News From A Busy November!

This Weeks News:

This week we have said goodbye to Trix and have congratulated Jenga and Cosmic in getting reserved.  Well done guys.

Young Jenga

Pongo is our only kennel greyhound who isn’t reserved, wouldn’t it be nice to find him a home too?  He is a lovely boy, with oodles of character, please have a look at him in our ‘Greyhound Gallery’.

COVID-19 KENNEL OPENING TIMES:

From Wednesday 11th November we have semi-opened again, please DO NOT attend the kennels unless you have made an appointment and had confirmation confirming your appointment.
We are closed TO MOST VISITORS, DOG WALKERS AND MOST KENNEL HANDS.

WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR GREYHOUND ADOPTION ENQUIRIES, VIEWINGS, HOMINGS AND THE SALE OF DOG FOOD AND GOODS (ON LIMITED DAYS). 

WE NEED AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE FOR EACH APPOINTMENT, PLEASE DO NOT RING ON THE MORNING YOU WISH TO ATTEND AS YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.  THIS IS DUE TO US HAVING TO PREPARE THE SITE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL AND TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IN PLACE.

SALE OF DOG FOOD/GOODS:

PLEASE GIVE US AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE.  INFORM US OF THE ITEMS YOU REQUIRE AND PAY BY BANK TRANSFER IF POSSIBLE BEFORE ARRIVING.

New Line – Deep Clean Shampoo, one of many new products.

PLEASE RING 07769348310 OR

EMAIL US ON enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk.

WE WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PHONE TO WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO ON ARRIVAL AT THE KENNELS AND THE DAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COME ALONG AND COLLECT YOUR ORDER.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT:

ON ARRIVAL TO THE KENNELS, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FIRST METAL GATE AND RING THE MOBILE NUMBER TO BOOK IN. 

PLEASE STAY WITH YOUR CAR, DO NOT GO THROUGH THE GATE UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO.  GLOVES AND MASKS MUST BE ON PAST THIS POINT.

The kennel day shift has been 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.

Cosmic working hard with our small dog friend – Jake.

The small team of kennel hands, will work in isolation with a kennel manager on standby for emergencies.

You can follow Greyhound Lifeline on our Facebook Page and on this website.

We will keep you updated on all the dogs in our care, including new arrivals, everyday excitement at the kennels, in our foster homes and greyhounds that become reserved or homed.

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYMORE DONATIONS OF FABRIC BEDDING OR DONATIONS FOR OUR CAR-BOOT SELLERS AT THE KENNELS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS FOR CAR-BOOTS PLEASE USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS atc86@hotmail.com AND MEET WITH THEM OFF SITE.

WE ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATIVE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED. 

Kennel News:

Greyhound Retirement Scheme:

Greyhound Lifeline have been accepted on to this scheme, by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, the scheme was launched on the 1/9/20.  The retirement scheme is a huge step forward, in the greyhound racing industry, in ensuring the future welfare of all greyhounds once they have retired from their racing days by providing a bond to help get them ready for home life.

Our Onsite Shop:

We have updated our greyhound shop and now sell lots of new lines too, please have a look and see all the greyhound essentials that we now have to offer.

Some of our new lines include – shampoo, evening primrose capsules, a range of raised food stands, lick mats, range of grooming tools, collars and harnesses (for car travel and walking) and many more.

A range of lick mats available.

You will find our products under ‘Greyhound Merchandise’ on our news page/website.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ITEMS ARE COLLECTION ONLY FROM OUR CENTRE.

Festive Season 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 Sunday 13th December 2020. Normal homing will resume on Monday 4th January 2021.

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.

Purchasing Food Over the Festive Period:

During this festive period we will be operating on a different schedule to normal, nearer the time we will announce dates that you can purchasing goods from our shop.  You will still be required to book an appointment to collect your order.  More information will be given soon.

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!

To drop off a Christmas gift please ring the centre on 07769348310 or email us and we can arrange a suitable day and drop off place with you, this will help keep us all safe.

Butcher tinned meat, grain free please or Chubbs
Gluten Free Dog treats
Markies
Dog toothpaste
Dog toys (no squeakers or bean filled toys, please)
Ostrich bones (no raw-hide please)

Amazon Wish List:

Greyhound Lifeline has its very own wish list, we have put together all the things that we use within the kennels to keep our greyhounds fit, healthy and enjoying life! If you would like to buy the greyhounds a Christmas present please visit our list.

To find this list please follow the instructions below.

  • Go to Find a List.
  • Enter the name – ‘Greyhound Lifeline’.
  • Click Search.

Once you’ve found the List you’re looking for, you can Click Remember if you’d like to save a link to it. Note: This step is optional.

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.  Contact details for dropping off Items please use: atc86@hotmail.com.  PLEASE NOTE we CANNOT accept car boot sales at the kennels.

New Dogs:

Pongo and Tyke.

Handsome Pongo.

Reserved Dogs:

Epic, Dusty, Zorro, Cosmic and Tyke.

Cosmic enjoying ‘catch the tennis ball!’

Homed Dogs:

Muttley, Trix and Jenga.

Our little Trix, now named Jet by her new family.

Homings:

The lockdown has severely limited our capability to home our lovely greyhounds using our normal procedures.

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.

Dog Donated Items:

Donated items for kennel usage will still be accepted at the kennels & will be very much appreciated.  Please phone us on the number above to arrange a drop off.  Thank you.

Keep Safe Everyone.

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