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GRACE Greyhound Rescue need your help!

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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.

YourHandInMyHand Mon 14-Jan-13 10:17:42

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

YourHandInMyHand Mon 14-Jan-13 10:33:08

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

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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


Unfortunately we need to meet everyone sad

Maybe we could disguise them as tables? grin

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

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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

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YourHandInMyHand Mon 14-Jan-13 16:28:57

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

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

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