Some things are just meant to be…
Before Christmas, we had an urgent call, one of our adopted hounds, Blakie, had just lost his beloved mum, and, as much as her family loved him, they could not care for him long-term. Therefore, as with all our adopted dogs, we committed to welcome him back into our care. However, at ten years old, he wasn’t suited to kennels, so we wondered whether one of our dedicated volunteers and her husband would be kind enough take Blakie in as an emergency foster.
It was a big ask, as they had just unexpectedly lost their very similar looking 10 year old greyhound Reggie, who they had fallen in love with after just seven months. But, the true sighthound lovers they were, after a very short period of deliberation, they happily agreed to welcome this bereaved hound into their lives.
From the moment Blakie arrived at their home, there was no question that he would be leaving again. He settled in quickly and endeared himself immediately to his foster family, who soon fell head-over-heels in love with this lovely greyhound.
Before long, his foster home became his forever home and they now form a truly wonderful family unit.
His lovely mum and dad say “We love him to bits – it was fate that he ended up with us. We healed each other’s broken hearts.”
Sadly, Blakie won’t be the last dog to find himself in this position. It’s inevitable that other dogs will need to return into our care where their owner is no longer able to care for them, or there is a change of circumstances. Therefore, we are desperate for foster homes, willing and able to care for an older dog that just wouldn’t be suited to a kennel environment. Please email email@example.com if you would like to help a hound in need.
(ps…adopting isn’t mandatory!)