RIP Toby, you will be much missed
After an unpleasant start in life a stressed and traumatised five-year-old Toby came to Dillymore in order to find his forever home.
Staff and volunteers spent many months nurturing and rehabilitating Toby until finally he was ready for family life. He had to wait for the right owner to come along – we put out a special appeal in December 2012 but it wasn’t until September 2013 that he finally found the perfect home. In the meantime, he had become a firm kennel favourite and there were tears of joy from all at Dillymore and Greyhound Homer the day Toby went home, it was a day we feared may never come.
Home is where Toby’s life really began. With the love and support of his family he really blossomed and grew into the most loving and happy dog as seen in these photos.
It is with very heavy hearts we have to announce that Toby died this morning following a heart attack, just nine years old. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Toby you were a very special boy whose strength of character to overcome life’s challenges was an inspiration to us all. We are thankful that even though you were taken far too soon you passed having known three years of true happiness and been loved beyond measure in your home. Sleep tight sweetheart, you will never be forgotten.
Fantastic news! Alfie has a new home. Here’s what he has to say about it.
Hi Everybody, All my dreams have come true. I have a new family to love and care for me. I can’t tell you just how happy I am. Hopefully once I am settled they will take a photo of me and you can see me all happy and back to my old self.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and best wishes you have sent to me following my appeal. I hope my friends Ruby and Blue will be as lucky as me.
Love Alfie xx
Here is Holden on his first ever holiday. He went to Scotland with his owner Jamie and had a glorious time. Holden and Jamie have formed such a strong bond already and Holden is allowed to walk off lead as he hardly leaves Jamie’s side.
L.J as you can see is settling into home life already. Not much fazes this handsome young man. He is making friends wherever he goes. He is giving lots of hugs and kisses to his new family and has his own sofa to sleep on. Superstar is how they are describing him.
Great news! Champ has gone to his forever home. He will be spoiled rotten and be absolutely adored by his two new greyhound sisters.
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.
Porsche is settling in really well and he and Rosie are getting along just fine. Porsche has formed a special bond with Oliver who loves to groom him and give him lots of cuddles.
We are pleased to announce that Ralph has found his forever home. He has gone to live with Magic and her family. It was like love at first sight. Magic didn’t need to meet any of our other lovely boys because Ralph bowled her over with his handsome face and gentle manners. Here they are sharing a bed.
We have had an update on Younger who went home recently. He is now called Holden. His new owner tells us he has mastered the stairs, is no longer worried about the television and loves to sleep stretched out in front of the fire. He says of him “He is a wonderful chap and I love him so much already”. Isn’t that lovely to hear.