Wilfie

IMG_8892 (2)Meet Wilfie (was called Vic), a very affectionate boy who went home today.
I’ve had the pleasure of looking after this handsome fella for the last week while he was recovering from his neutering operation (kennels were too full due to half term to give him the recovery space he needed). He has been perfectly well behaved in the house, and turned heads wherever he went with his waggy tail and heart-melting eyes.
He didn’t appear in the homeless hounds section of our website as he was reserved the very same morning that he became available for homing.
We all wish him a lovely life in his new home, be happy Wilfie!

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Rendham walk

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Huge thanks to Sharon and Mike for leading a gorgeously sunny September walk with 43 dogs (40 greyhounds we think!). Thanks to all who came along – it was especially lovely to see so many of our recently homed greyhounds enjoying their retirement. Kennel dog Claire had a lovely day out and behaved very well too.

For more photos, see our Facebook page.

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Stutton walk and picnic

aIMG_8430 (2) (Large)What a fantastic afternoon! It was lovely to see 63 greyhound and five other breeds for a fantastic walk at Stutton. Kennel dogs Joker and Jenny had a marvellous afternoon out – and Jenny has been reserved!
Many thanks to organiser Avril and those who made tea and coffee. Many thanks to Carol and Steve for the lovely cakes too. All the greyhounds say thank you to Avril for their delicious sandwiches!

Thanks to all who came along and enjoyed a a marvellous afternoon.

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Suffolk Dog Day

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.

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Kennel dogs Puffa, who got through to the last 14 in the very lIMG_6975 (2)arge 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.

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Golf day raises in excess of £3.3k

Huge thanks to Chris Waters IMG_6739 (2) (Large)(seen here with Swift Keith) for raising in excess of £3,300 (final total to be confirmed) by organising a golf day in aid of Greyhound Homer at the Brett Vale Golf Club yestoday. Kennel dogs Rockie, Dexter, Davey and Queenie enjoyed much attention during their afternoon out as they greeted the golfers on their way back to the clubhouse, joined by Swift Keith too. Our gratitude goes to all who supported the event.

IMG_6762 (2) (Large)All our kennel dogs were very interested in the golf balls and wanted to “help”. They enjoyed a lot of attention and behaved admirably well in the new environment, and especially enjoyed the sausages from the BBQ.   See our facebook page for more photos …IMG_6827 (2) (Large)IMG_6866 (Large)

Dawn and Mark Stiff

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.

Ruby and Blue – please help

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 FebMistley 5 (2)ruary 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 and Blue together (2)

“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.Avril Blue and Ruby (Large)