Where has the year gone!
On Saturday 25th September, we were out in Fleet, collecting for those beautiful greyhounds that we look after. It was the first collection that we’ve had in a long while. The team were excited to be back out in the public eye, talking to people about greyhounds!
It was a very successful day and the team raised £467.93. Thank you to Fleet people and to the volunteers (including our 3 and 4 legged friends) for supporting us.
We have a number of other collections coming up –
- Saturday 23rd October – Farnham
- Saturday 13th November – Meadows
- Saturday 4th December – Farnborough
If you would like to help at one or more collections, please get in contact by either emailing [email protected] or phoning 07769348310.
Each collection is split into shifts, this ensures our two, three and four legged volunteers stay awake and nobody gets too cold! All collectors can have as many greyhound cuddles as they wish!
Please get in contact if you would like to help us, we are recruiting new volunteers.
It would be lovely if you came along and saw us for a chat! The greyhounds of course are the ‘stars of the day’ so will lap up all the attention you give them!
Over the last few months we have continued to care for a number of greyhounds, all waiting for their own families.
Vegas, Dodo, Summit and Airi have all enjoyed their trips out of the kennels to see the public on different walks. These outings have helped them to feel more confident around people, other dogs and learn about what it is like, ready for when they get homed. All of these dogs have loved this special time and can’t wait to be homed so they can explore more places once with their new families.
Update on COVID & Full Opening of Greyhound Lifeline:
Covid 19 forced Greyhound Lifeline to adapt their working practices.
These adaptations (reduced greyhound numbers and single kennel hands on duty,) have paid dividend to the greyhounds in our care.
Each individual greyhound can now be assessed, retrained and ready to adopt far quicker than before. This means that long stay greyhounds are no longer clogging spaces, even the initially challenging greyhound can be rehabilitated and ready to home in significantly less time. This keeps intake and homings moving.
Extra training, patience and time given to individual greyhounds, mean long stayers rarely occur. We ALL want each greyhound to spend less time with us, (even though they may be our favourite(s)) and find the best home for them. For these reasons we will remain operating (closed to the public and walkers) in this way for the foreseeable.
Please be rest assured that all our greyhounds are exercised each day and appropriately stimulated by our kennel hands. Having less greyhounds means we can take them out to the ‘outside world’ and get them used to seeing everyday objects and sounds. The greyhounds can also practise their socialisation skills around other breeds of dog.
Since COVID (lockdown began) we have had to find new ways to stimulate the greyhounds in our care and being successful with all the homings. This will remain at the heart of everything we do.
Please continue to support the work that we carry out, you can keep up-to-date with our latest news through visiting our Facebook page, website, helping at one of our street collection or contacting us through an email or telephone call.
Pre-arranged appointments for viewings, homings, purchasing goods from our shop (public can now come and browse our shop, if they have made a pre-arranged appointment) and nail cuttings/corn removal will remain the same.
Upon arrival, visitors will be met at our gate or car/park and escorted onto our premises. We are asking all visitors to bring and use a mask whilst they visit us, hand sanitzer will be available, before entering. We have lots of new items in our shop so make an appointment and come along to see us. You will be very welcome!
In order to visit us please make an appointment by phoning 07769348310 or emailing in. We cannot let you inside if you do not have a pre-arranged appointment.
Homings and Home Visits
Once you have homed a greyhound from us, our care to them and you doesn’t stop. We will carry on supporting through phone calls or other means that we have agreed with you. We are asking all our adopters to please contact us if they have any concerns or questions about their new pet, before it becomes a huge problem. We really don’t mind what the question is or even if it seems like a daft one, we are here to help.
Please take time to think before adopting, at how you would cope with a range of situations and to ensure that dog/greyhound ownership is right for you and your family. We are here to help so if you have any questions or just want to talk to us please pick up the phone and call us.
Our latest arrivals are: Nectar, Bumble and Bee.
Bumble and Bee are brothers, they are stunning to look at. They are going to need a special home, both are quite nervous around new people but in the short time they have been with us, they have already grown in confidence. Once they have sussed you out, Bee will be the first one to make friends and Bumble can take a little longer. These two could be homed together, if it was the right home or separately but both will need another dog as a friend to help them.
Please do not get upset if your interest in these two greyhounds is turned down and you are directed towards another greyhound. Bumble and Bee will need a home that matches their needs, if you are interested in one or both of these brothers then please do get in contact.
We would love for them to be in a home environment where they can blossom into confident boys.
Dogs In Foster Care:
Dodo and Summit.
Airi, Sheen and Jester.
Car-boot Donations – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Our car boot duo are still working hard to bring those pennies in, for the greyhounds in our care.
Their stock is now very low with items, to sell at those car-boot sales. We are asking you to please ask friends and family for suitable items that we could take of you.
Please keep your donations coming in folks, but please refer to our list of items that we can accept and also who to contact to pass on your donations. See bottom of page for sale items.
Please do NOT drop items at our kennel premises, please contact us to find out our collection/drop off points.
Items Suitable for Car-Boot Sales:
Below is a list of items that they CAN sell really quickly, in order, for those pennies to keep coming in:
Jewellery (real or costume) includes broken gold/silver etc.
Watches (pocket’ wrist’ working or not)
Kitchen small appliances & kitchenware
Phones, Cameras and Laptops
Tools (garden or DIY) & Garden Ornaments
Boxed Games, Jigsaws & Children’s Toys
Smellies (boxed or single)
Cigar boxes & Brass items
Dog leads, collars, toys, coats etc.
Please NOTE there are some items that the team CANNOT accept, these are:
DVDs & CDs (not Videos)
Books (Children’s & Adults)
If you have any items that you are able to donate or if you are unsure if your item can be used please email the couple on [email protected], or alternatively contact us on [email protected] We will answer your email as soon as possible. We will inform you where you can drop off your donations or if local the team may be able to collect from you.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY CAR BOOT ITEMS AT THE KENNELS; UNLESS IT HAS BEEN SET UP AS A MEETING PLACE FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR GOODS, DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. THIS CAN ONLY BE ARRANGED THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISERS (CAR-BOOT TEAM) OR THE KENNEL MANAGERS.
We thank you all for your support during this difficult period, every donation sold will continue to support the greyhounds in our care.
Supporting Greyhound Lifeline:
If you would like to support the work that we carry out, knowing 100% of your donation will be spent on the care and welfare of our kennel greyhounds then please consider being a ‘Friend of Greyhound Lifeline’. Click on the link to find out more about this scheme.
We have a range of other ways to support our work which are all really quick and easy to do. Click on the link to find out more – How To Help Us.
Bedding – thank you to everyone who has donated bedding but we CANNOT take anymore at this moment.
Ink Cartidges – we are still collecting empty (used), branded ink cartidges, if you have any please contact us so we can arrange a drop off place.
Collections – If you would like to help at one of our collections or come along and see us then please get in contact, by emailing in.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING & FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENTS RULES & TIME FRAME. THESE EVENTS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS THEM TO. WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED.