Dogs Homed


Colour/sex: Blue brindle male

Date of birth: 27.08.2004

Last rec. trainer: G Ellis

Races contended: 12

Last rec. race: Swindon/A6/04.08.2006

FLUKE – (named for racing as) Mistakenidentity

After a brief career on the track, Fluke ended up in the ‘care’ of a 19 year old lad who was not in a position to look after any dog. The blue brindle greyhound was left on his own within the confines of a small property for 12 hours most days and was in a poor state of health when signed over to AFG.

Fluke was found a loving and forever home in June 2007.


Colour/sex: Blue female

Date of birth: 07.1998

Last rec. trainer: A Appleton

Races contended: 29

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/S2/21.04.2003

BELLA – (named for racing as) Blue Belle Jo

Racing info above acquired from G.B.G.B.records
However I.D.Book shows raced from Oct 7th1999 to July 3rd 2001 Total races 97 (including trials) 1st and last race at Yarmouth

Bella reward when finishing racing was 2 years in the ‘care’ of an elderly alcoholic. The greyhound received little attention and was housed in a dilapidated shed.

After a short period of time in foster care Bella was found a loving and forever home in September 2007. 


Colour/sex: Black male

Date of birth: 19.12.2003

Last rec. trainer: F A Barker

Races contended: 5

Last rec. race: Mildenhall/A7/11.10.2005

ROCCO – (named for racing as) On The Dot

Greyhounds homed independently by members of the racing fraternity are rarely (if ever) neutered. The new owner of Rocco adopted also Drominboy Pretty and sought to make money from a litter of 7 pups that was to follow. The sire (On The Dot) was subsequently off-loaded free, as was the dam about 3 months after whelping, without any consideration shown for the greyhound’s future welfare and security.

After a short period of time in foster care Rocco was found a loving and forever home in April 2007.


Jani when she came out of the stray kennels

Jani when she came out of the stray kennels

Colour/sex: Black female

Date of birth: 05.08.2002

Last rec. trainer: M Bailey

Races contended: 92

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A8/28.11.2007

Racing info above acquired from G.B.G.B records
However I.D. Book shows raced from October 2003 to August 2007 Total races 101 (including trials) -all at Yarmouth

JANI – (named for racing as) Rum Gal

When of no further use or value as a racing dog, Jani was not placed with a rescue but rather homed independently and seemingly off-loaded without any concern given for the animal’s future welfare and security. Months later Jani was picked up as a stray on the streets of Norwich.

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


Gemma when she came into the care of AFG weighing only 2 stone 10 lbs

Gemma when she came into the care of AFG weighing only 2 stone 10 lbs

Colour/sex: White & black female

Date of birth: 20.03.2000

Last rec. trainer: No record

Races contended: 6

Last rec. race: Crayford/A8/25.03.2002

GEMMA – (named for racing as) Slieve Gallen

At the end of Gemma’s brief racing career she was given away without any regard shown for her future welfare. The new owner soon tired of the greyhound and passed her on with similar disregard. Over the following 8 months Gemma suffered appalling treatment at the hands of Claire Colby who was later banned from owning dogs for 5 years. When rescued the beautiful white and black female was emaciated, infested with fleas and suffering numerous pressure sores.

After making a full recovery Gem was found a loving and forever home.


Colour/sex: Black female

Date of birth: 25.04.2006

Last rec. trainer: I H Brown

Races contended: 17

Last rec. race: Yarmouth/A7/05.05.2008

ZULU – (named for racing as) Tasmanian Diego

Zulu was given away just 2 days after her career on the track was terminated due to injury. Trainer Ian Brown was likely elated when the prospective owner, Angela Laver, agreed also to adopt Burgoyne Bunny who had retired through injury 4 days previously. Unable to cope, Laver off-loaded both greyhounds within a couple of weeks of signing the adoption forms. Burgoyne Bunny was later found abandoned in a flat and Zulu spent just 3 months in her next ‘forever’ home.

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


Colour/sex: Brindle Male

Date of birth: 10.12.2001

Last rec. owner: Mr Jubb

Races contended: 20 (34 inc trials)

Last rec. race: A1 17.03.2004

BEX – (named for racing as) Becks In Time

Bex came to the attention of AFG in January 2005, and luckily a foster carer was able to pick him up to take him straight to her home.

In November 2004 Bex was handed over to a young couple stationed at R.A.F. Lakenheath in Suffolk by his racing owner Mr Jubb. He was handed over at the fiveways roundabout, near the airbase, so no home check etc was carried out by Jubb, and no measures taken to secure the future welfare and security of this young 3 year old greyhound with a short racing history – Jubb had informed the new owners that Bex was about 1 year to 18 months old and had never raced.

The couple contacted AFG in January 2005, when they grew tired of him.

It is absolutely not recommended to home any animal on to military bases, whereby people can be transferred to a base anywhere in the world at short notice, usually animals will be left behind. Jubb would obviously not have been bothered by this.

Luckily Bex spent the rest of his life full of love and respect in his foster home which became his forever home

Now R.I.P Dear Bex 10.12.2001 to 31.08.2010

Sadly, on August 31st 2010, after developing an aggressive and incurable form of bone cancer in his shoulder, his devoted carer Jean had to make the unbearable decision to let him go.
He was a wonderful gentle friendly boy who never put a foot wrong and helped settle in many of Jeans fostered hounds. He is very desperately missed by Jean and her other rescued hounds.


Colour / Sex : White and brindle Male

Date of birth : 08.10.1999

Last rec. trainer : Bryan Everett

Races contended : No racing history found

Last rec.race : None

LANCE – (named for racing as) Bryanvale Senor

Lance came into the care of AFG January 2005. He was no longer wanted by the family who had acquired him free 1 year earlier by the owner/ breeder and trainer.
After a short time in foster care where he was neutered and inoculated, de-flead and wormed. Lance found his forever home March 2005 but was returned to us through no fault of his own after being branded a killer as he held a baby bird in his mouth, which sadly died
Happily back in foster care Lance then found a wonderful home in October 2005, sadly to be returned to us in February 2009 Lance had to be returned to us as a result of a marriage break up.
Luckily for Lance, we had a vacant foster home where lance stayed in permanent foster care never needing to be re-homed, with the company of a beautiful female greyhound “Annie”

Sadly in May 2010, Lance became ill suddenly, he had developed an aggressive tumour between his stomach and spine which had blown up in a matter of hours….Lance could not be treated, and his devoted carers Cathy and Michael had to let him go.
Throughout his time in foster care and homes Lance remained loving and loyal to all his carers and is very sadly missed.

R.I.P Dear Lance 8.10.99- 13.5.10

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