WELCOME TO THE
THE NORTHERN GREYHOUND GATHERING IS 'ON'!
SO GET THE DATE AND PLACE IN THE DIARY ...
SUNDAY, JULY 11TH
BE GREAT TO SEE YOU THERE!
You can check out all of the pre-show information on the Northern Greyhound Gathering 2021 page on Facebook
and by visiting the special NGG 2021 page here ...
A VERY SPECIAL WEEK ...
CONGRATULATIONS TO SYLVIE!
Sylvie has just had her 16th birthday!
This is a remarkable milestone for the much loved pet of GTWY volunteer and greyhound fosterer, Chris.
She has been volunteering at his side for many years - attending events, doing valuable greyhound promotion and also helping all of the foster greyhounds in need of some expert greyhound tolerance and guidance.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL SOUL!
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS TOO
Chris is, of course, to be congratulated on Sylvie's behalf - but there is much more...
We have just had National Volunteers Week and it it a great opportunity to say a huge thank you to GTWY's longest serving volunteer - a constant and committed helper for many years - a putter up and taker down of many a gazebo; greyhound promotion at events all around Yorkshire (often outdoors and in all weathers!) - often the first to arrive and the last to leave. And, as a greyhound fosterer, Chris has nurtured so many dogs whose needs have been best met outside of a kennels environment - those needing Chris's special brand of care, acceptance and help.
Those people who have homed greyhounds helped by Chris know just how special his volunteering has been!
Thank you Chris!
AND TO ALL GTWY VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEERS WEEK is also the perfect time to say 'THANK YOU EVERYONE!'
GTWY volunteers are the 'shop window' for our homing efforts - being out and about, under normal circumstances, talking to folk about greyhounds and engaging in all kinds of fundraising activities. And although the past year or so has put a stop to all that, when the time came to get help for the NGG - everyone was back on board immediately, keen to carry on where we left off.
Thank you all!
With the easing of covid restrictions we are welcoming homing applications again and getting cracking with organising forever homes for our greyhounds!
We are still operating in a controlled and careful way.
We have to thank everyone who has been so patient through this difficult time; and, if you are considering homing a greyhound, do now please feel free to contact Kath on 07723 027995 to talk about the current process.
And, of course, huge thanks to everyone who has supported GTWY over the last year, enabling us to be in great shape as we inch out of lockdown.
So - you can now go to the ‘Our Greyhounds’ page to see some of the boys and girls who are ready and waiting for their future homes…..
HEADLINING THIS WEEK
THE LOVELY MILL ...
... such a distinguished chap with his lovely coat and his ‘spectacled’ face.
He is a playful lad, who also loves to chill in the sun whenever he gets the chance.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MILL .....
READ ALL ABOUT IT!
You can get a 'real feel' of what it is like to give a home to a greyhound by sharing the experiences of some people who have actually done it!
Go to the Homer Stories page to see what they have to say .....
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME HOMED HOUNDS
Because of Covid restrictions photos have been in rather short supply so far this year ... but you can take a look at just some of the greyhounds to have found their forever homes in the Homed Hounds 2021 Album
LOOK AT HOMING FROM A GREYHOUND
POINT OF VIEW
We followed CLYDE'S real-life, real-time story from his homing in September 2019 up to his first anniversary, as he adapted from working life to retirement as a pet.
AND - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ....
HERE ARE A FEW SNIPPETS OF WHAT PAUL HUDSON HAD TO SAY ON LOOK NORTH ABOUT HIS GTWY GREYHOUND DAVE
WE USUALLY HAVE LOTS OF GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO MEET SOME GREYHOUNDS,
CURRENT OWNERS &
WE HAVE, OF COURSE, HAD TO CANCEL ALL SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR THE TIME BEING.
WE WILL BE BACK 'IN ACTION' WITH EVENTS JUST AS SOON AS IT IS APPROPRIATE!
Our West Yorkshire branch of the Greyhound Trust national
charity has homed many hundreds of these wonderful dogs.
We have a wealth of experience behind us; so whether you are an 'old hand' or a first-time dog owner in need of support, we will always be just a phone call away.
We usually have around 20 greyhounds waiting for homes - and as one lucky one leaves there will be another waiting to take the place ...
We usually have around 20 greyhounds waiting for their new life as pets.
All of our greyhounds ready for homing are neutered, microchipped and up to date with their inoculations and parasite treatments; and all are given a leather collar & lead and a muzzle when they leave for their new homes.
A donation of £190 is requested when you home one of our greyhounds
WE WELCOME ALL ENQUIRIES
AND WORK HARD AT 'MATCHMAKING'
- finding the right greyhound to suit individual family circumstances.
Will YOUR HOME be the FOREVER HOME
for one of our greyhounds?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP GTWY
BUT ARE NOT SURE HOW ...?
TAKE A LOOK AT THE IDEAS BELOW ...
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP, FROM
VIRTUAL FOSTERING TO
RAISING MONEY WHILE YOU SHOP!
WHAT IS VIRTUAL FOSTERING?
AND HOW DOES IT HELP?
A small, regular monthly donation makes a big difference to our greyhounds.
Go to the Virtual Fostering page to find out how
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION
YOU CAN PAY DIRECTLY INTO THE GTWY YORKSHIRE BANK ACCOUNT:
GREYHOUND TRUST WEST YORKSHIRE
SORT CODE: 05-06-56
AND PLEASE USE THE REFERENCE "DONATION'.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OFFER SUPPORT IN SOME OTHER WAY - THERE ARE LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES ….
BECOME AN EVENT VOLUNTEER OR FUNDRAISER
MAKE TEA OR BAKE CAKES FOR OUR DROP IN SESSIONS
RUN RAFFLES OR TOMBOLAS
BE A HELPER AT THE NGG
Do please get in touch if you would like to become part of the GTWY team
ARE YOU A PETS AT HOME VIP?
IF SO, YOU CAN HELP US EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A PURCHASE THERE!
JUST LOG INTO YOUR VIP ACCOUNT,
GO TO 'MY LIFELINES' AND CHOOSE GREYHOUND TRUST WEST YORKSHIRE FROM THE LIST
PAH WILL THEN MAKE A DONATION TO GTWY EVERY TIME YOU SHOP
Help Pets At Home to Help Us!
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT EASYFUNDRAISING?
WHENEVER YOU BUY ANYTHING ONLINE – FROM YOUR WEEKLY SHOP TO YOUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY – YOU COULD BE RAISING FREE DONATIONS FOR GREYHOUND TRUST WEST YORKSHIRE WITH EASYFUNDRAISING!
THERE ARE OVER 4,000 SHOPS AND SITES READY TO MAKE A DONATION – INCLUDING EBAY, ARGOS, JOHN LEWIS, ASOS, BOOKING.COM AND M&S – AND IT WON’T COST YOU A PENNY!
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:
1. GO TO:
- AND JOIN FOR FREE!
2. EVERY TIME YOU SHOP ONLINE, GO TO EASYFUNDRAISING FIRST TO FIND THE SITE YOU WANT AND START SHOPPING.
3. AFTER YOU’VE CHECKED OUT, THE RETAILER WILL MAKE A DONATION TO GREYHOUND TRUST WEST YORKSHIRE AT NO COST TO YOU WHATSOEVER!
4. YOU CAN EVEN SIGN UP FOR A HELPFUL REMINDER - SO THAT YOU NEVER MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP GTWY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!