Wow! What a day! We were rushed off our feet talking about our greyhounds with potential new owners and old friends. The sun shone, and the steady stream of visitors to our stall did not stop all day.
Kennel dogs Puffa, who got through to the last 14 in the very large Best Rescue class is seen here exhausted after her busy day. Queenie had a lovely day away from kennels – she showed us that she wants to friends with everybody and worked hard to make sure that everybody knows how amazing greyhounds are all day, she didn’t want to miss out on anything.
As usual, more photos available on our facebook page.
We are looking for a very special home for Messi, he has just been returned to kennels for the second time. Full details are on his page here.
Here it is, the moment we have all been waiting, hoping and praying for. RUBY AND BLUE have gone home together. Thank you so much to everybody who shared their story and wished them well. We are blessed to have the most amazing support from you all. Here they are below looking settled already.
After being beautifully groomed, having a pedicure and choosing a stunning collar to wear for his big day we had to break the bad news to Mac that unfortunately his date had had to cancel. She has developed a spinal complaint within the last few days and wisely her owner has decided it might not be such a good idea to introduce a new dog into the family at the moment. We all wish her a speedy recovery. Mac is such a happy and laid back chap and is coping with his disappointment admirably .
Update!!! What is it they say about one door closing and another one opening? Well that was certainly the case for Mac. After his initial disappointment earlier today he has now been reserved by another family. Great news for this lovely lad.
Mac meeting a small dog at the Tendring Show.
We have had news and a couple of lovely photos of Holden. This is what his owner had to say.
“We found a field full of rye with a footpath and I thought I would use the opportunity to get a picture given he’s named after Holden from Catcher in the Rye. He has been amazing for me, I am so happy to have him in my life.”
We are so pleased Holden is having such a wonderful life.
We have had a lovely email from Steel who went home recently. He is having a fantastic time. He takes his owners to the park twice a day, brings them hedgehogs and loves being in his garden. He has been a brave little Soldier sleeping downstairs on his own after 2 nights and being a good boy when he is left alone. He met Chase in the park last week. Chase was homed a long time ago and it was nice to have news of him too. Hope to see you soon Steely.
We have had a busy but fingers crossed successful day at the Tendring Show. Kennel dogs Mac and Dexter had their first outing and both behaved extremely well. Mac has a blind date next Saturday and if it goes well he will be going home! We were visited by lots of our homed dogs and their owners and four old friends Kevin, Sally, Lily and Ty came along to say hi. It was lovely to see you all.
Mac at the Tendring Hundred Show
KevinKevin, Sally, Lily and Ty paid us a visit at the Tendring Hundred Show
It is with regret we announce that Mark and Dawn Stiff have resigned from their roles with Greyhound Homer.
We will always be grateful for all the fantastic hard work they have both put in during their time with us, going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the very best outcomes for our homeless hounds.
We hope they enjoy their new found leisure time and wish them all the very best for the future.
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 February 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 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.