Not one for being in the limelight, but G.R.A.C.E founder Tracy Cook has received an ‘inspirational woman’ award from BBC Radio Tees.
Listen to Tracy’s interview, when they surprised her at work, via BBC iplayer (first aired 08/03/19 @5pm).
Huge congratulations Tracy – thank you for all the love you give to the hounds.
And thank you Ann and Ted for nominating her!
We’re always incredibly sad when former GRACE dogs head over the rainbow bridge. So it’s been a particularly hard few weeks for us, as we’ve had to say farewell to two of our gorgeous boys – black beauty Curtis and gorgeous golden oldie Billy-Bob.
Curtis was adopted from GRACE by Bill, Emma and Albert several years ago. Such a gentle giant, Curtis went everywhere with his family who are missing him so much. He has left a huge greyhound-shaped hole in their hearts.
Billy-Bob was loved by all of us and left the care of GRACE 7 months ago for a retirement home via Jersey Rescue Dogs. A huge thanks go to Angela and her family for making Billy Bob’s last month’s very special. Also thanks to Alison at Jersey Rescue Dogs and Gail and Chris for providing his stylish flight to Jersey last year.
We urgently need new foster homes, or permanent homes. This especially applies to Finn and Honey, who due to a change in circumstances can no longer stay with their current foster family.
Finn is a handsome 3 year old brindle boy, who is a very confident young man and settled really well into home life with his first foster family. Finn is better with female dogs and has been in foster with Honey. He isn’t cat friendly. He enjoys his walks, loves people and is great with children. He loves playing.
Honey is a confident and cheeky four year old fawn girl. She adapted really well to home life with her first foster family.
With the right owner and perhaps a male doggy companion (she prefers the boys), Honey would blossom into a loyal and affectionate pet. She is great with children and her cheekiness would make her a constant source of amusement.
Honey isn’t cat friendly.
As well as Finn and Honey, there are lots more dogs needing foster or forever homes too – find out who needs your help in the ‘looking for homes’ section of our website.
We’ve had some devastating news today. Gypsy, a beautiful little lurcher girl, who was adopted by Olivia and Alison, has sadly passed away.
Gypsy was an oldie when they gave her a home and she’s been so adored by them both as you can tell from these beautiful photos. To say that Alison and Olivia are heartbroken is an understatement.
Some of you might remember seeing Gypsy at our fundraising event and dog show in December, when she was delighted to meet Santa Paws.
Gypsy didn’t have a bad bone in her body and was so gentle and loving. She’s left a massive hole in their hearts.
Loved until the very end and beyond. This is what it truly means to love a dog.
Don’t forget to pop along to our G.R.A.C.E Christmas Fayre & Dog Show on Sunday 2nd December (10am – 4pm). It’s being held at: Smoggie Doggie Daycare, Sotherby Road, Middlesbrough TS3 8BS.
Admission is £1 per dog – well behaved humans are free!
As well as a tombola and Christmas stalls, there will be a raffle, dog gift stall, homemade soup, scones, cakes and other light refreshments. There will also be stalls from Dogs in Distress, Sheylagh’s doggy treats, handmade cards and crafts, Santa Paws (have your dog’s photo taken with Santa Paws), plus lots more.
Not only that but we are having a fun Dog Show, organised and judged by Mrs P Hogg.
Classes include : loveliest girl, handsome boy, junior handler, fancy dress, senior citizen, in the face of adversity, plus reserve and best in show. Rosettes to 4th place. Class entry £1 per dog per class, with lots of special prizes to be won.
Please wrap up warm (including dogs) as there will be no heating in the building. Also thank you to Smoggie Doggie Day Care for the use of their facilities.
Quite a few of our G.R.A.C.E dogs have found wonderful loving homes in Jersey, with the help of Gail Hickmott and Greyhound Rescue Jersey.
Last week Becky, who has fostered many of our dogs who have been rehomed to Jersey, had the opportunity to go there. As well as spending the week dog sitting, she met up with lots of her ex-fosters.
She had a fabulous time and loved spending time with all of the greys: Billy, Cole, Duke, Penny, Robyn, Sylvester and Mac.