‘Website Woof’ presents Colleen; Colleen was born in November 2012.

We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like a detailed assessment of Colleen please visit Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare where the manager, Carol, and staff can advise you on Colleen’s temperament, nature, health and diet.

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


Colleen loved her trip to the park with the other hounds. A great traveller in the car sweet Coleen took it all in her stride. It was a busy day and we met a spaniel, a lab puppy and two bulldogs all which Coleen needed encouragement to pass them by. She was curious and interested in trying to get closer but she did not show any aggression. A modest lady she was able to express thanks for being brought on the walk as it was obvious she enjoyed it thoroughly.

Colleen went to Painshill Park with Clíona Breathnach on October 21st 2017. This is what she said about her:

‘Colleen and her kennel mate Chunky loved their visit to Painshill Park. Colleen travelled well in a separate car to Chunky and leapt out in a hurry to explore her new surroundings. A confident lady with a sweet nature she lovingly encouraged Chunky and reassured him that he was safe to leave his transport. Walking with other WGW dogs, they alerted each other when squirrels were about but Colleen just turned to glance. There weren’t many dogs around to test her with but she clearly enjoyed her morning away from the kennels and was an easy girl to walk.’

Colleen went to the Park with Anna G.N. on October 29st 2017. This is what she said about her:

‘Colleen – this little lady is fantastic in the car. She leapt in, lay down and chilled. With not even a hint of panting she was completely relaxed. She did tell Chunky off with a rather stern woof for not settling and then ignored him.
She was good on the lead but likes to follow her nose at speed – she resembled a beagle more than a greyhound – but she never pulled particularly badly. She does react to other breeds by jumping and dancing, but no barking. Towards the end of the walk, she seemed to get used to the park and ignored most other dogs. She loves her cuddles and likes to stop and lean on you. She’s a brilliant girl who gives the best hugs with her little head! I have no idea why she hasn’t been snapped up!’