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Caring for my Rescued Greyhound
Greyhound Book
by Jenny Stott
£10.00 plus p & p
71 pages of useful tips and information about looking after your Greyhound
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Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:
TINS & CARTONS OF DOG FOOD WANTED
for those in our care until we find them new homes.
(also pilchards in tomato sauce, sardines and tuna in oil, dog biscuits, Dentastix


May we thank all who have donated, it's much appreciated.
Please contact Jenny or Stuart
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or email us


USED POSTAGE STAMPS WANTED

Please save your used postage stamps and post direct to: The Greyhound Trust, Park House, Park Terrace, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7JZ

Wanted JEWELLERY & BANKNOTE Recycling Collection

Gold, Silver, Costume Jewellery, Watches, Old/New Foreign/UK Banknotes. Even broken and damaged items will help, so all those odd earrings and snapped chains are a perfect start.


Please post direct to: Greyhound Trust, FREEPOST Licence no: RSXA-GJBY-ARRZ, Tamworth B77 4RP

Some of the Greyhounds
Re-Homed

since July 2004
GREYHOUNDS AS PETS
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RGT
SOUTH LAKES
BRANCH
contact us

Charity no. 269668
GREYHOUND RESCUE
Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria


The South Lakes
Greyhound Kennel


Click images for a larger view
Why build a kennel?
Although the aim of our branch is to foster the greyhounds until they find their forever home there are occasions when we need to separate a dog. For example, one may arrive in season and there is one in the house already waiting to be neutered, or has just been, and is awaiting the removal of stitches. Emergency dogs may arrive and we have no room in the house and nor do any of the other fosterers. In these instances the kennel makes a good half way house until they either find a home or move into a foster home. The demand for the new kennel was such that it was in use even before Stuart had finished building it. Little Sophie well and truly tested Stuart's design and materials used!
kennel
1st November 2012
Lowly, Alison and Taylor settling in to the newly modified design.
To make the dividers higher to dissuade 'jumpers', to give more privacy
and to minimise potential drafts Stuart has inserted wooden boards along
the base of each section with the wire dividers fastened to the top.
Generally, the wire doors to each section are kept open during the day with
the bottom half of the door to the kennel left ajar to allow the dogs to wander
in and out at will. At night time they are shut in their individual sections so
they can settle for the night.

Greyhounds in their kennel
October 2012
Taylor
and Alison settling in. The camera is installed and working.
This is a picture from the camera taken from my laptop in the
house. The large oval soft sided dog beds fit perfectly.

The kennel

14th September 2012
The emergency kennel now complete on the outside. Guttering on,
trellis more suitable for the 'smaller' greyhound and the fence raised
along the back wall. More work is still to be done on the inside to
'fine tune' it for the occupants. Work that includes more insulation, the
installation of an oil heater with a frost stat control, a camera to see and
hear what the dogs are doing both during the day and at night, and to
raise the dividers slightly making it more safe for dogs who don't know
each other, or for those who we don't want to know each other - well not yet!

dog kennel
8th September 2012
The entrance

The kennel yard area
8th September 2012
The yard area to the rear of the kennel doesn't look very big, but makes
an ideal place for the dogs to 'potter' and do their toilet. The high walls
protect them from the winter wind and the wooden fence built above
the wall should deter the most enthusiatic 'escape artist' ! This photo
was taken from the roof of the kennel.

Tree cutting around the kennel
3rd September 2012
The roof now secure and the weather fine, so the trimming of the trees
around the kennel has begun. Trimming these trees was always a
problem in the past, but with the kennel now here it gives us extra height
to trim more off. As each branch came down it supplied more light to
the area and gave the feeling of more space.

The Emergency Kennel
22nd August 2012
Door now made into a 'stable' type door and the window has
been inserted in the side for the dogs to look out onto the garden

Emergency Kennel
22nd August 2012
The wood cladding goes on and the trellis put up the side to keep
the dogs in yet let them see the others in the garden. This door
will shortly be cut in half making a stable-type door, so in the
cooler weather they can wander in and out, but with half the door
shut it allows freedom yet helps to keep the rain and winds out.

Charlie in the kennel
22nd August 2012
Charlie comes to inspect the work in progress, and thinks these
dividers would be a doddle for a nervous or stressed newcomer to
jump over. He suggests Stuart makes them higher! He does however,
like the view from the window installed that looks into the garden at
Greyhound height, and they do make the kennel much lighter.

The covered area
19th August 2012
On goes the shelter along the side of the kennel for us to stay dry
and a dry toileting area for the dogs. A fence will be installed along
the top of the wall to the side to dissuade any with the urge to jump, and
a wooden shutter to cover the window in cold weather will also be
installed, which will help keep the kennel warmer at night.

The kennel
12th August 2012
The side is on.

Greyhound Kennel
12th August 2012
Now the outer wood cladding is going in place so the insulation
can be attached to the inside and another wood panel placed
over that to make the double thickness insulated wall.

Greyhound Kennel
12th August 2012
Sides and roof on with the left hand window installed.

The kennel
12th August 2012
Roof on and being 'weight tested'!!

The new kennel
12th August 2012
The work progresses, but where is Stuart?.

Emergency kennel
12th August 2012
Side window in place and the roof is starting to go on.

And the structure takes shape
11th August 2012
The base in place and the frame and sides start to be put in position.

Setting the base of the kennel
11th August 2012
Decision made and the new emergency dog kennel was to replace the greenhouse, something that has been used to store wood and junk, in fact anything except plants for some years. Stuart was building the kennel so he emptied and dismantled the greenhouse and built the fence and gate to shield the work in progress from our bed and breakfast guests who are dining in the conservatory. That all done, weather fine, and the work began on the base.
 

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