Tia re homes, on average, 250 Greyhounds and Lurchers a year.

We always like to hear how our old friends are getting on.  A simple email to Deb along  with a photograph is always nice.

 

KYLIE

 

What a pretty girl. About two years old and not registered.

KYLIE

KYLIE

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Sia

 

Harmless Girl dob 2.10.2013

Races at Sheffield for five minutes!

Very smart looking lady.

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Peaches

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Gael

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Brindie

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Prim

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Go girl go

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Lulu

_DSF1828 _DSF1851Let’s face it, Goya’s Maja showed more decorum!  Less is more Lulu.

Lulu is coming back to kennels from foster and needs a home. The strumpet has just turned two years old. Here is what her fantastic foster parents have to say.

that's better Lulu

that’s better Lulu

 

The few weeks we have spent with Lulu have been a classic example of a pup learning to be a pet dog. When she arrived at our house, she was wild and unrestrained and driven solely by puppyish curiosity. And having come from a racing background, she was also not house-trained in any way.

So how is she now? Lulu has matured into probably the friendliest dog I have ever looked after. She adores everyone, and her fun-seeking puppy mentality means that she wants o be involved in whatever anyone is doing. She loves to lick everyone’s hands, and also their faces if she can get that far up, but she is not a “jump up” type of dog when people arrive at the house. She really enjoys playing with toys, flinging them around and chasing them. With a bit of space she likes to play chase with those toys. The young children in the street where she was fostered like to greet her and pet her, and she loves the attention, and does not get rowdy when getting it. 

She is particularly fond of belly-rubs, and when lying on her side, a hand touching her belly makes her raise one leg eagerly so that belly-rubs are easily done. When not possible (when she is the right way up) she also loves ear rubs.

 

Lulu has also taken well to being walked on a lead. When walked solo she is calm and well-behaved and does not get distracted much. When walked collectively she will follow the other dogs’ lead and sniff what they sniff and look at whatever they are looking at. She has been walked using a chest harness and has adapted to it quite well, and does not pull on the lead excessively; meaning only to the extent that a curious puppy does. She is not desperately strong or “pulling”.
She has not been individually tested for cat safety, but when other dogs find a cat in a hedge she will lunge in, copying their actions. On her own, not so much. She would definitely suit both homes with an existing dog and homes where she would be the only dog.
Her injured leg seems to have recovered very well. In normal life he doesn’t notice any impairment, and neither do any people around her. The only clue that it was ever damaged (apart from the fading scar) is that if she bumps it on something she will over-react in Oscar-winning form until something catches her attention, at which point she instantly forgets her “hurt” paw.
She does not show any tendency towards food competition when eating alongside other dogs, and when a more dominant dog bullies her away from her own food she does not react, does not show any hostility and does not create stand-offs or tension. Despite this, she is just as food motivated as any other greyhound and will try to get her snout onto plates, into cups, etc, if they are unguarded for even a second.
After a few weeks of routine she now has the sense of a typical working day of morning walk, breakfast, snoozy time while the owners are at work, evening walk, food, then trying to hog someone’s lap and having cuddles and play. She has learned to signal her desire to go out for a wee instead of just letting go in the living room: Her signal is to trot back and forth up and down the length of the room. She has adjusted to life as a pet dog admirably and will make a very loving companion.

 

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Bear

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Bridge Rumble 17/12/2010

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Bobby Fawn

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OK Bobby you win. Please welcome our newest sponsor dog.

He went out a few times as befitting a beautiful fawn boy but couldn’t keep out of trouble.

Beautiful. No slouch either, Bobby Fawn was born in Ireland and raced at Peterborough.

Petshop Hondo dob 26.8.2012

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STORM

 

STORM

STORM

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