Kennel updates

We have four new greyhounds to introduce – Harry Brindle, Jerry and his sister Mindy. Sadly, Bosch was returned after failing to get on with the resident Westie so we’re hoping to find another home for him quickly. We would also have been introducing you to Pebbles, but she found a home before we even had time to add her to the website, be happy sweetheart!

Rupert

We have had news of Rupert. He is settling in very well with his family and he has even been to see us. He came and said hello to us all at the Bentley Fun Day and Dog show. Lovely outcome for this little darling.

Leo Goes Home

Great news for the lovely Leo who has been with us for the best part of a year. All of his dreams came true when he was taken home forever by his favourite Volunteer Terry. Leo loves Terry and has spent many a weekend with him while he has been waiting for that special someone. But his wait is over and he has joined Terry’s happy band of hounds Massey, Davey, Charlie and Rebel. We are so pleased for you Leo and we love you very much xxx

Tattingstone Fete

Many thanks to our loyal volunteers and their wonderful Greyhound Ambassadors for coming along today. Our newest Ambassador Flo came 2nd in the Prettiest Bitch class. Recently homed Chico came second in the most handsome Dog class. Kennel dogs Tony and Ella had their first outing. Ella couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw dogs of all shapes and sizes. Tony had a wonderful surprise when his racing Daddy came along to spend time with him. Everyone was treated to freshly cooked chicken at lunchtime thanks to our friend Janis.

Update on Russo

We are happy to report that Russo’s dental procedure went ahead successfully on Tuesday and he is now recovering in his Foster home.
Poor little fella had 22 teeth removed in total but in true laid back Russo fashion he has taken it all in his stride.
Russo has a check up next week and the week after he will be having the second part of his vaccinations.
We will be in touch with all of those who have kindly registered an interest in giving Russo a home as soon as he has been discharged from Veterinary care.

Stutton picnic

A very short walk in the baking heat, 10 minutes mostly in shade, followed by an indoor picnic in the community hall.
Kennel brothers Barry and Ben came along to say hello and enjoyed all the treats.
Hugest of thanks to Pat for the food, and to all who braved the heat, and for all your donations.

Hot weather, Blue Cross open day, Stutton walk/picnic

It is with regret that due to the hot weather we have decided to cancel our attendance at the Blue Cross open day. The event itself is still going ahead, we wish then every success but as always the welfare of our dogs must come first.
We will however go ahead with the Stutton / Alton Water picnic because we have hired the hall so the dogs don’t need to be outside. We can each take a view on the day regarding actually walking.

Paddy / Daddy

Well, I have to admit that this update on Daddy, now known as Paddy, bought a tear to my eye. Paddy went home last Monday, and his new owners say:
Our major concern when choosing another greyhound was that we have 3 small terrier type dogs already and we didn’t want them to be upset by a newcomer. After looking on the Dillymore website we thought that Jack might be the one, as he was small. We brought our dogs along with us and Sue introduced Jack, a delightful dog, but much too bouncy for my dogs, one of which is nearly 16 years old. Sue and Avril both thought that Daddy would be more suitable. He totally ignored my dogs and when he did sniff Rosie, who is tiny, she growled at him and he immediately backed off. We had another visit the following day and this time walked the dogs together and then let them loose in the run. Daddy behaved perfectly. The photographs show how devoted Paddy has become to our dogs, and little Rosie snuggled up to him. We could not be more delighted with him and are so grateful to Sue for her excellent advice and for finding us the perfect dog.