Our latest arrivals are: Elmo, Kiki, Roo, Ember, Myst, Thumper, Yurok, Oonagh and Aztec.
It has been a busy week with dogs being homed and new arrivals joining us!
Our very kind Chiropractor friend ‘Stella’, has been up to visit us and see all our newbies, lots of cuddles, treats and treatment was carried out by Stella!
For more information about the work Stella completes with our kennel greyhounds, the other animals and humans she sees, please get in contact and we can pass on her details to you.
Stella gives up her time to come to the kennels and work with our greyhounds for ‘free’, a lovely gesture by her, to all of our adorable greyhounds. They certainly move better once they have seen her!
We have gone from only having a few greyhounds in our care to now having 8 greyhounds with us and more new arrivals joining us in the week!
Sadly we have had a few greyhounds return over the last couple of weeks but all have been very successful in finding their own special family’s again.
Full Opening of our Centre:
Many shops and other venues are beginning to open up again.
Due to the number of dogs we have at the kennels, the speed that they are being homed or going into foster care and the way we are working now, we will continue to be semi-closed but we are allowing pre-arranged appointments for both our shop and viewing of greyhounds.
Since COVID started we have been working on a skeleton staffing, one kennel hand working each shift, with a manager on standy-by. This way of working has been very effective for us and alongside the additional safety procedures in place, we have been able to keep the risk to our kennel hands low.
We feel we are not able to open fully and allow our walkers back on-site, due to the high risk that COVID could be transmitted to our kennel hands, whilst completing their shift. If two or more of our kennel hands have to isolate or catch COVID then we will struggle to care for the greyhounds with us, with the reduced number of kennel hands.
For these reasons we will stay closed to walkers, pre-arranged appointments only for everything else – viewings, homings and purchasing from our shop. We will review our procedures again in September and will update this page with more information.
We are now allowing limited numbers of visitors to come into our centre, at any one time, providing they are wearing a mask and use our hand sanitzer 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!
To purchase items from our shop we will ask you to prearrange an appointment by either emailing or calling us on 07769348310.
If you wish to view or home a greyhound, cutting nails/corn treatment then these will all continue to take place but ONLY if they have been booked in and you have been given a pre-arranged appointment by one of our managers by calling the above number or emailing in.
We will update you when our situation has changed, with details on and how we will proceed forward, ensuring we keep everyone safe and allowing out centre to re-open.
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.
Homings and Home Visits
During COVID, we have ensured extra checks on prospected new homes have been carried out by the team, to ensure our greyhounds will stay with their new family’s and not return to us after lockdown has eased. This is and always has been a cruitial part of rehoming our greyhounds.
Dogs In Foster Care:
Roo, Elmo and Thumper.
Kiki, Elmo, Thumper, Ember, Oonagh and Roo.
Aztec and Myst..
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] They will answer your email as soon as possible. The couple will inform you where you can drop off your donations or if local they 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 – we are now fully stocked, thank you to everyone who has donated to us already.
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 – We are busy organising some Street Collections, which we are hoping to carry out later this year, September onwards. If you would like to help at one of our collections or come along and see us then watch out for more information which we will share soon, alternatively email the kennels to express your interest.
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.