Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria
(is cat friendly)
Tina arrived on Tuesday 20th December 2011
Went to her new home on Monday 9th January 2012
Sadly Tina was returned on Wednesday 4th July 2012
Went to her new forever home on Sunday 16th September 2012.
Tina's arrival and a brief history
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|Tina is a lovely black greyhound who has a friendly, gentle nature and adores attention and cuddles. She was born on the 9th May 2005 and had a litter of we believe 9 pups, one of which was Meisha. She is housetrained, inoculated, microchipped and speyed. She walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and is fine with children and other breeds of dog, Tina was re-homed in January 2012, but was sadly returned to 'Rescue' at the beginning of July 2012. She is once again being fostered with Wendy, her family and their greyhounds until she goes to her forever home.
Went to her forever home on Sunday 16th September 2012.
|20th December 2011
21st December 2011
Wendy said Tina is fantastic on the lead, they've had no accidents in the house, saw a Jack Russell on the other side of a garden gate today, and although she had a muzzle on because they were on their walk both dogs went nose to nose and Tina didn't bother, which is a good start. Wendy says she's a lovely dog.
29th December 2011
This morning Tina went to the vets where she was speyed, given her first inoculation because she came with no paperwork and had her teeth checked to ensure all was okay. Wendy collected her later in the afternoon and said she was a little groggy for the rest of the evening.
30th December 2011
This morning Tina was up and about as normal and eating her breakfast.
2nd January 2012
Tina is doing great, with nothing to report really. She has settled into their routine really well and has all but stopped scrounging food. She is a super star.
9th January 2012
This afternoon Tina went to live with her new family where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
4th July 2012
Quite out of the blue this morning we received a telephone call asking if Tina could be returned to us. Living with them is their elderly grandmother who is in her 90's and there was a concern. Asking if things could be worked around I was assured they couldn't so Tina was on her way back to us to foster once again until we can find her that forever home.
Just before lunch time Tina arrived here. She was very unsettled for an hour or so after her owners left, but in the end she settled and by the end of the afternoon she was pottering around the house and garden with our greyhounds.
At feed time she wouldn't eat anything other than the meat from her bowl. In the evening she settled and happily went in the garden last thing with the others to do her toilet before settling down for the night.
5th July 2012
Tina was just perfect last night and slept right through till the morning. Having been let out with the others to do her toilet she went back to her bed behind the kitchen gate while we served the b & b guests their breakfast. Once all cleared away we let the dogs into the garden then fed them. Once again Tina wasn't very interested in it.
Just after lunch Wendy arrived to collect Tina because she fostered her when she first came into 'Rescue' and wanted to foster her again now because she knows them. When Wendy and her son arrived to collect her she gave them a wonderful greeting and happily went off with them, where she will stay until we can find her the forever home she is looking for.
7th July 2012
Wendy says Tina is getting on well, and has only been upstairs once, so was told DOWN and she hasn't bothered again.
She is very loving and likes to lay on the sofa with her head on your knee, whilst doing this on Thursday night Alice walked past the sofa and Tina growled at her, so down off the sofa she went because being on the sofa is a priviledge and not aright. Wendy remembers her doing the same the last time she was fostering her. She hasn't done it again, but if she does she will be told to get off again.
She is still messing around with her food, eating the meat but not the biscuits!
8th July 2012
Wendy emailed to let us know that all is well. Tina is still being funny about eating her food, but this morning she was better. With only having 3 big plastic dog dishes for the forth she is using the ceramic water bowl. By chance she gave Tina that one this morning and she was a lot better, so maybe it's the plastic she's not keen on! Anyway, she is going to see what she is like tonight.
had a lovely walk in the sunshine yesterday which they all enjoyed, but whether Tina is used to them being quite so long we are not sure because when she got back she was worn out.
26th July 2012
Tina had her second inoculation today, bringing everything up to date. Her coat is looking nice and shiny and she's looking well.
Yesterday she met Wendy's mum's Jack Russell and behaved perfectly with it, which was nice to hear. We thought she would, but we just needed to double check.
27th July 2012
Wendy emailed letting us know that Tina has now got a lovely shiny coat and her weight has dropped, she's looking good, enjoying her food and running and playing, she's like her old self again.
5th August 201
Tina doesn't bother about other breeds of dogs and ignores Wendy's cat when it comes in and out the house.
7th September 2012
Tina has really settled into her foster home now and Wendy and her family love her to bits. She is no problem what so ever, a lovely companion, and an absolute gem!
16th September 2012
Well the day has arrived that Wendy and her family had been dreading - Tina was going to be adopted today. Wendy said her goodbyes to Tina before her new owners arrived so when they came it was a quick goodbye before the tears came. Once Tina was collected her new owners called in here and completed the adoption paperwork before taking her home with them to meet the rest of the family - their cats.
Tina is a really lovely dog and we wish her a long and happy life in what we hope this time will be her forever home.
8th October 2012
We heard today that Tina has settled in well, enjoyes her walks, sleeps in a bed, on a duvet or in the middle of walkways about the house. She has accepted the cats as above her in the pecking order and gets on well with them.
25th October 2012
We heard today that Tina is doing fine, enjoying life with her new owners, who can't open the coats cupboard without Tina thinking she's going walkies! She is very sharp, knowing when it's time for food etc. They love her to bits. They've got her big bed in the dining room and a duvet on the floor in the living room so she's in their company a lot of the time.
Just received a Christmas card from Tina's new owners with a note inside letting us know that Tina is well and has settled into a routine with them. She is such a lovely friendly girl with everyone she meets.
23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card today from Tina's owners letting us know that Tina is well. She's settled, knows her place with Molly, the cat who she shares the fireside with, and has made may friends in the park near where they live where she runs off lead. Her owners are sure she thinks she's on the track again because she always wins - none of her friends can keep up with her
Tina is fine and had her 'Christmas bath' and groom which she enjoyed, and looks very smart..
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A stroll round the reservoir
7th January 2012
In our garden
5th July 2012
In Wendy's garden
6th September 2012