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Emma Finn

Great sadness as Tag crosses the rainbow bridge

This is a particularly hard news post to write, as the whole GRACE team are so devastated by the loss of the wonderful Tag.

Handsome boy Tag

Tag came to us several years ago, along with his brother Curtis, when he was rescued by GRACE founder Tracy Cook. Initially, Tracy found Tag a great foster home, where he could forget his past traumas and enjoy just being a dog. And it wasn’t long before Tracy found Tag the perfect ‘forever home’ with Linda, Terry and their family.

Tag and Linda on the Great Global Greyhound Walk

Tag was totally adored by them all and had a life of unconditional love, home comforts and treats!

Tag in one of his favourite spots

Good night sweet boy Tag. We will always, always love and remember you.

Curtis (left) with his brother Tag and GRACE founder Tracy

Sad goodbye to Frank

We have had some devastating news this week. Frank who was rehomed with Gem sadly passed away very unexpectedly with an embolism.

Unfortunately there is nothing anyone can do and an embolism cannot be predicted. Frank had gone out for a walk with his sister Gem and collapsed. He was rushed to the vets but nothing could be done. All at GRACE send love and hugs. We are so sorry. Rest easy lovely boy.

Max says thank you folks!

Thank you to everyone who supported our two recent GRACE auctions via our main GRACE Facebook page and our GRACE Fundraising page. A special big thank you to Doreen, Jackie and Tracy for doing an amazing job in making these important online events happen. The final figures are still to be confirmed, but together we have raised over £700!

Max was a busy boy helping his Mum Doreen with the Christmas fundraising auction!

So, thank you to everyone who bought items in the auction or numbers in the draws. Also thank you to the following people:
– Lainey Oldaker for donating the knitted hats which made £51, which was fantastic for 2 items.
– Dereth de Pee for all the handcrafted donated items, which made £137
– Louise Brown from Hearts and Hounds for the kind donation
– Helen Mitchell for the donation
– Jackie Debbage who crafted and donated lots of items, including some beautiful beds
– Ali Dooling for many donated items and support
– Marie and Rob McCrone for the donation of the bed for the number draw

– Emily Ashley for her kind donation from the sales of her purple remembrance poppies

We’re really sorry that we can’t mention every single person individually, but a ‘greyt’ big thank you to all of you!

Our two auctions are now live. Happy bidding!

Our Christmas auction to raise money for GRACE is now live and runs until 22 November! See our Facebook fundraising page for lots of goodies to bid on and to help kick start your Christmas shopping:

Facebook.com/GRACE-fundraising-page

A special thank you to Jackie and Doreen for organising it.  And as if that wasn’t enough excitement, we also have a fundraising auction on our main GRACE Facebook page too, which will run until 17 November:

Facebook.com/RescueAGreyhound

Thank you to Joyful Sewing, Levriero, Jackie, Doreen and all our other loyal supporters

We have so many wonderful supporters. Sorry that we don’t always have an opportunity to thank every one of you in person, but please know that we really appreciate everything you do for the GRACE hounds.

Today we’d like to give a special thank you to Jackie and Doreen for making lots of goodies to raise funds and organsising our forthcoming Christmas auction – see our Facebook pages for details:

Our main GRACE Facebook page:

Facebook.com/RescueAGreyhound

Our GRACE fundraising Facebook page:

Facebook.com/GRACE-fundraising-page

We’d also like to give a shout out to ‘Joyful Sewing’ and ‘Levriero’ handmade hound accessories who support our work and have also made recent donations to GRACE.

Get better soon Scout

Our lovely GRACE boy Scout had to have tarsal arthrodesis surgery, but is now back at his foster home with Tracy and Gary, where he is receiving lots of TLC. He is feeling a bit worse for wear, but will soon be his happy playful self. The only plus side is that he’s got a purple bandage which is GRACE colours.

Unfortunately, his vet bill was over £4,200, which has taken a big toll on our funds. If you would like to support Scout and make a donation towards his vet bill, or help any of our other GRACE boys and girls, why not take a look at our fundraising activities on our two Facebook pages. Details as follows:

Our main GRACE Facebook page:

Facebook.com/RescueAGreyhound

Our GRACE fundraising Facebook page:

Facebook.com/GRACE-fundraising-page

Thank you Tracey and Martin

Thank you to Martin and Tracey Swales who have been busy making these wonderful nativity scenes for our Christmas dog show, which unfortunately will not be going ahead this year due to COVID restrictions.

They made three in total and a lot of work has gone into them, so have kindly donated them to us to raffle or sell to raise funds for GRACE.

Sad farewells to Ted and Nina

It’s been an incredibly sad week at GRACE, as we received the tragic news about two GRACE beauties. Devastatingly, Ted and Nina have both crossed the rainbow bridge in recent days.

Handsome Ted earlier this year on his 8th birthday

A lot of you will have met our very own fashionista Master Ted Baker. Ted was always the first to meet the public at GRACE events and made hundreds of appearances showcasing greyhounds as amazing pets. Ted was happy to meet everyone, regardless of age and he really loved people. Ted also helped at meet and greets, always dressed impeccably (helped by Ann who designed and made Ted’s accessories to Ted’s high standards).

The gorgeous Ted has been lovingly supported over the rainbow bridge by his devastated mum and dad Ann and Mike. Ted, who was only 8 years old, tragically lost his short battle with osteosarcoma. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done with this horrific cancer. Our hugs and love go to Ann, Mike and family at this tragic time.

Stunning girl Nina

Nina had been living a healthy and happy life with her family since 2017 and sadly her young life has been taken far too soon, leaving her family totally devastated. Nina was a beautiful greyhound girl, who was also cat friendly. She had such a caring personality and loved everyone she met. She really was a gentle soul. Sending hugs and love to Helen, Lloyd and their family.

Ted and Nina will always be remembered and in our hearts here at GRACE.

Spotlight on Chloe

Let me introduce myself! I am Chloe, a 5 year old greyhound girl who is looking for a special home. I’m not keen on small dogs, not cat or small furry friendly. But….I am OK around large dogs if I can meet them on my own terms. 

I do like the sound of my own voice and like to tell the other dogs what to do. I would like an adult only home, would love to be an only dog, but if not can live with a male of similar size. I need a sighthound experienced home due to my high prey drive. However, I am playful, very loving in my own way and bond with people very quickly. If you feel you could offer me an ideal home, please contact the GRACE team.

Thank you Catherine and family

Those who follow our Facebook page will know that we have been donated some special items to do a number draw to raise funds for GRACE.  They are from Catherine, a 12 year old girl who, along with her younger brother, has taken up go-cart racing. During the lockdown they weren’t able to take part in their beloved carting, but have put their old tyres to good use.

Catherine has given out lots of planters to the vulnerable in her village, as well as to the local school and care homes. The whole family are involved in this project: her younger sister designs the planters and they all help with the painting.

Catherine usually sells the planters and clocks to help fund her go-cart racing, as it is an expensive hobby, but she has kindly donated some items to us too. The GRACE number draw is £5 per entry. The prize is a handmade clock, painted in a colour of your choice, featuring a picture of your greyhound, or other pet. The winner can also choose two of Catherine’s other items. There are still a few numbers left, so if you would like to enter, please get in touch with us.