Hi peeps, Jack's back! So, my life in foster just keeps getting more exciting. Bearing in mind us ex-racers have never really lived in a home, there are LOTS of things to get used to when we find our forever families. They have a home-from-home cabin at kennels, BUT, I'm getting to experience them for real! I have to say you hoomans have so very strange things! The latest thing I've been doing is some vacuum cleaner training. The first time I saw it, I just wanted to chew it, I thought that might shut it up.....sadly not! But now, after a bit of practice, I'm okay looking at it through the glass of the back door (if I'm in the garden) or in the hall with a barrier up. That way I know it can't 'get me'! However, it's still far too risky being in the same room as
We were delighted to be involved in the annual Great Global Greyhound Walk on Sunday. We organised four of the walks - Bath, Shepton Mallet, Stroud and Dorchester, where we had the privilege of 121 hounds joining us! 🐾 The team at GGGW headquarters are still busy totting up the total number of sighthounds that joined the global event, and we'll share that in a future post, but we are delighted that our walks contributed a great number towards the final total! Pictured are the group shots from each walk we organised; we have lots more lovely photos to share with you, so we will feature each walk in separate posts over the coming days, along with an update on the final numbers. Thank you to everyone who came to one of our walks, or indeed joined one of the other walks. You all did an awesome job in showing
A big thank you to our volunteers and the shoppers at Cadbury Garden Centre, part of The Blue Diamond Group near Bristol, for raising a wonderful £266 recently to help our hounds in need! 👏
Thank you also to Cadbury Garden Centre for having us! 🙏
The team will be there every month until the end of the year, so please check out this link for when you can go and meet them! foreverhoundstrust.org/events/
Anyone following this page will know we have a fab team of volunteers who have been undertaking a challenge to walk the whole length of Offa's Dyke, the border between England and Wales, throughout the year. Their journey so far can be found here foreverhoundstrust.org/offas-dyke-challenge-2023-24/ Well, this coming weekend (30th/1st) is their very last walk of the whole challenge! So, this post is a plea for two things... 🐾To motivate them to make the final push to the finish line, they would really appreciate any last-minute donations. This whole trek is a massive 177 miles, and they are doing it all for the hounds. They are still short of their target, so please do reward their amazing efforts by sponsoring them. 🐾 A “shout-out” for anyone local to Prestatyn to be at the beach on Sunday 1st October - the intrepid hikers should be there around 4pm. The finish point
We just LOVE receiving messages like this...
"Hello, I wanted to send you a video of Kipling having a great time on the beach, on a camping holiday in Devon. We rehomed him in 2020, and he now camps regularly with us! 😍"
Let's see pics or video of your #houndsonholidays!
A huge WELL DONE and THANK YOU to our Dorset events team who attended Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival earlier this month. Over the two days, they managed to raise an amazing £842.73, with the tombola being particularly popular thanks to the great prizes supplied by volunteer Judy and The Greyhound Shop in Bournemouth!
Pictured is Roxy, a Forever Hounds Trust adoptee who came to visit us on the Sunday. She fancied a little time out whilst her lovely mum and dad went exploring the festival, so relaxed in the cool with one of our team!
Thank you to everyone who came to see us! All monies raised really will make a huge difference to the dogs in our care. 🙏
Check out our events pages to find out where you can meet our teams over the coming months. foreverhoundstrust.org/events/
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the team at The Oak Inn Staplow - Ledbury, Herefordshire for choosing Forever Hounds Trust to be recipients of the proceeds from their recent charity quiz night!
Further thanks go to all the quiz team members, and to one of our adopters, Linda, who very kindly nominated us to benefit from the evening.
Pictured is the wonderful Quiz Master Heather presenting the proceeds totalling £330 to Jenny of Forever Hounds Trust! This amazing amount of money will make a huge difference to the hounds in our care. 🐾
Do you know a non-sighthound dog who’d be happy to volunteer their time, helping rescue sighthounds on their way to life as a much-loved pet? Socialisation with non-sighthound dogs (especially smaller breeds) is a huge part of the rehabilitation work we carry out with the dogs in our care. Many of the dogs we help have never seen another dog that looks different to themselves, and need some help learning how to feel comfortable around them. We are looking for small breed dog volunteers in particular, but also medium and large dogs who don’t look anything like greyhounds or lurchers! To be suited to this important role, our doggie volunteers need to be: 🐾 Totally comfortable, calm and confident around large, boisterous dogs who may have minimal social skills. We are extremely careful to never put our volunteer dogs at any physical risk, but we also need to be sure
Hi peeps, it's me Jack!
I see there are a few of us Jack's around now - don't get me confused with the other lovely boys in kennels, I'm Foster-Hound-Jack! 🐾
I'm still learning lots of new things in my foster home, the latest thing is that I LOVE MY PILLOW! I love collecting soft things, so I claimed this pillow and made myself comfy with it a pillow for my afternoon snooze. 💤
I don't ask for much in my new home, but a pillow is definitely on the list (as well as a lovely doggy friend to rest my head on!)
Please apply to adopt me here foreverhoundstrust.org/dog/jack/ My foster family are doing such a wonderful job in readying me for my forever home - I'm very grateful, and you will be too! 😀