Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria
Shani arrived on Thursday 18th August 2011 and went to her new home the same day.
Sadly Shani was returned to us on Tuesday 6th September through no fault of her own.
Went to her new home on Saturday 1st October 2011, but was sadly returned to us
again on Saturday 15th October 2011, again through no fault of her own
Shani went to her forever home on Saturday 22nd October 2011
and will be living with another greyhound called Reggie.
Shani's arrival and a brief history
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Shani is a beautiful small black ex-racing greyhound who is cat friendly, spayed, house trained, inoculated and microchipped. She travels well in the car, walks nicely on the lead, and is super with children and other breeds of dogs.
|18th August 2011
19th August 2011
We received an email today from Shani's new owner with some pictures of her and letting us know that Shani is settling in very well, she finally gave in and had a wee in the yard at about 1am this morning
after much persuasion from her owner!! No accidents in the house though and she went straight out this morning!
She's been fine with the cat, just curious and sniffing so he finally got fed up and hissed at her last night so she took the hint and left him alone!!
They left her for an hour today while they popped to the shops, she was very pleased to see them when they got back, and had not chewed or bothered anything while they were out so was rewarded with a nice bone!!
She had a nice walk on the beach this morning and she seems to be a lovely laid back soul who is also playful,
which the kids already enjoy! Her new owner says she can see they will have lots of fun with her!
6th September 2011
Sadly, Shani was returned to us this afternoon through no fault of her own due to a change in family circumstances that couldn't be worked around.
Shortly after she arrived Pat called in and collected her to take home and foster her until she found her forever home.
8th September 2011
Heard from Pat today that Shani has settled into her new foster home very nicely. She settles well at night, sometimes sleeping downstairs with one of the other dogs or upstairs with others. She is a little clingy at the moment, but that is understandable. There have been no accidents in the house, she walks nicely on the lead and is super with small dogs and children. Although Pat says she is the perfect little dog she does have character and Pat often finds her with her head in the bin looking for goodies, but soon comes out once caught and scuttles out of the room.
15th September 2011
Pat emailed us today letting us know that her friend's baby sat right next to shani. He kept reaching for her ID tag and her paws. At one point he rolled over onto her and she didn't try to move away. Pat showed him how to stroke her which he copied in the usual heavy handed child like way and Shani willingly accepted that. When he started to cry Shani did the greyhound thing, she lay down and went to sleep!
Pat also took Shani to the vet today for her inoculation. She weighed in at 26.3kg. While they were in the vets she met a cat. The owner was happy for Shani to say hello which she did.
She sniffed the cage and the cat just sat there. At one point the cat started to meow and Shani just stuck her ears up wondering what was going on.
19th September 2011
We received an email from Pat today letting us know they all arrived at her sister Annie's place in Surrey okay and Shani was really great. She met all of Annie's dogs
and her and Robertson- the staffie- have been inseperable. Shani's face was a picture when she walked through the gate and 10 dogs came from all
directions to greet her, 4 daschounds, 1 toy poodle and an Italian greyhound, 2
collies, 1 staffie and a greyhound. Not to mention the noise made by 25 boarding
dogs and cats! Lots of cats. How did she cope? Absolutely brilliantly. She
took it all in her stride. Wasn't at all phased by the little dogs fussing
around her, licking her face and chewing her ears. Pat was really proud of her.
1st October 2011
This afternoon the family who are going to adopt Shani arrived to complete the paperwork and get her an assortment of beds and coats for her. While we were doing the paperwork Shani happily mingled with our greyhounds, wandered around the garden or lay on her new bed.
When it was time for them to leave she happily walked down the drive with them, jumped in the back of the car and off she went to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family that includes a cat and pet rabbit.
We received an email this evening from Shani's new owners written as if from Shani. It read: I had a good trip to my new home. I nearly fell asleep, but kept one eye open to see where they were taking me. They seem okay.
I haven't seen much of the cat, but I do keep stealing bits of her food everytime I pass her dish. I have been told off for that.
It is very warm in my new house. I have pulled one of my new toys apart already. It was great fun!
We had a lovely walk, but I havent had a wee yet.
15th October 2011
Sadly, through no fault of her own Shani was returned to us this afternoon and a little later Pat arrived to take her home with her to foster until we can find Shani her true forever home.
22nd October 2011
This afternoon the owners of Kane and Reggie called in to see Shani and take her for a walk with Reggie. Sadly Kane died a few days ago and they were all missing him. When Shani came back last week and because of Kane's death I knew Shani was the perfect one to help them all through their dreadful loss. I just felt it in my bones that this was the home Shani had been waiting for.
Upon return from their walk the decision was made to adopt Shani. She will be the first female greyhound her new owners have had so they are entering new territory here, but exciting new territory, and once all the paperwork was complete she jumped in the back of the car with Reggie and off they went to a new life together, one that will be long and happy for them all.
24th December 2013
We received a Christmas card today from Reggie and Shani's owners letting us know they are both well.
20th August 2015
Sadly Shani lost her companion Reggie today who sadly passed away.
10th February 2016
We heard today that Shani is keeping well
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Enjoying the sunshine
15th September 2011
. . and again.
her new companion
walking in January 2012
relaxing at home