The Great Global Greyhound Walk

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Dunrunnin are raising funds for our branch at this event with the support of The Retired Greyhound Trustโ€™s Medway Greyhound Support Group

THE GREAT GLOBAL GREYHOUND WALK
SUNDAY 19th JUNE 2016
Riverside Country Park, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2XH

Dunrunnin are raising funds for our branch at this event with the support of The Retired Greyhound Trustโ€™s Medway Greyhound Support Group

WALKING ALL OVER THE WORLD

Sunday 19th June is a very special day for greyhounds, lurchers and their owners who will all be stepping out to celebrate the 7th, but newly renamed, Great Global Greyhound Walk. Hounds and humans will be walking simultaneously at parks, woods, beaches, heaths and at the odd Stately Home right across the world. Numerous walks have already been confirmed is places as far afield as Canada and New Zealand as well as London, Beddgelert in Wales, Edinburgh, Cornwall and Yorkshire. More locations are being added day by day and we hope to have a walk taking place in as many countries as possible.

John Homer and Karen Farley would like to welcome all sight hound owners in the North Kent and Medway area to join the walk which commences at 10.00am, the meeting point is the Visitor Centre, Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2XH. The walk is for all and is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. About one hour long, there will also be a short walk for those less able or whose dog is elderly. All breeds of dog are welcome although they will not be counted for the GGGW; entry is by sponsorship or donation on the day. All those taking part will receive a rosette and proceeds are to go to RGT Brands Hatch and other Greyhound charities. There are toilet and refreshment facilities on site. The Retired Greyhound Trust Road Show will be attending. Please feel free to stay longer and enjoy the Parks facilities and take part in more informal walks.

Please join us for a really fun day and the opportunity meet up with some old friends and to raise funds for a cause that is close to all of our hearts?

In 2015, the previously named Great British Greyhound Walk, had 4605 dogs attending walks all over the world and the success of these walks prompted our new name, the Great Global Greyhound Walk. Can we reach the magic 5000 sighthounds this year? โ€“ we hope so.

There is no need to book just download a sponsorship form, raise what you can and turn up.

If you need any further information, please call John on 01634 403914 or 07930 636186 or via email at rgtmedwaysupport@aol.com or Karen on 07760 440142.

Please put the date in your diary and come along to support us?

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Dunrunnin Adopters Chat & Walking Group

img_0923-1024x768On Sunday 7th February Maddie, Johnny Reggae, Pasta, Penny, Dolly, Noddy and Joker enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine at Lullingstone Park. They joined 16 former inmates to find out just how good life is once you find your forever home.

Many thanks to all of our Adopters Group for making our current crop of hounds and volunteers so welcome, it was great to catch up with old friends.

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Happy New Year from the DunRunnin Greyhounds!

image-2Happy New Year from all of the DunRunnin Greyhounds!

2015 was an amazing year for us at DunRunnin. We managed to find loving homes for 70 beautiful greyhounds and had lots of fun and laughter along the way! We’re hoping to have an even bigger and better year of rehoming in 2016, so if you’re considering adopting a greyhound in 2016 or are interested on joining our team of volunteers, then we’d love to hear from you!

Happy New Year to you all, and thank you once again to all of the amazing volunteers, adopters and supporters who continue to support DunRunnin and our beautiful hounds!

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Happy Christmas from the Dunrunnin Greyhounds!

We’ve been getting ready for Christmas at DunRunnin this week – we’ve decorated the DunRunnin Tea Hut and even had some tinsel left over for our hounds! Don’t they look beautiful all dressed up in their Christmas Onesies! Each of these amazing hounds are looking for their forever families.

So if you have a good home to offer Tor, Buddy, Fester, Blitz, Tigger, Jenny or Angel, why not come and see us at DunRunnin Rehoming Kennels near Brands Hatch?!

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It’s Black Friday at Dunrunnin Greyhound Rehoming Kennels!

It’s Black Friday at DunRunnin Greyhounds!!! We have Greyhounds in all shapes and colours looking for their forever homes at our rehoming kennels near Brands Hatch, but today is a special day for all of our gorgeous black hounds!!! (From left to right) meet our lovely Cash, Prince, Ronnie, John, Turbo, Misty, Chopper, Titch, Katy, Chloe, Alice, Penny, Noddy, Romeo, Kuro, Abbey, Buddy, Basil, Tootsie! All of these greys have finished their racing careers and would love to find a home to call their own, so if you are thinking if adopting a dog, why not consider a greyhound as they make really fabulous pets! You can find out more about their individual paw-sonalities on our “Meet Our Hounds” page ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dunrunnin Greyhounds Donate Blood to the Pet Blood Bank!

12184279_437936413072161_3352332666420548464_o-768x934We’re so proud of our amazing Greyhounds who donated blood to the Pet Blood Bank on Tuesday. Launched in 2007, Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for all veterinary practitioners across the UK. The charity aims to advance animal health and welfare and to relieve suffering by providing quick and convenient access to blood. What a fantastic cause!

Here’s a picture of Kuro, immediately after giving blood – as you can see, the hounds weren’t at all worried by the process, and you really wouldn’t know that they’d given blood except for their trendy shaved necks, which were soon covered up by the fab bright red neckerchiefs that they were given by the charity ๐Ÿ™‚ So well done to the 20 hounds plus Sky & Jones (former Dunrunnin dogs) who gave blood during the session. I’m sure their efforts will be much appreciated by the pets that will receive their life saving donation!

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DunRunnin Hounds Represent the Retired Greyhound Trust at Discover Dogs!

12132588_434172516781884_7417606510204360393_oWe couldn’t be more proud of our boys Biggles & Billy who spent the day representing the RGT at the “Discover Dogs” event at London’s ExCel Centre. Despite having led sheltered lives so far, our boys took on the challenge of hoards of visitors and hundreds of other breeds with waggy tails and their usual happy dispositions! They were fantastic ambassadors for the breed, and we’re pleased to report that they didn’t try to eat any of the other exhibitors ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks also to our fab volunteers Bev, Alex, Lesley and John who gave up their Sunday to take the chaps out for the day!

The feedback from the event was really fantastic and we received lots interest in Biggles and Billy as a result of their calm behaviour and affectionate demeanour! If you’d like to visit Biggles & Billy, or are interested in volunteering at our rehoming kennels near Brands Hatch, then why not get in touch?!

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A Big Thank You for a Beautiful Picture!

We’re very excited to share a fantastic piece of art work with you, from one of our young DunRunnin supporters, Lydia, aged 6. Lydia and her family adopted one of our beautiful black hounds called Hats back in April, and Lydia (knowing how much we’d miss our gorgeous boy) drew us this beautiful picture of Hats, having fun in the sun, so that we’d have a permanent reminder of him! Lydia’s picture of Hats has taken pride of place in our DunRunnin Tea Hut, so if you would like to come and view this masterpiece in person, and meet some of our other hounds who are looking for their forever homes, then why not come and see us at DunRunnin rehoming Kennels near Brands Hatch in Kent ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dunrunnin Hounds steal the show at Windmill Fete at Stelling Minnis!

image14-300x225A big thank you to our volunteers Lesley, Bev and Alex who went to Windmill Fete this weekend at Stelling Minnis with our handsome hounds Tom & Keano!

Lesley ran a bric a brack stall to raise funds for Dunrunnin Rehoming Kennels, while Bev, Alex & the boys entered the dog show!

We’re pleased to report that Tom won ‘Best Condition Dog in Show’ and then came second in ‘Best in Show’! Meanwhile Keano wowed the crowd with his dancing in front of the rock band!

 

Tom and Keano are still looking for their forever homes, and both have so much to offer in terms of love, temperament and paw-sonality!

You can view their full profiles on our Meet our Hounds page, or you can meet them in paw-son at our kennels near Brands Hatch ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dunrunnin hounds take part in the 2015 Great British Greyhound Walk!

image10-300x241Karen and four of our DunRunnin volunteers – Jo, Becca, Donna & Emily ventured down to sunny Rainham on Sunday morning with six of our fabulous hounds – Freddie, Maddie, Katy, John, Betty and Biggles, to take part in the 2015 Great British Greyhound Walk! We met up with lots of our DunRunnin friends and families and their gorgeous greys, as well as our friends from Medway and Sittingbourne RGT. There was a great turn out, and with a total of 45 greyhounds and their walkers taking part it really was a sight to see so many hounds out in force! John Homer from Medway RGT led the walk, and everyone had a great time chatting and catching-up as we strolled around Riverside Country Park. After the walk we stopped for drinks and group photos, and are pleased to report that our hounds were perfect ambassadors and behaved impeccably throughout the event! We’re still totting up the pennies, but it looks as though a total of over ยฃ500 was raised, which is a great result for all of the greyhounds that will benefit from this nation-wide event! Thanks to everyone that took part, and we can’t wait to see you again at out next event!

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