We have, of course, been following Government and Greyhound Trust head office guidelines, and have had to suspend our homing operations during lockdown.
With the slight easing of restrictions we are hoping to make a little progress towards restarting. This will be slow, not least because vets are still unable to do much beyond emergency work and so we cannot arrange neutering - a prerequisite for all homings.
We know that there are people itching to take a greyhound into their family and can only say - please be patient - we will get going as quickly as we can - but always with everyone's health and safety and the greyhounds' best interests as the top priorities.
We may have to go slow and steady for the moment - but if you are thinking of homing a greyhound once the opportunity is there -
- GIVE KATH A CALL - 07723 027995
You could start the process & as soon as we can home, you will be ready to go!
HOMING A GREYHOUND
SO, YOU ARE THINKING OF HOMING A GREYHOUND .....
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Our greyhounds needing homes are mostly young - the majority being between 3 & 5 years old. Some need homes when they are younger, perhaps because they never had a racing career; and some when they are a little older.
In general these are gentle, affectionate, people-loving dogs, adaptable and ready to settle into a new life as a pet.
Some are super laid-back, ready for a quiet life in front of a fire and just a couple of short walks each day.
Some are more exuberant, energetic or playful - all set to be great companions for people with similar attributes.
In other words - there's a greyhound to suit you and your lifestyle!
Greyhounds certainly love to sleep; and will delightedly soak up all of the attention you can offer. They need only minimal grooming and usually travel well.
And the fact that many become excellent therapy dogs tells you much about their character and understanding of people.
With the patience and kindness of their new families they are quick to learn and adapt and settle into life as gentle, loving companions.
CAN YOU SEE A GREYHOUND IN YOUR LIFE?
WHAT IS THE HOMING PROCESS?
Families and individuals are, of course, all different, which is why we start out on the road to homing by doing a home visit - to get to know individual circumstances and to consider together which greyhounds would be suitable in each situation.
We work hard at this ‘match-making’ - trying to ensure the best possible outcome for both people and greyhounds.
After the home visit we then arrange an appointment at the kennels to introduce you to greyhounds likely to fit in with your lifestyle.
That is when the chemistry takes over - And is often the time when a greyhound actually does the choosing!
Every greyhound homed by us is neutered and microchipped and is up-to-date with inoculations and parasite treatments. And we give every greyhound leaving us a new leather greyhound collar and lead and a muzzle to keep them safe in the early days
When you take your dog home there will be some paperwork to complete, including a homing agreement -
and the Greyhound Trust do ask for a donation of £150.
But things don't end there - you can be assured of ongoing support, as much or as little as you want or need. There will always be someone to help.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Give us a call! Have a chat about homing a greyhound and arrange for a home visit if you are ready for that step.
Or come along to one of our 'Drop In' sessions, either at Ferrybridge or Emley. There you will have the opportunity to meet lots of greyhounds and talk to volunteers and owners, in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Go to the Events page for dates and venues.
TO GET A REAL 'FEEL' OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GIVE A HOME TO A GREYHOUND - TAKE A LOOK AT SOME RECENT MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY DONE IT!
There you can read about early days with your greyhound at home, about training, health and welfare, feeding and much much more
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
HOMING A GREYHOUND ...
... GIVE US A CALL!
Call Kath on - 07723 027995 or 01484 865280
Our greyhounds live in private kennels while they wait to become pets,
so please note that
kennel visits are by appointment only.
OUR GREYHOUNDS WAIT FOR THEIR NEW HOMES AT
CLIPSALL WOOD KENNELS,
FULHAM LANE, WOMERSLEY
BUT PLEASE NOTE - KENNEL VISITS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CONTACT KATH - ON 07723 027995
to find out about our homing policy and how to go about meeting our greyhounds!