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Date of birth
01 jul 2006
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Daybreaks Kennels

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Daybreaks Daily Diary!

female, 12 years old, None

Added by Wispa'sMum

Updated: Friday 11 May

I have created Daybreaks Daily Diary as a dog so please don't think you can adopt this one! The photo is of Tara, my first greyhound when she was at the Dogs Home. The date of birth is actually the date we opened Daybreaks :-)
This means we can add comments as well as photos - I hope you think this is a good idea!!!!

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 22 Jun 13:55



Thank goodness I don't watch Emmerdale religiously as by the time I finished at the kennels yesterday the end credits were playing... ha ha - it was a looooonnnnggg very busy day but productive!

Maggie was speyed and we had visits from many people including the new owners of Seren who took her in the sand run and Sid's new owners where we did some lead training as the big handsome fella pulls on his lead sometimes. We also worked with Eric who is going to be adopted directly from his racing owners who also needed some lessons on how to not pull on the lead.... all owners did really well and responded to their training ;-)

Massive thanks go to Simon who spent several hours putting up the sand run fence security bars to increase the safety for those using the run and in return I did Bo and Amber's nails - I think I got the easier end of the deal!

It has been really busy day today so far with just myself, Angie and James but I am off to the vets in a bit with Mr Saddle who has got sore gums and I think a course of antibiotics will do the trick!

Rory's dad has just been to visit and to practice clipping nails with a view to buying some.... erm..... he decided not to buy clippers after all after his attempt and Rory had a treat after I had finished rinsing the blood away!!!!

Come back Kate soon...... I'm missing you and would quite like a day off!!!!! :-) xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 20 Jun 22:07



A great photo of Saddle, Roy and our French girls. They really were very nice and worked very hard! I do hope they enjoyed their time with us and I'm so sorry my French was so rubbish! Xxx

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by shanishoo

Wednesday 20 Jun 18:47



Lovely photo of Saddle & Roy with the French Students, really wish these boys had a home to call their own xxxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 20 Jun 15:34



We have cool coats in stock due to demand. RRP is £56 but we are selling them for £45. If you would like one, please let me know!

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 20 Jun 09:24



We are saying goodbye to our three French students Tifenn, Manuella and Lauraline today who have been with us since the 28th May. They are pictured with Roy and Saddle in the sand run who they love playing with. They have been a pleasure to have and we wish them well.

I am off to the vets this morning with Sky to have her bloods re-checked following her bleed a few weeks ago. I did her home visit last Wednesday evening and she is going to live on a canal boat with a cat and is off to her home next week.

Yesterday I met Seren's new owners when they came to take her for a walk and we signed all the paperwork in preparation for her going off to her new home on Saturday - exciting!!!

I am appealing for anyone with a drill and a couple of hours spare!!!!!! I have purchased angled brackets to add to each post in the sand run to increase the security for the dogs (so we have no escapees over the 6 foot fence (we have had one!!!) so if you can help, please give me a call ASAP!!!! Many thanks - Ruth 0121 782 7702.

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by Alan&Pam

Tuesday 19 Jun 16:39



Mr Creosote is fine but we will skip the bucket and cleaning lady bit! So many lovely hounds at the moment and all such characters :-D xx

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by loveheart

Tuesday 19 Jun 15:45



Hey what about an "eat off" with Nick and our Finn as a fund raiser lol I think Nick might need to train up to Finn's level of gluttony though. I sometimes think he wouldn't recognize my face as he only ever looks at my hands to see if I have anything in them for him to eat ! Even when he is wagging his tail at me as I come into the room my hands are the focus of his eyes. Last week he had his dinner (or two) and then I found him in the garden crunching up a coconut shell the squirrel had dropped with great joy, no doubt his version of a "wafer thin mint" lol

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by Rubydog

Tuesday 19 Jun 11:28



I think Nick should be called Mr Creosote from now on.

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 19 Jun 10:58



I have been already doing some training with naughty pants Nick this morning.... he is one heck of a food monster and even with a slow feeder bowl he is an animal! So he has joined me in the kitchen this morning and to start with, he constantly had his paws up on the counters - well who wouldn't?! It was so exciting for him!!! It turned into an 'all-you-can-eat' breakfast - as his bowl has emptied, it was re-filled.... and then, eventually he just stood and looked at me! For those Monty Python fans out there - 'wafer thin mint' springs to mind!!!!

Yesterday evening, I was invited over to view a kitchen that is being updated and I am excited to say, it will be installed into our kitchen at Daybreaks in the next few months - we will be going up in the world with fabulous updated worktops, cupboards etc etc! It was a good end to a very sad day because of various reasons.

Right, it's time for a coffee.......

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 18 Jun 16:18



Today has brought several pieces of very heartbreaking news and it reminds me how lucky I am to be healthy and also to make the most of my gorgeous Foxy....

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 17 Jun 16:40



So awesome to see little Winny off to a new home today :-)
We have had a great day with 2 new arrivals, lots of people using the sand run and visiting and more donations of bottles for our open day and...... the kennel blocks have new drain covers!!!!! Ha ha - most of you who know me know I really am very excited over things like this!!!! The metal ones were getting tired and we have black plastic covers which look really quite smart!!!! ;-)

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 16 Jun 22:31



Brilliant to see Sid reserved today. :). He is a very handsome and happy lad.

Molly came for a visit and a bath :) Thanks so much to her new family for giving her a lovely home. Xxx

Elsa (Tiny) came in too. She modelled a few coats for us and decided on a very smart red raincoat. Xx

Thanks to Mary and John for the bottles to add to the bottle hamper for the Birthday Party on the 1st July. :))

The new photos of the Daybreaks residents are great! Thanks to Sara for taking them. :)

Xxx

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by Shanesmum

Friday 15 Jun 18:07



Another early start to the Daybreaks day saw Ruth off to the Vet to take Bounty and Eillie to be speyed.

It was a lovely warm day and the boys & girls were able to go out on walks both this morning and this afternoon.

It was a big day for Susie - Ruth removed the stitches from the wound on her face which has healed nicely, and then her new family arrived to sign on the dotted line and take her off to her new forever home.

Although we are all delighted she has a lovely new home, there were a few tears shed as this special little lady left the premises. Wishing her and her new family many happy years ahead.

Skip found himself the next lucky hound to start a new life today. The family that came to view instantly fell for him and so did their existing Greyhound. We always say that it's the dog that really chooses their family and in Skip's case it was so true. Other boys were looked at, but none had that instant bond with both dog & people.

As we walked back to the kennels from the sand run after the meet & greet, Skip jumped into the family's open van and was very reluctant to get out! I think the deal was sealed at this point! Wishing them all a great new life together.

I left a line of washing drying in the afternoon sun - but looking out of the window as I type this I am hoping those ominous black clouds keep on the move and don't deposit their load over the kennels!

It's the weekend again, where is the time going to? I'll sign off with my usual weekend wish of more red signs for our beautiful boys & girls.

Angie
xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 15 Jun 06:41



A massive thank you to Burns... a fabulous pallet of sponsorship food arrived in Wednesday - we are so lucky to be supported by Burns and their continuous telephone support on the nutrition helpline too.

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 14 Jun 22:33



Seeing Seren reserved today was the very best news! :) A lovely family came along and fell in love with her. :)))). I know Lorraine will be very happy with Seren's choice. Xx

We had a lot of helpers today :). So all the dogs enjoyed morning and afternoon walks. There were several visitors at the kennels when Sully came back from his walk and he made a point of introducing himself to everyone. :) He is a really great lad!

It was a lovely warm and sunny day and we have our fingers crossed we get the same on Sunday 1st July, Daybreaks 12th Birthday Party. Please come along and help us to celebrate. :) We are hoping to have a nice big "booze" hamper for a raffle prize so would be so grateful if anyone can spare a bottle of something to add to the basket! If you do please just drop it in to the kennels. Thanks so much. :)))

Xxx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Wednesday 13 Jun 18:34



I do love a failed foster story. So pleased for you Buddy, and for your brother's and your lovely new failure family(in the best way of course). Do so love a happy ending. X

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 13 Jun 17:16



Busy busy day and a fabulous end with Brandy's failed foster parents signing the adoption forms!!!! He has a new name Buddy and he is pictured with his new greyhound brothers Sonny and Aston xxxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 12 Jun 22:20



A really busy day today! The Pet Blood Bank came for the day to take donations from the kennel dogs and pet dogs. Well done to Horse, Petal, Sully and Jingle who all became blood donors. They have a bandana, collar tag and certificate to take with them when they go off to their forever homes. Xx

It was great to see lots of previous Daybreaks residents come in to help the cause too. Welcome to new donors including the lovely Ashley and Carla. I think there were sixteen donations today which is brilliant. Every donation taken can help save the life of up to four other dogs.

My lad Fletcher gave blood for the 5th time today and got a special gift and an extra helping of Chappie! :)

If you are interested in your Greyhound becoming a Blood donor please contact the Pet Blood Bank on 01509 232 222

Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 11 Jun 23:53



Ruth took Sid and Skip to be neutered this morning. Poor Skip was so very sleepy when he came back this afternoon. We had to carry him back to his kennel in a duvet. Do hope he will feel much better after a good nights sleep. Xx

Sky also went to see the vet for a check up. Thankfully all seems ok with her and nothing serious to worry about. :))

We left tonight leaving two of our new girls paired together in the kitchen kennel and run. They were a little unsettled last night. I have just checked them on the cameras and they are snuggled up together. :)

Xxx

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by jetlucy

Monday 11 Jun 21:43



Hope sky is ok! They are such worries. But I love how you call them ' the kids'...That's the 1st thing always say to my husband if he's home and I'm not...how's the kids? ! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 11 Jun 18:58



HELP PLEASE! We are building an extension for our on site cat lounge and wondered if you have any of the following you could donate.... even if it is a couple of bricks etc.... it will all help. If you have, please call Ruth on 0121 782 7702 between 10am and 6pm
Concrete blocks
Red engineering bricks
Building sand
Cement
Ballast
Timber - 3 x 3, 4 x 2 and 6 x 2
Plywood - 12mm 8 x 4
Roofing felt
Polycarbonate roof panels

Thank you so much - Socks and Tyke will love you!

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 11 Jun 10:52



It was an early start yesterday to get all the Daybreaks kids fed and cleaned so they could go out to the walk at Brueton Park. It was a strange feeling having all the inmates out but they had a great time and it resulted in Mr Brandy going out to foster following the walk!

Still on site to keep us company was Susie who had fun wandering around the kennels with Foxy whilst we attacked the cobwebs, blitzed the kitchen and other tasks.

It all went nuts as soon as the kids started to return from their walk and at the same time we had the 3 new arrivals who needed to be bathed, photographed and settled in.

I popped up late on the evening to check on the newbies and to remove their food bowls and this is when I found blood all over the floor of Sky's kennel..... her temperature was fine and whilst in the run she toileted again a large amount of blood. I therefore took her home and kept a close eye on her last night.

Many years ago whilst on holiday one of my greys did a wee which looked just like pure blood. Not being a worrier at all I immediately thought she had ruptured something and was going to DIE!!!! Now.... many years of experience under my belt, I am guessing firstly (without the attempt to panic) it is a UTI and therefore a sample taken this morning was taken to the vets when I dropped off Sid and Skip for their castrates. The sample was checked and due to the intensity of blood in her urine she has an appointment this afternoon to be checked over..... better to be safe than sorry. We will keep you posted.... coffee time I think..... :-)

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 10 Jun 22:27



I had the pleasure of bringing a couple of past Daybreaks residents to the kennels for a pamper session with Jess today. Steffie and Bobby are both very handsome black lads and it was brilliant to see how happy they are and how much their respective owners love them. Homes such as theirs are what we dream of for every retired Greyhound. Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 09 Jun 23:08



Sid and Brandy both had a day out from kennels today and went to help at the Leamington Spa Roadshow with Shirley, Richard and Norman. They both had a great time and were brilliant ambassadors for the rest of the kennel residents. They were both very tired and ready for their dinner when they came back this afternoon. :)

Skip arrived at the kennels this morning. He had a bath and a photo shoot with our other new arrival to the kennels, Jo! Hope we didn't put you off today! :)) Skip went out for his first walk this afternoon. He is a happy lad and very friendly. Xx

Little Tiny went home and now has a new name, Elsa :)) She was such a good girl and enjoyed trying on new coats :) Wishing her a very happy new life. Xx

During Elsa's homing a lovely family arrived to look for a playmate for their existing Greyhound. It was a difficult decision as their lad is so sweet and got on with everyone but they finally decided to offer Susie a great new life with them! Thanks so much to them for their patience today as it was really busy...they just got on with all the meet and greets :))

It was great to see recently home Duke and his owner, he is a very happy lad and looked so good. x

Thanks to Adam and Amy for walking all the dogs this afternoon and to Sara for balancing food bowls whilst still on crutches! :))

Xxx

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by loveheart

Friday 08 Jun 20:35



Sounds like a great day at Daybreaks, hounds off to new homes and bookings for the weekend, fingers crossed. Think maybe a "Home one, get one free" weekend may be a success, Grey's are used to a kennel mate so makes good sense LOL. Finlay and Nina are off to the seaside for a few days to our place in Bude. As soon as he saw their beds and bag of treats loaded into people (hound) carrier he suddenly became enthusiastic. Think he will like the break. Nina loves it there.He is quite chilled at the moment as spent a long time today on the patio fixated on obtaining one of the coconuts filled with fat hanging on the fence for the blue tits. Looked like he was meditating,and lining up his chakras !!! Pity he reverted to his keen hound mode when the squirrel came a calling along the fence, scattered his meridians straight away lol

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by Shanesmum

Friday 08 Jun 17:26



Another busy, busy day at Daybreaks today.

I took the lovely Brandy to the Vets this morning for his vaccination, leaving Ruth ensconced in the office to do the first of today's trio of homings!

I only just had time to say hello to Oscar before his new Mum and Greyhound sister came to see him and take him home.

It was Ray's turn next to vacate his kennel and start his new life - he has a lovely new name too, Jay.

I did let Ruth out of the office at lunchtime to have a walk round in the fresh air, lol!!! but then it was back to it, as it was Rory's turn to take the first steps to his new life. I managed to have some very lovely cuddles with him before his new Dad whisked him off, looking very handsome in his Batman collar and coordinating yellow muzzle.

Wishing all our newly homed hounds and their families many happy years ahead.

Susie spent the day in the kitchen with Foxy, she is healing well and is still her playful, happy self. She is such a sweetheart, who does like to lie in the most inconvenient of places!! She was blocking the kitchen door with her legs and had her bum under the fire extinguisher!! Still, she was comfy. xx

Lots of help today meant the boys & girls had 2 walks and some playtime in the run too.

A big thank you for the generous donations of duvets and bedding today, most welcome.

Another weekend is upon us, and there are some more viewings booked so fingers crossed the red sign trend continues.

It is the Great Global Greyhound Walk on Sunday and some of our residents will be taking part in the walk through Brueton Park, hopefully raising awareness of what amazing pets this beautiful breed make and maybe generating some interest and a new home or two.

Happy weekend one and all.

Angie xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 06 Jun 19:44



What absolutely glorious weather today!!! The French students continued their fabulous work with Brandy - I am sure they will go back with great stories about how they removed black heads from a greyhounds underside!!!!! Photos have been added!!!

Susie went for a walk this morning with the volunteers and then spent the afternoon at mine and each time we popped down to peak through the window to see what she was up to..... she was checking the back of her eyelids! She is such a chilled out lass - I still can't believe how different she was to the personality she displayed at the kennels. I will add photos of her also - she is healing well and soooo good!

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 06 Jun 09:53



Apologies for no update yesterday - it was a busy day and yesterday evening was taken up with rehearsals for our show in November!
I was over the moon to have Rory and Sky reserved and to see Molly off to her new home.
Our French Students have been working well with all the dogs and undertake the health checks, stitch removals and even managed to clip Foxy's nails!!!!
I still have Susie at home with me and what a dream she is! She is totally different to how she is at the kennels - quiet, calm, relaxed and just such a joy to have. She is healing well and will have her stitches removed the end of next week. If you think you would like to foster her until she is healed, or would consider giving this amazing little girl a home - you won't regret it! Give the kennels a call.... what are you waiting for?! Ruth x

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 04 Jun 22:48



Tiny went off to the vets first thing this morning for her neutering operation. She was such a good girl in the car and was very interested in everything around her. She sat like a "real" dog to look out of the window :) She was a little quieter when I picked her up this afternoon. Bless her. Xx

Ruth popped in with Susie, her beautiful little face has some very fetching purple stitches! She really is a super girl....I'm sure there must be someone who has space on their sofa for a very pretty and lovely girl! Xx

Stella went home today! :) She was such a patient girl while we sorted out her paperwork and when it was time to get in the car, she couldn't get in quick enough! Really hope all goes well for her and her great new family. :)

Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 04 Jun 09:48



What an emotional few days it has been with the loss of many of our precious greys..... it was truly emotional when I went out to Helen and Andy to fetch their precious Shaun - he looked so very peaceful and although an immense shock - what a way to go..... to lay down in the garden where you are happy and pass away.....

Yesterday afternoon I sadly had to get Susie to the vets as an emergency - she was bitten by her kennel mate sadly whilst playing. For those with a strong stomach, there are photos. The bite just missed her eye and the main artery in her face so it could have been a lot worse. The vet bill for this was £640 - so if you think you could help towards it, please click the donation button - we are so grateful for any help towards this.

Susie therefore came home with me...... most of you will know that she is one of our resident diva's! She doesn't sell herself as she barks and bosses her kennel mates and can come across as a proper grump! She is TOTALLY DIFFERENT outside of a kennel! She has been playing with toys, been clean overnight and has settled really well. I guess as I haven't got a spare kennel to put her in as we are absolutely full to bursting, she will be stopping with me until she gets a home. She gets my hug today! Ruth xx

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by bluespriest

Sunday 03 Jun 09:52



Jill and Paul, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. Each one is so special and so precious. I am thinking of you, Carol and Moe xx

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by Thethirdronnie

Saturday 02 Jun 22:33



Keeping Jill and Paul and Shaun's family in our thoughts and prayers. Xxx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Saturday 02 Jun 19:18



Oh Jill and Paul, I am so sorry, I did not know your gorgeous Bobby had crossed the bridge. Thinking of you. Jo. Xxxx

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by PamD

Saturday 02 Jun 17:49



It certainly was Jill I was so glad to be a part of it and walk in Bobbys name.
As usual greys were impeccabley behaved
X

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by skinnyme

Saturday 02 Jun 17:38



What a pleasure it was today to walk through Birmingham city centre with other volunteers from Solihull and Hall Green. It was the lift I needed after losing my darling Bobby on Wednesday.

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by Lewisfuggie

Saturday 02 Jun 15:09



Well today some of our volunteers and dogs joined Hall Green Branch and walked in a Greyhound Parade in Birmingham City Centre on behalf of "Greyhound Day" .. With Jill & Paul's, rainbow bridge Bobby being remembered. Please see link below for the live video. X

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1542934415829335&id=135199229936201

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by Thethirdronnie

Friday 01 Jun 20:59



Many congratulations Jo! Sending lots of love. Florence and Klaire xxx

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by jetlucy

Friday 01 Jun 19:52



Well done on your new job jo! Xxx

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by Shanesmum

Friday 01 Jun 17:57



What a contrast from last Friday - we had to get the cool coats out for the Greys and we've all been perspiring somewhat!!!

Ruth had an early start taking Ray off to the Vets for his castrate. Many thanks to Rosie for picking him up this afternoon and returning a rather wobbly boy back to the kennels in time for his dinner.

Our 3 lovely French students have slotted right into the kennels routine and happily get on with any task that needs doing. They were also keen observers as Ruth removed a corn from a visiting Grey, and removed Sully's stitches. I have been trying to dredge up my O Level French from the depths of my memory! and the girls are also practising their English, so between us we manage to be understood!

Thanks to Norman who took the gorgeous Sid out on a trip to the park this morning - he gave him a good report and it was good for Sid to have a change of scene. During the morning the lovely Winny was sadly returned, so Norman and his grandson kindly took her out to the park as well . She too had a glowing report so lets hope she is soon back out on her very own sofa.

We are full to bursting with gorgeous Greys at the minute, there are some viewings booked for the weekend so fingers crossed that they will result in some red signs.

I'm delighted for Jo, our new Assistant Manager, and am looking forward to welcoming her to the kennels.

After a busy and warm day, I'm now going to put my feet up with a glass of chilled white wine - have a great weekend one and all.

Angie xx

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by shanishoo

Friday 01 Jun 16:53



Congratulation Jo, what a fabulous job to have, good luck and we'll done xx

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by PamD

Friday 01 Jun 16:13



Welcome to the team x

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Friday 01 Jun 12:35



I am very sorry it has taken me a couple of days to put on a post, but I am still reeling and in shock and almost speechless from the shock of being given the opportunity of becoming a member of the Daybreaks team. I am really so very excited and extremely honored to have been chosen. I would like to say a huge thanks to Ruth, Kate and Pam for believing in me. Can't wait to start. See you all soon. Thanks again. Jo xx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 31 May 23:15



A very busy day....The very handsome Ray arrived this morning and found himself reserved just a couple of hours later! :) His trainer called to check how he was doing this afternoon and was so happy to hear Ray has hopefully found his forever home so quickly. x

The Canine Massage Therapy Group were with us for the day. I saw them at work on Sid, he looked very relaxed and was obviously enjoying himself!

Ruth was kept busy with several clients needing corns looking at!

Sara came in today and was able to take the new photos of our current residents. Thank you. Xx

Thank you to those who gave a donation of duvets, towels and Pilchards.

Thank you to everyone for their help today...it was great to see Gail back at the kennels after her recent house move! :) Xx

Alan, thanks so much for the Thursday doughnuts! Xx

Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 31 May 22:33



It will be great to have Jo join us all at the kennels. :)) Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 31 May 15:21



We have exciting news that following interviews yesterday I am pleased to say that Jo will be joining myself and Kate as assistant manager at the beginning of July. Most of you will know Jo who is the owner of greyhounds and we look forward working with her :-)

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 29 May 22:35



We had a lot of help today so everyone got to go out for nice long walks.

Brandy enjoyed a lovely grooming session with Clive one of our volunteers this morning. Brandy adored all the extra attention and would have happily stayed with Clive all day. He just loves company. Xx

Sky is still a nervous little girl, but she ate better today. :)

Declan came in today so we had no trouble taking Horsey out for his walks! :))

Our French students carried out health checks on some of the dogs this afternoon. Rory thought it was great to have three lovely young ladies giving him all their attention! :))

Thanks to everyone for their help today.

Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 28 May 22:22



We had a new arrival this morning. A very pretty girl called Tiny. She is a happy girl and so friendly. Bella gave her a bath, she had a spot of lunch and then settled into her kennel for a snooze. :)

Brilliant to see Ashley again today. He was such a good boy while waiting for his new Mom and Dad to sign his adoption paperwork. :) Thanks again to Myra and Alan for giving him a lovely new home. Xx

We have three French students helping at the kennels for the next four weeks. It was their first day today. Ruth got them involved with helping with nail cutting and bathings this morning and this afternoon they helped with the walks and feeding. Many thanks to Bella for looking after them and trying out her French....! :)

Thank you to everyone who came in on a Bank Holiday to help look after our super boys and girls.

Xxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 27 May 20:30



Well what a funny day... Andy got in early as some of our residents were a little worried about the thunder... So by the time I got in, top block was nearly clean....
Whilst Andy went to check on the fur boss, Foxy and crew, I carried on cleaning..
It was then time to get ready for the Brueton Walk, with 6 of our residents (one of which was our current longest stayer Rory) getting there feet ready for a lovely hour walk... All behaved extremely well with Roy and Saddle not reacting much at all to small dogs running loose, well done Jess, you really are a calming influence on them.
The residents left at the kennels all went on a lovely walk and had grooms afterwards.
On our return, all hounds were happy of a lie down, surprisingly that also included Saddle and Roy who decided that Andy needed to go give them a cuddle so they could go to sleep across his lap...
Due to the weather, we couldn't do afternoon walks but managed to give them some time in the run.....
After dinner all the residents happily went straight to sleep, here's hoping the thunder stays away, so Ruth and Andy don't have to calm 16 stressed dogs down... Poor babies, it isn't nice seeing them like that.
Sleep tight all, hope everyone gets a rest full sleep. X

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 26 May 23:54



A damp morning which changed into a very pleasent afternoon. :)

Shirley came in to tidy up the plants in the kennels, she got distracted several times by a certain young man call Brandy who was sitting out in one of the runs. After a lovely groom she took him into the sand run for a play. :) Needless to say she didn't get her planting finished!

Thanks to everyone who came in to help today. :))

It was great to see Seren/Jingle today. She is such a sweet girl. It you would like to meet her or any of our fabulous boys and girls please pop into the kennels.

If anyone is looking for the boomerang that was in the sand run, I have a confession to make...I threw it and sadly it didn't come back! I will go and look for it on the other side of the fence next week, sorry! :)

Xxx

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by Shanesmum

Friday 25 May 17:45



Where did that day come from?!?!?! The rain was of monsoon proportions and we got drenched cleaning and feeding this morning. Ruth then battled the traffic and downpours to take little Sky off to the Vets to be speyed.

The rain deterred visitors and volunteers alike, so thanks to James for braving the elements to help us out today. Even if there had been plenty of bodies today, there was no way the doggies were going out on walks - so we did plenty of grooming and health checks and generally spending quality time with the boys & girls. Sadly it was too wet and chilly for Brandy & Stella to take up their usual positions in the runs - poor Brandy really doesn't like being in his kennel and says he would prefer a big, comfy sofa please!

There was a brief respite from the rain for a couple of hours this afternoon, so all the Greys had some play time in the sand run, all except Rory who had a poorly paw. Susie is such a playful girl who loves to throw the toys around and chase them, Horse also has great fun chasing after the toys. Brandy had a lovely play in the run and was as good as gold coming when called when his turn was over, he obviously thrives on human company.

I washed all their feet after they had finished in the run with some lovely warm water, and I suspect they enjoyed that almost as much as they did playtime! They just love to lean and have a fuss, bless them.

This afternoon saw the lovely Biza off to her new home with a lovely big brother for company. Wishing them all many happy times ahead.

During feeding time this afternoon the gorgeous Sid arrived from his trainer's kennels. My what a stunner he is, he bounced through the gate, polished off 2 bowls of dinner and wagged his tail a lot!! He is a huge handsome brindle boy who seems very friendly.

We looked at Rory's paw after we had closed and Ruth dug a huge piece of grit out of his pad - no wonder the poor boy was limping! He was a very brave boy during the procedure and enjoyed his treats afterwards.

Another weekend is upon us and I sincerely hope the weather improves in time for the walk in Brueton Park on Sunday.

Have a great Bank Holiday one and all.

Angie xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 25 May 12:35



Congratulations to Alan who won £60 on our Daybreaks Lottery!!!!

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 24 May 22:53



Brandy spent most of today in one of the runs. He was quite settled and watched all that was going on from a nice cosy bed. He had another session in the Magnotheraoy unit this morning, which seemed to help calm him. He was very quiet when we left him this afternoon. He does like to be around people. :)

In the run next to him was little Stella. She also had a comfy bed from which to watch the world go by. :)

Horsey walked really well on his walk today....we have decided our young work experience lad, Declan should take him home as Horse was happy to walk with him without stopping! :))

Thank you so much to everyone for their help with looking after our fabulous doggies today. Ellie once again showed us that you can't leave anything edible around not even for a second where she is concerned...twice she tried her luck with the lovely homemade cake Lucy had brought in :))

Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 May 16:17



What a warm day! My heart goes out to Brandy who is still quite stressed. In between spending time in the run and having the volunteers groom him, today he spent a period in the magnotherapy unit and it seemed to settle him but in his kennel he is quite stressed. We have tried to pair him with several kennel mates but it is not working..... we are desperate for a foster home for this very loving boy who just needs a bit of TLC and hopefully a sample of home life and assessment would help him find his forever home. If you think you could help.... please call us at the kennels.

Stella had a few lumps on her head so today I set to with a needle and cleared them! She is settling so well but unfortunately this morning there was blood on her bed = she has come into season agggghhhhhh!!!!! Her spey booked for Friday has therefore been transferred to Sky, one of the new arrivals from the weekend.

I took Sky to the vets today for her vaccination and she met a parrot in the waiting room as well as a small fluffy and she didn't react to either. She is adorable albeit a bit nervous so we are going to give her a couple more days to settle and then see how she reacts to the cats. She travelled well in the van and is very very clean in her kennel.

I have added some photos from yesterday from the Blythe Valley employee walk!

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 May 09:38



We are getting so close to being able to complete the final section of our sand run! If you would like to make a donation - I am so grateful.... just log on to the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rainbowbridgers

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 May 09:32



Our Daybreaks Lottery sheet is nearly complete! We have just 9 numbers left before we do the draw - if you would like to be in with a chance of winning £60, please give us a call - you can pay over the phone by card or pop into the kennels.... as soon as the numbers are all taken, the draw will be done!

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 22 May 22:30



Ruth and Norman took Saddle, Roy, Susie, Rory, Biza and Nick to Blythe Valley Business Park today for lunchtime walks with some of the employees. I believe it was part of a keep fit at work exercise. It was a warm day so all came back rather hot and tired, including Ruth and Norman! All the dogs seemed to have enjoyed themselves, nice for them to have a change of scene.

As there were only a few dogs left to walk back at the kennels they had an extra long walk. Horsey seemed to enjoy the walk as it was a circular route and he didn't have to turn back to return to Daybreaks, bless him!

Brilliant news for Tony, now called Finlay. Once again a big thank you to his new family for failing miserably and joining the FFP club! :))

Lucy was back helping at the kennels after being poorly with Pneumonia, it was so good to have her and lovely Ellie back. Had forgotten what a food maniac Ellie is!! :)) Great to see Sara and Louis again today too.

Thanks so much to everyone for their help today.

Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 21 May 22:44



We had lots of lovely helpers today :)) Thanks everyone.

Ruth and Shirley took for his neutering operation and Stella for her vaccination booster first thing this morning. Stella is a really lovely girl. :) Brandy was very lively on his return to the kennels and really enjoyed his dinner! :))

New girls Biza and Sky are very pretty, they are both getting used to their new surroundings. They were a little nervous of the heavy traffic on the Coventry Road when they went out for walks.

Lorna bathed a beautiful Golden Retriever this afternoon, very hairy compared to her usual Greyhound clients! :))

Many thanks to the visitors who came along to the kennels with donations of bedding today, very kind of you. x

Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 20 May 17:30



Oh WOW!!!!! What a Day! I started at 7am to get the inmates out for a early morning toilet session... it stops the twins - Roy and Saddle toileting and then dancing in it! They had a great time in the sand run - such a joy to see them play and run so happily.... I absolutely adore 'my boys'.....


Winnie and Annie went off to their new homes and with the canine massage team teaching in the sand run this meant all the the kennel dogs alternated with both a massage session or a walk.

Elizabeth kindly took Saddle to the park for some training whilst Roy had a massage - he loved it!

It was a busy day with lots of nail trimming and a few corn removals and then we had the arrival of Sky and Biza - OMG - beautiful girls.....

My Foxy boy also had a session with the canine massage team and he is currently crashed out in the office bless him!!!!

I think my stack of paperwork to attack is going to remain on the floor until tomorrow......

I have had an absolutely fantastic day - when the kennels are so busy it is a wonderful feeling. Massive thanks to all the volunteers and our supporters.... you are all wonderful xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 19 May 23:58



So sorry for the delay in the diary update...fell asleep on the sofa and have been woken up by Fletcher's snoring! :))

A quiet morning, sure it was due to a wedding going on somewhere! However our two lovely Duke of Edinburgh lads were happy to come to the kennels to walk the dogs...they were certainly not intested in watching Harry and Megan walk down the aisle! :) Wouldn't it be great if we could get the Happy couple to adopt a Greyhound or two!!

Susie, Rory and my little Lyra went off to Melbicks to help with a roadshow for the morning with Jill, Paul, Sarah and Steve. It was Puppy Class day and I was told they all did really well with the many different breeds of dogs around. :) If you are interested in helping out at roadshows please give us a call at the kennels 0121 782 7702 for more information.

Fantastic news for Ashley! Thanks you so much to Myra and Alan for offering him a wonderful new home with them. We really must get those FFP t-shirts sorted or have an annual FFP Day!

We had a visit from Jack and his lovely family this morning. Jack had a good time in the run, but not so happy about having his nails trimmed. Xx He looked great and it was obvious how much he is loved. :)

We are expecting two new arrivals tomorrow. Sadly our waiting list grows ever longer, we have over SEVENTY Greyhounds now waiting to come into the kennels, please, please consider giving a home to one our beautiful boys and girls. Xx

Wishing Ruth a very happy Birthday for today and to Jess whose Birthdsy was earlier in the week. :)))

Xxx

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by Shanesmum

Friday 18 May 17:39



What a nice day that was - cleaning and feeding was done in a trice thanks to Richard & Shirley and the early arrival of volunteers from HSBC.

Plenty of help meant morning and afternoon walks, as well as health checks, grooming and playing - our boys & girls were well and truly spoiled today!!

It was great to see the change in the lovely Stella since her arrival last week - she is a happy, friendly girl and I'm so happy she has been reserved already.

Seren spent the day in the office, what a treasure she is, she is such a pretty little girl and so good.

With so much help I was able to tackle the drains and gulleys in the kennel blocks. It is very satisfying to have a real good spring clean and leave everything fresh and smelling of relaxing lavender (yes, perhaps I am just a little bit strange, lol!!!).

Brandy & Petal seem to be getting on fine, although he is still a little stressed. Hopefully with time he will relax and realise all is well and he's in a safe place.

Was good to see Ruth this morning, although she is still in considerable pain - I finally persuaded her to go home this afternoon and try to rest, not easy when you're in pain, here's hoping she starts to feel much better soon.

Well yet another week has flown by, I really don't know where the time is going! There are viewings booked for the weekend, so keep your fingers crossed.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Angie xx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Friday 18 May 07:29



I do hope that both Foxy and Ruth are feeling better soon. Thinking of you. xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 17 May 23:11



A busy day....with lots of help we made good time with feeding and cleaning. :) Even had time for tea (hot chocolate for me!) before walks!

Sue popped in with her gorgeous Deerhound Lizzie. Our first walkers were just returning to the kennels, so we took the opportunity to do a little meet and greet with Lizzie. She is such a calm and gentle girl, met all our residents one by one. They were all great with her with only Petal reacting. She was quite apprehensive, but with some help from Ruth was soon responding well. :))

Brandy has been quite stressed since his arrival with us. We have paired him up with Petal tonight to see if having the company of a pretty girl will help him. :)

A lovely couple came to meet the dogs this afternoon and fell in love with Stella. :) Such brilliant news for her! She is a tremendous little girl. :))

Sending big hugs to Foxy. We all know how it feels when our babies are not well. Xxx

Thanks to everyone who helped out today. Sara and Louis came in again :) Lyra sends her apologies for disembowelling Louis's new toy!!

Xxx

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by PamD

Thursday 17 May 23:02



Poor Foxy and you Ruth
Lots of love
Xxxx

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by Thethirdronnie

Thursday 17 May 21:24



Ruth, so sorry to hear Foxy is unwell and pray that he receives all the care he needs to make a recovery. The same goes for you my love, you really must rest!
To Seren - you are loved and a new forever sofa will come soon. To your mom, I hope the cause of Daisy's aggression can be found and sorted.
To everyone who has lost their special furry friend recently, you gave them all the love in the world and they gave it back to you. You are the heroes of greyhound rescue along with all the staff and volunteers at Daybreaks. Xxx

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by jetlucy

Thursday 17 May 20:31



Hope foxy is ok, but couldn't be in better hands than with a mommy like you! Xxx

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by shanishoo

Thursday 17 May 12:36



Keeping my fingers crossed for a positive outcome for Foxy, it's heartbreaking when our babies are not well, hopefully a forever home will come along soon for Seren bless her xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 17 May 09:09



I had a really busy day yesterday at the kennels with the Wednesday crew however I did manage to escape for a couple of hours to have a lovely treat lunch with Pam (Maisie and Monty's mum) and take Foxy to the vets. He is sadly struggling at the moment and he has had blood tests and I am taking a urine sample in later as Christian thinks he has kidney problems as well as his worsening back problems.... it is breaking my heart.

Also making me tearful was the return of Seren yesterday evening. I feel so sad for her family who are in a very difficult situation but I reassured them that Seren would not be staying in a kennel but at mine. She is such a beautiful girl - an absolute spitting image of Wispa my precious who I lost in 2015. I am appealing for a foster home or if possible a forever home desperately for her and if you think you could help, please give us a call at the kennels on 0121 782 7702.

I am slowly getting better but work beckons!!!! :-)

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by rubytwoshoes

Wednesday 16 May 21:16



Huge cuddle for the lovely Belle. I do hope she's ok.xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 16 May 06:36



Well yesterday afternoon we had a visit from Belle who was homed recently... unfortunately in a collapsed state in the back of the car!! She had been for a walk and started panting and become very lethargic. A cold towel was put over her and I took her temperature which was normal and after about half hour she was becoming a little more responsive and even ate some chicken! She was taken to the vets to be checked and we are hopeful she is doing well... I will keep you posted....

Just to allay fears with the advertisements of a post at Daybreaks, it is in addition to myself and Kate :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 15 May 13:53



This morning I took the twins into the run and I have been teaching Saddle the 'wait' command..... he is doing fantastic and it stops his circling. I also took Stella into the run - she is in the isolation kennel away from the Daybreaks greys due to a cough she has. This appears to just happen when she has a lead on or is held by her collar so we have a harness to prevent this. She is immaculately clean every morning and absolutely loves the run. I had feedback from the greyhound board that her previous owner was not able to be contacted..... anyhow - whatever has happened..... she is in safe hands now and we hope she can find a great home soon. She is off to the vets next week for the second part of her vaccination and then her spey is to be arranged.

I am attacking the paperwork pile from home today whilst I keep popping the pills and hope to be back to 100% very soon - thanks for all the messages I have been receiving x

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 14 May 23:04



It was a beautiful day again today. :)

Rosie took Nick and Sully off to the vets first thing for their neutering operations. They were both quite wobbly when they returned late this afternoon, but it didn't stop them from enjoying their evening meal. :) I had to help Sully get onto his bed; but he looked quite comfy when I checked on him before going home. Xx

As we didn't have enough Volunteers to walk the dogs this this morning, Yvonne and I took them all in the run whilst Clive gave everyone a lovely groom. They all loved the extra attention especially Molly, Saddle and Roy. I'm sure they would have stayed with Clive all day! :)

Ashley came in to visit us with Alan and Myra this afternoon. It's great to hear he is doing so well now. :)) We are so grateful to them for all the help, time and patience they are giving to him. x

Thanks to Yvonne, Adam, Alan and Myra for taking the lads and lasses for walks this afternoon. :))

Xxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 13 May 17:22



Well today was very mixed.... I was greated with happy waggy tails by Rory and Susie who were so happy.

Andy and myself cleaned kennels slightly earlier than normal, leaving Ruth to her much needed rest... She is in so much pain.... This meant we were half done by the time our younger volunteers arrived...

All dogs enjoyed morning walkies, with Susie taking up her normal position of legs in the air, on her back in the run.. She is so comical...

Then the day went quite quiet for a while, with only a few people using the run, buying food etc... Which meant we could give all the boys and girls some grooming..

The afternoon saw the unexpected homing of Petal Bloom, she was so happy to go home...
Then it was Noodle turn... Aka Nancy who's human parents decided to pick her up early... Yay... Two girls now happily in forever homes....

The afternoon also saw Saddle go off to the park for some more training... Thanks Elizabeth x

Thanks to everyone's help today.... We all hope Ruth gets well soon. X

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 12 May 23:19



It was great to see Sara and Louis today :)) Sara did look well! She was finally able to see the bench she bought in memory of her lovely lad Charlie. I know she is so grateful to everyone who made a donation towards it. :))

Laura brought her lovely Labrador, Arlo in again today. This time he met Nick and Rory. They were both great with him. :)

Stella is a very sweet girl. A little bewildered at the moment but she ate her breakfast and dinner and Andy gave her a bath this afternoon.

Angies painting job looks great! A coat of white paint certainly brightens things up! :)

Lovely to see Jo and Willow today. It seemed strange to see Jo with only one Greyhound on her arm! :))) We also had a visit from Gorgeous Sandy, who is now called Isla. She looked great!

Thank you so much to everyone for all your help today. Sending big hugs to Ruth and to Lucy tonight, hoping they both feel better soon. Xxx

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by mary/john

Saturday 12 May 16:47



Hi all we popped in today and met Sara who was looking so well and refreshed from her hospital stay..We had a good play with Kates greys and Lyra loved playing with the tennis ball... Soe beuatiful greys in the kennels at the moment looking for that elisive forever home....xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 May 22:18



I started this morning with a loving head butt from Sully! He is such a happy boy boy but I saw stars and if you see me with a black eye... I haven’t been fighting!!! A blitz of the kennels out the back which usually holds all our bedding etc meant we could accommodate little Stella and grateful thanks to Angie wielding the paint roller. Earlier she had sloshed some disinfectant down her cleavage so she has been having fun!!!!
I’ve been feeling particularly rotten this week and tonight I’ve been diagnosed with shingles so I will be keeping a low profile until I’m a bit better:-(((

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by Shanesmum

Friday 11 May 18:02



Another quiet Friday at Daybreaks! No volunteers meant no walkies again today, but this, together with some much cooler weather, meant the boys and girls could have a romp around in the sand run!

Some, especially the new boys, just appreciated the chance to mooch around off lead and have a good old sniff at everything. Others took great delight in racing around like loons, playing with the toys and having a high old time. My current favourites Rory and Susie had such fun playing together, but were as good as gold when called when play time was over. It was so funny to see Rory trying to stay awake back in his kennel, his head kept nodding! Bless him he is such a character and the delightful Susie is so sweet -although she does like to sleep squashed up against the kennel door with her back legs in the air and her front legs thrust underneath the bars!!

We had a viewing this morning which resulted in the cute little Winny being reserved. Ruby Rebel paid us a visit this morning too, his Mum says he has settled so well and is being just perfect - he looks great.

Huge thanks to Jess for taking "the boys" (Roy & Saddle) out to the park this morning as part of their ongoing socialisation training. They also enjoyed a play in the sand run this afternoon - but we still can't wear them out!!

We have been blitzing out the back again, and I have been wielding a paint roller on the walls!! Not such a good idea as I think there is more paint on me and my t-shirt than on the walls!! You see - you need to be very flexible to work at Daybreaks!!!

This afternoon saw the arrival of sweet little Stella, who was picked up as a stray. She was understandably a little stressed on arrival but tucked into her supper of Burns and sardines and polished it all off.

Many thanks for the very kind donation of tinned fish received today, our boys and girls will certainly enjoy those in the weeks to come.

I just cant believe how quickly the time is flying by - another weekend is upon us so lets keep fingers crossed that some more of our lovely boys and girls will soon be on their very own forever sofas.

I think a glass of wine is called for now! Enjoy your weekend one and all.

Angie xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 May 16:30



There is a vacancy for Assistant Manager at Daybreaks Kennels

We are looking for a friendly person to join our team.
The position, which can be physically and emotionally challenging, is for 3 days a week on a variable rota which would include weekends and bank holidays.

Applicants must be able to drive, be involved with basic training and management of students and able to assist our volunteers with special needs.
A good knowledge of greyhounds and their needs is preferable.

For more information please contact
Ruth on 077606 17287

To be considered for this position, please forward your CV for the attention of Pam Dewar c/o Daybreaks Kennels by 25th May 2018

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 May 16:18



I have created Daybreaks Daily Diary as a dog so please don't think you can adopt this one! The photo is of Tara, my first greyhound when she was at the Dogs Home. The date of birth is actually the date we opened Daybreaks :-)
This means we can add comments as well as photos - I hope you think this is a good idea!!!!

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