He was homed at the beginning of June this year, at the grand age of 11 years and is now fully settled with his new family.  It is so lovely to be kept updated on our homed dogs and see them doing so well. Below is a couple of photos of Billy enjoying his new life on the New Forest.

Billy with his new friend.

Billy with his new friend.

Billy relaxing, as old men should be able to!

Billy relaxing, as old men should be able to!


Jed who has been with us for 14 months is now ready for adoption.  He came into us with a strong chase instinct and needed some intense training to retrain him before he could be ready for adoption.  Jed has made amazing progress and still needs caution but we feel in the right home he would continue to blossom.  If you would like to view Jed please follow this link.


Greyhound Appeal:

Winston has been in our care for several months now, he is an older chap of 9 years of age.  Unfortunately he is finding kennel life too stressful, he so desperately needs a home of his own.  Winston prefers his own space so therefore needs a home with no other pets with older teenagers or an adult only home.  Please help us to find Winston a home he can call his own and allow him to bounce back to his normal cheeky, playful self.


Dog walking help needed:

We urgently need help for Fridays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  We walk between 11am and finish around 12.30pm.  Minimum age for dog walkers is 18 years.  Thank you.

Fish Appeal:

Our stocks of tinned fish are getting rather low, some of our dogs are rather taken with their weekly fish dinners and would be very grateful if you could spare a couple of tins for them to have.  The dogs love to eat sardines, tuna and pilchards in oil, spring water or tomato sauce, please can we ask for no brine tins please.  Thank you from all the dogs in our care.

Available Greyhounds:

Please take a look at all the lovely greyhounds, most have updated descriptions, in our greyhounds for adoption gallery.  We have some very friendly, loving greyhounds who have waited far too long for their forever homes.  Could you give one of our hounds their dream home? We still have, many long stayer greyhounds that joined us early 2015 or before this and are still looking for that special home.  These dogs are Hammy, Willie, Jake, Suzi, Susie and Lyric.  Please take a look at these greyhounds and hopefully 2016 will bring them homes of their own.

Hammy enjoying the sun.

Hammy enjoying the sun.

Homed Greyhounds:

Arthur and Pippin.

New arrivals:

Charlie, Izzy, Connie and Demi.


Charlie enjoying a run in the paddock.

Izzy is currently not available for adoption, she is receiving medical attention for an infected leg.  Her leg is responding to the medication she is taking, the next step is for Izzy to have a course of physio to help improve the movement she has in her leg.

Demi is three years old and loves to play with her tennis ball!


Connie is a tall female who will be four this year and has bundles of energy!


Small dog trainable greyhounds:


Reserved Dogs:

Hope and Demi.

Dogs in Foster Care:

Reggie, Willie, Susie, Cheetah, Hannah, Izzy & Suzi are in foster care. If one of our foster dogs interests you as a potential new family member then you simply need to contact us and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient date and time for you to meet him/her.

Bedding appeal:

We are rather short on blankets, towels and duvets for our kennel dogs.  If you have anything suitable please bring it to the kennels.  Please note we cannot use pillows or feather duvets.  Thank you.


Our stocks are starting to run low that we can sell to raise money to support the greyhounds in our care.  Our wish list of goodies to sell include. Children’s toys, games (board, electronic and PlayStation/Xbox type), kitchen gadgets, utensils and crockery.  Jigsaws, DVDs (not video tapes please), CD’s, ornaments and unopened/unwanted toiletries etc.  Thank you for your continued support.

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. If you bring them along to Greyhound Lifeline we can send them off for you when we have collected a larger amount.  We also collect old mobile phones.

Fundraise for us using eBay:

You can 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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