GRACE Greyhound Rescue need your help!

(37 Posts)
D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 10:09:55

We are having trouble raising enough awareness about dogs. Please, if you have a minute, like and share our FB page Here

The more people who know about our dogs, the more chance they have to find their very own forever sofa smile

splintersinmebum Mon 14-Jan-13 10:11:49

Are you in touch with Greyhound Gap? They might be able to offer some help/advice?

cq Mon 14-Jan-13 10:14:21

Done. Wish I could help more but in rented accommodation with 2 of my own recues already. Glad to help raise awareness though.

Where are they based Doin? I'd love a greyhound (have talked to you before) but it needs to be a cat friendly one and not had any luck so far.

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 10:30:35

YourHand, Shadow (cat friendly) is awesome I had him with me a while back, although he is has resource guarding issues so is only recommended to be with older children, who will know not to snatch anything from him and the lovely Sasha is cat friendly, she is due to turn up here soon.

We are based in the NE but can rehome all around the north and Scotland and could possibly travel further afield for the right home.

I will look into Greyhound Gap and going to share the dogs on Lurcher Link soon.

A bit new to all of this really, I just woke up one day and found out I was God of GRACE FB page grin, which is cool, I get to delete to people who piss me off grin

I promised I would try and help build our audience today because views are dropping but the number of dogs we have is still rising sad

Oh I have just seen shadow on the page he is gorgeous! Have commented on the FB page. :-)

I have liked it and shared but can I please have first dibs on shadow. wink

issey6cats Mon 14-Jan-13 10:34:32

have liked and shared most of my friends though are cat people, four cats and a rescue hound here already so much as i love greyhounds i cant take one on but hopefully some more publicity will help

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 10:39:29

Shadow is lush, isn't he? I really miss him here. He moved up to Scotland because he just wasn't get any interest up here and a new fosterer needed a cat friendly, so it opened up an extra place, since my cat has about 8 homes and has mainly moved himself to the dc's room where he gets hand fed, so having cat friendlies is not so important to us because we can keep them separate.

pimmsgalore Mon 14-Jan-13 11:44:21

have liked, I love the look of Blue he is a handsome chap. If you get any that are crossed with collie let me know. We may be looking for a friend for pimmsdog in May when DH is back from abroad and we know where we will be living next, if the whole family is going abroad we will hold off as it is expensive to ship 1 dog let alone 2 and I think DH would say no, because he's mean grin

happynewmind Mon 14-Jan-13 11:50:42

Would so so love a greyhound but no one will rehome to us as we live in a flat with no garden even though I work from home all day and there are miles and miles of wood walks down the side of our house. sad

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 11:54:10

Sasha is a collie cross pimms Sasha

Blue is gorgeous isn't he? He's been with GRACE for ages. Dd2 thinks he looks like Scooby Doo grin

Happy, GRACE will consider all circumstances. A flat will not be an issue if you can show that you are willing and able to give regular toilet breaks. A puppy wouldn't be suitable for a flat but one of the older dogs would be fine.

thwinka Mon 14-Jan-13 12:01:15

Donesmile Hope it helps. Fantastic charity. Have you posted in chat and aibu ? Alot more traffic there so more people to spread the wordsmile

pimmsgalore Mon 14-Jan-13 13:35:55

Doin I am in love, she is gorgeous. DH isn't home until the end of April but if either of them are still with you then I will be making sure he is looking. Blue does look like scooby doo grin

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Mon 14-Jan-13 13:47:16

I have liked and shared - both me and via my blog page too smile

If we get settled in a place with a garden one day I'll be heading for a pointy before we're even unpacked.

We had to put down my mums 17 year old lurcher right before christmas. I still expect him to be there when we visit. He was the best dog ever amd just so friendly sad

sooperdooper Mon 14-Jan-13 13:52:11

I've liked & shared smile

We have a rescue greyhound already, our ex racer is such a beautiful daft softie, I do think as a breed they are very misunderstood, he's the most brilliant dog and I'd recommend a Greyhound to anyone, you can't not love them smile

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 13:52:44

sad Delta, so sorry about your mum's dog. It's so hard when you have to say goodbye.

Thank you for sharing.

pimmsgalore Mon 14-Jan-13 13:58:02

Doin loving the new picture of Sasha, do you have to meet everyone in the family maybe I could sneak Blue and Sasha into the house whilst DH is away and tell him they have always been here hmm

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 14:07:25

grin

Unfortunately we need to meet everyone sad

Maybe we could disguise them as tables? grin

happynewmind Mon 14-Jan-13 14:31:05

Ohh don't tell me that, I so miss a dog to cuddle up to on the bed floor.

Its an oldie we want!

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 14-Jan-13 15:04:49

6yo Flint

Pippa, also 6

Come on, you know you want them wink grin

happynewmind Mon 14-Jan-13 15:55:31

Oh god Ive been looking.....

I am a bit in love with Warren, I am particulary loving the 101 ways to lay full length spread on the floor, typical hound!

Flint and Pippa are both gorgeous.

If Blue was older I would pinch him.

Jessie is stunning but I can't work out if her having my daughters name is a good or bad thing grin

So ermmmm whats the process for adoption could you pm me???

DS thinks Sasha is "beautiful" and I like Shadow. smile

I'd take any child friendly, cat friendly one though!

cq Tue 15-Jan-13 14:22:45

Dooin, can you tell me a bit about how much exercise GHs need? I've only ever heard crap-disguised-as-fact so not entirely clear in my mind.smile

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 15-Jan-13 14:37:13

A greyhound will manage very well on two twenty minute walks per day (unless it's raining or snowing, in which case they will look at you like you are some kind of murderer if you try and make them go outside) with 2-3 off lead runs in a secure area if you have one close, if not, then on lead is fine, they're very adaptable. They'll walk for longer if you want them to, but 2 x 20 mins is fine, they're very lazy, laid back dogs, really all they need is a sofa, food and cuddles, anything else is a bonus in their minds grin

Lurchers depends on what they're crossed with a full sightound mix (e.g Greyhound x whippet) will be the same as a greyhound but a collie x might need more depending on how much collie is in them.

All of GRACE's dogs are fostered in a home, so the foster carer will be able to give details on specific dogs as to what routine they're in and how we feel they'd cope with less/more exercise etc.

sooperdooper Tue 15-Jan-13 14:40:25

Our greyhound doesn't need a huge amount of exercise and he's an ex racer

He goes out for 20mins in the morning, just round the block, sleeps all day (whether we're in or not), a neighbour goes in during the day to let him in the garden for a wee, and then he goes out again at night for a longer walk

He does love a run, but does 2 laps and is worn out and literally can't be bothered to run anymore. We only let him off if it's totally deserted as he's not great with other dogs coming up to him - if he doesn't get a run he's still quite happy with a 30min wander about the park.

Laziest dog I've ever known grin Loves a fuss though and very friendly and biggest softie ever smile

sooperdooper Tue 15-Jan-13 14:41:42

(unless it's raining or snowing, in which case they will look at you like you are some kind of murderer if you try and make them go outside)

grin I know that look, I got it this morning when it was snowing!!! 'You want me to go where?' hmm

CooEeeEldridge Tue 15-Jan-13 14:50:45

I love greyhounds! I would need one to be ok around horses though, and it would be good if it could be off the lead whilst down stables. People tell me this isnt possible with greyhounds though as they will be off after rabbits etc? Is that the case?

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 15-Jan-13 15:00:26

Horse friendly is a new one grin. There's a stables and brindle track just up the road from me, so we could definitely horse test any of the dogs and let you know how they get on, the ones I foster/have fostered all meet horses on their walks

Off lead really depends upon the dog. Most, but not all, will try and chase, however some can be trained to recall and some don't chase at all. Shadow was great off lead and is fine with horses, I know that, as for the rest you would have to contact Tracy at GRACE and she'd let you know.

CooEeeEldridge Tue 15-Jan-13 17:54:37

Thank you!!! I've liked the Facebook page anyway do will get in touch!

cq Tue 15-Jan-13 17:58:54

Thanks for the info. Isn't it funny how such a fast breed can also be lazy?! I love seeing them out on walks, always so elegant and well behaved on a lead.

greyhoundgrace Wed 16-Jan-13 00:27:54

Hi I'm the rehoming co-ordinator for GRACE we have lots of greyhounds and lurchers awaiting a forever home, each with their own personality. I walk the dogs in my care on land next to a horses field most are fine it's about the introduction to another animal if done carefully there wont be any problems. Most have good recall but some don't, you would need a greyhound who has good recall and providing there are not busy roads around they will be fine off lead.
I can be contacted on 07840771583 if you want any further information on any of our lovely greys and lurchers Tracy smile

CooEeeEldridge Wed 16-Jan-13 12:44:42

Thank you so much for getting in touch Tracy, that does sound good about some of them having good recall. That's never really been said to me before, fields are away from roads. Our farrier always brings her lovely lurcher down who just porters about, wasn't sure if they were very different to grey hounds though? Will get in touch anyway!!

sooperdooper Wed 16-Jan-13 14:16:39

I know they're all different but our Greyhound isn't great with recall if there was anything he spotted he wanted to chase (cat, rabbit, squirrells he is most confused by!)

We're working on it, but he was 8 when we got him, so not sure how far we'll get, but we're trying

spudballoo Wed 16-Jan-13 21:10:27

Have liked. And, disasterous, looked at all the dogs. Why? I'm in Suffolk. I have a labradoodle who, at 11 mths, is consuming all of my energy. Am so longing for another dog and I really really really want a hound. Ssssshhhh now.

spudballoo Wed 16-Jan-13 21:14:55

Oh, um, and Shadow would be mine. In my imaginary world. Or Pippa. Or both? Crap, I should never ever look at rescue sites. Ever.

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 16-Jan-13 22:32:39

Shadow is now reserved pending a homecheck, sorry all. Great news for Shadow though.

Sasha is still available, she's like a mini female Shadow. Pippa is still available too Spud grin

greyhoundgrace Wed 16-Jan-13 22:33:21

spudballoo we don't have a restriction on distance - it's the home that counts smile you need a Blue to keep a labradoodle busy lol

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