Our 2019 Christmas Appeal

Please could you help to fill Bert and Rupert’s Santa Sacks? These two lovely boys would like nothing more than another shot at home life this Christmas but time is running out and so the next best thing on their wish list would be some lovely treats to share with their friends. They would be so grateful. Treats of all kinds from Sardines in oil to Gravy Bones would be very welcome. Thank you.

Bert sporting the Tartan and kennel mate Rupert are our 2019 Christmas Appeal Boys

Greaves Needs a New Home

This is what Greaves family have to say about him.

“Due to no fault of his own and purely a change in personal circumstances, Greaves requires a new forever home”.

“Greaves has come a long way since we adopted him in September 2018. He is fully house trained and has been trained to a great level. He responds well to recall (within a closed area) and is able to react to sit, come, wait and bed! He has such a great personality and is at his best when socialising with people and able to live by his routine. This means that he will suit owners who are around for majority of the day. At times he can be nervous in new environments / with new people and can be spooked easily, however with time and commitment we believe this will improve as it has since we adopted him. He is affectionate and loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa as you can see by his pictures! He also loves a cuddly squeeky toy and we’re now able to play with Greaves in small doses as he can get over-excited / stimulated at times. If you have the time and love to give Greaves then you’ll be rewarded with the most fantastic, loving and loyal pet. We will forever miss Greaves but know that he’ll thrive in the right environment where his owners are able to give him what he needs and where he is centre of all attention! ”

We feel Greaves may benifit from an adult home.

Stan is looking for a home

We have had a request to help a couple who are looking to re-home their dog Stan. Stan was not adopted from the Greyhound Trust but came from another charity. The family are keen to home Stan directly from their home and not to return him to the charity. Stan is 3years old today (1st May) and is neutered, his vaccinations are said to be current. He has lived in his current home for 18 months From what the owners have told us Stan sounds adorable. However we have never met Stan and would ask anybody who may be interested in offering him a home to contact his Colchester based owners directly for further information.. Please contact Peter Brown on 07941708558 We understand a home check will be undertaken.

Urgent Appeal

Due to a change in family circumstances we are urgently seeking new homes for Revie (Westway Ranger) and Flo (Express Phantom). Revie is a beautiful laid back lad who is 10 years old. Flo who is 6 years old is a black ‘snowflake’ who is gentle and sweet. Both dogs are affectionate, good around other dogs and walk nicely on their leads. It is not imperative that they are homed together so we will separate them if we need to.Revie

Flo

Tony (Whatugonnado)

This an appeal to find a loving and understanding home for our special boy Tony.

Tony (racing name Whatugonnado) was raised at Dillymore from a tiny puppy along with his sisters Bo (already in a home) and Meadow who is still racing.  He has spent all of his life there and after a successful racing career he has retired.

He was born in July 2014  and is the most affectionate and adorable boy you could wish to meet.  He loves nothing more than a fuss and a cuddle and can often be found beside his trainer just watching him work in his office.

Whilst waiting for his forever home Tony had what appeared to be a little fit and was taken to the vet who diagnosed mild epilepsy.  Whilst waiting for his medication to take effect he had another minor fit but has not had anymore since and the vet is pleased with his current condition.  The vet has indicated that Tony will need medication for the foreseeable future.

If you work from home or are home for most of the day and are looking for a loyal and affectionate friend please consider this lovely lad.


Tony loves his Auntie Sue

An appeal for Woody (Glenpadden)

Woody who was born in May 2013 and who went home in January of this year has unfortunately and through absolutely no fault of his own has had to be returned.  In fact he has come back to us with a glowing reference from his family.  They say he is clean in the house, affectionate, fine with other dogs, ok with children, fine to be left for a reasonable amount of time and he walks nicely on his lead.  Having had a taste of home life we would very much like to find him another home as soon as we can.  He is such an affectionate lad who leans right into you for a cuddle, if you stepped back he would fall over.  If you could give Woody a home please get in touch.  Thanks.

All greyhounds are neutered, have had their teeth cleaned and are inoculated. They each leave us with a new coat, collar and lead, muzzle and their worming and flea treatments up to date.. They are all microchipped, details are transferred to the new owner. They also have four weeks free Petplan insurance

Ruby and Blue – please help

Alfie has been happily homed as a direct result of our wonderful supporters sharing his story. We are asking for your help again – this time for Ruby and Blue.

Ruby (born in May 2007) and six-year-old Blue were returned to kennels in FebMistley 5 (2)ruary after the death of their owner. They are
bonded as a pair, and after so much sadness in their lives we would love to find a home for them together.

They were traumatised when they arrived at Dillymore but they helped each other through the darkest of times and settled into kennel life. They are coping with their change of circumstances but after so long in a loving home we want so much more for them.

They have recently been in a foster home while Ruby recovered from a dental procedure in a nice quiet home, but are now back at kennels. This is what their foster carers had to say about them:

“Blue is very laid back, nothing seems to bother him.  He is quite bold and inquisitive when out on walks, loves the garden and is always interested in whatever is happening – he particularly enjoys watching through the window. He is happy playing with other greyhounds but not really interested in other breeds of dog.  He gets on very well with Ruby, they will lie on the same bed together, share their toys, and even share food, so do need to be re-homed together.Ruby and Blue together (2)

“Ruby is a very well behaved and gentle dog, walks well on the lead and likes her sofa and a bit of fuss, but is not demanding and is a marvellous pet. She has recovered well from having twelve teeth removed and is enjoying her food. She has a zest for life and is enjoying longer walks again. Despite her white muzzle she is quite lively, albeit in small bursts. They both are very good in the car”.

In their own words, Ruby and Blue say:
“We loved being in the foster home as we had lots of walks in the park to see the squirrels and we often went down to the beach.  We don’t really like the waves very much, but it’s lovely walking on the sand.  We were very well behaved in the foster home and since we are fully house trained the only mess we made were biscuit crumbs.  Now we are back in the kennels and looking for a home together.  We promise that we wouldn’t be ‘double trouble’ and if you asked our foster parents I am sure they would agree”.

We really do need to home this lovable pair together so please, please share their story for us. Thank you.Avril Blue and Ruby (Large)