When Major arrived just a couple of weeks ago he was a shy lad who took his lead from his then kennel mate Evie. Over the next few days he came out of his shell and was happy to greet you at the front of the kennel. We were a little worried for him when his friend Evie went to her forever home but we needn’t have been, he has come on leaps and bounds and spent a lovely afternoon with Lottie the Lurcher yesterday. They had great fun in the paddocks together and exploring the grounds, paying particular attention to the rabbit warrens!
Following on from last weeks introduction to Lottie the Lurcher Roger (Coolleagh Recruit) met Sam the Labrador today. What a great success that was. Roger although curious, behaved extremely well and after some distanced parallel walking joined Sam in sniffing around the grounds and eventually each other. Roger is such a good lad on his lead, you hardly know you have got him.Well done Roger for coping so well and well done Sam the Labrador for doing a sterling job on his first assignment as a stooge dog.Once again Roger is wearing his muzzle as a precaution which is always sensible on initial introductions.
Yesterday we took Bullet out of kennels for the first time. Being a shy lad we thought he might find our usual route a little overwhelming and so took him to some quiet woods with Lottie the Lurcher and Archie the pesky puppy for company. We needn’t have worried because with his new friends by his side Bullet was far more confident than we had ever imagined he could be. He even got excited and wagged his tail a lot when he met some children.
Yesterday we went on our weekly gad about the village ending up at Bypass Nurseries and the Bluebell Cafe. It was Freddie (Shaneboy Freddie) and Donald’s (Swift Impeach) turn to have an afternoon out. Both boys traveled well in our cars, walked beautifully on their leads, ignored a small fluffy dog and were well behaved throughout.Donald was a little wary of the traffic and was generally a little shy but he is hardly a man of the world, he is only 2.On the other hand 7 year old Freddie has now been renamed Steady Freddie! What a lovely affectionate and confident lad he is. He was great with the nice little children and their Grandmother who we met in the garden centre, both boys enjoyed a stroke but Freddie was right in there for a lean!
Happy birthday to kennel dog Matty (Teddy Bear Matty)Matty had a lovely day with his Volunteer Fiona. He enjoyed a quiet country walk and a special birthday meal of steak and chicken. Thanks to Fiona for spoiling Matty on his special day.
Kennel dog Spot has had a break from kennels the last couple of days and has been to stay with his volunteer family and his new doggy friends who have been teaching him about the outside world and helping him to build his confidence.Spot is a shy little boy of only one year (two in October) but in the last couple of days has shown that with the help of a doggy friend or two he is able to build his confidence and show his sweet friendly personality. He is a lovely little boy who likes playing and walks (he is nervous when seeing people when he’s out but is really working on this). He has enjoyed playing zoomies around the garden with his friends and has discovered the dog in the TV and best of all the toy box full of squeaky toys which he finds great fun as you can see from the video in the comments Spot came into kennels with his litter mates Dot, Delilah, Sarah, Blanche, Benny and Dilly, they all came in having not been lead trained or raced and all of his litter mates are now thriving in their forever homes. Spot is just waiting for the right person / family to come meet him and decide that they want to help him continue to build his confidence and watch his sweet character grow. Take a look at our Facebook page to see a video of Spot.
Fantastic news. Following our appeal Billy (Millwards Billy) and Cairns (Droopys Carirns) have a new home. The boys will be going home in the next few days once their beds, bowls and toys have arrived.
In order to find as many loving homes for the Greyhounds in our care as we can during this time of crisis the joint decision between ourselves and the kennel owners is to open the kennels to allow homing operations to recommence.
However Social distancing has to be strictly observed.
Viewings may only take place once remote home checking procedures have been satisfied
Only interested prospective adopters who are in a position to proceed with homing immediately will be able to book an appointment
Viewing will be limited to two adults from the same family at any one time
Only one family per appointment slot.
We respectfully ask when visiting you listen to the advice of the Volunteers, the kennel owners and their staff.
We apologise for this strict criteria but the welfare of you, the kennel staff and our Volunteers is paramount.
Just one more sleep for Sonic (Saving Sonic) and he is off to his forever home. Be happy and stay in touch sweetheart we all love you very much and It has been a pleasure to watch you grow from a tiny puppy into the special cuddle monster you are today.xx
Unfortunately homing activities have ceased at the moment and the kennels are closed to visitors.
We hope to still bring you news of our hounds and will be updating their profile pages if there is anything to report and will be posting videos of them going about their daily business on our Facebook page whenever possible.
All at Dillymore and Greyhound Trust Suffolk wish our supporters well in what are the most challenging of circumstances and look forward to opening our branch again as soon as Government and our Head Office Welfare Team consider it safe to do so. Thank you all for your unstinting support, it is as always, very much appreciated.