The Greyhound Lifeline Team


Lucy Quarendon joined us as a dog walker in April 2009. From there, in August of 2009 she took on a kennel hands role and not too long after that she ventured into her first greyhound “foster mother” role in January 2010.

In August 2014 Lucy was offered and accepted the role of joint manager with Marie at Greyhound Lifeline.

Lucy oversees Greyhound Lifeline in a managers role, she also handles all the adoption and cat testing requirements. She does the bulk of our viewings, homings and greyhound behaviour modification/socialisation work too. Dog assessment, ordering goods, website and Facebook page updates, events and vet runs etc. Lucy’s administrative strengths are a great asset to us as is her drive and enthusiasm.

During May 2017 Lucy became one of the four Trustees of Greyhound Lifeline.

The charity moved from Fleet to Southampton at the end of May 2022, where Lucy became sole manager for Greyhound Lifeline.

Lucy currently has 3 greyhounds of her own plus a selection of foster dogs from time to time as well.

Marie Harris

Marie Harris has been with Greyhound Lifeline from the start in May 2007. She orchestrated the move to our own premises in January 2008 and then ran the original, smaller scale homing kennel with just a skeleton crew of volunteers until we became better known and managed to recruit more people to help.

Originally sole Manager of the Fleet kennels. August 2014 saw Lucy join Marie and roles changed to joint managers due to the increase in workload though our success over the years. Marie nowadays is in a supportive role to Lucy and also helps with vet runs.

During May 2017 Marie became one of the four Trustees of Greyhound Lifeline.

Marie works full-time in paid employment has raised 4 children all of whom are now adults. Marie currently has 3 greyhounds of her own at home.

May 2022, Greyhound Lifeline moved from Fleet to Southampton, during this time Marie stepped back as co-manager but kept her rule as Trustee for the charity.

Marina Timms and Chris Baker began working with Greyhound Lifeline during 2013 in their professional capacity as qualified dog behaviourists. Over the years they have proved a great asset to Greyhound Lifeline and have developed a great fondness for the breed. They have helped us to learn how to assess, rehabilitate (where required), train and socialise all of our resident greyhounds ourselves in a professional manner. They are however always on call for help with special or unusual cases.

Marina and Chris have a background in accountancy, but now concentrate on their dog behaviour business K9 Matters.

Marina and Chris are both Trustees of Greyhound Lifeline.

Diane joined the team in August 2015 initially as a dog walker. It wasn’t long however before we roped her in for doing kennel shifts.

A more recent role for Diane is that of helping to organise street collections and she’s proved to be excellent at it.

Diane finally succumbed to the “greyhound bug” in 2017 when she adopted her first greyhound Hammy. It’s was an odd pairing visually as Diane was quite a lot smaller and Hammy was positively massive, but it’s was a very happy match for both!  Diane is now the owner of her second greyhound who is called Will and is considerably smaller than Hammy.

Carol Cox
Carol joined us in 2007, initially as a home checker and then when we moved to our own premises Carol joined the small, original team, to assist with the running of a skeleton staff homing kennel. She remained as a kennel hand and homing assistant for many years, but has since retired from these roles.

Carol is an experienced home checker who adopted her first greyhound in 2001, but prior to that she had many years of general dog experience through owning other breeds.

Carol is now retired from paid employment, she has raised her family and is a grandmother.

She has recently moved to be nearer her family but that hasn’t stopped Carol from being involved with Greyhound Lifeline.  Since COVID-19 she has been supporting us through carrying out our virtual homechecks and she has been very busy with them too!  She now has 3 rescued galgos from Spain at home.

Anne joined us in 2009. Originally she was a dog walker, but she soon became a regular for day time kennel shifts too.

Anne left the physical roles she once had with us and for a while concentrated on administrative and website duties.  Her more recent role was to monitors all our vet bills, keeping records of all our kennel and foster dogs’ regular vaccination and parasite control but now she has taken on the “back office” task of running our web site.

Anne is a mum of a teenage boy, she adopted a disabled greyhound puppy named Heather from us, but sadly young Heather’s health deteriorated and she passed to Rainbow Bridge in 2011. Since then she went on to adopt the lovely Phoebe from us after fostering her for a while, she sadly passed away a while ago but she now has Ted the Cocker Spaniel and 2 cats at home.

  • Penny

Penny and Adrian are a husband and wife team.  They supports our work through stalls at numerous car boot sales which is proving a big fundraiser for us, they also make their own home made preserves, pickles and cakes.

Penny and Adrian are experienced sighthound owners with many years’ experience between them.

Kev Jaques
Kev started coming to Greyhound Lifeline during the summer of 2010 to help walk the dogs and to get to know the breed. By September 2010 he had adopted Clive the greyhound. Very sadly Kev and his family lost Clive in a tragic road accident during 2013.

Clive the greyhound left his legacy and managed to persuade his family that greyhounds deserve all the help they can get and subsequently “dad” (Kev) has designed the web site you are looking at now!

Kev has been extremely generous, web sites are not cheap to set up and they are very time consuming to create, but Kev offered all this voluntarily and free of charge to help the dogs that he loved. He is a very skilled web site designer and we recommend him to anyone looking to set up a web site. Contact Kev through Multilayer Design if you are interested in a web designer.

Although Kev moved a few years ago, he is still happy to help with any website questions.  Most of the ‘behind the scenes’ website work is now carried out by Anne who is also an expert in this area.

Our staff work for the dogs in a variety of different ways, Kev’s way was out of the public’s view, but very valuable none the less.


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