Fabulous news for one of our longest stayers. Dillymore Danny went home today. Danny has been with us since she was a tiny puppy, she is now four and a half and so as you can imagine she has been a huge part of our lives.
Danny sweetheart we will miss you but wish you all the luck in the world as you start this new chapter in your life. Be happy xxx
We have had an update on three of our recently homed hounds Swift Onion, Boris (Flap jack)and Benji (Ballymac Slap up)
All are settling in really well.
Onion’s family have said
“She found the sofa!
Onion is settling in well. She is so well behaved and is well practiced at telling us she wants the back door open to go to the toilet! When she is not sleeping, she is charging around with her ball or pestering the kids for a cuddle! She walks really nicely on a lead and we are all enjoying having a Greyhound in our lives”
Great news for the adorable Zelda aka Mrs Chelm. Zelda went home at the weekend and although we will miss this lovely girl so much we wish her every happiness in her forever home.Good luck sweetheart xx
A heart warming tale. This is the story of Danny aka Listen Danny as told by his family.
“About 3 years ago we visited the Trust and were introduced to Danny, a quiet and shy character, but the minute he gently leant on us we knew he was the one.
When he came home we found out just how shy and nervous he was, he spent most of his first year with us in our study, only venturing out for food and walks. Some lady companions started to bring him out of his shell, teaching him some bravery and the pleasure to be had from toys, and he gradually started to move towards the sitting room to be with them and finally realised that a sofa was the greyhound’s natural habitat! A year ago his latest companion Liaka arrived. Having had to leave her previous home she was initially nervous about whether she would be staying but it was obvious there was a strong bouncy character underneath. As she settled, Liaka completed the work started by her predecessors. Today you would not recognise Danny for the dog who first arrived here – the sofa is definitely his and he has no qualms about calling you over there to make a fuss of him, we can pass children when out without crossing the road, he stays in the room instead of running when our sons appear and plays with toys as well as collecting them. We love then both to bits.
It would have been so easy to go home with a confident bouncy greyhound, but we are so glad we took Danny, he just needed the quiet space and time we could give him, and some encouragement from female companions.
Thank you again for introducing us to Danny – and of course Meadow (who is still hugely missed) and Liaka.”
It is us who should thank Danny’s family. Not only did they give Danny a wonderful, loving and understanding home but they also gave both Meadow and Liaka a home after their respective owners sadly passed away. They also took a pair of older girls from Clarkes Farm who like Meadow have crossed the bridge.