Sunday 11th September - Teddington Dog Olympics

From 11am. Show starts at midday through till 4pm.

Udney Hall Gardens, Langham Road, Teddington. TW11 9HQ

Volunteers and well socialised greyhounds needed please. Contact the kennels if you are able to help for a few hours.

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Sunday 11th September

Meet and greet Tesco Brooklands on Sunday 11th September from 10am. Volunteers and well socialised greyhounds needed please. Contact the kennels if you are able to help for a few hours.

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Three worried souls

These 3 worried little souls need people to invest time in getting to know them, people who are prepared to take it slowly and not take it personally if the hound prefers not to be in a room with them.

People who can give a hound the time and space to figure it out and blossom at a pace they are comfortable with. People who will show them that life can be good if they are very brave.

Of course, if there is already a greyhound in residence that would really help. Are you that special someone who can offer one of these little souls a home?

Beryl, Born 2012 Jetta, Born 2011 Monty, Born 2011

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Ten year old sanctuary girls find their forever homes

It was Fab Friday at the kennels today when 10 year old Sanctuary girls, 'Coco' (on the right with her new owner, Mark,) and 'Dee-Dee',  (pictured left with her new owner, Julie), finally found their well-deserved  forever homes. 

Six years ago, we thought the girls who had previously lived together,  had a home for life but sadly it seems that was not to be and several months ago, they were suddenly returned to the kennels through no fault of their own. Given their age, we looked after them in the Sanctuary. 

Both sociable and loving girls,  they were soon a favourite with many of our walkers, although lheir story tugged at the heart strings  of those who got to know them.

 

Whilst we kept them together, they were not by nature 'joined at the hip',  so when longstanding supporters and greyhound owners, Mark and Nikki and Julie and John wanted to give them  both the opportunity of a life at home with their other greyhounds (they both already have a girl and boy greyhound at home), we were quite simply over the moon. Chances of a home are few and far between for older hounds but they have both been given that chance and we know they will both be in good hands.

'Coco' and 'Dee-dee' will still meet up, as their new families  both often go for walks together.  And so, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Mark and Nikki and Julie and John, a new chapter begins for these darling girls . We wish them all the best.

Carol (the Sanctuary) - 5th August 2016

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Saturday 10th September - Reach the Beach

For those people wishing to take a kennel hound to Reach the Beach. If you are a regular walker at our kennels or already have a Hersham Hound at home, then why not consider taking one of our kennel hounds to Reach the Beach? It will be their last big outing of the year and I know that they will just love the opportunity to stretch their legs, take in the sea air and have a change of scenery.

Kennel hounds can be collected from Hersham from 9am and need to leave the beach at 2pm so that they can be back at the kennels by about 3.30pm in time for tea.
If you are interested, then please let the kennel staff know and they can book a hound out for you.

You can ask when you next visit the kennels or telephone the kennels on 01932 224918. Of course you can e-mail me, but as you know I’m quite hopeless when it comes to putting names to faces and you may have to remind me when you next visit the kennels or give me a clue!

This is such a special outing for our hounds. I do hope that as many of you as possible will join us on the beach. As always, thank you.

Denise.

Please read guidelines if you wish to come along to Reach the Beach.

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Please consider using Gift Aid when donating. 

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Please send you Gift Aid forms to the kennels:

Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane,
Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW.

More details here.

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Hersham Hounds has recently partnered with Savoo.co.uk on a new and exciting fundraising project.

Every time you use Savoo, you can be donating to us by either searching online, or using their voucher codes & deals to save money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224 918

Opening Times are from 11am to 2pm each day

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Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare is an independent charity devoted to caring for retired racing greyhounds and finding them homes. We are self-funding and rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters and the general public.

We care for approximately 80 greyhounds at our kennels in Hersham, and the majority of these are gifted into us by their owners or trainers once their racing days are over so that they have the opportunity to experience life as a family pet.

We actively promote the fact that greyhounds make wonderful pets and adapt to life after racing very well. Enjoy your trip round our website but better still come to our kennels and meet the stars of this particular show.

 

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 Please consider using Gift Aid when donating.

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare, being a charity in its own right, is now able to claim Gift Aid on all donations.

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Other ways to Help

Other ways to donate

Easyfundraising

Shop online @ EasyFundRaising 

(Read the WGW guide to EasyFundRaising).

Recycling 

Bring your old mobile phones and ink cartridges to the kennels for recycling to raise funds for WGW

More Ways to Donate

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Text WOOF04 £10 to 70070

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