Sunday December 4th - Christmas Ball - Kennels closing early

We are closing the kennels a bit earlier next Sunday - because it is the day of the ball (that's the 4th of December).

We'll be closed at 1pm on Sunday December 4th so that we can finish getting the hounds fed and put to bed before we go off and scrub up.

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The Inbetweeners

We are proud to introduce the Inbetweeners .....

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Music Magpie

The Music Magpie appeal is still continuing and has raised around £200 this year. In addition to CDs, DVDs and games they now take books as well. I have tried it with some of my books and only a small proportion are acceptable but those that are pay quite well. Obviously the kennels do not want loads of books that not acceptable dumped at the kennels so I suggest that anyone who has books they don't want should go to the Music Magpie website and enter the barcode either manually or by downloading their barcode reader to your device.

If they are worth something then you can either set up an account and send them yourself (although a minimum order of £5 is required) or leave them in the box at the kennels. Why not declutter for Christmas and raise money for WGW at the same time. I emphasise again that any books, CDs, DVDs or games must have a barcode, be complete with all artwork and discs and be in reasonably good condition. Any queries contact johnhigham1@live.co.uk

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 Christmas Specials at WGW!

Everything you need for your Christmas stockings and more - our Christmas specials are now available from the shop!

Including Greyhounds Welcome - A Greyhound’s Guide to Greyhound Pubs

Join Piper, Wily and their greyhound friends as they eat (Piper) and sleep (Wily) their way around some lovely ‘Greyhound’ pubs in Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

These are pubs with ‘Greyhound’ in their name where greyhounds are guaranteed a welcome and their human companions can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Featuring photos by Helen Baldwin of some lovely pubs and gorgeous greyhounds - this book is surely the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys visiting pubs - whether they have a greyhound with them or not.

Price: £5 plus £2 P&P

Additional copies at 50 pence P&P

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An update on Peter

Just thought I’d give you an up-date on how Bossy Boots (Peter) is doing.
 
He has been with us 4 months now and he is settled right in, he is absolutely perfect, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter boy, he is brilliant with Bella, he tries hard to get her to play, but this is below her and she can’t possibly be seen playing with a dog, she plays with humans only.

He is more gentle with her than Slug used to be, so they do run together now she knows he isn’t going to shoulder barge her.

He loves the farm, he is brilliant around the cows and horses. He is brilliant around kids too. He loves being off lead in the field and charging around playing. He has been to the beach also, we had a cove to ourselves so he was able to be muzzle free and he loved it. Playing in the water and digging holes in the sand.
 
He is loads better with other dogs, never now barks at all. He is still very interested in small dogs but he can be on a slack lead and allow an off lead small dog to sniff him and he doesn’t lunge at them anymore. He is always muzzled and will never be trusted without it with other dogs around, but we are working up to him being able to be off lead with other dogs. Big dogs he is loads better with although as he has decided he can’t eat them he now wants to hump them instead!!! Nicer of the two I suppose.
 
At home he is brilliant, took him a while to realise he was allowed to eat his food next to Bella in the stand, it was delivered to his bed for a few months, but he has the hang of this now, he knows which side is his too.  He has put on weight again now. Looking really good and shiny. His little white spots really show through now.
 
He loves going in the caravan on holiday, we have been loads since we have had him and he loves it. When we just go and check on it, as soon as we open the door he’s in it and on the sofa. Off to the Isle of Wight with them tomorrow, so he gets to go on a ferry.
 
He is a total dream. We are so pleased that he found us.
 
Sam, Marc, Boss and Bella.

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Please consider using Gift Aid when donating. 

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Please send you Gift Aid forms to the kennels:

Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane,
Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW.

More details here.

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Greytcoats

Greytcoats

Hand Made Hound Coats

Hound Help

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Music Magpie

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Raise funds while you shop

Hersham Hounds has recently partnered with Savoo.co.uk on a new and exciting fundraising project.

Every time you use Savoo, you can be donating to us by either searching online, or using their voucher codes & deals to save money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annette Crosbie - Patron of WGW Annette Crosbie - Patron of WGW

 Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224 918

Opening Times are from 11am to 2pm each day

To get to the kennels - Google Map

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare is an independent charity devoted to caring for retired racing greyhounds and finding them homes. We are self-funding and rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters and the general public.

We care for approximately 80 greyhounds at our kennels in Hersham, and the majority of these are gifted into us by their owners or trainers once their racing days are over so that they have the opportunity to experience life as a family pet.

We actively promote the fact that greyhounds make wonderful pets and adapt to life after racing very well. Enjoy your trip round our website but better still come to our kennels and meet the stars of this particular show.

 

Donate

 Please consider using Gift Aid when donating.

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare, being a charity in its own right, is now able to claim Gift Aid on all donations.

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Other ways to Help

Other ways to donate

Easyfundraising

Shop online @ EasyFundRaising 

(Read the WGW guide to EasyFundRaising).

Recycling 

Bring your old mobile phones and ink cartridges to the kennels for recycling to raise funds for WGW

More Ways to Donate

JustTextGiving

Text WOOF04 £10 to 70070

JustGiving

Donate Online at JustGiving

eBay - WGW Guide to raising funds via eBay 

musicMagpie - Recycle you unwanted CDs and DVDs