Greyhound Rescue West of England.............. Feb 22, 2008 5:48:35 GMT -5
Post by kelli on Feb 22, 2008 5:48:35 GMT -5
I WILL TRY AND KEEP THESE PAGES AS UP TO DATE AS POSSIBLE BUT FOR THE CURRENT LIST OF DOGS PLEASE SEE grwe.com/homingWelfare_dogsForHoming.asp
The dogs featured on this page are just a selection of those in the care of GRWE at the moment. We have between 60-70 dogs in our care at any one time and so, of course, cannot feature them all here. I will keep this section up to date as much as I can, but on occasions you may find that some of the dogs may have been lucky enough to find homes. As we look after so many dogs, we are almost certain to have a dog that would be suitable for you, so please, if you are interested in offering a home to a greyhound or lurcher, contact us today, and we will put you in touch with a Homing Officer in your area - Thanks.
As a charity, GRWE is very fortunate to have a group of experienced volunteers who support the rescue and rehoming process, as well as organising events to raise awareness and funds. We have no paid employees and do not own any kennels.
GRWE receives no financial support from the greyhound racing authorities towards the welfare of the very dogs that underpin this whole industry. We rely totally on the support of the public for donations to pay for the cost of caring for the dogs. Our major expenses are the hire of kennel space, and veterinary fees.
The geographical area covered by GRWE is dependent upon our financial and human resources, and at present includes all the counties from Cornwall, across to Bedfordshire and northwest to Cheshire.
At any one time we are caring for between 60 and 70 dogs. Homechecks are always carried out first, and around 500 dogs were placed into suitable loving homes last year. For an entirely voluntary organisation this is a remarkable achievement of which we are justifiably proud.
Some of the dogs which we have in our care take us a little longer to place than others. There may be many reasons why a dog is with us for a longer time, but during the time that the dog is with us, we are constantly assessing it and of course, looking out for a suitable home for it. Some of the dogs featured here may have been badly treated, some do not respond well towards other dogs, others may have issues relating to humans. GRWE has a strict non-destruction policy and we will not have a dog put to sleep unless we are advised to do so by a vet because of health reasons, or if we consider that we cannot rehome the dog safely.
We have an open and honest policy about all of the dogs we are rehoming, and we will tell the prospective home all the background information we possess on the dog.
Please telephone - 07000 785092
Send rehoming emails to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send the following details, when emailing your rehoming enquiry - your name, your email address, your contact telephone number, your location (County) and of course your message.
GRWE does not sell dogs or make any charge for adoption. On average it costs around £400 to look after each dog until adoption, including kennelling & veterinary care. We receive no help from the racing industry or the government. All dogs will be vax'd, neutered and microchipped prior to rehoming. In the case of puppies you will have to sign to agree to neuter the pup at a certain age, we do follow up home visits.
Any donation you wish to make will be gratefully received and will go towards helping more dogs have the chance of a loving home.