Showing that greyhounds make ‘greyt’ pets

We were blessed with a bit of sunshine at the Ingleby Barwick Family Fun Day recently. The organisers persuaded us to enter Paris, Blake and Francesca into the Fun Dog Show. They didn’t win any prizes, but showed everyone what ‘greyt’ pets greyhounds make. They are all winners in our eyes!

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Photo credit: Phoenix Photography

Thank you to our volunteers!

Our charity is run entirely by volunteers. That means all the money we raise goes directly to the welfare of the dogs in our care. Since Tracy Cook set up Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (GRACE) in 2011, she has rescued and rehabilitated around 2,000 greyhounds. She doesn’t get paid for this work. She does it because she loves sighthounds and understands the cruelty that so many racing greyhounds suffer.

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To help Tracy in her work, we have a team of volunteers who give their time and energy for free too. Thank you to each and every one of you. There are too many to mention here, but in particular, we would like to give a special mention to Gary, Michele, Tricia, Jackie, Becky and Ruth who always go the extra mile!

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Thank you Jackie!

Our lovely G.R.A.C.E volunteer Jackie Debbage has been raising funds for us again – this time in the sweltering heat. Thank you Jackie – you are a real star!

Jackie Debbage

Thank you for joining us for the Great Global Greyhound Walk

Thank you to all the hounds and humans who joined us for the Great Global Greyhound Walk on 11 June at Preston Park. You were part of something big! Altogether there were 169 walks worldwide on that day, with 5,702 sighthounds taking part.

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There are more photos in an album on our Facebook page.

Sighthound Hardwick Walk North East

It wasn’t the warmest of days, but G.R.A.C.E dogs Bridie, Curtis, Nadia (Borzoi), Hardy and new blue boy (still to be named!) joined in a lovely sighthound walk around Hardwick Park today.

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G.R.A.C.E volunteer Jackie, along with her family and greyhound Darius, also set up a stall to raise much needed funds for us. Thank you so much!

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Another ‘greyt’ day at Stewart Park

Our hounds love to get out and about, especially when it means a trip to Stewart Park, Middlesbrough. Thank you to everyone who stopped to say hello on Sunday. Here are Bud and Bridie, along with Darius and G.R.A.C.E volunteer Gary. Bud is currently in a trial home (everything crossed!), but Bridie (right) is still looking for her forever home. Darius isn’t a G.R.A.C.E dog and already has a loving home – he likes to pop along and support his pals though whenever he can. Thank you to Darius and his lovely Mum Jackie! 

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Thank you to clued-up company ‘Enigmatology’

Thank you to clued-up, Stockton-based Enigmatology, which organises ‘live escape room’ experiences for teams of wannabe super sleuths. The kind hearted company donated all of its proceeds for bookings on Saturday 18th March to G.R.A.C.E. If your organisation would be happy to hold a fundraising day on our behalf, we’d love to hear from you!

Sherlock Holmes Hound

Photo credit: The Phodographer, via Pinterest

Mother’s Day Hugs for Our Hounds

Thank you to everyone who popped along to say hello at our Mother’s Day ‘meet and greet’ at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough recently. Don’t forget we’re at Stewart Park (next to the Farmers Market) on the last Sunday of every month – weather permitting.

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Donations to GRACE via orders of new book

Looking to read a new book and keen to help our hounds? Check out Lesley Webster’s ‘Memoirs of an Ordinary Psychic,’ which charts her life as a medium, healer and psychic. Through book sales Lesley is kindly donating money to GRACE.

 

GRACE hounds in their forever homes!

Thanks to Tracy Cook, founder of GRACE, and our small team of volunteers, hundreds of greyhounds have been rescued and are now living in their forever homes.

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We love happy endings and especially hearing how so many of our hounds are enjoying a life of being pampered. We’ve noticed that there are quite a few things that greyhounds have in common: (1) they love people (2) they love cuddles (3) they sleep for hours and (4) they love somewhere comfy and warm – especially a bed or sofa!

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GRACE is run entirely by volunteers. Every penny we raise goes directly to the welfare of the dogs in our care. We don’t have kennels and all of our dogs live in homes (either as foster dogs or with their forever family). This means they get the love and attention they deserve from day one.  If you are interested in volunteering, fundraising, fostering or adopting any of our dogs, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tracy Cook on 07840 771583.