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Happy Endings - we would love to hear how our rehomed dogs are doing in their new homes. If you have a photo, or just would let us know how you are both getting on please send an email to:
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how Stompye (now Owain) is doing in his new home.
Everyone in the family is enchanted, as they are greeted with wagging tail, followed by his jumping in any car that has a door remaining open (I think he has a bit of a wanderlust). He owns 1/3rd of the couch, but is very gracious when company arrives (lying on the floor in front of the person who will stroke him the most). If he is an excitable mood and you run away from him, he has a blast catching you up and nipping at your bottom! He loves this game when he can fit it into his sleep schedule.
We can’t imagine a more perfect addition to our family, and we had no idea you would bring us such a studious and wise friend. We left our lap top on the couch one evening and came back to find he had opened the webcam interface and was projecting a picture of himself on the screen. We don’t know what he was up to, but do know that he is a bit loopy at the moment as he has just found out that Holly (another Rescue Greyhound) lives just down the road. Every time we pass her house he looks longingly at the door and wags his tail.
Thank you so much for rescuing our best friend, and for all the work you’ve done to make Owain and others safe, happy and healthy.
Monte and Heidi
Hello to all at Greenfields Greyhound Rescue!An update from Scorch who has happily settled in to his new home in Wrexham, North Wales with the Hilditch Family.
Scorch came to us for a trial weekend....and there was no way we could send him back! He has charmed everyone in the family and is such a cuddly, affectionate dog - he likes to snuggle into your body and leans in for more or flops onto his side. He is so gentle with the children and they really love him. If we leave the house, he gets excited when we come back home. We just wish he could talk.
A message from Chezzie now rehomed with Vicky and Trevor Hinstridge
I am enjoying life in N Wales and each day brings new fun experiences. I have discovered how to get up and down stairs, on and off the sofa, and enjoy exploring cupboards (especially the food ones) and the washing basket - running round the house with clothes is fun. I have plenty of beds to choose from in the study, kitchen and landing, and lots of toys. I share my new home with two other greyhounds and I enjoy walking in the woods, playtime and snuggling up with them when i am tired. Life couldn't be more fun"
Poppy (formerly Celia) came back for a visit with her naughty but lovely whippet brother. Doesn't she look happy
An update on Boysie, now Freddy!
He is doing very well and looks fit and healthy. He is a big softie and gets on very well with all adults and children - even very small children like our grandchildren who come to stay with us regularly and who cuddle and kiss him and lie down on his rug with him.
He is a bit unpredictable with certain other dogs - usually small dogs that jump about in front of him - so we have to keep him close to us on his lead when we are out and we see other dogs approaching.
He was completely house trained within days of arriving and settled in very well. We still have to keep an eye on what we leave lying round in the kitchen because he is tall enough to see what is on the units without jumping up and he will still eat anything he can get hold of. We slipped up last week when we went out and left a frozen large brown thick sliced loaf on the side to defrost and when we came back he had neatly opened it up and eaten the whole lot except for the last two slices.
He still has the habit of taking things into his bed, slippers/socks/his food bowl etc, and he used to take his water bowl and of course tip the water all over his bed but we solved that one by getting a large heavy pot water bowl which he can't pick up in his teeth.
He follows us around the house and is perfectly happy as long as he knows where we are and when we are upstairs he likes to lie at the bottom of the stairs waiting for us to re-appear.
When we went on holiday in September we put him in a kennels which we have always used for our dogs and where we know he is well looked after. We were a bit apprehensive because we thought that he might think he was being deserted again but he was fine when we got back except that he now stays even closer to us in case we disappear again!He is a lovely dog with his own mischievous personality and we wouldn't be without him!!Best wishes,Bob & Zena Dixon
After over two years in foster our lovely boy Malcolm found has his wonderful forever home with the Higg family. Dad Graham owns The Longbow Shop in Birkenhead so having a longdog at work with him works perfectly.
We must say a huge thank you to Emma Duckworth and Tony Bridge who used all their time, energy and expertise to change this unhappy misunderstood boy into a lovely rehomable hound, no mean feat. We will never be able to thank you enough guys.
The beautiful Riley after finding himself in a PTS situation and then enduring a long trip has finally made it to the safe haven of a loving home at the age of eight.
This lucky boy lives in five star comfort with the lovely Cyril, Davy and Kizzy and their very kind and loving mum Cath.
Just a quick update on our latest family member, Ted (Max).
In between sleeping he enjoys playing with his little friend Jack and chasing round the garden like a mad man. He seems to have settled into our lifestyle really well and is showing a character that makes us laugh, he now seems to be coming into his own loves to greet our neighbours and fellow dog walkers whenever we meet them on our travels.
As you know our daughter renamed him Teddy [formerly Max] and it just seems to fit him so well , he is after all a great big soft teddy bear. We are so glad we decided to return to Greenfields again after losing our very precious Becky after six fabulous years with her but although not replacing her Teddy has quickly started to fill a large hole in our lives.
Many thanks and we hope to see you at the walk in October
Patsy Campbell, now called Amber, clearly loves her new home with Katie and John
Frederico, now called Shadow, enjoying his new home and family
It’s now four years since we adopted Daisy (Tina) and it was strange to see her photo on the stand at Ellesmere as it feels as if she has always been part of the family or at least the soft furnishings.
Everyone who meets her loves her except when she dunking duck drinks out of their glasses. We’ve never had a greyhound before but now couldn’t contemplate life without a pointy dog.
Stubby dog is happy with a companion and snuggle mate and gives Daisy the confidence to face new experiences.
With best wishes for the future
Angelica Rugrat (now Angie) after a very difficult life has found her forever home at last.
She a now a loving, beautifully cared for girl who has a super life with Alan and Sue Jepson.
Angie doing what she does best!
The gorgeous, one and only George Inger
This is Billy in his new home enjoying exploring the garden & enjoying a rub down getting his kennel fur off
All my life I have had my very own shadow,
The same as me, small & slightly round,
Suddenly & strangely its shape has changed,
I'ts uncannily now like that of a greyhound.
No more need for alarm clocks,
Or things we never did hear,
We have our very own Dawn Chourus,
Whining & licking our ears.
Up You get! to the bathroom - Lets Go!!!!
Hurry up, I'm waiting why are you so slow?
you're doing it on purpose, messing about,
Its 5.00 am I want to go out!
Getting ready for work? yes I'm hot on your heels,
Have you sorted me out, what about my meals?
Who's coming to pet and walk me at lunch?
I hope it's the grandparents - a push over bunch.
They have been and they have walked us,
We have played up for more fuss,
We know just how to work them,
They nearly always miss their bus.
I get out of the car, you're up at the door,
jumping and wagging your tail,
Prancing and hopping and dancing,
All over today's chewed up mail.
Fuss me, feed me, walk me,
Never mind that you've just got in,
You're attention needs directing to me,
Or you know I will make lots of din.
All done, that's better, now I can get on,
with my routine of lying in places,
That are most in your way, inconvenient,
In all your need to go spaces.
Our lives have never been the same,
Since Mon 3rd Jan 2011,
Our home is no longer our own,
It's just a doggy heaven!!
He's changed all our lives without a doubt,
Someone up there must have though we were lazy,
We feel like inadequate parents,
Our neighbours all think we are crazy.
But this New Year was special,
He made it all worthwhile,
Nearly four months in the coming,
That fantastic greyhound smile.
Sharon, Tim, Nuff, Casper & Ratty
Tommy enjoying a day on the beach
Our very own long stayer Mona is now called Ruby and happily settled
in her new home with her lurcher brother.
This is a photo of the lovely Gem (formerly Sapphire) doesn't she look
This is me TyTy (Tyler) celebrating my 5th birthday in my home. I dont really know what to do with toys yet (all that throwing them round seems a bit silly to me), so I have decided I am using mine as ear-muffs for this cold weather. I am being a very good boy and enjoying life with my brothers. I hope to come down and see you soon.
Holly feeling very much at home with Sam and her new family in Derby
Teal at home with the Yearby family.
When 11 yr old Sally was returned to Stiles Meadow Dog Sanctuary unwanted, things look bleak. Then she moved to Greenfields and the very next day and met Harry. Harry already has a Greenfields dog but did not hesitate to offer to foster her for Stiles. So within 24hrs Sally met Harry swept him of his feet and went home with him. Result!! Doesn't she look pleased with herself.
Simba (now Theo) and Brodie (now Harvey) have settled well into their new homes.
Libby (formerly Sandy) was adopted by Jacqui and Neil Woolridge and lives with them and their other dogs Storm (GSD) and Diesel (Schnauzer)
"All three dogs relish the companionship of each other and 'Libby' is a complete 'Diva' and is most definitely BOSS!
She makes us smile, gives us so much love and we wouldnt part with her for the world!
So thank you so much for allowing her to live with us.....she is a star, is a compulsive 'thief' and never ceases to make us laugh!
Good luck in rehoming more very lucky Greyhounds....
Jacqui and Neil Woolridge"
Jessica relaxing at home after being adopted by Barbara Garside and her family
from Blythe Bridge
Rose has a lovely new home. She has had her health problems but her new owners are patiently helping her deal with them.
As you will see from the attached photograph Melody is well and truly at home. She has brought a new meaning to having a dog in the house, having previously having German Shepherds.
Melody is now part of the family, goes to the Lake District with us where she enjoys the fuss given by all who meet her, walking over the Fells, looking at the cows and sheep as to say you are too large for me to play with.
She quite comical, a bit of an idiot really, always finds something new to make us smile and has made her own running track in the garden.
She recently had to have some teeth removed, we didn't notice any difference, she still eat all in front her.
All in all Melody has got us just where she wants us and we would not change it for the world.
Keep up the good work.
Joy and Mike Holloway.
Billy has settled really well.
Our grandchildren, Molly and Tom were delighted to meet Billy and couldn't wait to buy him new teddies to cuddle. Billy has been on a lovely walk today in his new coat. He had his tea when we got home and has slept like a baby since, cuddling his new toys.
Brodie (formally Clarkie) had a busy time settling into his new home with Wendy, Jeff and their family. First there was the spa treament, then a trip to the deli for supper and then a nice new bed. Heaven!
Ruth one of our helpers took our special boy Tyler home with her a few weeks ago and he has settled very well. He he is in the photo (he's the black one) between his new brother Caine and sister Jasmine. Seconed brother Storm prefers his own space
Here is Hattie (Formerly Rosemary) enjoying a romp with her new brother 5 month old ridgeback Podric.
Just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
KINDNESS TO ME and to the gang for sharing with me and helping a
I'm here and I've found the sunny
And I was really good travelling in the
Thought you would like to see me at
I'm doing really well saying I've only been here
a few hours...
Fed - done
Watered - done
Scrounged tidbit - done
Found bed and tested - done (I like the
colour - matches my eyes!)
Mooched the garden - done
Mooched the house - done
Found fridge - done
Slide on conservatory floor - done
Wee - to do
Kiss - to do
Wag tail - to do.
Play silly - to do
Try on bandana - to do
Hope you're having a good day. The sun is shining here and I had a little dream in my sleep, my feet were twitching and I was running around with you all.
Catch you soon.
Cedric taking a break from watching the football to show how much he is enjoying life with Jayne and her Bill
just to let you know what a stunning girl Cassy has turned out to be. She has come to trust us so much now that we get a kiss from her in the morning when she lets herself into the bedroom for her morning cuddles. I would be lost without her now we do everything together. Her favourite things are going shopping on a wednesday & having a ride in the car.We are becoming well known in our area for the distance we walk. Every one who meets her fall in love with her & she has a good feed of treats from lots of people whilst we are out walking.
Thanks again for letting us have the privilege of looking after such a wonderful & beautiful girl. She has made getting up in the morning a pleasure again. Thank you so much.
Yours sincerely Ian & Julie
Here is an update on how Sonny is getting along with us.
Sonny settled down with us really quickly. The first few nights even without complaining.
Everyone loves him and he loves being with us, especially the walks and the food.
He's a very sweet, patient, loving and intelligent dog. Almost instantly he learned to use the part in our garden we had set aside as the dog toilet. Also that the settee is off-limits is well known to him now.
Walking on the lead is generally very good, with only the odd pulling when he REALLY wants to sniff something out.
Although he started off being very aggressive to other and especially smaller dogs, after only two weeks he's much better. Hopefully he'll become totally sociable with other dogs in a while.
Thank you very much for rehoming him with us, we wouldn't want to be without him anymore.
Elaine, Martin, Axel, Amy and Kieran Wozny
Cyril has truly made himself at home. Kizzie and he are getting on extremely well, and it’s lovely walking the two of them together. He’s so well behaved, and completely not phased by all the new things he’s seeing and meeting every day. I’ve ordered some baby gates, so that he can get to know the cats safely – he does want to chase them when they run, but responds brilliantly to being told no, so I’m confident that some gradual training will have that fixed over the next few weeks. He’s part of the family already, and it’s as though he’s always been here.
We’ve already started a bit of clicker training, and he’s incredibly eager! He really doesn’t do sit, but has already learned to go to his bed for a treat. He stands there, tail swirling about, making his little noises, and is so happy with everything he gets, from bonios to pig’s ears (yuk)
Thank you once again for introducing me to a completely gorgeous little chap.
PS, he’d rather you didn’t let on to all other big macho ex-racers, but he really loves having his hair combed. Will stand for ages making happy grunty noises, and is looking really rather smart.
The wonderful Sarah who now lives with Vicki and Sandra rules the roost!
Hi Caroline, thought you might like to see how Sarah is getting on, after months of trying to persuade her we finally got her to go for it, as you can see we think she likes it up there. We are just wondering where we are going to sit now!
Hi Caroline , we know that you know your dogs are being very well cared for but we thought we would share a few pics with everyone on your fantastic team of their days out over the last two years since they took over our home, Eric , lilly ( was harriet ) and belle have now completely conquered every comfortable spot in the house , we have had to buy a 7ft wide bed because it was just a little too cosy with us and 3 greyhounds in one bed, a bit of passion has completely gone out of the window now with big eric lying between us with his head on the pillow every night , our friends are most amused at sitting in a dog basket when visiting us due to the settee,s being taken by them and the back lawn looks like a heard of wilderbeast have ran through it.Eric has now decided that all sandwiches in my lunchbag are his property so i have to be real quick in the morning to beat him
We did set off with a few ground rules about not going upstairs and keeping them off the furniture when they first came but any one reading this will understand the will and persuasive nature of a greyhound when it knows there is a sofa or comfortable bed upstairs, nothing can convince them that the floor is a better place. They now completely dominate every aspect of our life but if i can be completely honest , WE LOVE IT and would not change a single thing about them , they give far more to us than they could ever possibly take and once we finally win the lottery and get a bigger house we will call round to get a few more.
Just to say a massive thank you to everyone involved with the rescue of our dogs, if it wasn't for you fantastic people then our lilly , eric and belle would not be around to make our lives complete.
catch you soon and anything we can do for the rescue centre just ask
John and Joeanne Hayes
Please find attached a picture of Alfie, house trained in record time and a joy to live with. He's gained weight is eating well, he comes when called even off lead on his farmland walks. He's transformed !
His coat is healthy and the bald patches on his legs have now gone. His only remaining issue is that he loves to fight other canines, large or small. Alfie and I are attending training classes from the 19th in the hope of overcoming this trait. I'm sure we will sort this out as he's a clever little chap.
Kindest Regards, Phil
Just a quick note to say how delighted we are with Huxley. He has settled in really well already and has met all the family who absoultely adore him. He is the sweetest dog, really playful, gentle and loving. He seems to like nothing more than food, playing then sleeping-lots! He is so so beautiful and we just melt when we look at him. Attatched are some pics of him on his first weekend. He seems to be relaxing more by the hour and we are so happy to have him here.
Ceri and Verity James x
Here’s few photos of Arthur’s holiday J While there he learnt to climb down the stairs and when he got home couldn’t wait to try them ones…. There’s no stopping him now! He had a run on the beach, went in the sea… so did I! He really enjoyed it.
Bubbles has really settled in now and her and Toby get on really well. She likes to bother him sometimes and has recently been sharing his bed when it was really cold which was really cute! She loves anything squeaky and is even partial to a soft, cuddly hat which was found sneakily in her bed one day! Hmmmm.
She loves her cuddles and doesn't like missing out on loves when Toby's getting them! She makes sure she makes her presence is known!!
I can't believe it has only been a couple of weeks since she came home! Kizzie is a fantastic companion, and I must have spent more hours walking around the village and in the local woods in the last week than in the last ten years. She loves her walks, bed, dinner and biscuits (not necessarily in that order) and I couldn't be happier to have her here. As I type, she's snoring on the rug in front of the fire, after a particularly busy half hour with a chew. I've attached an 'action shot' of her on Christmas day, fast asleep on the rug in the middle of the dining room, where everyone had to step over her...
I'll let you know how we get on with training..I'm sure we'll both be models of good behaviour in no time!
Cath & Kizzie
Puma who has been rehomed by the Hepworth family relaxing and enjoying his new surroundings
We adopted Buddy (who was known as Mickey) last month. Just thought you’d like to know how he’s getting on – and have attached a couple of photos.
We found that his racing name was Whinging Mick – but couldn’t let him go through life with that hanging round his neck! We’ve called him Buddy – as he’s Bruno’s buddy - we had Bruno from Stiles 8 years ago. They get on beautifully – better than we could have hoped – probably because Buddy can sniff out, and more importantly reach, food that Bruno would stand no chance of getting to!!
Good Luck to everyone at Greenfields – you do a fantastic job for these wonderful dogs.
Deborah, Eric, Natalie and Eloise Toft
This summer Harry joined Gem and Whizzy in their home with Paul, Rachel and the boys. Here he is sharing a cuddle with the youngest family member.
Just an update on life with Alfie. As you know when Alfie came to us he was very underweight and what was worse he wouldn't eat ! Dog food was ignored, doggie treats were looked at with disdain. He even refused roast chicken breast offered in bite sized portions, the only dog I know to do this. I don't think he had ever experienced dog food and had lived off leftovers and scraps. Certainly when we ate he was ready and eager for any leftovers, not something we wanted to encourage.
After a week we managed to get him to eat canned dog food with Iams mixed in, guess what ? he carefully picked around the Iams eating only the canned food. We gradually got him eating all his dinner and reduced the canned food to smaller portions, He now eats his dinner and takes doggie treats and is putting on weight. Thank goodness.
House training was the next step, I wonder whether Alfie spent his life outside as he had several accidents.
In the evening Alfie would lay in front of the fire and then at around eight o' clock would take himself to his basket in the kitchen. He now stays with us until his walk before bed and we' have had no accidents for a couple of weeks.
Although very loving with Chris and I Alfie was very protective towards the house and us. His approach to other dogs and visitors to the house , especially the postie, was get his retaliation in first ! Now, after a little grumbling he settles well with visitors. He is also better with dogs he knows on his walk though still has a go at strange dogs (whilst wagging his tail) I think he likes a scrap ! Having more than a touch of terrier in him doesn't help but it all adds to his lovely little character. He is improving on this front as well.
After limping from a walk, we have taken him to the vet who is x-raying him on Thursday. We think, and so does the vet, that he has been over-worked with rabbiting or entered too young, this may have had an effect on his joints, we will wait and see.
As with lots of rescues one never knows what they have had to endure. After having three lurchers and seeing the way they some of them are treated, I think that this little chap has been through the mill.
After the sad death of Molly our last lurcher ( and bestest cleverest dog in the World) Alfie has been quite a culture shock. But you know what I wouldn't change him for the world, we love him to bits.
I'll send you some pictures as soon as I can get him to stand still.
Best wishes and see you soon I hope,
You will remember Thelma. We’ve renamed her LUCY and we thought you might like to know how she is getting on.
Brilliantly…. She has made friends with her new partner Liam, who is 8 years old . They get on really well and are equally good for each other.
Liam has really shown her the routine and a little about how to get on with life. Lucy follows him everywhere and he is welcoming her company.
I attach some pictures of Lucy ….aka Thelma on the beach in Southport , where her new home is and where she gets some daily off lead time and some pics at home snoozing next to Liam.
The family has benefitted massively from these two dogs , and Lucy has made a great difference
Frank, Sharon and Jack Barnes
How's this for a couple of "posh" greyhounds!
Arthur and Ivy
Please see attached photos of Barney as you can see I have not let him off the lead yet.
Hoping to do so soon!!
We are justing sending you a quick email we have enclosed some pictures of Harold from our holiday in Devon earlier on in the year.
Katie and Karl
It was really lovely to see Edna and Harry when they came back to see us this week. Both dogs have settled in so well are obviously adored their new owners
Ralph on the left with his new brother Slim and owners Arthur and Ivy. The strange chap in the middle is our very own vet Pat Kinch, without whose generosity and help Greenfields would not exist. Just a pity he tries to muscle in on every rehoming photo.
After a week with us, our latest Greenfields adoptee - Marco - is really beginning to settle in to his new Forever Home. He has been enjoying his long walks with Peggy, who we adopted two years ago. Marco is a real gentleman on the lead. He loves to walk and is extremely well-behaved. He was a little bit wary of us at first, but now he is beginning to get really affectionate and he and Peggy have even been sharing a bed!
Pete and Sue Holmes
Dottie is a WONDERFUL addition to our household and we could not imagine life without her.
She won 2nd place in the Prettiest Bitch competition only a week after we homed her, we are all so proud of her….piccies attached.
Well, Dottie has been marvelous, she hasn’t had an accident at all in the house, sleeps most of the day, has a mad five minutes excitement running around the living room in the morning and loves nothing more than a quick game of fetch with her squeeky bone in the evening (its surreal to see such long legs bounding through the conservatory and into the back garden chasing a squeeky toy).
Thank you so much for letting us adopt her and we will keep you posted as to how she gets on in the future.
Love (and licks from Dottie)
Diane, Mark, Charlie & Dottie x
As promised here are some pictures of Toby ( formerly Outback Joe). We've had him almost 18 months now and he settled right in with the help of a nice comfy spot right at the bottom of the stairs so that he can't miss out on anything! He's partial to a treat of sardines at the weekend (as well as anything else he can lay his paws on while he's in the kitchen!!) and likes to keep a beady eye on the rabbits when he's strolling in the field!
He's adorable, undemanding and very lazy!!! He loves his cuddles but soon tells us when he's had enough. If you scratch his bum in the right place he's your friend forever!!!
Everyone at Greenfields was delighted when Paul, Rachel and the boys adopted both of our longest stayers Whizzy and Gem who had both been with us for over a year. Not only did they choose black greyhounds but were also not put of by Whizzy's auto immune skin condition. Paul kindly sent us an update and the photo is of a proud Jude with his two best friends.
Its been five weeks since we first met Whizzy and Gem, had to go through the nerve racking initial home assessment and a considerable amount of hard labour making the garden Greyhound proof. Now they've have been with us nearly four weeks now and I safely say it was all worth it. Whizzy and Gem have adjusted to family life extremely quickly and have settled in brilliantly in fact it is hard to imagine a life without them. House training only took a couple if days and both of them love going for their morning and evening walks. Except when its raining, we then struggle to get them out of the house, but a nice warm coat and a couple of treats usually does the trick. Being true the greyhound breed both Whizzy and Gem are very partial to the odd nap, although they much prefer curling up on the couch to their beds.
Finally we'd like to thank everyone involved with the rescue for their time, patience and letting us adopt Whizzy and Gem. They really are a welcome addition to the family.
Tippy relaxing in her new home with her new friend.
China who is now called Glen and happily living in Rugely with his two new girlfriends, spends his afternoons testing the family's sofas. It's a hard life.
Ava (previously Avondale Dream) has settled in wonderfully and is completely at home at her new residence. She has been with us for 3 months now and enjoys snoozing on the sofa, having lots cuddles and treats and loves her cuddly rabbit (not a real one I might mention).
Here is a picture of Ava giving us her best smile.
Spud and Daphne having a lovely day on the beach...
Apple (now named Gem) has gone to live in Ormskirk with the Jackson family and their dog Maxi.
Gem's new mum writes
"Well as you can see from the pictures gem is making hersef at home very quickly, We are so lucky to have her. Each day she is becoming more and more confident with her surrounding and the family. We love her so much and I know Maxi and Gem will become best friends in time. They enjoy playing in our field and just lounging around in between walks......"
The picture shows Gem and Maxi (Gem looking considerably more pleased about the deal than Maxi)
Lucy Inger has sent us a lovely photo of Amy and George. George was locked up for 24 hours in a dark kennel for most of his life until he came to Greenfields and found a wonderful home with Lucy and Amy. Lucy was kind enough to take an older dog (so often overlooked) into her home and she doesn't regret it for a moment
Alfie has found a home with Sarah who is a vet so he has really landed on his paws. Once he has settled in Alfie will be expected to undertake reception duties at Sarah's practice.
In the photo Alfie can be seen undergoing rigorous training for his new position
HI Dingo here. Its been a long time since i have wrote to you. So i will update you on my life so far. I am so clever i have passed my bronze 3 times now which means i am extra clever. mum takes me for walks with 11 other dogs. They are all my freinds. This christmas was a growing up time for me. My Great aunt Ginny died, she is they scruffy girl laying on my boys bed in the photo. I was really sad for a few weeks but i am now mature and still miss her singing. I have a lot to live up to training wise because she passed her gold when she was 12. Anyway this year is going to be good. We all miss her lots and my master is verry sad as well. No doubt i will see you all at our special gatherings. Love and licks yours forever (and anny one who will have me) Dingo.
p.s. i have an identity crisis. I think i am a YORKSHIRE TERRIER can enny body hellp my familey because they don't have big legs for me to lie on xxx bye
We have now had Star, (now Freya) for eighteen months and she is very happy and settled with us as you can see from the photographs I have attached. I had to break e-mail down into four parts to attach all pic's.
Every Christmas the staff at Broseley C of E School, instead of sending Christmas cards, have a charity tin. We all enter a raffle where the name of the person drawn chooses their charity. I was lucky enough to win this year and would like to donate the proceeds of £70 to Greenfields.
Jo Aston and family
Cold, it's bl***y freezing!
But at least I have my coats, central heating and very warm person to keep me warm.
Hi It's Uschi again and I'm now two-years-old and still daft as a brush, but I think looking cool.
just to send my best wishes to all rescuees woofs and slerpy licks from me and Bob
Just a photo of Milly
As you can see she has settled in & made herself at home!
Cant keep her out of the water....,loves to perform on the beach on a Sunday morning
Loved by everyone who meets her
Keep up the good work
Lisa & Mike xx
Hi, I have attached a few of the many photos we have taken of Lucy,we have had her for 12 weeks now and she is just wonderful. We have many pets, including rabbits, a cat and birds and she is lovely with them all.
When we first got her, she was obviously very scared and nervous, within a week she had changed a little and become more confident, our next door neighbours have a dog called Lady (lab and alsation cross) and she quickly became attached to Lady, they have a big garden and she started to run around the garden with Lady (weather permitting most days). She is also attached to our neighbour, I wonder if it is for all the treats she gets daily.
As you can see from the photos, we are now able to let Lucy off the lead (with cheese as a tasty reward when she comes back to us), she likes her walks, runs and plays with Andrew , our son and she loves her walks with Lady. Yesterday we took her to a beach in New Brighton and she loved running about on the beach, tomorrow she is going to Formby for a run on the beach.
Her favourite food is everything, she loves eggs, cheese, fish, meat and chicken as well as pigs ears, gravy bones, dental sticks and anything else oh and a slice of buttered toast every morning.
She sleeps on a double quilt next to our bed, she also has her own pillow and blanket and 5 coats, we bought 3 and someone gave us another two, but it was cold today so she wore two together.
We love having Lucy and are looking forward to our first christmas together, we can't thank Caroline and Hayley enough for finding Lucy for us and thanks also to her foster parents Graham and Laurel for looking after her until she was re-homed with us. We will keep you all updated on her progress during the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy the photos, Love Janet, Richard and family
Here is a picture of David's dog Redsterbelder. He loves being comfortable on mum's settee as you can see he is blissfully happy.
Thank you for letting him come to live with me. With his dad David, he loves his walks along the canal and the old Biddulph railway line.
Regards David cooke
Just some photos of Cane to show you how he is settling in, as you can see Jasmine has many uses for him - currently he is her personal pillow (that dog is so tolerant of her!!)
The lovely Cassandra came back to see us and brought the men in her life, Harry (on the left) and Ben (on the right). She loves her new
home, is so happy and confident and has a wonderful life with her
adoring menfolk. What greyhound girlie could ask for more.
Attached is a photo of Henry with his new friends: Fen, the Norfolk terrier, Abbey the JRxCollie, and my grandchildren Luke and Maddie.
As you can see, they all get on famously, and Henry has never had so many walks as when the children were staying with me last week. They both wanted to walk him as he is so easy and patient - he paced himself according to whatever speed they were doing, whether it was dawdling or running! Everyone he meets admires him, both for his looks and his temperament, and I am so proud to own him.
He is by far the most well behaved dog I have ever had, and a terrific advertisement for retired racers as pets.
Thought I should let you all know about my life now Ive adopted my family.
I spend my time going for lovely walks and playing with my girls they know their jobs I only have to roll on my back and they know its tickle time. The people called mum and dad are quite fun too they try to share my bed of a night but I soon put them in their place although I ve got to say I much prefer it when they are cuddling me.
Mum says give kiss and I know that if I rub her nose that a tasty treat usually follows so now sometimes Im crafty and go and rub her nose anyway cause I know she cant say no to me then. Im a daddys boy really because I know he is usually doing something fun that I can get involved in (whether he wants me to or not!!)
I love my family and they love me (I ve trained them well)
Well I think its time I get off line now as I can hear the car on the drive and I dont want them to know that I have the measure of them just yet!
Bye Bye for now
(Also known as Tommy tickle tum but only to my friends)
Photo of Tommy with 'his girls', Meghan and Rhiannon
I'm attaching a few photos of Rosie (aka Little Mouse!). She is an absolute delight and is incredibly smart.? She's been no trouble in terms of housetraining after the first few days when a couple of times she just went on the carpet!! She now asks to go out.? She loves her walks and?goes at the speed of light up and down the garden! We've taken her to the local woods which is full of lots of other dogs and she has no problems at all with any of them and happily says hello.
She already obeys some basic commands although we'll be going to dog training classes starting from next week which I'm sure she'll enjoy.? She has her own wee bed which she loves snuggling into but she is equally happy snuggling?up to me in my bed!? She is also no problem with William, my cat, as you can see from one of the photos they can even nap together on the same bed, and would hope that soon they'll even snuggle up together! William is not bothered as long as he still gets his food and a warm place to sleep! Rosie just wants to play with him although he thinks he's much more superior and disdainfully puts his nose in the air.
Although it's only been a week and a half it feels like she's really one of the family and gives us such a lovely welcome when we come home. She's absolutely fine being left on her own, but also enjoys trips in the car. It lulls her to sleep!?
Many, many thanks for placing her with us, she is absolutely gorgeous and the most loving affectionate dog I have ever known. Please also thank Keri and let her know that she is settling in here really well and is being fed a lovely mixture of dried food and meat and gets a soft egg with her supper!
I will let you know when I come down to the vets for her to be 'done' and hopefully you'll see a difference in her. Even over the past week, friends have said how much she has changed since I got her, each time she is more and more perkier.
Oh, and she doesn't like the rain though I've ordered her a lovely waterproof coat complete with snood and fleecy lining, can't wait to see her in it!
With best wishes
Annie and Rosie xx
just to keep up as Uschi is now 1 year old, getting so much calmer( well they do when you take the Zebedee spring out of their Bum) she is really lovely and never going to be just a dozy dog.
The coat being modelled was a help from Caroline and I shall be returning? it once Uschi has decided how big she will get.
This dog has changed my life, and she now has a passport so we can go abroad, and more importantly come back if necessary.
Do you remember me? I'm "ALFIE" .Am still living in Rossendale with mum and dad,once or twice a year I go on holiday to my auntie and uncle who live in Ramsbottom they spoil me even more than my mum and dad.
I would like a brother or sister but we do not have the room so I am still an only boy.I think we are going to the park this afternoon,but I am still a little naughty because I bark a lot in the car even now.I meet friends when we are in the park ,after the walk we have a cup of tea in the cafe.
Have to go now its dinner time.
Greenfields Greyhound Rescue has sometimes been known to rehome dogs which are not greyhounds but in February we rehomed a pot-bellied pig. Diana (the pig) was living in Cheshire and was bought to our notice by a friend. She is a very friendly little pig who is used to coming into the house and loves attention. We do have farm animals (including pigs) here at the sanctuary but felt we were unable to give Diana the home she needed. Two of our helpers Martin and Linda Pitt scoured the country looking for a suitable home before finding one right on their doorstep in Shrewsbury. Diana has gone to live with Marion and her family at her cat sanctuary. Unfortunately one
of Marion's pigs had died leaving his brother Basil on his own.
Diana is settling in well and is so friendly and sweet she has agreed to light reception duties in the sanctuary office in return for tea and cake.
Karl and Katie Latham adopted Harold a few weeks ago - he is settling in well as you can see!
Emily has been with us now for six weeks.
When she arrived she was rather subdued and frightened of everything, especially sounds. She was house-trained in a day and a half even barking to be let outside on the fourth day. By the third week she had learned to play, now she often initiates the games. She is confident and friendly with all dogs and people and she has met lots of both in our Countryside Park. She still steals food if she can but now allows it to be taken from her,she is also much calmer when greeting visitors. She enjoys investigating the undergrowth and playing with the grasshoppers when on her walks but is dignified and stately walking to heel. She has filled the void left by the death of our previous dog and our house is a home again.
Regards . Ted Cook.
A day in the life of Dingo
Yawn. Morning mum, best get down and out for a wee. Cor thats better, but my front leg is wet. (must learn to cock). Breakfast time, me,me,me oh yes Ginny then Totty then me. OOOOh nice and comfy on mum's bed. Grooming brush? car harness!!!!!The humans are taking me to Roden dog show. Wowww what a lot of four legged friends. Oh no its raining. I'm soaked. Mum bought me a shower coat. Bit late I'm drenched. I've chosen my new toy, been dragged round the ring, and I'm tired can we go now. Slept all the way home cuddled up to Jack. Ahhh at last home. Right onto my chair for a quick nap, Totty can look after the house. eeergh what's that smell????!!!!!!Its coming from my bum. Better get out quick smart. Good job us dogs have our own door. At last Bonio time. Yum gone. Must check on mum's bed. Yep all my toys are still there. Squeak rip squeak grrrr ok Totty you can have one, but not my new one. Ball, ball must go in the garden and play ball. oooooh lots of balls. Grrrrr, woof woof sorry its dad home. My tail is the fastest. Yippee food again. Oh no mums put carrot juice on it. The girls like it, but I don't. Time to play chase with Totty. Round and round her I go haha she can't catch me. Arrr nice mum is picking up our pooh so we don't slip in it. Come on come on the big bed is calling me. Nap time. OOOOOO great joy we are all going for a walk. Mum's got me, dad's got Totty, and Jack's got Ginny. I'm gonna be first. What, that's not fair how come they're off lead in a field?? Oh my turn. Eat my dust. Hah, I can jump and land on Ginny. She don't like me anyway. Grumpy granny Ginny. Good job top dog Totty dose. The two of us chase rabbits. Totty gets them up, and I run and run but they get away. Must explore all the field. Another rabbit noo it went down a hole. Maybe the next one. Who me. No Totty this way, look Ginny Goody 4 feet is on her lead. I'm too tired to argue. Home again but I'm hyped up. HereTotty have a football on your head .Sorry no need to growl. hey Ginny has found a mouse, lets help her. Ooooooowwwww Dad's mowing come on girls lets bark at it. (the humans get really annoyed at this). oh mum locks us in the house. The sun is setting so the best place to be is on the pillows on the big bed. (well there's no room anywhere else. Some one left their toys up here) Ummm heaven. Nice and warm with my nose tucked under the quilt. SShh Dingo is asleep enjoy the peace and quiet. It'll only last til tomorrow morning.
Thank you for finding us Dingo .He is the perfect first dog for my boy, Jack.
just wanted to give you an update on Will's brother who we have named Charlie. Considering the bad start in life he had, he is a very normal little puppy and full of himself. He has no problems standing his ground over toys when Cole tries to steal them off him. Although he does not try this with Lukie and quickly worked out that she was boss. Cole and Charlie have become good friends and can always be found together sleeping, playing or tearing round the house. Lukie, being a Saluki, was her usual stand offish self, but Charlie is now allowed to sit by her as long as he doesnt jump all over her!
We received Cassie on Friday 11th may. She settled in really well, we had visitors round that day and they thought we had her for years because of how quick she settled in. Her name as you can see has been changed to Cassie and she has adapted to it straight away. She loves going for walks and enjoys a good run around our big garden especially with her squeaky bone toy. She loves lots of hugs and cuddles up to you on the sofa and we are really happy we have got her.
from Jayne and Jess in Streetly, Birmingham xxx
Hope you like the piccie, Uschi is now looking like a coool teenager( well you know what I mean, everyone says what a beauty and isn't her coat like velvet and she sits there getting embarrassed), does most things OK but has selective hearing when off the lead and still likes to meet everyone and dog with a flying leap( and Boy is she quick)ciao Uschi and Bob
Sometimes Greenfields helps out those in need who are not true Greyhounds and Nelson is one of these. Nelson had his eye pecked out by a Magpie and was unwanted by his owner so Hayley horrifed to see such a green weeping wound, rushed him to our vets for an emergency operation where they cleaned out the eye socket and stitched it up.
He is making a good recovery, although quickly depleting the Leek area of bags of lambs milk. When Nelson is a little bigger he will join Caroline's flock of pet sheep but for the moment is being raised by the goats with Caroline's help
Sorry we have been unable to meet at one of your events so far but we are still hoping. In the meantime I thought an update on Coco was due. She doing very well I think. She is clean now in the house now and attends dog training classes she has been promoted from "beginners" to "improvers" and now to "intermediate" all in the space of a few weeks. We took her to Formby last week with her friend Molly (Gill's dog and also a rescue dog) for a gallop over the sand dunes. they both loved it. I am sending a few photographs we took. As you can see the weather was perfect and we all enjoyed it. I do think Coco has settled down now and she seems happy and sends her love.
Regards Edith,Gill and Debbie
I thought you might want to know how Blue(Tiger) is getting on in his new home. He's settled in really well and is best friends with our old collie Meg. He's great on the lead and off. Loves other dogs and even spent the afternoon playing with my daughter's Jack Russell Sid which I was a little apprehensive about because of Sid's size but I needn't have worried. Although I'm at work three days a week he has been fine in the house no problems at all.I have attached a few photos. We are seriously considering adopting another greyhound. Many thanks to the RSPCA they have done a fantastic job with him.
Bye for now Sue
Here are some pics of Alfie,he is doing fine as you can see.Thank you for finding him for us.
Regards Denise and Barry
Hi Hayley and Joan,
As promised a few picks of 'H' having a romp in the snow with Ian and I. As you can see he's also laid claim to Ian's comfy rocker!! He's definitely going to be a couch potato and he's settling in great. The place is a bit too big for him at the moment, he's only happy in the orchard or by the kitchen but I'm it wont be long before he's romping round in all 4 fields!!
See you soon
Maria and Ian
Here is a recent photo of our Alfie, he is fattening up now and it is no wonder as he eats like a horse. He has settled in great and is our little lad now. We enjoy our walks in the fields and in the park, we have no worries about him running off he is so loving and faithful. Alfie gives us lots of pleasure and we would not be without him for anything, I think the feeling is mutual.
You can rest assured that Alfie is happy and content here with us and his little furry friends the three hamsters, and his two feathered friends Rebel and Joey.
Thank you for everything, hope to visit sometime in the future.
Best wishes Barry, Denise and Alfie
We eventually decided to call the pup Cole. He has settled in well and grown a lot in the last 3 wks. Took him for his injections today and he has gained 2kgs in 3 weeks, think it has all gone on his legs!
Lukie wasn't so keen on him for the first few days, but has really surprised me since. She is really good with him, but he knows his place and what he can get away with. Molly on the other gets chewed to pieces and is only just starting to put him in his place. He has taken a few chunks of fur out of our male cat (Harley) bum, still pins him to the floor bites him if he thinks I am not looking. Harley is very tolerant and so far has not fought back. They are getting better together and some time sleep on the same bed (see photo). Belle our female cat has more sense and just stays well out of his way. He has spent a lot of time barking at the rabbits, they are not bothered one bit and Lukie tells him of if he gets to near, she is very protective of her bunnies!
He is eating and sleeping well through the night which is a relief. I was so tired the first week, he cried if he woke and there was no one there and wouldn't go back to sleep on his own. Spent the first week while hubby was away sleeping downstairs with him, then swapped me for Molly which has worked really well. He is doing well with housetraining, but he has chewed half the plants in the garden with Molly's help. He worked out quite quickly that sitting was a good idea especially if you want a nice treat. He makes me laugh as every time he see me with a cup or anything that might have something edible in it he's there sitting at my feet! He likes his food and can here his food dish from a mile away. I have taken lots of photos, so sent a few.
Hopefully see you at some greyhound events through the year. Sharon.
This email was received from the new owners of a little pup called Dee. Dee was rescued from lurcher men who were keeping her in poor conditions - looks like she's won the lottery!
Dear Hayley and Caroline
Just to say a quick thank you for all the help you've given.
Hope you like the writings( she does very well for one so young)
ciao for now Bob
Sat 3rd February 2007
Well, there I was this morning at Gobowen station when this black jeep rolls up, papers are exchanged and I�m off for a two hour drive back to Macclesfield (little bit of icky but I am only 14 weeks old). Caroline has lent me some coats (coz it�s bl**Dy freezing) and I look really cool hmm. I have now found my name is Uschi, which sounds a bit deutsch to me, but apparently is this bloke�s favourite Biathlon star.
Yes must mention this bloke is called Bob apparently, and looks a bit old but he can�t help it.
What he can do is provide a nice warm house, garden to play in and food (and Bickies too of course). also really lazy, has black leather settees (on which I can get lost) and watches too much TV and that�s after just one day. We've been out and looked at the stars, came straight back in coz the frost was up to my?????. -as Florence says Time for Bed.
Sunday 4th Feb
Hey this guy likes sleeping in well so do I, uh uh must remember sleep on carpets pee outdoors. I�ll get it right one day, I am only a baby.
So what�s today�s surprise? Well first it�s the same person here as yesterday, that�s new. Next I haven�t been kicked off the bed and am gradually working my way to the pillows. Better luck next time.Hmmm Breakfast, wot no bacon and eggs? Just dried stuff aw well
It�s white outside but I have just been told this is not snow, that comes later this week. The garden is just right for a few laps at high speed. Well as long as I use the nice lady next doors garden as well. All this new growth tastes nice but I�m not sure why I�m eating it, perhaps I�m a vegetarian (oops this man just swore and said god forbid and it�s Sunday)
.Well United are on this afternoon so I�ll have to arrange a good few pee breaks between 4 and 6. Can�t go out with the rest of the world yet, but it looks great thru the big window, dogs and cats and squirrels and birds and everything,
Think I might like it here, shame he�s a united supporter.
Boring said Zebedee time for bed said Florence
There seems to be a common denominator in most of these happy endings photos - and this one is no exception! It couldn't be a setee could it?
This is Tara who came to Greenfields with her sister Betsy. They were brought to Greenfields from Ireland. Tho photo was sent in by her new owner, Jo-an
Just a couple of photos to show how well Finn has settled into his new home. He is very playful, amusingly taking my husband's shoes in the garden and leaving them there in the rain. When he's not sleeping on his own, he sleeps with our other (brindle) greyhound Ryan and our collie Jessie. He made himself at home within an hour and you'd think we'd had him since birth, he's so calm and friendly. Happy Christmas to you and all the doggies!
Thought you might like a photo of Dingo now he is settled in!
As you can see he has grown a lot since we had him and every day he makes us laugh.
Vanessa and Phil
This is our new addition, extremely handsome isn't he? As you can see he's made himself at home! We're all very happy especially the children...a new best friend. Thanks for your time & help, please pass on our thanks to Caroline & Judy too.
Carrie has well and truly made our home her home, she had week in Wales recently with us enjoying the sea and beach!
She enjoys her daily walks getting used both other dogs, pheasants and bunnies! (on the lead of course)
We would not be without her, she is a real joy
Alan & Sue Jepson
Hi toJune, Sam and all at Stilesmeadow and Greenfields Rescue
I have emailed you a picture of Shadow and Bandit.in two poses. I thought you would like to put them on the Living happily ever after page. I look on the website every day and it amazes me at the dogs that are rehomed. Shadow came to us from Caroline at Greenfields rescue centre. He was named Ralfie but we changed it to Shadow because he is always behind me. Bandit came to us from Stiles and he was longing for a new home after being with you for such a while and, as you can see, he is blissfully happy. Bandits name was Hansome and we changed his name, as he doesn't say boo to a goose. We have been on several caravan holidays and they are fantastic, don't run off or cause any problems. We have always had greyhounds and these two are a breath of fresh air as you can see by the pictures. We wouldn't be without them. To anyone who wants a greyhound as a pet or even a lurcher, I can recommend them. They are easy to settle down and with a lot of TLC they become lifelong friends.
Thanks to June and Sam, and also thanks to Caroline too. Also dawn my daughter still has fly a tan/ white greyhound who is now thirteen years of age. He came from Stiles 11 years ago and sadly has a tumour in his toe, but he is being treated and has recovered well from one operation and is going to have his toe off soon. Hopefully he will be with us for a little longer god willing. David also has a fawn greyhound called Spear, but he came to us from another rescue centre. They all get on well together and are great friends.
Regards Lesley, George, Dawn and David Cooke.
"Just a short email to let you know how Millie (Coco as was!) is getting on.
She's been with us now for 4 weeks, and is settling in well. She's started to put weight on and her coat is improving, and is now getting shinier.
We've just come back from our holidays in Scotland, where she slept in the back of the car, with our labrador, Chad without any problems.
She had plenty of long walks and has had chance to have a short run.
I've attached a couple of photos which were taken a couple of weeks a go.
I'll keep in touch regarding her progress!"
Carol (& Millie)
Just an email to let you know how Dee is coming along. She has been with us for only 2 weeks, but we couldn't imagine being without her now. As you know, when she first came to us she was very skinny and weak, but she is putting on weight nicely and her energy levels are improving daily. It is lovely to see her character developing, she is becoming playful and very cheeky with it. She enjoys her walks now she has more energy.. We recently went to the seaside which Dee was very excited about, she loved having a run up and down the beach and splashing about in the sea. She seems to have settled in well and we think she is happy to be here and we are very happy to have her as part of our family. Please find attached a picture, and we will send more as she progresses.
Mandy & Family.
We received some photos today of this little boy, Troy, who was six weeks old when he was taken away from his mum and destined for a life of working the hedgerows killing rabbits. Luckily I got a phone call from the lurcher-man's wife, she was pregnant so it was clear out time for the pups. This little man has found himself a lovely home with lots of brothers and sisters, chickens and lambs to be friends with and curls up every evening with the big ginger tom cat.
Thanks Lilly for giving this little boy his new home.
Just a quick email to send you a couple of photos and to let you know how he is settling in. We have renamed him Oliver and he doesn't seem to mind! He has settled in really well and has been 100% clean in the house from day 1. He is very affectionate and loves to be with us and gives us both a big welcome whenever we come in or come down in the morning.
He is eating well and we are giving him an evening primrose tablet and a spoonful of cod liver oil each day in his food. We gave him a bath the other day which he quite enjoyed especially when we wrapped him up in big fluffy towels afterwards to dry him. His coat is getting better and is looking quite sleek and healthy although his bald patches need to grow over which they will given time. He is still finishing his antibiotics so we have not yet been to our vet to give him his jabs.
He really seems quite at home now and is really a big softie and we are really glad that we have got him. Photos are attached - the first one showing him in his favourite position on his big soft cushion in the lounge.
Best wishes and many thanks,
Bob & Zena Dixon
Daisy and Jack with their new master
I am very happy now and love my new master that much that when I can't find him anywhere I search every room until I have. I am being very well behaved both on and off the lead and in the house too. Every afternoon I am taken out into the countryside and love to have a run with my new friend Jack, afterwards I can't wait to cool off in the river Dane. I was taken on holiday in June and thought that the beach was terrific, the sea wasn't very nice to drink though. Jack and I were so well behaved that we are being taken again in September and this time we are going to stay in a lovely hotel which is on a salmon river and very close to our favourite beach. Thank you for rescuing me and finding me such a good home and I hope that you like the photos of me and my new master,
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