Colchester Food and Drink Festival

Kennel dogs Jan, Moody, Paddy, Puffa and Yankee had an exciting time at the festival this weekend.  Glad they enjoyed it!  The humans looking after them spent most of the weekend dodging the showers and pushing our cars out of the mud.  Seriously though they met some wonderful people and loved the attention they received.  We are hoping they did enough to secure forever homes for themselves or at least set a seed in peoples minds. It could be months down the line when somebody rings and says “We met the greyhounds at the food and drink festival and we are now in a position to offer a dog a home” We have some interested families coming to kennels this weekend so fingers crossed the five of them don’t have to wait that long.

An update from Alfie

I don’t know if I was dreaming this or if I really heard my Uncle Jeff say “Alfie only has one more sleep before he has a visit from the family who might like to take him home” One more sleep!  I can’t sleep!  Somebody brush my coat, get me a smart collar, give me a pedicure, anything that will make me more handsome.  I am so excited .  Please let it be true and not just a dream.  Fingers crossed for me please my lovely friends.

Love Alfie xx

Alfie’s Story (in his own words)

My name is Alfie.  I am an eight year old black greyhound who has been in a home since December 2010. I wasn’t a very good racer so after just 12 races it was time for me to look for a home.  Within two months I was chosen by a lovely family.  Then after five and a half splendid years in a home of my own, my owners became ill and couldn’t look after me anymore, so I was returned to kennels at the end of may amidst much heartbreak.

I am well looked after here at Dillymore – I have a comfy bed, plenty of food and I can play in the paddocks everyday, but I don’t feel like playing because after so long in a home all I want is is a human of my own.  I suppose I am a bit depressed without my own people to look after me.  The people here give me as much love and attention as they can, but it’s not the same and I crave more love.

I am a good boy, a very faithful greyhound and I know how to behave in a home.  I am doing my best to stay positive but it is hard sometimes.   My greatest wish is that I find some special humans soon.

Thanks for reading my story, please share it with anybody you think might be able to help.

Love Alfie.

 

Alfie Body

Lee and Moody go to a tea party

Kennel dogs Lee and Moody had a fabulous time at Gladwells of Copdock today when they joined several other breeds of dogs and their owners for a doggy tea party.
Both behaved extremely well and thoughtfully shared the big bags of treats they were given with their kennel mates back at Dillymore.

 

Lee gets a glowing report

Would you like to know a little more about Lee?  He has had a glowing report from his foster Mum who looked after him while he recovered from his ‘Man op’  Do take a look at him and read all about it on our Homeless Hounds page. Lee is now back at Dillymore just waiting for that special someone to take him home.

Lee

After the walk at Mistley on Sunday Lee went to stay with his foster Mum who will look after him while he has his man op.  As you can see he has properly taken to home life already.  What a lovely laid back chap he is.

Lee legs up resized

 

Junior

Junior had a lovely cuddle and lots of kisses for his foster Mum to say thank you for looking after him so well while he recovered from his ‘Gentlemans’ operation.  Junior is now fully recovered and back at Dillymore but we are not sure for how much longer because he has a date with a lady dog on Saturday.  Fingers crossed she falls for his charms.

Junior saying thank you