Merry Christmas from our hounds at Dunrunnin!

57356a839766fc04a97ece866c06ba05We can’t believe that Christmas is upon us already! It really feels as though the Brands Hatch Branch has only been open for a few days! Our wonderful Greyhounds have all settled in really well, and would like to say a huge thank you to all of the support we’ve had since opening our doors on 1st September 2013. We wish all of our friends and supporters a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2014, and we look forward to hearing from all of those wonderful forever homes over the next 12 months!

This little monkey’s been caught im-paw-sonating one of Santa’s reindeer, in the hope of getting his mits on some of Santa’s mince pies! 😉

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Remember, Remember the 5th November!

thundershirt-blog-post-1-1024x683Just a quick reminder to all our Greyhound Friends and Families out there that there may be lots of whizz-pops and bangs this week, so do remember that our furries can find this time particularly distressing if they are not good with loud noises. Our best advice is to make sure your pooches have a nice long walk and extra toilet breaks before dusk falls so that you can keep them in for the evening. We’d advise against leaving nervous hounds home alone in the evenings this week, and have other tips to help if you need to get in touch. One thing than some people have mentioned success with is “ThunderShirt”, which can be worn by your hound like a t-shirt, which has velcro fastners that give a “hugging” sensation, similar to that experienced by a puppy snuggling up to its mum! ThunderShirts are available from Pets at Home, and remember, if you do shop at Pets at Home, make sure you pick up a loyalty card, and nominate the RGT as your chosen charity for Pets at Home to support! We wish you all a safe and happy Bonfire Night 🙂

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Dunrunnin hounds spread the word at paws in the park!

558264_162569697275502_538595982_n1We’ve only been open for a few weeks now, but we figured it’s never too early to start spreading the word about this terrific charity, so off our lovely Turkey went, with his little friend Shiloh (together with a suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches) to tell the good folk of Kent about the opening of DunRunnin Greyhound Rehoming Kennels, in Brands Hatch!

Turkey & Shiloh were pleased to get a warm reception by the public at Paws in the Park, held at Kent Showground, Detling, and Turkey received many a complement on his homemade sandwich-board style jersey made from an old racing vest and a laminated leaflet – tee hee! Hopefully, we’ll have some more professional looking tabards made up in time for our next outing, but cheeky little Shiloh is convinced that the homemade look was responsible for many of the kind donations we received on the day! Thank you again for all of the kind words of support and encouragement we received!

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Dunrunnin is up and running!

img_3302-768x1024Hurrah! After months of planning, our opening day is finally here! Hello to all from the newest branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust – RGT Brands Hatch! We’re very pleased to say that we’re now open to visitors and have 20 Gorgeous Greyhounds in residence, waiting to meet you! Over the coming days we’ll be adding details of our beauties to our “Meet Our Hounds” page, so do keep checking back for updates, and watch this space for further news and DunRunnin Musings!

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