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Emma’s final journey

Sadly, GRACE foster girl Emma has gone on her final journey over the rainbow bridge. Emma was in long term foster care with Gillian and David who spoiled her rotten during the final years of her life. 

Emma – our long term GRACE foster girl who has sadly gone over the rainbow bridge

Emma had long term medical problems that Gillian and David supported her through. Emma was a much loved member of their family and she loved her furry brother Ben. Emma had become very ill and had been to the vets. Sadly, she became so weak and was unable to walk and have any quality of life. Safe journey beautiful girl, we will miss you, but you will be free from pain and our other hounds are waiting to meet you on your journey. Thank you to Gillian and David for loving Emma and giving her the perfect home.

Phil’s fundraising update

Just an update on Phil and his fundraising. You might recall that Phil was going to be running the London marathon in April to raise funds for our rescue. Unfortunately, down to covid-19, it has now been put back until October.

Phil with his gorgeous girl Pearl

Phil has raised £280 so far that he will be forwarding to us now, and will continue his fundraising closer to October. We hope you will support him nearer the time! Thanks Phil for your efforts and the fabulous amount you have raised so far. We really appreciate it.

You can find Phillip’s Just Giving page via the following link: 
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phillip-thompson?utm_term=V5mPawmV6

Farewell sweet Emma

It’s with a very heavy heart that we have some incredibly sad news to share with you. GRACE girl Emma crossed over the rainbow bridge this week. 

Some of you might remember Emma, who first came to GRACE with Wilson (Albert) several years ago. She was adopted by Michelle who gave her the most amazing life! As you can imagine Michelle is absolutely devastated at losing her beautiful, cheeky and loving soulmate.

Spotlight on Sam

Sam has been in foster care for over a year and we would love to find him his forever home. He is a sensitive soul who is looking for an adult only home with greyhound experience. If you feel you could offer Sam his forever home, we would love to hear from you.

Sadly Wilson and Jessie cross the rainbow bridge.

Unfortunately, there is more sad news this week, as Wilson and Jessie have crossed the rainbow bridge. Both were adopted via GRACE several years ago.

Wilson

Mark and Denise had to make the tough decision to help Wilson cross over the rainbow bridge. All of the family are devastated as we all are. You may remember Wilson came to us in a dreadful state – he had been given anabolic steroids and was in a bad way. Albert, one of our volunteers, named him ‘Albert’ and he was soon adopted by Denise and Mark, who changed his name to Wilson. 

Jessie

Jessie was adopted by Lisa and Geoff who, as you can imagine, are totally heartbroken as we all are. Safe journey Wilson and Jessie. You will always have a place in our hearts.

A very sad week at GRACE

It has been an incredibly sad week, as we’ve said goodbye to two gorgeous GRACE hounds – Ozzie and Hope – who have both crossed over the rainbow bridge.

Ozzie

Ozzie had developed osteosarcoma and was in a lot of pain. He was a much loved member of Ann and Pat’s family and they are devastated, as we all are. Lots of you will remember Ozzie for his big heart (one on his side too) and his love of TV.

Hope

Hope bravely battled a cancerous tumour for 18 months (NB: she was not in pain during this time and was constantly monitored by her vet). Devastatingly, Rachel and her family had to say goodbye. Hope lived her life to the fullest for the past 8 years and was loved by everyone she met.

Our heartfelt condolences go to Ozzie and Hope’s families. We share your pain.

Spotlight on….Phoebe!

Phoebe is a lurcher pup who’s 9 months old and looking for a home. She would be best placed as an only dog at the moment to allow her to concentrate on her training as she hasn’t had any at all. 

Phoebe (lurcher pup)

Phoebe is still very puppy like and she wants other dogs to play with her non stop. We feel for this reason that a home without other dogs would allow her to learn how to be a well rounded dog. She needs a home where someone is around a lot of the time as she’s only a pup – perhaps someone who works from home. You also have to be prepared to carry on with her training as all pups need a lot of time and effort. Older children preferred due to her age and bouncy behaviour. Phoebe is a deerhound cross, so she’s a tall girl who will grow into a large dog. Please contact us directly or Tracy, our GRACE founder and re-homing co-ordinator, on 07840 771583 if you feel you could be the right home for Phoebe.

Please bear with us

Please bear with us if our website isn’t updated daily, or it sometimes takes a little while to reply to your messages.

As GRACE is run entirely by volunteers, our ‘day jobs’ and other commitments mean the administrative side of things can slip occasionally. You’ll be pleased to know that the hounds are at the heart of what we do and always take priority. Thank you for understanding and your amazing support.

Out and about with Elliott, Mia and Ava

Thank you to everyone who popped to see us this weekend.

Elliott

Our stall at Guisborough market, which included a tombola, dog related gifts and lots of bargain buys, raised £151.42 for GRACE. Thank you. Our lovely boy Elliott enjoyed his trip out and helped by saying hello to everyone!

Mia

Elliott was out and about again on Sunday for our monthly ‘meet and greet’ at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough. This time he was accompanied by gorgeous greyhound girls Mia and Ava, plus lots more people and hounds from our GRACE family.

Ava
Elliott
L to R: Ava, Moose (adopted) and Mia
L to R: Ava and Mia

A sad farewell to Bryn

Our hearts go out to Tracy and Gary who have very sadly lost their gorgeous Bryn this week. Although not a greyhound, Bryn was very much a GRACE boy. He welcomed hundreds of hounds into his home and heart. He taught the hounds under Tracy and Gary’s care how to be a dog; not to be afraid and he told them off when they needed to be!

Bryn was a one in a million boy. He was loved by everyone at GRACE. He will always be remembered and will remain in all of our hearts forever.