Happy Retirement Sue

The walk on Sunday was rather a special one as it marked the last walk for Sue as our Lead Volunteer. Sue is retiring on 1st May.

Sue started homing Greyhounds and sometimes Lurchers (When she was with Suffolk Greyhound and Lurcher Support Group) way back in 2007. Sue took a short break from volunteering for the Trust but has been the Lead Volunteer since rejoining Greyhound Trust Suffolk in 2016. Her dedication to the cause has been outstanding.

On behalf of all those precious hounds Sue has helped to home over the years we the Volunteers would like to say a massive thank you.

We also thank you for your friendship, organisational skills and expert knowledge. You steered the ship through some of the most challenging times.

Have a well earned rest Sue. We know you won’t be a stranger and we look forward to seeing you on our walks. xx

Merry Christmas

All at Greyhound Trust Suffolk both 4 and 2 legged, wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you to John, Deb, Jeff and all the staff at Dillymore for looking after our precious hounds so well, to our little Ambassadors along with their Volunteers for the support they give promoting those Greyhounds still waiting for their forever homes, to everyone who has donated throughout the year and for donating treats at Christmas time to fill the Santa sacks and to every single one of you who support us in any way you can and for following this page.

Bless you all, we couldn’t do any of this without you.

Below is Des (Romeo Desperado) looking very festive, bless his little grey chops.


Pat Mill has been a great help to us and some of our owners whose dogs may have had minor difficulties transitioning from kennel to home life. He has recently set up a youtube channel which you may find helpful, particularly at this time of year with the inevitable scourge of fireworks. Pat has downloaded firework sounds and advises on how to help your dogs acclimatize to them. There are also other sounds such as traffic noise you may also find helpful.



Sincere apologies to anyone who missed out on the walk today. In my haste to add all of next years walks I accidentally deleted the details of our November walk. Avril.

Tesco Meet and Greet Session

Many thanks to the staff and customers of Tesco Martlesham for making us so welcome at our meet and greet session at the store on Friday and for the generous donations of £225.13.

Our Greyhound Ambassadors of whom there were many did a sterling job, the old paws showing newcomers Orla, Charlie and Higgins the ropes.

Kennel dogs Mindy and Switch behaved impeccably. Fingers crossed someone fell in love with them and will offer them a loving home.

New Contact Details

Please note our new contact telephone number is 07938 802627. If you leave a message for Sue she will return your call as soon as she is able.
Alternatively you can contact us via email at suffolk@greyhoundtrust.org.uk
Avril or Sue will reply as soon as they can.

A12 Closure

The A12will be closed at Capel St Mary in cluding outside of Dillymore from 9pm Friday 22nd May until Monday morning. If you were planning to visit kennels please rearrange.

Mac and Daphne go to School

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.

Mac with Inca the Visla
Mac and Daphne with Volunteer Barbara

Merry Christmas

Charlie (pictured), T.J, Daphne, Master, Mac, Finlay, George, Kieran and Jimbob wish you all a very Merry Christmas and they thank from the bottom of their great big hearts for all of the wonderful gifts you have sent them.
You have really made their Christmas Day and they will be enjoying some of their lovely treats well into the New Year.

All at Greyhound Trust Suffolk would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for the support you give us not just at Christmas but throughout the year, for following our page and most importantly for the kindness and support you show to one another via our Facebook page when one of our beautiful hounds crosses the bridge.
What a lovely community.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.