Former Racing Dog Overlooked For A Year Finally Finds His Forever Family

Last Updated 2nd August 2017

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 fields."

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 for."

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.

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