Happy Christmas Farnborough!

Thank You Farnborough!

The team were out collecting on Saturday, the last collection of the year, in the town centre and next to ASDA.

Hammy in the Christmas spirit!

The day was yet again another success, the people of Farnborough loved the greyhounds and their cuddles!


Thank you to the team for supporting us throughout the day – Diane with Hammy, Paul, Jane & Kathryn with Arty, Ferret & Flint, Tanya with Blake, Jo with Lottie and Hope and Linda with Joe and Dottie.

Joe doing what greyhounds do best!

Farnborough raised £660.28 for our greyhounds! Thank you to everyone who cane along to talk, get cuddles and donate.

Buster our kennel greyhound was reserved on Sunday from a family who donated and spoke to our team on Saturday during the collection. Well done!

Buster playing football!

ASDA have shortlisted Greyhound Lifeline for their Green Token Giving Scheme for this week.

Please support us this week by shopping in ASDA, Farnborough and putting your green tokens into Greyhound Lifeline’s slot. Thank you.

Pre-Christmas Clear Out?

Are you having an Autumn Clear out before the big ‘Christmas Day?’

We would love to have your spare items so we can raise additional funds for Greyhound Lifeline. Our fundraising team are working hard at the car boot sales but they are running out of stock. Items most sellable are:

Jewellery – costume or real, small electricals, games – board and electronic, jigsaws, garden statues, CD’s and DVD’s, cigar boxes, toys, unopened smellies including perfume and aftershave, musical instruments, tools – hand, electric and garden, small kitchen appliances, mobile phones, laptops and vynal records.

Please bring them along to the kennels and we will be very grateful for them.

Christmas Homing Dates:

Due to the excitement of the upcoming seasonal festivities please note that the last homing date for any families with children will be Saturday 7th December 2019. Normal homing will resume on Sunday 1st January 2020.

There may be an adoption or two, for exceptionally quiet homes without children, but each case will be judged purely with the best interest of the dog at the forefront of our minds. Viewings and reservations will still continue through this busy time of year.

Christmas Appeal:

Are you able to buy a small extra present this Christmas? If you are then our kennel residents would love to receive something from our wish list!

Butcher tinned meat, grain free please or Chubbs
Gluten Free Dog treats
Dog toothpaste
Dog toys (no squeakers or bean filled toys, please)
Sardines or pilchards in tomato, water or olive oil

All the dogs would be really thankful for your very kind donations and would be able to show you their gratitude through extra cuddles at the kennels!

Our ‘Amazon wish list‘ is also available for you to see other items we regularly use with our kennel greyhounds.

Information about Rawhide:

Please be careful when buying your dog their Christmas treats, many shops are now selling extra special treats.

Rawhide is made from cattle or horse hides and their journey starts with the hide being soaked in a toxic sodium sulphide to remove the hair and fat. More chemicals are then used to spit the hide and give it, it’s “pure” white look.

On testing, these chews have shown traces of arsenic, mercury, chromium and formaldehyde.

Please keep your dogs safe this Christmas by leaving these chews in the shops.

Kennel Opening Hours:

Please note all volunteers (kennel hands included), visitors and customers must pre-book visits to our site which will involve bringing a non-resident dog on site.

We are asking for at least 24 hours’ notice of your dog’s arrival, details of the day/time you wish to bring your dog(s) and how many dogs you propose to bring. We will endeavour to give you a suitable appointment time, but please appreciate that we can only be as flexible as our lease permits and you may be offered an alternative time/day instead.

You can pre-book your dog’s visit by:

Email to enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk, by text or phone to 07828 138378 (Marie) or 07769 348310 (Lucy).

The above pre-booking to visiting dogs only.

Volunteers and customers without dogs joining them are welcome during opening hours as per normal. Viewings remain by appointment only as previously.

Homed Dogs:

Ricardo, Klein, Flint.

Dogs in Foster Care:


Sparrow and his favourite toy!

New Arrivals:

Buster and Ghost.

If you would like to meet any of our resident greyhounds please call or email Greyhound Lifeline’s Adoption team to arrange a viewing. Please note all viewings are by prior arrangement.

Hula enjoying her playtime.

All our home seeking greyhounds have updated their personal pages, please check them out and find the greyhound waiting for you!

“I love footballs” Marshall ejoying paddock play.

Reserved Dogs:

Buster and Ghost.


Bedding: Thank you for your donations, we are now full up again and we will update this page when we can accept more bedding.

Toys: If you have any soft toys that we could use for the kennel dogs we would be very grateful as our stocks are very low.

Fish: We are getting low on sardines and pilchards in tomato sauce which some of our kennel dogs are very partial too. I’m sure Dynamo would be very grateful if you could buy 1 or 2!

Ink Cartridges: Please save your empty cartridges, bring them along to the kennels so we can recycle them and make money for the dogs in our care.

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