Today's a very special day, Makants Greyhound Rescue NW is officially FIVE years old today! There have been so many highlights along the way and we're pleased to say 304 hounds have now been homed during this time.
We start the week with homing news and this time it's puppy BETTY! This lovable little 'minx' (according to her new Mum) lives in the Sheffield area with Deborah and Frank and their children Jake and Sam. Betty also lives with hound playmates Lottie, Brian and Lulu and Smudge the cat. We wish the whole family every happiness for their future together.
Stunning three year old kennel hound Robbie is our Friday feature this week.
Robbie, who has been with us four months now, is a very friendly lad who gets on well with the other greyhounds in kennels. He’s a little excitable when he knows it’s time for walkies but soon settles down once out and about with the volunteers.
Robbie is getting used to the big wide world and has had many new experiences including meeting other breeds of dog. He can still be responsive towards other breeds but we feel with more exposure he will settle down.
Siobhan describes Robbie as friendly, loving and trainable ... yes you read that right, we have a greyhound with brains! See our facebook page to see a short video of Robbie in action.
If you would like to find out more about Robbie please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988. Alternatively you can complete our homing enquiry form on our website www.makantsgreyhoundrescue.co.uk under the ‘adopt/foster’ tab.
It's been quite a weekend! On Saturday we were delighted to be invited to the Tyldesley light switch on in the town centre.
The photo shows our volunteers Jess, Dave, Martin and Fiona along with hounds Biffo and Heston together with Mickey Higham. We send our thanks to the organisers of the switch on for nominating our rescue to receive donations and for inviting us to take part.
We start the week with news of a homing and this time it's Hattie! This gorgeous girl will live in the Widnes area with Craig, Marie and Kurgan and we wish them all every happiness for their future together.
We also send our thanks to hard working foster carers Jess and Andrew who, together with their hound Snowie, helped Hattie on her way to her new family. :)
This weekend is a super busy one for all the volunteers at Makants. We really appreciate all the hard work they do for us all year but especially at this time of year when everyone is so busy. We're also very grateful to everyone who has donated items which helps to make our fundraising so successful.
Tomorrow, Saturday 1st December, you can find our fundraisers at both the Tyldesley Christmas lights switch on event and also at the Damhouse Christmas fair from 10am to 3 pm. We also have volunteers running our kennels shop (M29 8PF) on Saturday morning from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
On Sunday 2nd December our fundraisers are out in force at our Christmas fair which is being held at Boothstown British Legion from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Four year old PIPPY, who arrived with us earlier this month, is a very petite friendly girl. When we say petite we do mean LITTLE and we’d describe her, with help from the Oxford dictionary, as ‘attractively small and dainty’.
Sweet girl Pippy gets on well with the other greyhounds and the volunteers report she is easy to walk. She can get a bit ‘giddy’ when she is waiting to go out on her walk but this is just excitement and she soon settles down. Pippy is still getting to know about the world around her but has taken all new experiences in her stride and we think she will make an excellent pet. Pippy could be equally happy living in a home as an only hound or living with another greyhound.
If you would like to find out more about PIPPY featured here please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988. Alternatively you can complete our short homing questionnaire on our website www.makantsgreyhoundrescue.co.uk
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