Tony arrived in kennels in May this year, a big dog with a big personality to match and a very friendly boy too. Tony absolutely loves his walks and gets so excited in kennels that he does a great impression of ‘Tigger’ as he is unable to contain his excitement when a walk is imminent.
Tony is calm when on his actual walk and is excellent on the lead, not reacting to dogs he meets.
Volunteer walker Sue has regularly walked Tony and says this about him:
‘Tony is a lovely boy, despite his kangaroo impersonation in the kennel! Once out and about he is very calm. He walks nicely on his lead and does not seem to be very reactive, more nosey!
I have walked him around Worsley Woods and Roe Green where he was fascinated with ducks and swans, cricket and especially bowls. We also popped into a tea room garden for a drink and shared a scone and he was a gentleman enjoying a fuss off staff’.
We believe Tony will make a great family dog as he has a lot of love to give. If you would like to find out more about him please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
Heston has been at the kennels for a few weeks so we are still finding out about him but we to know that he is a lovely gentle lad who would benefit from having a sofa to call his own.
If you would like to find out more about Heston featured here please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
4 year old black lad Jock arrived in kennels in early January. Since then we have spent time getting to know him and found him to be a friendly lad who absolutely adores humans.
Jock has been lucky to have spent some weekends away from kennels in a home environment where he settled well. He was clean in the house and the usual household noises – vacuum cleaner, washing machine – did not spook him at all. He was very friendly and respectful with the resident children and a pleasure to have as a house guest.
Jock gets on well with the other kennel greyhounds when out on daily walks but is wary and reactive towards other breeds of dog. He seems to have very limited experience of the outside world and other breeds of dog but this is something we continue to work on. Anyone interested in adopting Jock would need to be committed to carry on with his socialisation training.
Jock would need to be the only dog in the house or could possibly live with a female greyhound. Jock has a lot of love to give and this friendly lad would worship and adore any prospective adopter!
If you would like to find out more about Jock featured here please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
Dog of the month February 2018 - MICKEY
' Oh Mickey you’re so fine.'..
Four year old Mickey is currently in foster with adopted female Makants hound Zee (Zee Zee). The two hounds get on well and Mickey has settled into the home, mastering the stairs quite quickly! He is clean in the house and is comfortable being left for short periods of time.
Mickey’s foster carer Jo says that Mickey is ‘a real softy who loves cuddles’ and that he is ‘a very gentle boy’. She reports he gets on well with fellow hound Zee and they can often be seen sharing the settee together.
The favourite word in Mickey’s dictionary is ‘walkies’! Mickey loves his walks and walks well on the lead, however, he isn’t confident with other breeds of dogs and can react. This is something his foster carers are working on and believe he will improve given time and continued training. Jo can’t stress enough how much he loves his walks - rain or shine, it doesn’t matter! His favourite times are when he can be off lead at a local secure field where he enjoys a good run with his greyhound pals.
If you would like to find out more about Mickey, our dog of the month, please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
His foster carer says that he loves cuddles and has settled very well. He has enjoyed time at a dog field - running around with other greys.
Is there a space on a sofa out there somewhere for Mickey? If you can help please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
Hound of the month for December – BEAR
Three year old Bear is our dog of the month for December. This lovely lad arrived at kennels in September as a rather ‘woolly’ bear with a very thick kennel coat. With Siobhan and Heather’s care this thick coat has now been shed and Bear is now in possession of a rather sleek brindle coat.
Bear has not raced. He is a great all rounder, good with other dogs and popular with our walking volunteers too. He has a patient, reliable temperament and has worked with our volunteers as part of the fundraising team meeting all types of dogs and members of the public. He has taken all new experiences in his stride.
This boy is now ready for his forever home and if you would like to find out more about Bear please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
Five year old Pal arrived at Makants in December last year. After spending some time in kennels he then went into foster care earlier this year to experience life in a home - and has another greyhound (female Candy) for company. His foster carers have found him to be ‘alovely dog, who enjoys plenty of cuddles,’ and they report he is great with people too. They say Pal is a ‘big softy’ who loves to lap up the attention and often gets in ahead of Candy for cuddles! Pal gets on well with Candy and it is thought he could either live with another female hound or as an only dog.
Pal initially was reactive towards other dogs when out on walks. However, the hard work put in by his foster carers Kathleen and John has really helped and he has made great progress in this area.
Pal really is ready for his forever home. Is there a space on a sofa out there somewhere for him? If you can help please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
We're only half way through October and our 'dog of the month' Lord has already been successfully homed. It's time to let another hound take over the spot for the rest of the month and that lovely hound is PIGGY.
Two year old Piggy has only been with us a few weeks but in that time we have found him to be a lovely dog, full of fun and a hound who loves to play.
He has even had a day trip out to the beach spending the day happily in the company of much smaller dogs. Piggy walks well on the lead and travels well in the car too.
If you would like to find out more about Piggy please contact either Sue our re-homing co-ordinator on 07794463249 or Siobhan at kennels on 07960561988
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