Greaves

We are very pleased to be able to say that Greaves is settling brilliantly into his new home. He has a new greyhound friend called Major to help him adjust (and in turn he’s helping Major who lost his old greyhound friend recently), and his new family report that he is a wonderful, laid back boy. 

Thank you very much to all those who helped in finding him a home through sharing his story, and huge thanks to his new family for travelling to meet him and then pick him up. Be happy, Greaves!

Evening Walk

Not quite as hot as predicted for our evening walk, and with plenty of water, cold towels and cool coats we had an enjoyable walk along the marina and through the village of Shotley Many thanks to The Shipwreck for making us welcome and to those who came along.

Shotley Walk

SHOTLEY WALK. Temperatures are predicted to be 25 degrees at 7pm on Friday evening for our walk and are only expected to drop to 22 degrees by the end of the walk. This is still mightily hot! Avril will be at the meeting point in case anybody wants to go ahead but her dog Fox will not be with her. We are loathe to cancel the walk entirely or change the start time in case not all those intending to come see a cancellation post. If it does by some miracle cool down considerably we will be pleased to see you.

A Tribute to Jenny

It is with much sadness we have to tell you that Jenny (Racing name Burgess Borna) has passed away.  Jenny was a real kennel favourite having spent much of her racing career at Dillymore.  She was much loved by all who knew her.  We will always be thankful for the wonderful retirement Jenny’s family gave her.

This is their beautiful tribute to her.

“We cannot express our heartbreak at the loss of our darling Jenny.  Jenny was  quite simply a beautiful soul, such a calm, kind and gentle girl who slotted into our family as if she’d always been there.  She adored our long walks together but was just as happy roaching on the sofa or doing quirky things to make us smile!  As long as she was with us, she was happy…and so were we.  Jenny, you taught us all so much about love, kindness and laughter, and we are devastated that our time sharing your well-deserved retirement was cut so short. Your loss leaves a void that will be absolutely impossible to fill.”

Through eyes filled with tears and hearts heavy with sadness we all send you our love Jenny.  May your beautiful soul fly free sweetheart you will never be forgotten by all those that knew and loved you. xxxxx

Scarlet – home already!

Yesterday we posted that Scarlet was available for homing. Well, this is her today – she is now known as Meadow, has gone home with the lovely Wilf and his family, and is already making herself very much at home. Her new owner tells us that both dogs are currently sound asleep having enjoyed a race in the paddock and wagged themselves out!

Training!

New volunteer Barbara is going to be helping us with training some of our greyhounds that need a little extra help to find their forever homes. Today she worked with Bosch while Avril worked with Blink. Then we treated all the greyhounds for worms and fleas – they didn’t mind at all, they all got sausages. Thank you Barbara!

Marvin and Pippa

Marvin and Pippa went home today, and we’re sure they’ll be very happy with Paul, who has previously homed three greyhounds from us. Hopefully we’ll see them on a walk soon…

Peg

Peg went home on Friday and is settling into her new home very nicely. She’s taken all the new experiences, including meeting other breeds of dogs in her stride, and was very quick to find the sofa.

Tendring Show

Our lovely hounds were kept very busy at the Tendring show today! In the morning, kennel dogs Christy, Jasper and Duffy came along as ambassadors. Thanks to all volunteers for their help, and for everybody who made donations or just stopped by to say hello. More photos available on our facebook page.