The lovely Billy went home today after a fairly long reserve. We wish him a long and happy future with his new family.
He joins Lester, Bruno, Patsy, Macey and Cleo who have also found their adoptive homes in January.
Shy boy Parker has been reserved. He’ll be heading homeward in a couple of weeks time. Well done Parker!
Pippa is reserved too, she won’t be going far though since her new “mum” will be joining our (almost) exclusive Club FF (Failed Fosterers).
Also reserved is the beautiful Ivy. She’ll be heading off to start her new life in March.
Zulu, our most recent arrival has a brief description on site now. More details will follow as we get to know him better.
Elsie, Holly, Ben and Rosie also have updated descriptions.
Latest Greyhound Arrivals:
Two new greyhounds are expected to join us on Monday 30th January, further details about them will follow soon. Details of all our greyhounds available for adoption can be found in the Greyhounds Needing Homes Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
Our Latest Appeal
Did you receive some Christmas gifts that just aren’t your thing? If you did, rather than hiding them in a cupboard somewhere perhaps you’d like to donate them to Greyhound Lifeline and help us raise funds for the greyhounds in our care? Items may be used as raffle prizes, tombola gifts, they may be priced and sold as is, or if they are a little more valuable we may be able to sell them on ebay.
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.
All our foster spaces are full at present and poor Ernest really is not happy in kennels. He desperately need a foster home so he can relax and enjoy life. Jack too has waited far too long for a chance of home living, he’s getting older now and it’s high time he had the benefit of some home comforts. Information about greyhound fostering is available. Please note that a home visit and in depth discussion will be required before fostering can proceed.
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?