Latest Update from the Kennels

Our kennels are currently in the process of having some essential maintenance work done. For this reason we are relatively low on residents right now. Work is well underway and we expect to be back to having a “full house” in the next week or so. There are plenty of greyhounds waiting to come in and we’re looking forward to meeting some of them very soon.

Featured Greyhound

Jet greyhound black
Jet with just a few of his favorite toys!

Jet is currently in foster care in the Southampton area. He’d be ideal for someone wanting an active playmate. Our Jet is a character lad, full of love and fun. He just needs a home of his own with either someone around most of the day or he could be just as happy with a part time worker and a canine companion or two.

Homed Greyhounds:

Jude, Poppet, Shauna, Josie, Dan, Tilly and Basil are the lucky greyhounds who have found themselves adopted so far in March.

Reserved Greyhounds:

Tiger and Bolt are reserved.

New Arrivals:

Joe, Bobby and Tipsy are our latest arrivals.

Joe male black greyhound
Here’s Joe. He’s a fairly recent arrival, but he’s a very good boy in all respects. He’d be suitable for first time owners or anyone that is after a nice straight forward dog.

New Greyhound Blog Entry:

Penny has a new entry in her Greyhound Blog. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Staff needed:

We still need to find a volunteer kennel hand for Monday mornings. If you are interested in joining us then please call Marie on 07828 138378 or Jane on 07971 394184 to arrange an interview/trial session or email us.

Foster Homes for Greyhounds Needed:

It’s is positively lovely when our foster carers fall in love with their foster dog and decide to adopt them. Great for the dog and family alike with no more changes required to their lives, but the unfortunate down side is that it means we most often lose a foster home from it.

Niki greyhound fawn female
Niki just one of our greyhounds in foster care who still needs an adoptive home to call her own.

We desperately need more foster homes in case of need for greyhounds that may be older, not suited to kennel life or ones that simply need some “real world” experience to bring out the best in them. If you think you might be suited as a foster carer then please read our fostering information page and then contact us if you wish to go forward.

Bric a brac items are needed again:

Good quality new or used items suitable to sell on a bric a brac stall and/or car boot sales would be very welcome. The summer event season is not that far away and the more items that we have to sell the better the chances are of raising money for the greyhounds in our care.

Great British Greyhound Walk 2013:

The Great British Greyhound Walk is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners, to raise awareness and show members of the public just what wonderful pets greyhounds make.

Lifeline's volunteers for GBGW 2012 in Basingstoke
Some of our then homeless greyhounds, their friends and our volunteers at GBGW’s Basingstoke venue in 2012.

This year it is set for Sunday 23rd June 2013 with a hoped for setting off time of 10am.

To find out more information and to hopefully join in with your local walk please visit the GBGW web site. If you are a registered Facebook user you can follow events on the GBGW Facebook page as well.

Greyhound Lifeline are organising our own walk in support of this event. Venue to be confirmed shortly.

Sponsored Slim:

Fiona, one of our supporters, needs some sponsorship to help motivate her weight loss plan. If you think you might be able to sponsor her then please contact us and we’ll complete your details on a sponsor form for you.

Open Day 2013:

We have set the date of our 2013 Kennel Open Day and it will be held on Sunday 2nd June from 11am until 2pm. We’ll have lots of attractions, stalls and competitions for your to enjoy, so please make a note of the date in your diary and come along and join us for the biggest fundraising event of the year for us.

Kennel Open Day 2011 - Black Beauty Competition
Competitors at a previous Open Day line up.

Don’t let Lungworm kill your dog!

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?

2 thoughts on “Latest Update from the Kennels

  1. Hi we were going to come over on Good Friday to walk the dogs is it worth us coming now in view of the fact that there are not many residents at the moment?

    Thank you Janet

    • There are still 14 residents currently and more new ones are coming in from Saturday 30th, so yes please – help is still needed. Thank you.

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