Such sad news

We can hardly believe we are having to write this. Our friend and Volunteer Angie has had to have her dear Alex put to sleep today after she was diagnosed with cancer.
This comes barely 6 weeks after Angie had to say goodbye to Alex’s brother Troy. It’s tragic and our hearts go out to her.
Alex was a sweet natured girl, not quite as outgoing as Troy and while he attended many shows and events Alex much preferred the comfort of her own home and family. Alex and Troy were so close and Alex would wash Troy’s ears for him. The only comfort to be had is that these two beautiful babies are back in each others arms and are reunited with their Dad Johnnie who absolutely adored them both, they were a great source of comfort to him when he was so gravely ill.
Dear Angie what can we say? We are truly sorry for your losses but your beautiful hounds could not have been more loved by you and we thank you for the wonderful life you gave them. xx

Sleep Tight Lucky

It is with much sadness we have to tell you that Lucky one of our longest serving Greyhound Ambassadors has passed away. Dear Lucky was such a sweet boy who worked tirelessly at shows and meet and greet sessions to promote greyhounds as pets. Lucky was also a Pets as Therapy dog who along with his best friend Flossy regularly visited local care homes. Below is his family’s tribute to him.
Our first greyhound and we could not have wished for a more loyal, loving and sweet companion. Although very upset we feel so very fortunate to have had this sweet lad share his life with us and for him to live to a good age. Sleep tight sweetheart. xx
Our hearts go out to Bryan, Gill and Flossy, they are very much in our thoughts.
May you always shine high and bright in the sky Lucky like the star that you were. You were a true Gentleman of a dog and we will all miss you so much.xxx
Lucky June 1st 2008 to June1st 2020

What a rotten day, more bad news

Today is just one of those terribly sad days that just want to end.
We have learned that another of our precious hounds has crossed the bridge.
Treacle was homed from Dillymore in 2012 where her name was Honey. A lovely placid dog and so different from her owners previous dogs which were Collies Although she was so quiet and laid-back, her family say the house seems very quiet since she has gone. Poor Treacle suffered an unfortunate accident when she slipped over on the kitchen floor and badly broke her back leg.
Our thoughts are with Treacle’s family who loved her dearly and gave her a wonderful home.
Treacle may your beautiful soul fly high and free from pain. Much love sweetheart.xxx

A sad farewell

Yesterday was one of our saddest days when we learnt that our Volunteer and friend Angie had to say goodbye to her beautiful boy Troy after he was diagnosed with a tumour.
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Troy was a fantastic Greyhound Ambassador whose tail never stopped wagging at the many promotional events he attended. He worked tirelessly, often not wanting to stop for a break in his quest to find homes for his kennel friends.
Our hearts go out to Angie and to Troy’s Sister Alex on their loss.

Troy you were quite simply the best, the perfect gentleman. We will never forget your sunny personality and your wonderful swagger when you walked. Thank you for all you did for us. May you now sleep soundly sweetheart cuddled up with your Dad Johnny.XXXX
Adamant Troy July 2010 to April 2020

Bonnie

To say we are devastated to have to post this tribute doesn’t come close. Our hearts go out to Sharon and Mike. To loose both of their beloved dogs within 7 weeks is truly heart breaking. Here is their tribute to their beautiful Bonnie.

We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday we had to have our dear sweet Bonnie put to sleep. 4 years ago we chose this tatty little girl to join Storm in our home. Bonnie had half a tail, half an ear missing and had just had a litter of pups of which she had a total of 34!! She loved everyone and never lost her maternal instinct always so gentle, reassuring and encouraging with her canine friends. She eventually lost all her teeth, but adapted well adding to her huge personality, just the sweetest soul. But sadly our beautiful Bonnie was diagnosed with bone cancer after going lame this week, she will run free now with Storm, who we lost 7 weeks ago, and all their friends❤ Thurlesbeg Bound 10-11-2008 to 23-04-2020

Dear sweet Bonnie what a fabulous ambassador for your beautiful breed you were. As well as Storm and your friends we hope your little daughter Kat who was sadly taken in January walks beside you now.
Bless your pure and sweet soul, sleep tight sweetheart xxx

A Tribute to Jenny

It is with much sadness we have to tell you that Jenny (Racing name Burgess Borna) has passed away.  Jenny was a real kennel favourite having spent much of her racing career at Dillymore.  She was much loved by all who knew her.  We will always be thankful for the wonderful retirement Jenny’s family gave her.

This is their beautiful tribute to her.

“We cannot express our heartbreak at the loss of our darling Jenny.  Jenny was  quite simply a beautiful soul, such a calm, kind and gentle girl who slotted into our family as if she’d always been there.  She adored our long walks together but was just as happy roaching on the sofa or doing quirky things to make us smile!  As long as she was with us, she was happy…and so were we.  Jenny, you taught us all so much about love, kindness and laughter, and we are devastated that our time sharing your well-deserved retirement was cut so short. Your loss leaves a void that will be absolutely impossible to fill.”

Through eyes filled with tears and hearts heavy with sadness we all send you our love Jenny.  May your beautiful soul fly free sweetheart you will never be forgotten by all those that knew and loved you. xxxxx

A Sad Farewell

A sad farewell to Happy Jack (Scarra Lad). A wonderful Ambassador for Greyhounds and a much loved member of the team. Our hearts go out to Jacks family. What a wonderful but heart breaking tribute they have written below.

It is with much sadness that I have to tell you all that our beloved happy Jack passed over the rainbow bridge very suddenly. We are heartbroken. While Jack slipped away we made a promise to him that whenever we had space in our house that we would welcome more retired Greyhounds to live with us and to love them like we loved him.
Jack was our first dog and was very special. He was always happy and chilled out. He loved the greyhound walks and always wanted to be at the front! He changed our lives and touched many others with his friendly happy manner. We only had a year with him but what a wonderful year. We miss you Jack so much now run free with your friend Lola. Kirsty, Lee and Ellis ☘️💚☘️💚☘️💚☘️

Bless your heart Jack you were much loved by us all here at Suffolk. What a privilege it was to have known you. Sleep tight sweetheart you will be much missed and never forgotten.