Just a reminder we have a walk at Mistley tomorrow. Full details are in the What’s on section. The owner of Mistley Place Park has kindly allowed us to use the car park and toilet facilities even though sadly the park and cafe are now closed. We would be very grateful if car park users would be kind enough to make a voluntary 50p donation we could pass to the park owner to help with the upkeep of the animals that still remain there.Strictly no obligation but thanks in advance if you are happy to help.
Four days in their forever home and Zola and Max are feeling at home already.Here is what their family say about them “Four days in and they have settled really well. Their different characters are really starting to show and apart from the laminate flooring being very scary to start with they have now faced their fears and made the house their own. Apart from the loss of a trainer and some midnight snacking they settled at night straight away”. So happy for these lovely brothers and pleased they didn’t have to wait too long before someone came along wanting a pair because we could never have separated them.
Sunday 3rd April 2022. 11am Mistley Place Park, New Road, Mistley CO11 1ER
One of our most popular walks. There will be a short pushchair / wheelchair friendly walk taking in the river front and a longer walk to Furze Hill and Old Knobbly. By kind permission of the Mistley Park Place owners we can use their car park but sadly the cafe is now closed.All breeds of dogs are welcome on this walk
At least 60 dogs (we lost count) joined us for a glorious walk in the winter sunshine in Hadleigh this morning. Kennel dogs Zola (Notouttheway) and Max (Detroit) came along on their first walk outside of kennels. They coped extremely well especially when encountering other breeds of dog, geese and ducks. They will be going home shortly after their man ops in early march. Many thanks to Angie for leading the walk and to The George for making us welcome afterwards. Lots more photos on our Facebook page
We have had some lovely news regarding Listen Danny. This lad was shy beyond belief when he went off to his forever home in late 2020. But with the help of his 3 adopted Sisters, two of whom have sadly crossed the bridge and the love and understanding of his family his cheeky little personality has come shining through. Here is what they say about him. “The study is no longer a hiding place but a storage space for our shoes when we so carelessly leave them under the hall table or on the shoe rack. Millie has been giving him instruction on how to play with toys and it is a pleasure to see them tossing them about together. They are also enjoying a chase in the garden despite the weather (Millie not quite so old and crocked as she was billed!!) What is really lovely is the face at the window accompanied by loud squeaking as we come home and the frequent coming to us for fuss, particularly ear rubs”. What a lovely story. Thank you to Danny’s family, it’s not always plain sailing when the dogs go to their forever homes, some take longer than others to settle but they have given Danny the time he needed to truly be himself.
Occasionally some of our dogs need a little help understanding good dog manners in certain situations and around other breeds of dog. Sometimes they quite simply lack confidence in the outside world. Sometimes it’s a mixture of all of these things.This has been the case with Daphne (Olddavey’s Lady) and Mac (Droopy’s Mac). Yesterday to help them on their way to finding their forever homes they attended a doggie workshop with behaviorist Pat of Mills Mutts .It was such a worthwhile experience for them. Both were far less reactive by the end of day. Daphne walked beautifully past Inca the Visla and Mac gained so much confidence that by the end of the day he no longer felt the need to attach himself like Velcro to his Volunteer Barbara’s leg. We know there is still work to be done but we are immensely proud of the progress they made and are confident that with an experienced owner or someone who is happy to work with them, both will make lovely pets. They are such affectionate little souls we hope they each have their chance very soon.
Wishing Olly the very best of luck for the Brighton Marathon this weekend. Olly is trying to raise £1000 for our branch and he is almost there. If you could help him to reach his goal please follow the link below. Thank you.
Oliver Page is running the Brighton Marathon to raise money for Greyhound Trust Suffolk. Have a look at his fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfun…/ollysbrightonmarathon – please do consider donating to support him on his way. You can also read about his inspiration for the run, Sonny at the link. Olly, you saw something special in Sonny despite his shyness. Thank you so much for giving him the wonderful life he so truly deserved – from all at Greyhound Trust Suffolk.
Many thanks to Kevin and Mandy for leading a beautiful walk in Hollesley this morning and to the Shepherd and Dog for making us so welcome before and after the walk. 50 dogs enjoyed the walk including kennel dogs George and Charlie who walked with their new families and Jimbob.