WE LOVE GETTING NEWS OF
GREYHOUNDS IN THEIR HOMES
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MESSAGES WE HAVE RECEIVED RECENTLY ...
WE BROUGHT DEXTER HOME A YEAR AGO TODAY. IT'S BEEN A JOY TO SEE HIM COME OUT OF HIS SHELL AND TURN INTO THE BOUNCY, HAPPY, CLEVER PUP HE IS TODAY.
Here we are practising some of his newer tricks.
LOVED MORE THAN SAUSAGE BUTTIES!
5 years since Rose came to live with us. We are still so grateful to Kath for letting us have her. She is such a clever little madam, still so eager to learn even at nearly 10 years old. She has spent the day so far, hunting squirrels in the woods with her best friend Jet and plans to snooze the rest of the day away on anything remotely soft that needs picking up from the floor with maybe a bit of kitchen counter surfing in between. 😍
In the words of her little human brother, we love her more than sausages butties.
THIS MESSAGE FROM TINA AND CHRIS - CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY AS GREYHOUND OWNERS!
Just wanted to say it’s 1 year since we 1st got George. He’s come on so much in that past year, he makes us so proud. He’s very well behaved but he still has a cheeky side which makes us laugh everyday. We couldn’t love him more, he brings us so much joy & happiness. I just wanted to say thank you because I genuinely believe you couldn’t have matched us with a better dog. Here’s some pics of him from last year to now 💕. Xx
STAR AFTER 6 MONTHS
A quick update from Star (previously Colin) which we have had for 6 months now come next week. He is doing very well, he has developed a joy for playing with squeaky toys, he loves his walks, snoozes, cow ears and snoozes. And walks. He is a adorable little soul, and we are so happy to have him in our family. Perfect dog!
Lassie has been with us a whole year. Kath definitely helped us pick a greyhound that would fit our lifestyle and she couldn't have got it more spot on! Thank you so much for all the work you do for the greyhounds who you rehome and all the lucky people who get to home the greyhounds.
LORNA AND ANDREW RECENTLY ADDED KING (NOW PICO) TO THEIR FAMILY
This is their homing story
We had thought about different breeds for ages, but as soon as we started reading about greyhounds, we thought we'd found the right breed for us.
We came to a meet and greet at Emley and spent two hours being amused, entertained and relaxed by a small room full of a lot of hounds - it confirmed that we'd made the right choice.
Somebody we met there described them as "dog hardware running cat software" - perfect for us as we are a family of dog and cat lovers.
Kath from WYGT came to see us for a home visit - really just a chat to make sure we'd thought about certain aspects of dog (and specifically greyhound) ownership, and get to know us and our lifestyle so that she could help us find the right dog for us. WYGT really pride themselves on being able to match dog with owners. Kath (and the other Kath, based at the kennels) really took the time to get to know us and we think we've ended up with a perfect match.
As I type this, our greyhound Pico (previously King) is fast asleep on the rug in the lounge, happy as larry. We've had him for 5 weeks now, and we already
can't imagine life without him.
The first three weeks were certainly a challenge, but a fascinating one.
We felt like we had a different dog each week -
the first week he was very placid as he anxiously processed his new surroundings
the second week was all about testing the boundaries as he settled in - he pulled on the lead a fair bit, and we learnt very quickly to keep some things in the house out of his reach!
The third week we felt like we'd finally met our dog, and he's been the same total legend ever since.
Somebody said it's like a book gradually opening up - and it's been amazing to see that happen before our very eyes.
Now, everywhere we go, people tell us how handsome he is, and how happy and healthy he looks, and we couldn't be happier.
SEE WHAT JESSIE'S FAMILY THINK OF THEIR GIRL ...
We didn't choose Jessie - she chose us.
As parents of two young boys we wanted a breed we could trust, that wouldn't be high-maintenance, and would be quite adaptable.
After a phone chat and a home visit we had a look at dogs on the website and were immediately smitten by Jessie, mainly because of her wonky ears...
We went along to the kennels to meet her and a lovely big greyhound boy, but as soon as they came to meet us, Jessie had clearly decided that we were the ones for her!
She settled into life with us very quickly - she took less than a day to get the idea that the garden was the place to do her business, and whilst initially a bit wary about household items, particularly the hoover, she adapted quickly and without fuss. To this day she still will not go upstairs without persuasion, and, as she hasn't figured out how to jump, sofas remain our domain. It does mean that despite being the second fastest animal on land, she has to be unceremoniously lifted into the boot of the car when it's time to go somewhere, but we're working on it!
The thing which surprised us the most was quite how lazy she would be - two 20 minute walks a day and she'll happily curl up and snooze for the rest of the time, apart from when she reckons it's time for her meals, or that a walk may be on the cards, when her tail wags with a ferocity that has to be seen to be believed. But she's also happy to walk with us on longer forays, and has recently returned to running (although at a pace that she would probably barely consider more than a brisk jog) at our regular Saturday morning 5km parkrun.
And a year and a half later ...
... it's almost impossible to consider life without Jessie's graceful, elegant and loving presence. We benefit from having her around as much as she benefits from having a caring family home to call her own, and it's fair to say that we'd never consider adopting any other breed ever again!
And a mere year and a half after we adopted her, Jessie has finally figured out that the sofas are her domain too...
THE PERFECT PET FOR ME
Karen said - I met Bruno and I can honestly say that I completely fell in love with him. Kath from GTWY had discussed what I required in a pet and agreed that Bruno would be perfect for me. The team at GTWY were amazing and were always just a phone call away, answering my questions and following up on Bruno to ensure that he was doing OK.
Bruno is the perfect pet for me; and after 11 months with him, I decided to adopt a second dog - Poppy - and yet again the team at GTWY matched me with the perfect dog for both me and Bruno.