Wow! What a week Opal has had. First she went to the Vets and had her dental procedure, she then went to recover at a foster home and made friends with two other greyhounds. When she returned to kennels today she had had a visitor and she was reserved! Brilliant outcome for this lovely girl after her she had to be returned due to a bereavement.
Brilliant news for Billy who has been in foster care. His foster carers have fallen for him, hook line and sinker and he has now been adopted by them. We are all so pleased for this lovely Gentleman of a dog who unfortunately had to be returned when his elderly owner became too ill to care for him.
Here is Bernie now called Bonnie happily sunning herself in her garden. She went to her forever home in March and has settled into retired life very well.
Toby Star and Champ have all been reserved and will be going home shortly.
Meet Ruby and Blue. Sadly they have had to return to kennels following a bereavement. As you can see they are (given the circumstances) happy and affectionate dogs. They loved wandering around in the paddock while on their ‘photo shoot’ yesterday. See further photos of them on our homeless hounds page.
Many thanks to the staff at Pets at Home Martlesham for hosting another Meet and Greet for us. We took along kennel dogs Mac and L.J and foster dog Billy. All proved a real hit with the staff and customers alike. Several of our homed dogs came along to say hello and Storm liked the whole meet and greet experience so much he stayed and helped all day. Visit our facebook page to see photos of their day.
We have erected a clock and planted a tub of flowers in memory of Fred. A gentle and kind giant of a dog.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce that Molly has passed away.
Following a routine operation it was discovered that Molly had a health condition for which unfortunately there was no cure. After a lengthy consultation with the Vet it was decided that the kindest thing to do was to put her to sleep.
We are all very upset that such a difficult decision had to be made especially so soon after having to do the same for our gentle giant Fred. But hard as it is we must always put the welfare of the dog above all else.
Run free dear little Molly you were such a sweetheart.
It is with great sadness we announce than John and Deb have had to say goodbye to Junior (Littleman). He had become very unsteady on his back legs and when it became clear there was no further treatment available to improve the quality of his life they made the heartbreaking decision to let him cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Junior was such a larger than life character and very much a part of life at Dillymore.
He would sit in the racing van every morning watching the comings and goings of kennel life and loved to walk the grounds with John, only leaving his side if there was a biscuit or a sausage in the offing! Junior loved his biscuits and sausages.
He had no aspirations to be as skinny as a greyhound!
He was much loved not only by John and Deb but by staff, volunteers and regular visitors to the kennels alike and will be sadly missed.
Run free Littleman, you were one special boy and those that knew you will love and remember you always.
We will be at Pets at Home, Beardmore Park, Martlesham Heath IP5 3RU between 10am and 3pm tomorrow (Friday 15th April) showing our lovely hounds off to the public. We would love to see you there.