The Boy Is Back In Town!

February updates from the kennels:

It’s been another busy month with viewings and homings.  Greyhounds have been arriving for their health checks, assessments, neuturing and then finding their new homes fairly quickly.  Well done to all those lucky families who have homed one of our gorgeous hounds!

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With all this happiness we do have some sadness too.  Our bouncy boy Thumper is still waiting for the his chance at home life.  He has seen all his friends move in and then out again, he has made friends with all the new arrivals and then watched them leave too.

Thumper may be big and a strong lad but he is a very sweet, cuddly boy too!  His energy can be chanelled and he listens very well to his handler.

Watch out for his own ‘claim to fame’ in the week on our Facebook Page where he will be telling his story.

Here are a few photos of him whilst you wait to see Thumper’s story.

You will have no dull moment with this boy.   He will enjoy all aspects of family life with you and although he is five, he really is a young dog inside, he has been waiting for nearly two months now for his own home, all his friends have got homes but still Thumper waits on, with a smile still on his face!

Thumper the tennis mad athlete.

View Thumper’s page here.

Homings During COVID:

We do take our viewings and homings very seriously and we would ask you to do the same before making contact.

For all our dogs during this pandemic we are carrying out a significant amount of checks on any potential adopter, just like we always do, however we need you to play your part and actually seriously THINK before you adopt.

Please ask yourself:

Do I know enough information about this breed of dog?

Can we afford to keep the greyhound? (Vet bills, cost of equipment, monthly food allowance, parasite control, insurance etc)

If you go on holiday who is going to look after the dog?

If you have to return to work after the current lockdown, who is going to come into the house, to see to the dogs needs so they are only left 5 hours max?

Can you be sure you are going to continue to work from home after lockdown has finished?

What would happen if you were unwell?

Are you prepared to housetrain the dog?

Are you willing to take the greyhound out for their walks each day, even in the rain or when you are busy?

Will you get up at night if they need the toilet or are unwell?

We hope the above questions are a good starting point, for people who are seriously thinking of adoption a greyhound.

If you have any questions about adopting please do get in contact, we will be very pleased to talk to you about it.

Fabric Bedding Plea:

We are now accepting bedding again – towels, blankets, duvets (non feathered ones), we cannot accept pillows, curtains or sheets.  If you have any fabric donations please email us on enquiries@greyhoundlifeline.co.uk and we will give you a drop off address away from the kennels.

Shop Opening Times:

Our kennel shop is now open for pre-booked appointments ONLY between the hours of 9am – 12.30pm daily.

All items that we stock can be seen under the title ‘Greyhound Merchandise’ on the website.  We have new items continiously coming in so please keep looking and maybe something will catch your eye!

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.

INFORM US OF THE ITEMS YOU REQUIRE AND PAY BY BANK TRANSFER IF POSSIBLE BEFORE ARRIVING.  

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT 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. 

New Dogs:

Thumper, Peanut, Casper, Muppet and Kermit.

Three year old Peannut who is already reserved!

Reserved Dogs:

Timber, Hermit, Boudica and Peannut.

Homed Dogs:

Whoompa and Cookie.

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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