Kennel Closed/Restrictions (24/4/2020 until further notice)

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT GREYHOUND LIFELINE IS CLOSED TO MOST VISITORS, DOG WALKERS AND MOST KENNEL HANDS (EXCEPT FOR 7 WHO ARE IN COMPLETE ISOLATION).

All our kennel greyhounds are in foster homes and are enjoying lots of home comforts. Below are all of our greyhounds enjoying their new experiences.

Schooner and foster brother Romeo waiting for their treats.

Our foster dogs are going to remain in kennels until they find their own homes and until then they will carry on learning what home life is all about!

“How do I look?” asks Soda.

We have semi opened up our kennels, now that we have more kennel hands that have been self isolating.  This means that we have been able to support our trainers with the welfare of more greyhounds during this very difficult period.

From this Sunday we will be accepting new, retired greyhounds into the kennels. These greyhounds will be cared for by seven kennel hands who have all been in isolation and live in the local area.  The kennel day shift will be modified for our current situation, however they will all be cleaned out, fed, groomed, exercised, being given play time with people and of course tooth cleaning too.  The only thing they are going without is the same thing as us; group interaction with different people.

The seven kennel hands will work in isolation with a kennel manager on standby for emergencies.

Amigo enjoying the sunshine.

We are very grateful for the numerous offers of help we have received, but we do need everyone except our self isolating volunteer kennel hands to stay away. This minimises the risk of infection to them and maximises the well-being of our dogs who are totally reliant on these seven people.

Quackers posing for the camera.

There are of course back up plans in place in the event that we have stricter restrictions under the lock down time.

“You looking at me!” Captain enjoying his playtime!

We are sure that once these socialisation restrictions are safe to be lifted our greyhounds will be overjoyed to see you all again.

Shadow enjoying his walk with his foster family.

We Wish you all Good Health:

We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy during this crisis and we look forward to the day when it is safe to resume normal service.  We remain available by phone, or email in the event you need to contact us.

Dog Food Sales:

We now are in a position where we can sell dog food again to our regular volunteers.  Due to this lock down the procedures for buying dog food are slightly different for everyone’s safety.

We have a pre-booking system and with immediate payment by bank transfer only. You can either phone on us 07769348310 or by email – enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk, we will inform you where collection will take place from after we have received your order. Please note that purchases will be limited to a maximum of 2 x 15kg sacks per household until further notice.

New Dogs:

Hannibal, Pluto and Cupid.

Homed Dogs:

Quackers (now Jax), Schooner, Soda and Cupid.

Homings:

The lockdown has severely limited our capability to home our lovely greyhounds.  If you are interested in adopting one of our hounds, please get in contact with us by either phoning – 07769348310 or by email on enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk.  We can discuss with you how you can move forward with adopting one of our greyhounds.  We will treat each enquiry on an individual basis and we can discuss with you different options that are available for your circumstances.

Amigo and his little friend.

Events:

All Greyhound Lifeline fundraising and awareness events are cancelled until further notice. If you have committed to helping us or visiting us at one of our events please keep the dates noted. The future status of events will be determined by both a risk assessment and Government guidelines.

Schooner enjoying the sun.

Appeals:

Our regular appeals for saleable items, are temporarily suspended. If you have the space to keep these items clean and dry until we are able to re-open then we look forward to be able to making use of them in the future.

Bedding – we are now in the need for blankets and towels ONLY, if you can help us that would be fantastic.  Dropping these items off will NOT BE AT THE KENNELS, please phone 07828138378, for the drop off address.  Thank you.

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