Brodie- Born 2014

Another of our shy boys who takes time to get to know you, but once he does, he loves a cuddle.

Suit a quieter home with someone who's got the time and patience to bring out the best in him.

Not been out to the park yet, so untested with other breeds.


Ashley - Born 2013

One cheeky little baby who always brings a smile to our faces.

She's not been to the park yet so untested with other breeds.


Sue - Born 2013

Sue can be a bit timid initially, but like many of our shy boys and girls, she'll get cheeky once she gets to know you.

A patient, quieter home would most likely suit her best, especially if there's already a dog in residence to show her the ropes.


Joe - Born 2011

An all round good boy who's more than ready to go home.

Great with his girls so would love a companion already in place if possible.


Tigger

Tigger is back with us due to a change in family circumstances.

"Tigger is truly a one in million dog, and I’m not just saying that! During the time he lived with us, Tigger went from shy and cautious to loving, confident, funny and curious. I’ve never been able to say this about another, but he is truly ‘dog’ on ‘extra easy mode!’, he has a heart of gold and will always try to please, and is the most gentle soul. He never caused any trouble, and as long is there is comfy place to snuggle he is most content all day long! He adores his walks and gives you a real sense of pride when walking him, he doesn’t pull and walks beautifully by your side, welcoming any dog (tiny or giant!) with a kind wag and then walking straight on with no hassle. He is a quick learner, and although at first he wasn’t sure how to get into the car and on the seat, after just two times of practising he now jumps straight in and loves his car journeys, especially with his head a bit out the window! He is also very responsive and a calm but firm 'no' has been plenty enough to let him know if I don't want him to do something eg sniff towards my food.

In the house Tigger is nothing short of perfect. He is not clingy and is more than happy to stay in his bed all night long whether it is near you or in a different room. Tigger is house trained in every sense, isn’t destructive at all and was toilet trained by using routine going-out times which worked brilliantly. He is fine to be left for working day hours and is content to snooze for most of the day! He loves fluffy toys and I would often see him in the morning throwing his fluffy bone excitedly in the air and wildly pouncing on it, ears and tail flailing about in joy, especially when he thought no one was watching! This is a real funny, playful side to him that has shown more and more over time the more confident he has gotten with us, so I expect it will only grow and is so lovely to see. Tigger adores his cuddles and seems to get great reassurance from snuggling his head into your chest, and the more you fuss and scratch the more he relaxes, and will even give you his paw to ask for more!

Tigger is a sensitive, gentle soul. For this reason he is ideal to live with another dog which I found gave him reassurance and confidence, and is best suited to a quiet home with soft-spoken people. He is sometimes anxious and sensitive around loud voices and noises in the house, especially if he is not sure where it’s coming from and will show this by freezing or hiding in his bed, so would benefit from a home with understanding adults only and his own bed/space to escape to if there are lots of guests or a busy atmosphere. We have no idea what he is like with cats- although he has shown interest in fast moving squirrels, he is fine with tiny dogs so I wouldn’t completely rule out that he could be cat-workable.

Overall Tigger has been a dream dog, and is certainly a dog that will rescue you rather than the other way around! He is extremely rewarding as a companion and does not ask for much in return, just a warm bed, gentle walks, food and cuddles. Watching him bloom into a funny and confident character has been wonderful, and given time to settle he is an incredible dog that anyone is lucky to enjoy the company of."


Snowy - Born June 2012.

Quite a big girl, full of life, enthusiastic about her walks and more than ready to take her place in the outside world. A delightful addition to any home.


Mavis - Born July 2013.

A right little pickle, always up for a walk and cheeky with it. Has the attention span of a gnat!.


Sass - Born December 2012.

Such a worry pot when he first arrived, he's now relaxed and is getting to enjoy all that life has to offer. He's very affectionate and responsive to some one to one attention but finds other breeds just a bit too exciting at the moment.


Storm - Born December 2010.

This shy little lad has blossomed and it hasn't taken much time, just people around who have invested a bit of time to tell him how wonderful he is. Still needs work with other breeds but is well worth the investment.


Jill - Born October 2010.

This girl is definitely young at heart and would enjoy an active family home. Good on the lead, though she is quite strong initially, she soon settles down and has shown herself to be good with other breeds she has met when out and about so far.


Sky

Just another little black greyhound bitch, not good with other breeds and definitely not good with cats. Sky has been looking for a home for over four years now and I am now forced to wonder if the above statement will turn out to be her epitaph.....just how many little black greyhounds needing a bit of effort have been overlooked I wonder? There will be much more to Sky’s story and this is why. I have got to know Sky quite well as I’ve been taking her out and making an effort to get to know her and I will tell you now; this little hound will pay back anyone willing to invest some time and effort into her a thousand times over with affection and sheer character.

I asked the kennel staff one day who has been overlooked and who could do with a friend? They suggested Sky as she was a bit shy and did not stand out at all. I remember our first walk around the kennels, she was totally non-plussed having seen it all before. No wonder she was over looked. I could understand why people would move on to the next hound, who just might be a pretty young blue dog or brindle etc… and Sky is led back to her kennel and lies unwanted on her bed. The first time I took Sky away from the kennels was a surprise for both of us. She hopped in the back of my car and showed real excitement. She likes to stand and see all that’s going on outside, wow! what happened to that boring dog back at the kennels?

She loved being in park and it was as if someone had pushed her ON switch. She does not pull on the lead but she does want to investigate things and seems to have bags of energy. Yes, she is not good with other breeds but I found that if I held her she calms down so maybe its worry about being on a lead? I’m sure the more she goes out the more used to other dogs she will get; she just needs someone willing to invest in her and give her a chance. The more we went out the more she responded to me. She is now very affectionate, I get a kiss from her and a mad wagging tail. I think she is beautiful, she has a white patch on the end of her nose and a white tip to her tail with a beautiful deep black shiny coat and when she is happy she has this open mouth expression which looks like she is laughing.

She has a corn on her front left paw so we put a little booty on it and she is so good, holding her paw up and letting us put it on her with no fuss. Beautiful little Sky, I wish I could give you the home you so deserve. I just hope with all my heart that someone reading this will also want to get to know you better and see you for the little rough diamond that you are.


Legend - Born June 2012

Legend is a very shy boy who has been suffering from painful corns. We hope that he will gain confidence as his paws recover and he gets to know us better. He loves being with the people he knows but is easily scared by busy and noisy environments.

He needs a home with people that will take they time to get to know him and gain his trust.


Paddy, Born 2008

Paddy has been with us for nearly 5 years now. He came in as a very young and excitable 3 year old with a strong chase instinct and although he has definitely mellowed over time he is still full of beans and will still need work with other breeds of dog.

What a delightful, gentle and loving boy he is. High time he found a sofa to call his own.


Three worried little souls

These 3 worried little souls need people to invest time in getting to know them, people who are prepared to take it slowly and not take it personally if the hound prefers not to be in a room with them. People who can give a hound the time and space to figure it out and blossom at a pace they are comfortable with. People who will show them that life can be good if they are very brave. Of course, if there is already a greyhound in residence that would really help. Are you that special someone who can offer one of these little souls a home?

Beryl, Born 2012 Jetta, Born 2011 Monty, Born 2011

Barney, Born 2010

Such a lovely chap to care for, Barney is the unfortunate lad who shares his kennel with Maggie. That just shows you how tolerant this lad is, in fact he's a saint. Barney can be a bit shy when he first meets you but he soon gets over it.

He has been to the park and will need a bit of work with other breeds but such a lovely lad is worth investing some time in.


Deano - Born June 2009

Deano is such a beautiful, gentle lad with the sweetest nature. Unfortunately this side of him is something that he doesn’t show everyone he meets as he can be an anxious lad with people he doesn’t know and in some new situations.

He finds a busy kennel yard quite worrying but is gradually overcoming his fears and now has quite a few regular walkers who are enjoying getting to know him better and seeing this improvement.

An experienced ‘doggy home’ would suit Deano to the ground, especially if there’s another dog in residence to show him the ropes and reassure him that there’s nothing to worry about.

He has been to the park and met other breeds without being overly-interested, so if you’ve room in your home and your heart for this special lad then please let us know.


Annie - 2009

Already spends most of her days on a sofa to call her own – now all she needs is a home to go with it!

Annie can be a bit shy but always gives her regular walkers a very warm welcome. She’s not had much experience of life away from the kennels and still needs some work with other breeds.

But her winning ways more than make up for this and we just know she’ll be a delightful addition to any home – she’ll even bring her own sofa with her.


Patrick - Born 2012

Patrick is a handsome young chap with lots of energy, who loves attention.

He needs to get out and about a bit more and to improve socialisation with other dog breeds. 

Patrick gets on well with people and other greyhounds, but his energy means he possibly wouldn’t be great with an elderly hound.


Lenny

Lenny - born 2008

 


Lenny is another lad who has really come on in leaps and bounds and is more than ready to go home.

Lenny is such a happy boy, he loves interacting with people and is always up for a game in the paddock.

He’s improved so much when meeting other breeds so now all he needs is more regular exposure to life beyond these kennel walls.


Jim

It was a great pleasure to have Gentleman Jim staying with us again for Easter and the following week. As always, Jim was the perfect house guest and, because he has been to us so often now, he is very much more a family pet and family member than a greyhound we are fostering. He is an incredibly intelligent dog and reads every signal almost before we have spoken or moved.

When I picked him up there was some concern that he had been nervous about getting into other cars. However, with mine, there was no hesitation. He leapt into the back, settled down comfortably and had a very relaxed journey home.

As we all know, Jim adores car travel (in fact, far prefers it to walking!) and loves going out for a ride every day. He loves to be taken by car to the shops or the park. This time we were also confident enough with him left him to leave him at home for a couple few hours on Easter Sunday while we went out for a family lunch where there were other dogs present and he would not have been comfortable or be able to relax. As anticipated he was as good as gold and delighted, of course, to see us when we returned. We also suspect that, true to his breed, he had sneaked onto the sofa for a snooze while we were out as the displaced newspapers gave him away!

Being part of the family now, Jim was also more attuned to instructions and obedient on this visit - and far less ‘shouty’ with other dogs – no doubt because his confidence with and in us has grown. He was far more responsive to commands and, I imagine, with persistent effort could actually achieve greater socialisation with other dogs. He will never of course be able to love cats or anything small and furry that runs. He like nothing more than a good bark at a cat when out for his evening walk.

It really is amazing to us that someone who has not been able to offer him a permanent home. He is the easiest of companions and ideal as a home dog apart from his slight reluctance to put much effort into walking (unless he is interested in something of course) and his tendency to turn back after five or ten minutes for the comfort of a cosy bed or the back seat of a car. He is also so loyal and affectionate (although not a lap dog, jumpy or kissy thank Goodness). We do hope someone makes a permanent home for him soon - he is such a lovely chap.

David and Winnie


25 April 2017


Liam

Another one of our strapping lads who likes nothing better than a game of ‘catch me if you can’ in the paddocks.

A beautiful boy who is ready for his forever home.