Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
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Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:

since July 2004

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Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

(now called Holly)

Sarah arrived on Tuesday 15th November 2011
Went to her new home on Monday 19th December 2011

Sarah's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Sarah is a delightful tiny greyhound with a sweet character who weighs just 19.4k. She is black and was born on the 25th July 2009. Ten weeks before Sarah came into Greyhound Rescue she had a litter of pups. She is house trained, microchipped, cat friendly, other breed of dogs friendly, loves children, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

When Sarah arrived she was immediately reserved for a home with cats, but due to a changes in family and working circumstances she is now unable to go there, so Sarah was again looking for her forever home.

Went to her new home on Monday 19th December 2011
Sarah's Diary
15th November 2011

16th November 2011
This morning Pauline and Glynis brought Sarah here where we got everything ready for Wendy when she arrived to foster her. We weighed Sarah in at 19.4k, got her worming and flea treatment ready and read her microchip as she was already chipped.
When Wendy arrived Sarah was happy to meet her and once Wendy had a walking out and bedding coat for her off they went. Sarah wasn't too sure of getting in the back of the car as it was quite high up, but with a little help from us she soon did it and lay on the blanket on the back seat.
Later that day we received an email from Wendy letting us know that Sarah was settling in well with Samson and Coco their two greyhounds. The kids fell in love with her straight away, and she found a comfy place on the settee to sleep. There have been no accidents in the house and out for a walk, with no problems. Just had her supper and is settled on the sofa with Harvey (Wendy's son) on the playstation. They think however, they may have a kitchen thief on their hands, which isn't unusual for a new dog arriving in a home who has lived its life in kennels or other such building.
17th November 2011
Received an email from Wendy today letting us know that Sarah is settling in well, no accidents, but very interested in everything, especially food!!
When Wendy arrived home from work last night she found Sarah curled up in bed with Harvey her son - she didn't have the heart to bring her downstairs because she looked so warm and comfy and she doesn't think she moved all night.
They used the water spray on her this morning when she tried to steal food from Greg's (her other son) plate, which worked.
21st November 2011
This morning Sarah went to the vet for her first inoculation, because she came with no paperwork and to be speyed. We received an email from Wendy this evening letting us know Sarah was collected this afternoon, has had a little bit of supper and is now resting in Samson's bed (Wendy's greyhound). Whilst in the vets he noticed a nasty rash on her tummy, which we never saw and no one noticed her scratching or licking it. Anyway, he gave her some tablets for it . When they weighed her she was 17.9kg so smaller than our scales made her.
22nd November 2011
Received an email from Wendy letting us know Sarah is recovering well following her operation. She's back eating properly, the stitches don't seem to bother her as she's not trying to lick them and it's all looking good.
5th December 2011
This morning Sarah weighed in at 18.2k.
19th December 2011
This lunch time Wendy brought Sarah here in readiness for her new owners arriving. She came running in to say hello to all the others who were standing behind the gate. We let Duke out because he wanted to say hello to Wendy and her son as they fostered him at the beginning. Once Wendy left I introduced our greyhounds to Sarah one at a time and very soon she was mingling amongst them.
She gave her new owners a nice welcome when they arrived and asked for a cuddle then settled on the floor with the others to have a nap. Once the adoption paperwork was complete and a nice walking out coat purchased for her, off she went with her new owners to her new home. There she will be living as part of a family with two children, an elderly lurcher called Lizzie, an 11 year old cross called Jyp, a cat and some guinea pigs. Sarah was a lovely petit greyhound with a beautiful nature and friendly with everything and everyone so we wish her a long and happy life with her new family.
This evening we received a phone call from her new owners saying she had settled in with the others fine, had eaten her tea, enjoyed her walk, hasn't bothered with the cat and had a look at the guinea pigs - probably not seen anything like them before!
She's had a good tour of the house, been investigating everything and is currently fast asleep on the settee. Although they like the name Sarah, because her earmark looks similar to her name they are now going to call her Holly .
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Black Greyhound with cat
Sarah's first night in a home
with one of the 7 cats.
15th November 2011

Black Greyhound
In our garden
16th November 2011

Black Greyhound
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