A Tribute to Julie (Liberal Julie)

Today we have received the sad news that Julie (Liberal Julie) has crossed the bridge. Her loving family have written a beautiful tribute to her . What could we add to such a lovely piece except to say how terribly sorry we are for their loss and to thank them for the wonderful home they gave her.

A little over 9 years ago, we visited Dillymore in search of a new friend. Kevin and Sally met us at the gate and, as we made our way in, the first thing we saw was a beautiful black girl who, apparently, had only arrived the previous day. She had a smile as wide as her jump was high… she was bouncing up to our head height as she seemed to be saying, ‘pick me, pick me’!!! We laughed as Kevin told us her name was Julie and she had just turned 4.
After big hello’s, fuss and cuddles, we had a walk with her and were hooked. She had, in fact, picked us and the following day, we collected her and took her home. There began our adoration of greyhounds.
Julie has seen our son and daughter grow from children into adults, she’s camped with us, moved house with us, helped us through the grief of losing friends and parents and just all round enriched our lives. Three years ago, on 20th December, we took home a mate to spur her on in her old age… along came (Burgess) Beano. At 2 years old, he was boisterous, bouncy and a ‘typical teenager’. In her usual dignified style, and after realising he wasn’t ‘just for Christmas’, Julie taught him some manners and how to behave and he repaid her by respecting her as if she were his Mother.
Last year, she battled with a stage 3 sarcoma. We hoped for another Christmas with her… her favourite time – I’ve never known a dog enjoy presents as much as her!! She blessed us with that and stuck around for my husband’s 50th Birthday (she always was a ‘Dadda’s Girl’ at heart). But last week, with hearts heavier than we could contemplate, we had to say goodbye. Julie filled our home with her big personality and gave us more giggles and happy memories than we could ever list. She was loved and adored by all who knew and met her… even those that weren’t particularly dog lovers.
Sleep peacefully beautiful girl. We are so grateful that you chose us for your forever home. Those 9 years passed far too quickly but we’ll keep you in our hearts, always xxx

Des and Rumble reunited

Brothers Romeo Desperado (Black) and Romeo Rumble were reunited at kennels this morning. They are half bothers sharing the same mummy Fabulous Pin. Both boys got along well. Des was off to spend the weekend with his best friend Ness and Rumble had popped in for a pedicure and some food.

Brian (War Admiral)

We have had news of recently homed Brian. This is what his family have said about him.
Here is Brian’s report after almost a week-> I have never seen a greyhound settle down so quickly as Brian. We all love him and he’s such a friendly soul. And what a character… so confident, he loves playing with his toys and sometimes taking things that are not his (my shoes and my wife’s dressing gown) on to his bed. He is very smart and is a bit of a copy-cat when watching our other greyhound Lily go about. He can be quite vocal and had something to say when the window cleaner visited today, all part of his character. Brian enjoys his walks, treats and cuddles. On Sunday evening, he down laid in front of the oven to keep a close eye on the chicken. I would say that kitchen is definitely his favourite place, especially the fridge. Finally, we couldn’t ask for more in a hound, he’s absolutely brilliant and a great brother to Lily.
So pleased to hear Brian has settled in so well.


News of Whizzy Bling

We have had news of the beautiful Whizzy Bling. She has taken to home life really well and has made friends with a lovely little Westie. Thank you to Bling’s family for the photos, please stay in touch from time to time we love to see how are homed hounds are getting on and we are guessing it’s a tad too far for you to join us for our monthly walks!

Brief Encounter

Well that was a brief encounter!Bee (Racing name Forest Bee) arrived at 10am was reserved at 12 noon and went home at 2pm!She appears to have settled well in the first few hours in her new home. She has been walking with her new cousins, has slept through the night, found the sofa and her family are head over heels in love with her already.

Home Time

Great news for Whizzy Bling and War Admiral (Brian) today. Both went off to their forever homes.
Bling is going to have some wonderful times walking on the moors around Manchester and Brian has an important role to fulfill helping to mend Lily’s heart after her beloved soul mate Lester crossed the Rainbow Bridge.


June Walk

Change of Venue. Due to the Orwell Challenge being organised on the same day as our walk we have had to change the venue. We will now be meeting at Shotley Marina, opposite the Shipwreck Bar and Restaurant IP9 1QJ. The duration of the walk which will take in stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside will be approximately 1 hour depending how much chatting and catching up with one another we do along the way. We are so looking forward to seeing you all.

June Nunn

Many thanks to all who sent donations in memory of June, proud owner of the much loved Meadow. June was a lovely lady who always stayed in touch, we are so grateful for the wonderful home she gave Meadow.
We have written to those for whom we have an address but to those we don’t thank you very much indeed. We have been self funding since March 2020 and all donations will be used to help cover the kennel fees, Vet bills, worm and flea treatments, collars muzzles and coats and any other costs incurred for the dogs in our care and of course for special treats for them all.
We are happy to say Meadow has found happiness again with a new family, she also has a friend and house mate Danny (Listen Danny). Thank you all for your kindness.


Secret and Jet go home

Great weekend for Whizzy Secret and Blackhill Jet. Both went to their forever homes this weekend. They went with much love from us all and we look forward to updates on both.