This has been a very busy but satisfying week end. First of all Serena has completed her trial period and found her forever home, while Daisy has gone to a home and started her trial period. Also Biddy has started with a new foster carer, a young lady who wants to do lots to help us. Furthermore, Scotty, a Cairns Terrier X who has been with us for a long time and needed a special home, appears to have found that home in Coffs Harbour, so on Saturday we had a long drive up to Taree to meet his new Mum and Dad. And what happened on the way back? Yes you guessed it, we picked up two more greyhounds from the Kurri Kurri pound, Rusty a brindle boy and Oscar a black boy. We will have their pictures up as soon as poss.
More good news is that we are having an excellent response to our request for foster carers and hopefully within the next week several more greyhounds will be in a new foster home or even adopted home. So a big thank you to all of you who have called in to help.
Monty, Spot and George give us three new names and no two people can agree on any one name!! So the chairman has the casting vote and as we have a faithful, old George who will not be with us much longer, I would like to call him George.
So far we have Ike, Henry, Oscar and Monty as suggestions and thank you to Jilke, Cindi, Demander and Mechelle for sending them in. Is there any support for any of these or further suggestions? We must name the poor boy soon as we can’t keep saying ‘oy you over there’!!
Asking for help and financial assistance is always difficult, but right now Greyhound Rescue is under great financial strain.
We have vet bills, food bills, kennel bills, etc all of which are being paid from donations.
Your donations will ensure that we can keep going on to save these beautiful dogs.
Peter and Jan
That some greyhounds like to collect things!!!
This is Britney who just loves to collect shoes and her toys.
About a month ago Paddy, our fabulous blue boy and now called Willoughby, found a new home at Collaroy Plateau on the Northern beaches of Sydney. His new owner Rowena, writes:
‘At last a moment to send you an update of our lovely, regal Willoughby! What a beautiful boy! We
couldn’t have asked for a more gentle and longsuffering companion for our ten month old pup, who
simply adores him and shows him by constantly jumping on him and gently nipping his ears. He
loves his array of beds, both inside and out; gets extremely excited about his daily walk along the
lake or on the headland and is happiest when fast asleep on his big bed under his blanket. His
stunning good looks and enviable blue colour makes him a definite talking point whenever he is out.
Thank you for the incredible work you do and for giving us the opportunity of getting to know this
amazing breed – and our Willoughby.’
Have you ever seen happier faces?
When our website was launched recently, we decided we wanted it to be a ‘happy’ one. However, we also feel we should let the public know what happens to many greyhounds in the industry, so that you can make your own decision on whether or how you want to help the greyhounds. There are always greyhounds coming into the Pounds in Sydney, cast offs no longer of any use to the trainers, too slow, too old, etc and if we could find more homes or foster homes, then we would be able to take more greyhounds that come into the Pounds and save their lives, as the alternative is that they are euthanaised by the Pounds. Beautiful creatures that have only lived a fraction of their normal life span and not always in good conditions.
Adopt or foster a greyhound, save a life and get to know how social and affectionate these greyhounds really are.
The link below is graphic but factual.
Early in April, Prince found a new home in Tasmania and has really landed on his feet and we cannot thank his new family enough. His new owner Zac writes:
Just to let you know Prince is loveing his new life. He spends 14 hours a day on my bed. usualy messing it up. he is verry good for warming up our bed for us as well so he is saving us money :). he spends a hour a day down at the local off the leash park witch is about 8 achers. and he meets many frends there. (at least 12 dogs sometimes up to 20) he greets every dog with a wagging tail and a kiss there are some very small dogs taht go to this park which sometimes get a bit scared of him untill he comes up and gives them a big kiss. he also loves to visit with our inlaws. they live on a 8 acher block about 2 hours away form us with 3 lassy dogs. he runs aournd with them and plays alot. Prince is starting to show alot more of his personality witch is a sweet huggie mosnter. He is verry respecitful of all the rules and was easy to teach not to wee inside the house.
I only have to show him once how to do someting and he will do it. He has ajusted well to the tempretre heare in Tasmainia but is starting to feel the cold a bit more. we have made him a sprical jumper from old jumpers which he likes alot. He also has demonstrated that he loves kids which is not hard to beleve considering his loving nature. He defently has fallen in love with his new life and has put on aout 3 kg. He will need to put on another 2 to be at his normal weight limit.
Further to our reports of Remy and Tassie, here are two photos to show that life begins at 10 for them, running off leash in Jindabyne, where it might be cold but that is no problem when you are rugged up and running at 40mph, or close to it!!
William was adopted by Nicolle just before our website was launched and after William had spent quite some time in foster care. William is indeed a lucky boy to have found such a wonderful home, so many thanks to Nicolle for giving him that, although as Nicolle says, he has given much back in return.
Nicolle writes of William:
‘William is a beautiful boy, he just wants to be around me, he loves to curl up on his blanket while I type away on my laptop. He loves my flatmates and is now good at climbing the stairs to the upper levels of my townhouse. He loves the car and is a perfect gentleman on the lead, he loves other dogs, all sizes and even kids.
He is the most popular dog on the street and the kids think he is a horse. He gets lots of pats at my local coffee shop. Before William, I would never have thought about adopting a greyhound. I couldn’t resist his face . Greyhounds are misunderstood, they are couch potatoes that just love to be around people.
I am committed to spreading the word about these animals as wonderful house pets that don’t need a lot of space and pay you back three fold.