Dogs Homed – Greyhounds

ROCKY

Colour/sex: Fawn male

Date of birth: 12.02.2003

Last rec. trainer: N/A

Races contended: N/A

Last rec. race: N/A

ROCKY -(named for racing as) Conteh

It is thought Rocky was used briefly for hare coursing and retired early following the welcome and overdue Hunting Act 2004. The fawn male was subsequently to endure a chequered history before eventually being placed in the care of AFG.

After a few months in foster care Rocky was found a loving and forever home in January 2010.

VIKKI


Colour/sex: Black Female

Date of birth: 04.07.2004

Last rec. trainer: S.P.Riches

Races contended: 18 ( 29 inc trials)

Last rec. race: Great Yarmouth A1 05.09.2007

VIKKI – (named for racing as) Dependable Lady

Vikki came into the care of AFG in December 2008 when her young owner/trainer (who thought it would be a fun hobby to own and race greyhounds) soon realised it wasn’t and decided to no longer have any more involvement with the greyhound racing industry.

Wishing to seek his fortune abroad after securing the future welfare and security of his 3 greyhound girls, he sought the help of AFG after being very disappointed with the local rescue schemes affiliated to the industry.
After being let down by a local independent rescue who promised to take Vikki, she was signed over to the care of AFG.

After nearly a year in her wonderful foster home Vikki was homed with a rescued lurcher but after 1 year and 3 months the family’s circumstances changed and AFG had to take Vikki back.

After a short time in another foster home with 2 little rescued terriers, Vikki found her forever home May 2011 with Cathy and Michael and little rescued poodle/cross, Spike.

All is one big adventure for dear Vikki as she is such a friendly confident girl.

ALFIE

Alfie at age 12 weeks - leg completely mended

Colour/sex: White & brindle male

Date of birth: 01.2003

Last rec. trainer: N/A

Races contended: N/A

Last rec. race: N/A

When Alfie was just 6 weeks old a door was accidentally closed on him and the result was a badly broken leg. It was, however, a treatable injury but with a costly operation required, followed by weeks of aftercare, breeder and owner Andy Trett was set to have the puppy destroyed. The veterinary practice that examined Alfie was unwilling to do this and he was signed over to the practice and, in turn, to AFG.

Alfie was found a loving and forever home in June 2003.

MOLLY


Colour/sex: Black Female

Date of birth: 19.08.2004

Last rec. trainer: S.P.Riches

Races contended: 25

Last rec. race: Mildenhall A2 02.12.2007

MOLLY – (named for racing as) Kefcar Molly

Molly came into the care of AFG 20.11.2008 (after Lulu and before Vikki -all from the same owner /trainer.

Again Molly was let down by a local independant rescue, who had promised to take her. Luckily we had a suitable foster home for Molly with a rescued Jack Russel, “Flossie”, so were able to take her into our care.

Molly quickly settled and within 2 weeks her foster home became her forever home. Janet and David fell for her and couldn’t bear to part with her, so adopted her.
Both dogs are great companions and are affectionatley known as “the Moll and the Floss”.

RAVEN

Date of birth: 02.12.2007

Last rec. trainer: A Trett

Races contended: 2

Last rec. race: Lifford/A6/01.08.2009

RAVEN – (named for racing as) Trinket Boy

Injury in a trial curtailed a career on the track for Raven and responsibility for his future welfare was given to Yarmouth Homefinders. The health and condition of the greyhound was subsequently to deteriorate significantly and in January 2010 he was taken home by a concerned volunteer working for the rescue. A few days later Raven was placed in the care of AFG.

Raven has since made a full recovery and is now enjoying life to the full in a loving and forever home.

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BUDDY

Colour/sex: White & black male

Date of birth: 01.02.2003

Last rec. trainer: D Warner

Races contended: N/A

Last rec. race: N/A

When just 13 months old Buddy was attacked by a terrier and needed immediate veterinary treatment. The owner and trainer would not cover veterinary costs and signed Buddy over to the practice who, in turn, signed the greyhound over to AFG. The fact the treatment Buddy required would end any chance of the dog racing is of course incidental.

Buddy was found a loving and forever home in February 2005.

BILLY

Colour/sex: Dk brindle & white male

Date of birth: 01.02.2005

Last rec. trainer: P G Debenham

Races contended: 17

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A8/27.04.2007

BILLY – (named for racing as) Billy Bish

After a brief career on the track, Billy was homed un-neutered and without a home check by his trainer Peter Debenham. Billy was full of energy and more than his new owner could manage who soon wanted rid of the greyhound. With Debenham seemingly unwilling to take Billy back the help of AFG was sought.

After one year in foster care and one failed adoption Billy was found a loving and forever home in May 2010.

LULU

Colour/sex: Black & white female

Date of birth: 10.01.2004

Last rec. trainer: S P Riches

Races contended: 33

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A3/04.05.2007

LULU – (named for racing as) Bryanvale Lady

When Lulu’s race owner wanted nothing more to do with racing the dog was retired and, in contrast with normal practice for many owners and trainers, action was taken to ensure the dog would have a secure and happy future. The only oversight on the part of the owner was payment to cover, at least in part, foster care and veterinary costs. 

After 2 months in foster care Lulu was found a loving and forever home in February 2009.

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