This coming Sunday sees the annual Great British Greyhound Walk occur again. There are numerous walks arranged nationwide, you can find the location and times etc of the one closest to you by visiting the Great British Greyhound Walk web site.
Our closest venue is the Basingstoke event and a few of us hope to be going along to support the event. The organiser of the Basingstoke event has very kindly offered to donate any monies they may make to Greyhound Lifeline to support the dogs in our care.
We hope this fun and social event will be well attended at all the venues. It’s a great way to raise awareness that greyhounds make great pets, whilst having a social walk with like minded people.
Open Day Report and Thanks:
Apologies for the delay in getting this report updated and the photos ready for you to see, but finally we are ready.
View our Kennel Open Day Event page and see if you can see yourself or your dog.
We would like to thank all the volunteers and visitors who helped us have a great day at our recent Kennel Open Day. We are very pleased to say that the event itself raised the wonderful sum of £2117, but this was added to recently by a few generous souls who made large donations and our total raised for the day now stands at £2667!
This amount will help considerably to all the costs that add up when looking after and re-homing and average of 20 greyhounds at any one time.
With grateful thanks to:
All our marvellous stall holders and helpers on the day and those who have worked very hard behind the scenes to in order to get all ready for the big event. It was very hard work to get all ready and prepared, but from feedback received everyone teems to feel that it was worth all the effort. We are very fortunate to have a most amazing team of people.
Thank you to Greg, Sally and Anna, all vets from the Ark Veterinary Practice in Fleet and also Lisa the practice administrator as well. All of them gave up their spare time to come along, support us and clip a few canine toes nails and offer free advice to visitors as well.
Thank you to Marina and Chris of K9 Matters who also joined us voluntarily to help visitors with any dog behaviour enquiries they may have had. Chris and Marina also acted and judges for the silly races and handlers in the Homeless Hound Parade.
Thank you as well to Lynn, the Hart District Council Dog Warden for joining us and offering a free microchipping service to visitors and giving us an informative short talk on the recent changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act and how it affect us as dog owners. Lynn’s arrival was a little traumatic as although officially off duty she found and caught a roaming dog on the roads on her way to us. The dog, although not collared or tagged was thankfully at least chipped and a little later he was safely collected by his owner.
Fundraising Online Auction:
There is an online auction which is due to end on 27th June. All funds raised are being shared equally between ourselves and Southern Lurcher Rescue. If you have a Facebook account then please visit the Lurchers and Greyhounds Grand Online Auction Page and view the wonderful items available. Not long left now to place your bids. You could grab a great bargain and support two hard working charities at the same time.
Queenie, Nelson and Freddie have been homed.
Barry, Andy, Moose and Lola are reserved.
Swift, Moose, Jessica, Barry and Sam are our latest arrivals. Information about them along with all our other available greyhounds can be found in our Adoption Gallery.
Mabel (white and blue bitch) and Bracken (fawn dog) arrived 19th June, their details will appear on site as soon as possible.
Greyhounds in Foster Care:
Jet, Roger, Rosie, Moose 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.
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.
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.
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?