Dash, a four year old former racing Greyhound, has finally found
his forever home after being overlooked for a year because of his
size and boisterous personality.
Taken in by the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue in
August 2013, Dash was in a good condition when he was dropped off
at the rescue centre but unfortunately had to wait over a year to
be rehomed. However, thanks to the charity, which has recently
benefitted from a £2,000 grant from the Kennel Club Charitable
Trust, Dash has found his new family.
The Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue is based in North
Wiltshire, but they take in dogs from all over the country. Carol
Jenkins from the charity commented: "Dash was co-owned and lucky
enough to have a trainer that cared about his future. Unfortunately
for Dash, he stayed in kennels for nearly a year and was overlooked
time and time again; I think this was mainly his size and the fact
that he was quite boisterous."
Dash's chance of happiness came when his new family attended the
charity's annual reunion day.
Carol continues: "Along came Bjorn and Nadine, who had just lost
their dog Duke, and their Greyhound girl, Lola, was pining. The
ending is very happy though, with Dash and Lola becoming firm
friends, and Nadine's parents have a small farm where Dash and Lola
and all their doggy friends have a marvellous time racing around
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust recently gave Greyhound and
Lurcher Welfare and Rescue a grant of £2,000 to assist with its
work helping Greyhounds and Lurchers.
Carol added: "It really does go without saying that, without the
grants we receive from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, we
couldn't continue the work we do and help the many dogs we care
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has donated more than £8
million to help improve the lives of dogs since it was established
in 1987. The Trust awards grants to welfare organisations which
make a difference to dogs' lives, such as the Greyhound and Lurcher
Welfare and Rescue, and also provides financial support to canine
scientific research and support charities.
Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue is a small centre
entirely run by volunteers. This non-profit centre relies heavily
on donations from the public, fundraisers and publicity in order to
meet all of their expenses.