‘Website Woof’ presents Brook. Brook was born in August 2013.
We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers’ descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like to find out more about Brook please visit our kennels and talk with a member of staff.
The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224918
Brook has been to many events with Laura H. between May and November 2017. This is what Laura has to say about Brook:
‘I’ve often heard greyhounds described as 45mph couch potatoes – well Brook is an enthusiastic hound who likes to do things at speed, but he is no couch potato!
I have been walking Brook regularly since May and, in that time, we have walked in big groups, small groups and on our own. We have walked near the kennels and travelled further afield for Brook’s Big Adventures, exploring lots of places including Painshill Park, West Wittering and Virginia Water. We are also regular members of the Surrey Sighthound Walking group where Brook is a well-loved member of the pack who is greeted with a cheery hello by everyone, before I am, when we turn up to a walk. His bottom is a familiar sight to many on these walks as he likes to lead the pack although he will walk happily alongside another equally keen hound.
Anyone wanting to share their sofa with Brook would need to speak to Carol and the team about the type of home he needs but what I can tell you is that he is a happy, fun, enthusiastic dog who loves getting out exploring new places and meeting new people. When I arrive to pick him up from the kennels he rushes out to greet me with his tail wagging so hard his whole body wiggles, as he knows that he’s off on another adventure! He bounds into the car enthusiastically and travels calmly to wherever we are going. He is a strong lad so needs a confident walker but he is excellent with other breeds – we regularly meet lots of off-lead dogs, some of whom rush up to him trying to say hello and he doesn’t miss a beat. He appears to be more interested in carrying on with the walk rather than getting involved with nonsense like that. If he is walking with a reactive greyhound he will pick up on that but is very easily distracted back to the task at hand.
He loves a cuddle and does an excellent “greyhound lean” when appropriate. People often stop to talk to us, when we’re out and about, and he frequently receives comments on how handsome he is and has even been described as a “striking dog” – I couldn’t agree more.
Brook is an absolute joy to spend time with and I so wish I could take him home but I just can’t so I would love to see this fabulous dog settled in a home with some lovely humans to spoil him and take him on lots more Big Adventures!’