A day at the kennels

Do you ever find yourself at a loose end on a Sunday morning? Do you wish for your own dog, even though you know the timing's not quite right? Maybe you feel like you should be getting more exercise, but you just can't bring yourself to join the gym. Or perhaps you just really like free biscuits.

Why not visit us and walk a greyhound or two?

That's exactly what Kath, our newest volunteer, decided to do. She enjoyed her time so much that she brought her whole family along. Now we have a whole clan of greyhound converts!

People have lots of different reasons for becoming dog walkers. Some of the most common are:

  • Spending quality time with the hounds, doing something they love. We're a small kennel, so you'll soon get to know each of the dogs individually.
  • For most of our dogs, their walk is the high point of their day. It's impossible not to smile when faced with a happy greyhound that can't wait to see you! And you'll go home knowing you've made a dog's day.
  • Nature! Fresh air! Exercise! Many of our volunteers find their time in the woods relaxing. At the very least, it's more interesting than the gym!
  • You'll meet like-minded people and quickly become part of the Dunrunnin team.
  • Free biscuits.

So, if you ever find yourself with a spare morning, why not come down and see us? There are no complicated application forms, no shifts to sign up for and no minimum commitment. You can show up once a week or once a year. In fact, you don't even need to let us know you're coming!

We want as many people as possible to share the fun with us so we try to be as flexible and welcoming as possible. Our current volunteer force includes working people, retired people, under-18s (with parent/guardian consent), work-experience candidates and Duke of Edinburgh scheme participants. We'd love to include you too!

Our dogs can't wait to see you! Visit us and make their day!