Jerry Green Dog Rescue is 50 years old this year, so Gilberdyke is going for gold at our open day on September 18th. Mark a date in your diary, come along and enjoy our GOLD theme for our GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!
There will be a parade of our special Golden Oldie dogs, and a special Golden Ticket prize. There will be gold galore featuring in the open day, and everyone who comes along will have a chance to shine - rosettes to seventh place in our ever popular fun dog show, goody bags for all entries, and lots of special prizes for dogs and children entering!
Classes are Best Pedigree, Best Puppy (Under 12 months) Waggiest tail, Prettiest Female, Handsomest Male, Mini-Me (dog and handler look-alike) Strangest Brace (most unlikely pair of dogs) Best Junior Handler (16 and Under) Fastest Sit, Best Sausage Catcher, Best Veteran (7 and Over) and Best Rescue - with special rosettes for Best, and Reserve Best, In Show. Entries will be taken from 11am, show starting at 12 noon.
Howden Hounds Flyball Team - which boasts several Jerry Green dogs - will give one of their wonderful demonstrations, and also out to impress us all will be Canine Partners, a charity which trains dogs to assist the disabled, and help people become more independent. They will even be bringing along a washing machine as part of their demo, so prepare to be amazed!
There will also be plenty of stalls and attractions, not just the usual ones like cake, bric a brac and book stalls, but also a home made Doggy Delights stall. There will be a tombola and raffle, (raffle tickets on sale now) refreshments and barbecue.
To make such a special open day a success, we are appealing for your help. We need sponsorship, large or small, for the show classes and for staging the open day itself. Anyone who wants to come along and help, please do - extra hands are always welcome, if not on the day itself, getting the kennels ready over several days beforehand. Offers to bake cakes or dog treats will be welcome, and donations are requested for all stalls, including the tombola and bottle stalls.
Just contact the office for more information, and we will be only too pleased to be able to help you to help us! Thank you!
Thank you, too, for the anonymous donor who has been leaving regular gifts of bottles, blankets and dog treats for us outside the gates. We don't know who you are, but do appreciate your thoughtfulness very much, and hope you see this note!
Meanwhile we are always looking for new homes for our dogs. A special word this time for Mia and Lenny, two young at hearts. Mia is a little Collie cross, a lovely and busy lady who would prefer to be an only pet but is very loving. While Lenny (pictured below having cuddles with Elaine) is a charmer of a Staffie cross, who loves company, treats and football.
Take a look at our website (www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk) for all the dogs available if you are looking for a newcomer to join your family, telephone or pay a visit any afternoon (except Wednesday) between 1.30 - 4pm.We no longer give tours of the kennel blocks, but introduce people to dogs on an individual basis.
We always love to hear about dogs who have left us for exciting new lives, so were thrilled to find terrier Betty loved her first trip to Fraisthorpe Beach, Max loves his holidays - with visits to a restaurant - in France, and that one of his favourite hobbies is sticking his head through the garden gate to talk to passers-by. Dougie (pictured above) has settled in so well in his new home his new mum and dad reckon "it's as if he has always lived with us" while terrier Harvey got Hayley and Mark to send a very special personalised card to us to say thank you for his new home. We were thrilled to hear he's adopted the sofa and is the envy of the street where he lives as he is so well behaved both on and off his lead. Happy endings for more of our rescue dogs is always our aim!
Jerry Green had stands at Howden Show (courtesy of Howden Hounds, many thanks) and the RSPCA Dog Show in Goole - the weather held and both very busy. We are also having at stall at Pet Respect in Hull on Sunday 7th August, 11.00-5.00. Hope to see you there.
If you would like to help in any way, do get in touch. In these difficult economic times our dogs need all the help and support we can give them, and we are always grateful for donations, blankets for bedding, dog food and treats. Volunteer helpers are also always welcome.
Want more information? See the website www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk -click on dogs available - email email@example.com or ring 01430 -449112. We are also on Facebook, so visit us there and share your Jerry Green dog stories - we look forward to hearing from you.
Thought For the Month:
It takes a strong minded human to appreciate a strong minded dog (Mary Webber)
Happy dog days! With best wishes from Angela and All at Gilberdyke. Until next time!