Dogs Homed

GENIE

Colour/sex: Blue brindle female

Date of birth: 06.08.2002

Last rec. trainer: K A Marlow

Races contended: 83

Last rec. race: Harlow/A7/16.09.2006

GENIE – (named for racing as) Thirsty Maiden

The history of Genie immediately following retirement is unclear but the blue brindle female ended up at a rescue traumatised and shaking with fear. Genie was subsequently signed over to AFG.

After briefly being in foster care for a second time Genie was found a loving and forever home in September 2010.

POPPY

Colour/sex: White & brindle female

Date of birth: 05.10.2002

Last rec. trainer: P G Debenham

Races contended: No record

Last rec. race: N/A

POPPY – (named for racing as) Elsa Something

Poppy is another greyhound homed by trainer Peter Debenham, un-neutered and without a home check. The new owner – a single mother working all hours – was simply not in a position to look after the greyhound properly and Poppy was signed over to AFG.

Poppy was found a loving and forever home in April 2006.

PATCH

Colour/sex: White & blue male

Date of birth: 28.09.1996

Last rec. trainer: No record

Races contended: 2

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/O/05.05.1999

PATCH – (named for racing as) Flax Chief

After a brief career on the track, Patch was kept by his owner until 10 years old when, due to a decline in the owners health, the greyhound was signed over to AFG.

Patch is in permanent foster care.

BEN

Colour/sex: White & brindle male

Ben was such a gentle boy, here he is with staffie cross Fern and rescued hen, Chook Chook

Ben was such a gentle boy, here he is with staffie cross Fern and rescued hen, Chook Chook

Date of birth: 19.08.1996

Last rec. trainer: No record

Races contended: No record

Last rec. race: N/A

BEN – (named for racing as) Silver Stream

Ben was given away, un-neutered, at a young age. The greyhound was perhaps looked after properly over the immediate years to follow, but later in life suffered serious neglect. When brought to the attention of AFG, Ben had rotten teeth and overgrown nails, was flea ridden and emaciated.

Ben is now in permanent foster care and enjoying the love he so richly deserves. 

PEG

Colour/sex: Black female

Date of birth: 10.05.2002

Last rec. trainer: I Barnard

Races contended: N/A

Last rec. race: N/A

PEG – (named for racing as) Mamas Money

Peg never made the grade to race and in 2003 was off-loaded by trainer Irene Barnard with little regard shown for the dog’s future welfare and security. Turn the clock forward to June 2009 and the greyhound was being advertised on Freecycle. A reader, apparently concerned about what might happen to the dog, took possession of her and a few days later signed the black female over to AFG.

After 3 years in what was expected to be Peg’s ‘forever home’ she had to come back into the care of AFGg through no fault of her own and is now in permanent foster care with her soul mate Frankie, another rescued greyhound. Frankie came from another rescue center and Peg has helped him gain confidence since she joined him in his home.

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.

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