We’ve been putting our best feet forward here at Gilberdyke, so thank you to everyone who has put on their walking boots, or put their hands in their pockets to support our two sponsored walks.
The three mile sponsored walk around Gilberdyke at Easter has raised over £900, with money still being brought in. Sponsor money also being collected for the annual Jerry Green attack on the Three Peaks, all eleven walkers - which included Staff and Volunteers - turned out to be a real feat of endurance.
Although the day before had been a little too warm for a mountain hike, the day we went it was cold, wet and very windy - one of our walkers actually got picked off her feet by the wind! Not everyone finished all 26 miles because of battling the elements, but it was a great day nevertheless. It is still not too late to add to the sponsorship for our hiking heroes!
Finding new homes for dogs of all types and ages continues at a pace, and we have had some lovely dogs leaving us for new families – amongst those still looking for their forever homes are Betty and Jess, two lively Jack Russell girls, both under the age of two. Contact the kennels for details.
Roxy, Dipsy, Barney, Milo, Redwood,’ now Bentley’and Suzy are just some the dogs who have left us for pastures new over the last few months, Suzy being a sweet little 12 year old terrier who, her new family tells us, “has settled in wonderfully and charmed her way into everyone’s hearts.”
We are always thrilled to hear about our dogs progress, such as Rosco “a fantastic dog, we are so much enjoying him being part of our family” Jed -” the most beautiful dog with the loveliest temperament” and Maya, who has worked hard and is now the proud possessor of her Bronze and Silver Good Citizen’s Awards. Well done, Maya! (Maya pictured below)
The dogs in kennels love their new furniture, which gives them some real home comforts - armchairs and even a settee for them to snuggle in and remember what living in a home is like, while waiting for that new home and family. So if anyone has any old chairs we can have for them, just get in touch.
Late spring cleaning can produce surplus blankets and bedding, and we can always find a home for these to make the dogs comfy, too.
We will be having a stand at Howden Show in July, and make a date in your diary to come along to our Annual Open Day, a week earlier than normal this year, on September 18. Our popular fun dog show, doggy dancing display, stalls and refreshments will all be there - and we hope you will be too! Howden Hounds fly ball team will be coming.
If you want to help, do get in touch, and offers of items for the tombola, raffle, bric a brac stall, the popular new bookstall, cake and bottles, are always very welcome and most gratefully received In these difficult economic times our dogs need all the help and support we can give them.
A new treat for the summer has been the doggy ice lollies! A great idea shared from our Broughton team. We have been making ice lollies to amuse as well as treat the dogs. The recipe is simple. Dog Meat chunks and gravy in the bottom of a plastic cup, topped up with water, a dog chew for a stick. Freeze and watch the dogs enjoy!
Pictured above, Ren enjoying his! Ren, as you can see, is beautiful, but one of our ’sticky’ dogs. He is a timid Staffie crossbreed, gentle and very loving, but keeps being overlooked because he is so shy. We would love to find Ren his forever home!
If you are looking for a new member of your family we have someone for everyone, and this month highlight friendly little collie cross Mia, who needs to be the only pet in a quiet home, and handsome cross breed Boots, just 13 months old and looking for an active and experienced new owner.. Check out our website, www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk Or visit us 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.
Want more information? See the website on www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk and click on dogs for rehoming, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01430 449112.
Thought For the Month:
“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses” (Elizabeth Taylor)
Happy dog days! With best wishes from Angela and All at Gilberdyke. Until next time!