I don't know if this is the right place to post this thread but I am desparate and don't really know where else to turn so any help or ideas are greatly appreciated.
I have just found out recently that I have to go to America for two months around December 11th 2009. I'm not exactly sure how long I will have to be over there in total but ultimately may be up to 12 months, on and off but initially definitely 2 months.
I am a single parent with a 1 year old son. I absolutely adore my greyhounds, I rescued them 3.5 years ago and they are so gentle and of a lovely temprement. I definitely don't want to get rid of my boys, that's not an option for me, but I am desparately looking for someone to take them in and love them for me whilst I am away. It would be a foster care arrangement. I have to be totally honest I can't say exactly the time scale at the moment however even if you can offer a couple of months from December 11th I'd be grateful. I am prepared to pay for all food, and any vets bills etc. I can also provide some money each week to help go towards the dogs and / or donate money to a dog charity - this is negotiable (basically whatever you feel is appropriate and necessary to look after my dogs). Please contact me asap if you can provide any help whatsoever or know anyone who would be willing to care and love my greyhounds.
The greyhounds are very child friendly, very gentle and very loving. They are very easy to look after,
Sorry about the clarity of the breed. The debate whether they are lurchers is ongoing, the rescue home told me they are lurchers, but Kaye is convinced they are greyhounds. I have to admit they look more like greyhounds to me but like I say no one is 100 per cent sure. So sometimes they are referred to as lurchers and sometimes greyhounds. So I apologise for it not being clearer.
Kaye from lurcher link did look after them for me for a few weeks early summer. She was brilliant and I was grateful for her stepping in. I know she is extremely busy and usually jam packed helping dogs re-homing them etc, so I haven't asked her again at this stage directly due to the length of time required to look after my dogs for me. I wanted to see if anyone else could help me who maybe had a spare place for them or someone who may want to look after two very loving dogs on a temporary basis for a few months.
Hope this info clears up a few things,
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2009 9:26:22 GMT -5 by pinkyb99
I would like to discuss with you. I'm in Sheffield and work, but have no dogs now, so there is room. Had my own greyhounds, lurchers and whippets for many years, yours would be welcome. Please contact me 07903 521943. Lynn
The beautiful 5 year old boys are doing very well, but I find that they are a bit lively for me. They are happy and healthy, need more exercise than I can give them, very enthusiastic with everything. Big runs, good meals, big flop-out's on sofa ! Lovely nature, they would like someone around most of the time. Very gentle and loving, really like cuddles. I have asked their owners permission to re-advertise them. Good with kids, suggest over 8 years old as they can be bouncy when playing, but not rough.The changeover will take place at the end of January, when their owner returns to England and can check things out. If you are interested please leave your response here. Many thanks. Lynn Sinclair
Forgot to say that they are not cat or small furries friendly, and they like to rag furry gloves, hats, scarves etc too but thats just for fun ! Now housetrained and easily bribed with food as a reward for going outside to the loo when required. Enjoy toys a lot - throwing reindeer and camel at the moment, also will chase balls but not of course retrieve, they are greyhounds ! Lovely nature, friendly, cuddly and loving.
Post by andywillow on Jan 15, 2010 17:26:42 GMT -5
I can't understand why you took these two on after giving up your own dogs Their owner must be worried after thinking she had left them somewhere whilst she was away. Hope you manage to find someone to look after them for her.
I gave up my own dogs almost two years ago following an accident, which meant that I was not capable of caring for them or walking them. This accident also cost me my job. I did not give up my dogs lightly. I tried to help Joe and Jacob because I like greyhounds and they needed help. They have gone back to their owners home this morning. Its probably better not to judge people when you dont know the facts.
Are these the lads that were found on the motorway 4 yrs ago having been thrown out of a van, 1 was badly injured and the other stayed by his side until help came? If so I understand that Rotherham dog rescue, who took them in originally are now trying to help the owner find a permanent home together for them and avoid them having to go back into kennels. They can't be separated.
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