Many thanks to Pete, Martha and Toby for leading our walk at Orwell Country Park today.56 dogs took part in this beautiful walk. Kennel dogs Charlie (Hard to call) Manny (Oh Manhattan) and Higgins (Oh Hurricane) joined us with their paws crossed for a family to choose them. All behaved really well for a first outing.It was lovely to welcome old friends and some new faces too, we hope you all enjoyed it and will join us again.
Good news! Bubbly Dudley went off to his forever home today.His family have been visiting him regularly since reserving him and so we hope the settling in process will go well.
We wish Dudley all the very best and have sent him on his way with so much love.xx
We have had news of Dash (Borwick Dasher) who we homed last year. He is so enjoying his retirement .Here is what his adoring family say about him.
“He really has been the perfect addiction to our family, and couldn’t imagine life without him.
Although a quiet boy, he is so bouncy and playful!He loves his country side walks, playing with his numerous toys that have taken over the house and especially loves crashing out in the evenings for a family movie!
Everyone has loved him that’s met him, he’s so inviting to new people, even when we have taken him to vet appointments love him, but that’s because he’s a flirt and they pamper him
I can’t recommend re-homing a greyhound more to people! They are so loving and caring dogs, that truly make a house a home.”What a lovely outcome for Dasher. We remember him well at kennels for his love of food and big cuddles”.
This week whilst waiting for his forever home Master has been practicing living with a family and what can we say The main thing that we have had confirmed is what a fantastic boy he really is! He absolutely adores people, will always come to greet you with a happy face and a wagging tail, he loves his food, thinks walks are really exciting and as for toys well words cannot even begin to explain how much fun squeaky toys or a ball are! He is clean in the house and seems to be picking up basic commands already.This brilliant boys is so ready to have his forever home, he really is an absolute star We’re sure it won’t be long before all his dreams come true
We are devastated to bring the news that another of our loyal Greyhound Ambassadors has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Bocko didn’t attend many shows, they weren’t really his thing but he was an unsung hero along with his best friend Lottie when it came to welcoming numerous foster dogs into his home, most recently Young Master has been staying with them. Bocko made them all welcome, put them at ease and showed them the ropes.
Our hearts go out to our Volunteer Michelle and her family, Bocko was such a special boy with the kindest heart.
Here is what Bocko’s family have said about him.
“Run pain free at rainbow Bridge Bocko, play with the friends that went before you. You were one of the most loving, caring, quirkest dogs that we have ever had the privilege to meet. Thank you for all the happy memories, for letting us be your forever home and for being such a massive part of our lives. Will miss you our quirky velcro boy xxx”
Sleep well Bocko we will never forget you and all you have done for us. xxx
Des (Romeo Desperado) is having a fabulous holiday with his best friend Ness.This weekend he has been particularly busy. This is what Ness tells us Desi has been up to.
“On Saturday Des had a run around the dog park in Ipswich with a Mastiff/Rotte Cross. Then we visited various family members. Des behaved like an total Angel!On Sunday Des caught the train from Westerfield to Felixstowe (and back). Where he bumped into one of his kin, Arthur, (and Brian & Jill too). Des had fun on the beach & a leisurely stroll through the seafront gardens. I think he wore his little self out!Bless his little white chops”.
He has spent Monday just chilling, he must be shattered!
We have had news of Whizzy Bling. Whizzy Bling is now called Bet and has really been living life to the full since moving to Bolton. Here is what her adoring family say about her.
“Since coming home we have renamed her Bet. She knows her name and calmly comes back when she is called.Bet loves her daily walks around the local parks and is often stopped by other dog walkers as they admirer her.
Bet has a busy life in Bolton playing with her new best mate poppy in the garden and often sharing a bed together. Grandchildren love to visit Bet and play for hours in the garden.
Bet enjoyed her recent trip to London taking in the sights and the sounds. In the 5 days we had in London we walked a total of 52 miles! Both poppy and Bet slept soundly at nights (as did we). Luckily the weather was wonderful and spent the time exploring London on foot. Seeing Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and the changing of the guard.
With the country seemingly coming out of the Covid pandemic a new year trip to the lake district has been booked. Lots of walk, treats , pubs and sleep.Bet has been perfect and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dog”
What lovely news, enjoy the Lake District Bet.
Our next walk will take place on Sunday 24th October at 11am. at Orwell Country Park
We will be meeting at the Bridge Wood Car Park (Off of the Nacton Road) IP10 0JS.
The walk will be led by Volunteer Pete and his Assistants Toby and Martha and will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Hope to see you there.
Two lovely new boys, Kieran and Charlie have been added to our list of homeless hounds. Read all about them in the Homeless Hounds section.
This year we will be joining our Colleagues from Greyhound Walks on their registered Great Global Greyhound Walk.
Details are as follows:-
Date Sunday September 19th
Location Highwoods Country ParkTurner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR
Contact: Elly 07747 733098
Car parking charges currently £1 up to 2 hours and £3 for 2 to 4 hours
Toilet facilities on site
This is a registered as a GGGW walk
As per their walk rules this walk is for sighthounds only.