Sleep Tight Roswell

We have sad news to report . A couple of weeks ago we learned that Roswell had nasal cancer.

Sadly the outcome wasn’t good and dear Roswell (Phoenix Roswell) has sadly passed away.

We had this sad but lovely message from his heartbroken family.

“Just to let you know, Roswell passed away yesterday afternoon, peacefully, at home, with myself and my son. He brought such light and love to our lives and will be deeply missed. He was a dignified and sensitive soul to the very end. He made such a positive difference to our lives.”

Sleep tight Roswell you really were the sweetest soul xx

Dodger Has A Friend

Dodger (Brown Eyed Boy) has some exciting news. He has a new friend and house mate, Buster.

Dodger has been in his home for nearly 3 months now and has settled in beautifully.

Thank you to Dodgers family for the update, we love to see photos of our homed hounds.

Dodger and Buster hope to join us on one of our monthly walks as soon as Buster has settled in.

Swift Keith

It really is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to post the news that Keith (Swift Keith) has crossed the bridge. Keith celebrated his 12th birthday in February of this year.

Keith was such a popular character, loved by not just his family but all who knew him.  He was a bit of a celebrity in the village where he lived, stopping to say hello to all the neighbours.

His family have paid a wonderful tribute to him saying what a loving soul he was, a bit cheeky at times but loving nothing more than being with them, especially out in the garden watching them toil away whilst taking it easy snoozing on the lawn!  They say it was a privilege to have had him in their lives and he has left a huge hole in their hearts.
We thank them for the wonderful home they gave Keith. 

Keith was also a bit of a celebrity when he was at kennels. After winning the East Anglian Derby he rather thought he was the King of the kennels.  He could often be seen roaming off lead around the grounds with his owner and trainer. More often than not though he would find his way to the kitchen where he knew kennel cook Linda would always find him something delicious to eat

Rest easy Keith you were an absolute legend, you will be missed by many and remembered always.xx

Happy Retirement Sue

The walk on Sunday was rather a special one as it marked the last walk for Sue as our Lead Volunteer. Sue is retiring on 1st May.

Sue started homing Greyhounds and sometimes Lurchers (When she was with Suffolk Greyhound and Lurcher Support Group) way back in 2007. Sue took a short break from volunteering for the Trust but has been the Lead Volunteer since rejoining Greyhound Trust Suffolk in 2016. Her dedication to the cause has been outstanding.

On behalf of all those precious hounds Sue has helped to home over the years we the Volunteers would like to say a massive thank you.

We also thank you for your friendship, organisational skills and expert knowledge. You steered the ship through some of the most challenging times.

Have a well earned rest Sue. We know you won’t be a stranger and we look forward to seeing you on our walks. xx

Good Luck Billy

Good luck to Billy (Sehnsa jet) who went off to his forever home today. Such a little sweetie who even though he will be missed at kennels we were so pleased to see him embark on the next stage of his life.

Be happy sweetheart and as always we love to hear how our homed hounds are getting on so do stay in touch.xx

Good Luck Clyde

Good news for Clyde (Turn and Burn). He has gone off to his forever home.

Clyde is going to live with a Lurcher who was so sad after the family’s old Greyhound crossed the bridge.

Clyde’s happy go lucky personality will soon lift everyone’s spirits.

Good luck Clyde, you go with much love from us all xx

Sleep Tight Lady

We have had sad news today. Lady has crossed the bridge at the grand old age of 15. Age finally caught up with her and her legs began to fail. So after a consultation with her Vet the time we all dread had come, time to say goodbye.

Below is her family’s heartfelt tribute to her.

“Lady went to sleep with us all at her side, as she was laying against her Mum. It was very quick and peaceful, she was given love and fuss until the very end.

It would have been 10 years ago this year that we adopted Lady. She joined Lordie and fitted into our family. We have so many good memories and we will forever love her and greatly miss her. She loved nothing more than running off with slippers and door stops. She enjoyed digging in the garden and sniffing the air in the middle of the night when everyone should have been asleep.

Lady has crossed rainbow bridge to be reunited with Lordie, where they can run free together.”

Our thoughts are with Lady’s family and we thank them for the wonderful life they gave both her and Lordie.

Sleep tight Lady, you certainly lived up to your name bless your sweet soul.xx

Maxi

Good news for Maxi (Donegal Maxi) she went off to her forever home at the weekend.

We didn’t have you here at kennels for long sweetheart, just long enough to know we will miss you.Be happy little girl.xx

Sleep Tight Woosie

Sad news today. Sweet little Droopys Woosie has crossed the bridge. Woosie was a dear little girl, loved by all. Here is the moving tribute from her heartbroken family.

My heart is broken. My beautiful, loyal, loving baby girl has passed over Rainbow Bridge. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful soul to share my life with. Woosie, you were so gentle and sweet. Life will never be quite the same. You have taken a piece of me with you. Run free my darling. I will love you and miss you forever xxxxxxx 💔💔💔

Sleep soundly Woosie, you will be much missed by your family and all who knew you not least of all your house mate Stan (Ohdarknstormy) You were such a great support and mentor to him. Thank you for that. xxx

Save the Dates

We have a couple of events planned for June. On the 1st we are at the Monks Eleigh Fete where there is always a warm welcome, something for everyone and a fun dog show with numerous classes.
On the 8th we are in Woodbridge for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. There will be music in the band stand, Classic cars, Re enactors and so much more.
Full details of each event are under the events section of the website.