Good News For Jack the Greyhound

Jack, our long stay kennel resident (of 3 years and 7 months) now has a long term foster home. At the age of nearly 8 years old Jack’s finally had his first taste of home comforts and a special someone to care for him. With grateful thanks to Gemma for taking him on as her foster dog.

Needless to say our Jack is being a perfect gentleman. More updates on Jack will come in the future. We truly want him to have the chance of an adoptive home and Gemma is working with us and Jack to help him find it.

Greyhounds in water

Jack and Bruno on a kennel outing to the Basingstoke Canal

Jack is still an RGT sponsor dog and he’ll remain one until he finds that elusive adoptive home, he’ll also still be a regular visitor at the kennels. If you’d like to help support Jack and many other greyhounds too then please visit Jack’s Sponsor Page on the RGT website.

Archive Greyhound Photo Gallery

Have you been missing the fun greyhound photos from our old gallery? If you have, you won’t be alone. They were never actually removed from our re-vamped web site, but we were told that people struggled to find them. We have therefore made the old photo galleries much easier for you to find. There is now a permanent link off this page to it, just click on the box “View Archive Gallery” and enjoy photos like this one….

Greyhound living with a cat

Milgi is a cheeky boy he's stealing his cat's milk!

Adopted Greyhounds:

Billy, Lester, Bruno, Patsy, Macey and Cleo all found their adoptive homes in January. Let’s see who finds a home in February.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Parker, Pippa, Ivy and Radnor are reserved.

Updated Greyhound Details:

Jack, Zulu, Jake and Courtney have updated details on site. We hope to have photographs of Courtney and Jake on Saturday.

Most recent Greyhound Arrivals:

Jake and Courtney are our latest arrivals.

Greyhound Poetry Page

We are very pleased to announce that we now have a page of Greyhound Poems for you to enjoy. Our thanks go to Tracy Errington for the not only writing these lovely poems, but also for allowing us to publish them on our web site. There are some technical tweaks to the poems page still to come as Marie is still under training and hasn’t learned it all yet. The poems themselves however will be the same.

We hope to have more submissions from Tracy in the future, but of course if anyone else has some original  poems that they’ve written themselves then please send them in. Your work too could appear on site.

Could You be a Greyhound Blog Author?

New site content is also needed in the form of Greyhounds Blogs. Lady’s blog is active and 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.

Thank You!

We owe our thanks to Sunlight Laundry for their donation of towels (a whole cage load) we’ll be putting that to use as dog bedding in due course. Sunlight Laundry are going to be doing a regular drop off for us.

With thanks to Niall at Greyhound Bus for his donation of goodies for our up coming Open Day. We understand there is a least one beautiful greyhound coat up for grabs, although the other contents are a mystery to most of us still. You can see the “Greyhound Bus Coat” below being modelled by Mo’s older boy Paddee.

Greyhound Coat
One of the donations from Greyhound Bus for our Kennel Open Day

With thanks also to our Southampton representative Mo for obtaining both the above donations. She works very hard in lots of respects for us and we’re very grateful to have her on the team.

Lady’s Greyhound Blog

Lady’s Greyhound Blog part 9 is now 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.

We Need Foster Homes

We still need foster homes, can you help? If at all possible we try to avoid placing greyhounds that have been in homes, are older, or have disabilities into the kennel. It’s much nicer  for them if a home environment can be found for them.

Foster homes are not easy to find, would you consider fostering. Please view our Information about greyhound fostering to find out if it might be for you. Long term foster homes preferred. Please note that a home visit and in depth discussion will be required before fostering can proceed.

Ernest we are very pleased to say has a foster home to go after half term. Poor Ernest is most unhappy and very stressed in the kennels. Thank you Lucy for offering him a place with you.

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?

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