Dogs Homed

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Colour/sex: White/Black Female

Date of birth: ?.01.2005

Last reg trainer: Mr. Peter Debenham

Races contended: none

Last rec. race: N/A

PURDY – (named for racing as) LLEYTONS GIRL
Although named for racing, Purdy was not raced on a licensed track and was soon offloaded by her trainer/owner/breeder once deemed ‘no good for racing’.

After several months in a home with little company and left alone for hours, this very nervous girl came into the care of AFG. It was obvious that Purdy hadn’t been well exercised or socialized. However, she soon blossomed in her foster home with the company of another confident greyhound.

After 3 months in her foster home, where with expert care Purdy improved steadily, physically and mentally, Purdy found her forever home where she continued to overcome her fears and insecurities with the tender care and patience of her devoted carer. She developed into a stunning, happy confident girl.


Colour/sex: Black Female

Date of birth: ?.05.2010

Last reg trainer: Mr R.A.Woodcock

Races contended: none

Last rec. race: N/A

MISTY – (named for racing as) PLAIN BLOSSOM

Deemed no good for racing’ after a trial in Ireland. A young girl concerned for her future welfare and safety, brought her to the U.K.

MISTY, came into the care of AFG in April 2012. Her front leg had been burned and was badly scarred and infected and very painful for her.

The information we received was that after injuring her tendon after a trial in Ireland her leg was deliberately burnt as to rush a supply of blood to her leg believing this would repair the tendon. This is an illegal practice which has been banned in the U.K for years and would cause an animal immense pain and unecessary suffering.

This is misty's leg which had been deliberately burned, it was swollen and infected and very painful for her

This information has been passed to welfare authorities in Ireland who we hope will be following Misty’s case up and hopefully the other greyhounds in Mr Woodcocks care will be examined. We are awaiting the results of these investigations.

Misty went straight into her forever home with one of our long term supporters who sadly lost her other rescued greyhound Sophie, at aged only 9 years, unexpectedly a few months earlier. Misty was in season when she came to us but still managed to settle very quickly and once over the season got to mix and play with all the local dogs and meet lots of friendly people. Misty is now enjoying life to the full with her devoted carer and we hope they will enjoy a lot of happy years together.


Colour/sex: Black Female

Date of birth: 08.10.1999

Last reg trainer:

Races contended: 77

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/ Grade A5/ 27.10.2003

SUSIE – (named for racing as) Speedy Sonia

Susie came 6th in her last race in October 2003 at Yarmouth stadium. Soon afterwards, she was given away as free to a couple who did not really want to take on a greyhound but just felt sorry for her.

They explained this when they sought the help of AFG. Susie was able to go into a foster home straight away.

Susie, although a very nervous girl, settled well with her new family and the company of other unwanted rescued greyhounds, who steadily helped Susie gain confidence.

According to Susie’s racing records, she’d had her seasons suppressed, which may explain why she had bladder problems when she first went to her foster home. It was not long before Susies foster home became her forever home and since then she has blossomed into the stunning girl she is today as seen in this photo taken of Susie at age 12 1/2 years , which is down to the dedicated experienced care she has received from he devoted carers.


Colour/sex: Black Male

Date of birth: 10.05.2002

Last reg trainer: I Barnard

Races contended: none

Last rec. race: N/A

BOBBY – (named for racing as) Megans Mustang

Bobby was named for racing as Megans Mustang but was never issued with an I.D. card, meaning he did not get to race on a licensed track. So he was given away as free by the owner/trainer/breeder.

Bobby was given to a young lady with a small child who was intending to pick up a young fawn female advertised but was soon persuaded by Barnard to take the male, as Barnard stated she could home the pretty small greyhound easily.

Bobby had many problems when offloaded to the lady including being very underweight and suffering with mange. The young lady transformed this neglected boy over the next 6 months into a healthy hound, but due to a change in her circumstances whereby she was having to leave him for long hours and fearing the stress and separation anxiety he started to suffer with would allow his health to deteriorate, she sought the help of AFG.

Luckily, Bobby was able to go straight into a foster home, whereby this adorable boy instantly won the heart of his carer who adopted him into his forever home. Since then with devoted care he has lived a contented happy life.


Snoopy when he came to Afg weighing 26 kilos

It is believed he wore a muzzle 24/7 for about 6 months as his face was covered in sore skin with hair loss all over

Snoopy came to the attention of AFG in February 2011 when he was advertised free on an internet site.

Concerned by his condition on the accompanying photograph AFG managed to make arrangements to acquire him. He came into our care in an emaciated state, weighing only 26 kilos, dehydrated and ravenous for food and water.

Over several months in foster care, Snoopy steadily recovered physically and mentally.

Snoopy’s foster home became his forever home, where he enjoys the company of his devoted family and his canine friends.

Snoopy's favourite place , the sofa with his Jack Russell pal, Zag

Snoopy made a full recovery and is a picture of health weighing 38 kilos.

Snoopy happy and fit weighing 38 kilos


Colour/sex: Black female

Date of birth: May 2009

Last reg owner:

Races contended: none

Last rec. race: N/A

Cara came into the care of AFG in November 2011.

She had been acquired at 6 weeks of age from greyhound breeder/trainer and owner Margret Baily from Norwich.
We were contacted by the owner as Cara was very ill and needed veterinary treatment and possibly an operation which the owner could not afford.
We were able to take Cara in straight away as we had a foster home available. Cara was urinating blood and was very lethargic and it was imperative she had immediate veterinary attention.
Cara received veterinary treatment straight away and over time with extensive treatment she made a full recovery.
Her foster carers became her adopters and she is now happy healthy and enjoying life with another AFG hound – Murphy the lurcher.

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Colour/sex: White & black female

Date of birth: 20.04.2000

Last reg owner: Mrs J Simpson

Races contended: 12

Last rec. race: 15.08.2002 Yarmouth

PIP – (named for racing as) Miss Pips

Pip came into the care of AFG April 2008 in an emaciated state. She was handed into a local rescue (from where she had been homed 6 years earlier when under different management).
She was traumatised in the kennels and wouldn’t eat and for fear of her health deteriorating further the rescue sought the help of AFG and she was signed over to us.
The previous owner had neglected Pip for 4 months after his wife had left him and demanded the rescue took her back. Sadly the rescue chose not to pursue a prosecution case.
Pip continued to make steady progress in her foster home over the next few months. When fit enough she received a dental and her spine was x-rayed as she sometimes showed lameness after exercise.
The x-ray showed a piece of bone chipped off her spine believed to be caused by a trauma injury. No doubt why her short racing career came to an abrupt finish.
Pip gradually improved physically and mentally and was adopted in August 2008.

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Colour/sex: Black & white female

Date of birth: 16.03.2001

Last rec. trainer: S Gallant

Races contended: No record

Last rec. race: N/A

BELLE – (named for racing as) No Way Jose

Greyhounds homed independently by members of the racing fraternity are rarely (if ever) neutered. No Way Jose was no exception and across many years was allowed to have several litters. Home for the greyhound was a dilapidated caravan and when responsibility for the animals care was left with a neighbour the help of AFG was sought.

After a short period of time in foster care Belle was found a loving and forever home in June 2010.

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