Nursing home fete raises much need funds for GRACE dogs

A huge thank you to Debbie Nellist and Westmoor View Nursing Home for inviting us to their summer fete.

Our GRACE stall and tombola raised 0ver £130.

It was a lovely trip out for new boys Frankie and Blake too!

Frankie even ‘helped’ to set up the stall.


A sad farewell to Warren

We had some very sad news. Unfortunately one of our extra special G.R.A.C.E boys Warren passed away recently.

Warren had many admirers over the years and our condolences go to Sylvia and Steve who gave him so much love and a wonderful home.

Here’s a photo of Warren wallowing in the pond!

The Great Global Greyhound Walk

Dozens of hounds and humans took a stroll round Stewart Park, Middlesbrough recently as part of the ‘Great Greyhound Global Walk’. 

Almost 6,500 sighthounds from across the globe took part in organised walks – all on the same day – to show the world what special pets they make.

The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an international dog walking event to raise the profile of rescued and retired (ex-racing) greyhounds. Started as a seed of an idea in 2010, the walk takes place annually on the 3rd Sunday of June. 

Thank you for being part of such a ‘greyt’ event!

P.S. There are lots more pics from the day on the G.R.A.C.E Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RescueAGreyhound)


Thank you to Wags & Whiskers


Huge thanks go to Wags & Whiskers Canine Café and Pet Boutique in Stockton – and especially owner Carl and Kayleigh – who kindly organised a ‘Sighthound Gathering’ on behalf of G.R.A.C.E recently.


The event took place on Sunday 13th May.

It started with a riverside stroll, followed by a fundraising event for G.R.A.C.E which raised over £130.

It was a chance to chat with other sighthound owners over coffee & cake, while the dogs got to know each other and enjoy the cafe’s canine menu.

As well as a fundraising stall, there was a raffle and goody bags for the pooches.  A big thank you to Lauren too, who took some fabulous photos! 

Thank you Nikki

A little while back, local photographer Nikki Paxton (www.nikkipaxton.com) got in touch to offer to take some pics of the G.R.A.C.E hounds. 


Pictured: Bill


Pictured: Stella

We were blown away by her kind offer and had no idea she was so talented. The results are absolutely stunning.

Pictured: Jill

We  also think some of our dogs secretly enjoyed being models for the day – shhhh, just don’t tell Naomi Campbell!

Pictured: Paris

Thank you so much Nikki.

Pictured: Nadia and Milo

Thank you Doreen!

A ‘greyt’ big thank you to our friend Doreen. Not only has Doreen been fostering the gorgeous Sky for us, but she recently held a tombola and raised over £60 for G.R.A.C.E. We are so, so grateful to you Doreen!

Spotlight on Sky

Could you be gorgeous Sky’s forever family? Sky came to us a little while ago as sadly her owner passed away. She is currently being fostered by one of our lovely volunteers, but really needs a permanent home to call her own. Sky is a rough coated lurcher and is seven years young. She is still an active girl and has great recall.

Sky is a lovely gentle girl,  loves her home comforts and cuddles. She is very clean in the house, walks well on the lead and has good recall. Sky is good with children, but she isn’t cat friendly. Although Sky has lived with other dogs, we think she would be better off as an only dog as she can be a bit of a bossy madam at times!

Thank you Aunty Xena!

You might recall the story of the lovely lady called Xema who knitted dozens of hens to raise money for Lewis’ veterinary bill recently. Xena and her friends raised a staggering £500. This has been am amazing help to a small rescue charity like G.R.A.C.E.

So, it was fantastic when Lewis was able to thank his Aunty Xena in person recently!

Dogs, get involved!

Dogs, get involved! Friday 22nd June is national ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’.

Get your ‘Humum’ or Dad to ask their boss if you can pop into their work for the day. Or maybe your Mum or Dad is the boss, so no excuses. Save the date and get lots of lovely worky-type people to make a donation to GRACE.

P.S. No clocking off early or snoozing on the job!

Hamper raffle tickets still available

Thank you to another amazing G.R.A.C.E supporter, Laura Burlinson, owner of ‘The Paddock’ organically sourced produce. Laura is running a raffle to win this gorgeous hamper, which includes Northumberland tea, cheese, organic chocolate, handmade jams, chutneys, local honey, shortbread, pressed juice and free range eggs!


The hamper is worth £40 and raffle tickets are £2 each. All proceeds will go to G.R.A.C.E. If you would like a raffle ticket, please comment on the post via our Facebook page, or send Laura an email to: laura@thepaddock.org.uk  The raffle will be drawn in time for Easter!

Rescue greyhounds are very close to Laura’s heart after losing her beloved Derwent Dog, who she described as her best friend and loyal companion for 13 years. Laura has recently taken G.R.A.C.E girl Leona into her home, who has certainly landed on her paws.