Nice Weather for Ducks

What a soggy walk! Such a shame everywhere was flooded and we had to walk back the way we came. But it was nice to all be together and nothing gets us all talking like a bit of adverse weather!

Joining us on our walk was our new Volunteer Richard who walked Bobby. Welcome to the team Richard.

Thanks to everyone who came along, always a pleasure to see you and your lovely hounds. There are more photos on our Facebook page.

Sleep Tight Rebel

We have sad news to share today.

Rebel (Mountjoy Rebel) has crossed the Rainbow Bridge aged 12.

Rebel was born, raised, raced and retired from Dillymore and held a special place in the hearts of John, Deb and the team.

Rebels heartbroken owner say this about him.

“When I met him for the first time in 2014, John told me I would never find a better boy than Rebel – how right he was!

Rebel and I were together for nine wonderful years. The love of my life – he has left a massive hole in our family. Loved by everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting him.

We are heartbroken and lost”.

Our hearts go out to Rebels family and friends and we thank them for making his retirement such a loving and happy one.

Sleep tight sweetheart, you will never be forgotten. XX

A Couple of Dates for your Diary

Hadleigh Cricket Club Christmas Fair Saturday 18th November. 10am to 3pm Hadleigh Cricket Club , Friars Road, Hadleigh IP7 6DF

Come along and visit us at our stall where there will be some of our Greyhound Ambassadors for you to meet. The fair will have festive items for sale and a tombola as well as a bar.

Felixstowe Light Up Day and Christmas Fair Saturday 2nd December 10 am to 4pm. Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7AD

Come along and see us and our Greyhound Ambassadors at the fair where we will have craft and Christmas themed items along with delicious homemade dog treats for sale.There will be lots of stalls lining Hamilton Road as well as live music, a choir and many other attractions. The lighting up ceremony we believe is at 5pm but we will close our stall at 4pm because we expect the area for the ceremony to be packed which might be a little overwhelming for the dogs.

News of our Homed Hounds

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”

Farewell Stevie Wonder

Today Steve (Call me Steve) went off to his forever home.

Affectionately known as Stevie Wonder at kennels Steve was a real character who will be much missed.

We wish him well in this new chapter in his life.

He was sent on his way with much love from us all.

The Great Global Greyhound Walk Results

Many thanks to Leigh and Veronica for leading our walk on Sunday and to the Tea Hut for making us so welcome .

As part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk we were able to register 49 Greyhounds and two Whippets this year so thank you to all who attended.

Dillymore Kennels also took part and registered 45 Greyhounds.

An awful lot of work goes on behind the scenes to organise such a huge global event so well done and thank you to the organisers for their efforts.

The Great Global Greyhound Walk

Just a quick reminder that our walk takes place tomorrow.

Meet at The Deben Leisure Centre car park, Station Road Woodbridge IP12 4AU for a 11am start.

Refreshments are available from The Tea Hut but please contact them in advance if you wish to eat.

Boris and Onion Go Home

Today we said farewell to Boris (Flap Jack) and Onion (Swift Onion). Both right little characters who will give their families hours of fun.

They will be missed by all at kennels but we wish them both well and hope to see them or have news of them sometimes.

Lots of love you little sweethearts, be happy xxx

Tesco Meet and Greet Session

Many thanks to the staff and customers of Tesco Martlesham for making us so welcome at our meet and greet session at the store on Friday and for the generous donations of £225.13.

Our Greyhound Ambassadors of whom there were many did a sterling job, the old paws showing newcomers Orla, Charlie and Higgins the ropes.

Kennel dogs Mindy and Switch behaved impeccably. Fingers crossed someone fell in love with them and will offer them a loving home.

Hather Pearl

Sadly we have to tell you that Pearl (Hather Pearl) has crossed the bridge at the tender age of 5 years.

Her family had to make the heart breaking decision to ease her suffering. A brave decision knowing just how much that would hurt but of course these decisions are always the correct ones.

Dear little Pearl suffered from an autoimmune condition which affected her gums. Despite 7 months of intensive treatment with antibiotics and steroids the condition did not improve and was taking it’s toll on other areas of Pearls life. When it was clear no cure could be found her loving family along with advice from her Vet came to the decision not to let her suffer any further.

We remember Pearl well and feel for her family. We thank them for the loving home they gave her and for doing all they could for her.

Pearl’s Mum says “My beautiful Black Pearl was only 5 and had her whole life ahead of her. The 14 months she had with me she was loved and cherished and I hope she knew. She will never be forgotten”

Sleep tight and heal well for a while precious Pearl and then go run free with all of those beautiful hounds that have gone before you. xx