We’re lucky to have some fantastic friends in the Channel Islands, who have helped to find forever homes for some of our G.R.A.C.E dogs. The latest lucky duo to be make the move to Jersey and Guernsey are Lily and Duke.
We are so grateful to Gail Hickmott and Alison Le Feuvre, who look after Jersey Whippets, for making this possible. Plus a big thank you to Chris the pilot, who touched down in the UK to transport Lily and Duke to their fabulous new life. Duke was particularly taken by the flight and looks like he was born to always travel via private plane!
As a small charity, run entirely by volunteers, we rely on the kindness and compassion of dog lovers to help us in our cause. In particular, we are always grateful to volunteer foster families who temporarily take a dog into their home and love them as they would their own. It helps the dogs in our care move onto their permanent forever homes when they are ready.
We would therefore like to say a huge thank you to Becky and her family. In the last 8 months Becky has fostered all of the above dogs on behalf of G.R.A.C.E.
As a foster carer for G.R.A.C.E, we cover the costs of dog food, treats, bedding and veterinary bills etc. All you need to provide is the love and cuddles! If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a G.R.A.C.E foster carer, we would love to hear from you.
When dogs come to us, they live with volunteer foster families so we can get to know their individual personalities. This also means we can match them with their ideal forever family when they are ready to be rehomed. We’re delighted to bring you an update on Isla who is currently being fostered by Becky, one of our lovely volunteers.
Isla is a gorgeous 2 year old girl who is looking for a home of her own. She is in foster with small dogs and is a super friendly girl.
She can be a bit nervous at times but takes confidence from other dogs. She loves to play so would be better suited to a home with another dog. She is great on the lead, good in the car and in the house.
She is still young so learns quickly. If you think you could offer Isla, or any of our other dogs, a home, we would love to hear from you.
It’s under extremely sad and difficult circumstances that we have been asked to take these two older sweethearts under our wing.
The rough coated lurcher girl is Sky and she is 7 years old. The fawn boy is Bill and he is 12 years old. Both dogs are good with kids and other dogs.
Bill sadly has arthritis. Both need permanent foster and G.R.A.C.E will provide veterinary costs and food etc. All we need is a special someone to offer them a home and love them.
Bill and Sky are in the North East and are very loved and cared for.
Leaving their family home will be traumatic enough for them, so we are looking to re-home Bill and Sky together as they are already so well bonded.
As well as finding foster and forever homes, we also get out and about to raise much-needed funds. As our charity is run entirely by volunteers, every single penny goes to the welfare of the dogs. As well as paying for food, treats, toys and bedding, the money we raise helps to cover veterinary costs, such as neutering, vaccination, worming, flea treatment, plus any surgical procedures some of the greyhounds in our care need.
One of our regular fund raising events is to hold a stall at Guisborough Market from 9am until 3pm (weather and availability permitting) – see our Facebook page, or events section of our website for details. As well as selling dog-related items, we also run a tombola. Pop along to say hello to Tracy, Gary and other G.R.A.C.E volunteers. There are usually a couple of greyhounds lending a helping paw too! P.S. If you have any suitable items for the stall or tombola, we would love to hear from you.
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!
Photo credit: Phoenix Photography
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.
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!