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Kennels News

by Wispa'sMum

24-Apr-2016

Keep up to date with the events at Daybreaks!

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by skinnyme

Saturday 20 Aug 14:41



Hi Jane, I have left a message on your phone re: flat availability. Jill xxx

by conman

Saturday 20 Aug 13:31



We have just had a cancellation for Bank Holiday week for our two bedroom apartment in the centre of Padstow Cornwall (sleeps 4). It has a car parking space and is dog friendly (there is no outside space but we are a few metres from a dog walking area). We get many repeat bookings from Daybreaks dogs and their families. £600 for the week (20% discount) or would consider a part week booking. Donation will be given to Daybreaks. Phone Jane on 07759494453 for further information

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 22 May 20:26



We have added a new event on the events list for August 29th - hope you can all come.

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by Lewisfuggie

Friday 13 May 22:28



Today we also updated the Events on our Facebook page, please if you have a Facebook profile, subscribe to our page and keep upto date with all the events coming up and please share with all your friends. Thanks
https://www.facebook.com/PerryBarrRGT/timeline

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 12 May 21:53



Lovely, thanks Deb and Pam for coming up with the vet's name and I've found his website details. My friend will be very grateful. Mand x

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by Deb

Thursday 12 May 21:34



Julie uses Chris Day in Oxfordshire if you google him his details come up

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 12 May 20:09



Quick question. Does anyone have any info on a homeopathic vet. I have a friend who's at the end of her tether with an allergy-type reaction in her Westie and would like to some natural advice. I know that Julie Sadler has a homeopathic vet, so if Julie's reading or anyone else has some info, I'd love to be able to give the details to my friend. Thanks. Mand x

by mary/john

Sunday 08 May 06:36



Happy 4th anniversary 2day Patch... a beautiful calm grey who never gets anxious and is a pleasure to look after.... we love u so very much...mary/john XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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by mary/john

Friday 06 May 18:54



Hi All Patch here on sunday I have been with my parents john/mary for 4 years and I had a wonderful pamper wash at daybreaks today.. thanks mum and dad.... xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 19 Apr 07:15



I am in the process of finishing off the Grapevine.... if you have anything you would like included please email me at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk
Many thanks x

by mary/john

Saturday 16 Apr 14:17



we popped in the kennels this morning and Ruth was in the kitchen singing along to a song on her mobile..mary asked
"can we have a karaoke night?"... no way she replied... lol xxx

by mary/john

Saturday 16 Apr 14:08



Good to see the new doors on the kennel block.. many thanks to Ade... a welcome for the greys as they can stay warmer til the summer eventually arrives....mary/john xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 16 Apr 06:58



Whhhoooooooooooo hooooooo! We have new doors on the kennel blocks! Thanks to Ade (Harvey's owner) who fitted them yesterday - they look fantastic and..... I think I may have persuaded Ade to join us on our sponsored London to Brighton bike ride we are doing on the 19th June to raise money for Daybreaks!

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 15 Apr 21:31



Thank you so much to everyone who has visited the kennels recently and brought in fish and peanut butter for our lovely residents...they really do look forward to their lunchtime treat! Xxx :)

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by Jess&Tilly

Thursday 07 Apr 12:50



*APPEAL*

The kennel dogs are running low on tinned fish (either tomato sauce or sunflower oil) and peanut butter for their lunch Time sandwiches! If anyone could donate some, the dogs would really appreciate!

Thank you! ????????

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 27 Mar 15:23



Many thanks to everyone who supported our Easter Raffle. We raised £39 and the winners were S Smith and R Rowswell. Massive thanks to Angie for donating the prizes and organising the raffle :-) Happy Easter everyone!

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by helenanddave

Sunday 27 Mar 11:41



Happy Easter to everyone! xx

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by Missysmum

Sunday 27 Mar 09:28



Happy Easter to everyone at Perry Barr RGT and Daybreaks Kennels...both hounds and hoomans! Xxx

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by mary/john

Saturday 26 Mar 19:30



I am really going to miss not being at the kennels tomorrow...mary .

by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Friday 25 Mar 15:36



Let's all hope that this is going to be a great busy weekend for dogs to be homed. These beautiful hounds really deserve this after all of their hard work. Good luck guys and girls. You all really do deserve your own forever home and lovely comfy sofa. Go hounds. Xxxxxx

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by mary/john

Sunday 13 Mar 19:56



it has been 12 months since we have been volunteering at daybreaks kennels mainly on sundays and we love it.... great new friends and belief in dogs are definetly mans best friend particularly greys.... we thank all the volunteers for friendship and support special thanks to ruth,lisa,alison and tom.... xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 07 Mar 10:02



We are having the under bed heating finished on Wednesday and after this, we are expecting lots of new arrivals - yay! x

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 24 Feb 15:51



Joe, Coilean and Poppy have all come with me today to an event organised at Bablake School in Coventry. We had a great time and the proceeds from the cake sale they organised is helping towards Poppy's veterinary treatment :-)

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by Caro

Monday 18 Jan 07:36



Thanks Fairy will probably be next week will contact later this week to arrange.

by Fairy

Sunday 17 Jan 21:39



Hi Caro,

We are in Bromsgrove so not far from Ombersley. Could pick up and take to kennels for you if that helps?

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by Caro

Sunday 17 Jan 14:24



Hi Ruth I have the last lot of duvets being thrown out from our self catering if I can arrange for someone to meet me half way to do a drop, things are a little hectic here with job change and house move you are welcome to them FB or email me. Could meet at Ombersley motorway junction.

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 17 Jan 10:04



We are running short of duvets so if you have any you could donate to the kennels, we would be really grateful. x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 11 Jan 08:45



What a weekend - full of highs and lows...... the sadness of the news of the loss of Daire and the great news about Eoin and two gorgeous new arrivals.

We had a nightmare, after a problem with the electrics meant we were without power from Saturday afternoon until around 3pm on Sunday. I am so very grateful to the 4 electricians who gave their time between them to help late on Saturday and Sunday but the hero of the day has to be Andy Price, one of our volunteers who managed to sus out the problem and normal service was resumed just in time for feeding!!!! We are sorry for the inconvenience to anyone but the main thing was the dogs were kept warm with gas fires and plenty of cuddles (not just for us to share their body warmth!) Keep smiling eh?

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by mary/john

Thursday 07 Jan 19:05



Be so nice to go back to the kennels in the morning to see all the new Greys and the greys still looking for a home.... xxxx

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by mary/john

Sunday 03 Jan 16:27



I cant keep up 2day with all the REHOMED and RESERVED Fantastic news so nice to see Luke rehomed....I only wish me and john was at the kennels but john had to work..we will be back very soon miss u all....Xxxx

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by helenanddave

Friday 01 Jan 11:16



Happy New Year to everyone! Hope it's a great one for both humans and hounds. xx

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by stevensue1

Thursday 31 Dec 23:45



Happy New year to all the residents and volunteers at Daybreaks Kennels ! Also many thanks to everyone who has helped us on our Awareness Day Roadshows throughout 2015. Your help is invaluable to us and we really do appreciate your time. Have a GREYT 2016. Steve and Sue xxxx

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by mary/john

Thursday 31 Dec 18:43



hello to all our colleagues and friends. it has been a very busy and enjoyable year and we are looking forward to helping out in 2016 and seeing loads more greys adopted and living their forever homes.... very happy new year to everyone!...... back on the road again.. hurrah!.. XXX

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Saturday 26 Dec 19:18



Mary /John, we have to go to the kennels tomorrow(Sunday) morning, to collect a hamper that I won at the Christmas Party, so we could collect a bag of food for you. Get Ruth to text or email your address and we will drop it in.
Simon x x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 26 Dec 18:36



Oooh fabulous day! We saw Roger, Celt and Bailey (Heath) off to their new homes and little Lottie out to foster who was returned yesterday as she was a little stressed so wasn't eating terribly well. Had cuddles with my favourite Billy today - bless him he is beautiful and a monster greeting as always from Belle - she is full of crazy happy life! x

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by mary/john

Friday 25 Dec 18:40



we could not get to the kennels 2day the car died on us so not happy.mary/john xxx

by Stormin

Friday 25 Dec 06:43



Another alternative route to the kennels is to leave the M42 at Junction 5(Solihull). Join A41 for approx 1 mile then turn right at B4102 (Hampton Lane). Drive through Catherine de Barnes then turn left at island and join B4438 (Catherine de Barnes Lane). This will take you to the A45 and normal entry the kennels. I used this route without any problems yesterday afternoon.

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Thursday 24 Dec 22:39



Road works Warning!!
It appears there will be no access to the kennels from the motorway -
http://www.solihull.gov.uk/.../Christmas%20Diversion... -
From Thursday 24 December at 10pm to Sunday 27 December at 5am, the Westbound A45 will be closed.
A diversion route will be in place.
This is to enable the existing bridge over the railway to be demolished.
No access will be allowed to any unauthorised vehicles or pedestrians during this time.
The diversion is up to Stonebridge Island, left up to Melbicks island, left into Bickenhill Parkway and back to the A45 by the Airport.
This will get gridlocked I would think so would be worth considering coming to the kennels through Damson Wood and parking in the lane and walking round.....

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by mary/john

Thursday 24 Dec 17:55



We are both looking forward spending xmas day at the kennels helping the greys out and plenty of extra tlc....mary/john xxx

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by Melysa

Thursday 24 Dec 08:45



Hope you are ok, what happened?

by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Thursday 24 Dec 07:48



Oh Ruth, we really hope that you are ok and thankful that Joe is.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 24 Dec 04:33



Unfortunately we are without our Animal Ambulance as I had an accident on the way to the vets last night. I am just so thankful that Joe who was on board at the time is ok and thanks to Tina who happened to be passing just as the accident happened, he was taken to safety.

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by rolohound

Monday 14 Dec 21:33



Ooh thank you! We did have fun on our travels to yorkieshire! I met some old friends & new ones. Great place to go for a dog friendly day out if u are in the area. Looking forward to my 3rd walk this month on sun in stratford. I do like the stratford walk as I get to visit the pet shops afterwards. Hoping to socialise a bit more now the building works have been completed (yippee!!!). Guess that means I will be back at hound school on weds in the new year. Hope to see some of you on Sunday.

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by SamA

Monday 14 Dec 20:38



More greyhound blogs to look at from the weekend - Rolo hound has been to a nice get together and shared his adventures. Check out the links - greyhound blogs page for the link to Rolo hounds blog

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Sunday 13 Dec 10:14



What a wonderful story! If anyone wants to read it just click on Links at the top of the page, then greyhound blogs. Paddy, hope to see you next Sunday at the Stratford walk. Sie

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Saturday 12 Dec 23:36



Simply wonderful!!! Mand x

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by Alan&Pam

Saturday 12 Dec 17:40



A Christmas story...with a difference! adventuresofpaddyandele.wordpress.com

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by Alan&Pam

Friday 27 Nov 12:27



As its Black Friday it would be brilliant if our beautiful black hounds could find their forever homes. We have lots of super dogs,Chris,Lenny and Pablo etc all waiting to give lots of love xx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 19 Nov 22:02



I must admit I was a little concerned when Ruth told me her little feathered friends were moving into the kennels....thought the residents would be hoping for an early Christmas Dinner! However most of the dogs have been brilliant and taken no notice of them at all. :) The Ducks and the Chickens make a lovely addition to the Daybreaks family! Xxx

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by helenanddave

Thursday 19 Nov 13:03



Oh this is so exciting! Where else except Daybreaks can you see so many amazing goings on? Can't wait to meet the new residents. Hope all the Greys are being welcoming! xx

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Thursday 19 Nov 11:39



This has got to be a first for an RGT Branch

We can test your dogs with cats AND a variety of Farmyard animals AND Fish

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by mary/john

Thursday 19 Nov 08:47



We should re-name Daybreaks ... Dr Ruths Zoo! such diverse animals but all Gods creatures!... xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 19 Nov 08:01



As I have a date for hopefully moving house on the 30th November, we had new temporary residents move in to the kennels yesterday...... my ducks! They are going to be at Daybreaks until we move and set up their new enclosure. Fish (outdoor and indoor) are already there and chickens and bantams move today! The Daybreaks Greys were VERY excited! - it is going to be like a zoo by the time I have finished!!!!!! I should start charging for visitors as a new fund raiser!!!!!!

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by lovegreys

Thursday 12 Nov 11:49



Would you please keep aside a large and a small calender for us. We will be in at the weekend. Thank you.

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 11 Nov 13:42



So sorry you are going to hospital - hope everything goes ok.

For everyone who has requested a calendar - they are in the office with your names on. Thank you so much for your support x

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by Stormin

Wednesday 11 Nov 08:47



Sorry to hear you are due to be admitted to hospital Nicky.Very best wishes to you. We will have calendars at the Evesham Road Show.

by DuleekDandy

Tuesday 10 Nov 23:49



I won't be at the walk at Stratford as I will be in Stroud on Sunday - am hoping to be at The Valley on 22nd though (Evesham Country Park)

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by DuleekDandy

Tuesday 10 Nov 23:47



Oh Nicky :-(
Sorry to hear you need to go into hospital......will be thinking of you and hope all goes well xxx

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by NMD07

Tuesday 10 Nov 19:31



Oh Didn't say - make mine a large one!!

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by NMD07

Tuesday 10 Nov 19:30



Could you save me a calendar please?. not able to make the walk but if it could be taken to Evesham Country Park ( which has had a name change!! now The Valley)on the 22nd, am unable to bring dogs over cos I have to be admitted to Oxford hospital that afternoon for couple of weeks but I will pop over early and pick it up. Thanks muchly. Nicky. X

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by michelleandbertie

Tuesday 10 Nov 18:08



Amazing our wonderful Bertie is on the front cover, we are so surprised and so completely delighted , smiles from ear to ear .......so proud xx

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by lisa1875

Tuesday 10 Nov 16:35



Large calendar for me please xx probably pop in Thurs or Fri x

by DuleekDandy

Tuesday 10 Nov 14:12



1 LARGE & 1 small please - thanks xx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Tuesday 10 Nov 13:58



Can you please save me on too. Might be a couple of weeks until I can get to the kennels though. Jo

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by Hartstone

Tuesday 10 Nov 12:02



Oh lovely , can you save me 3 of the large ones please , many thanks Vince

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 10 Nov 11:10



Yay - we have taken delivery of the calendars and they should be at the kennels by the weekend. We have limited amounts so please let us know if you want one x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 09 Nov 08:15



I have just had the funniest phone call this morning to congratulate me - ha ha - however - NO - I am not pregnant! I am not moving to Cornwall and I am not giving up running the kennels either! Sorry you are stuck with me- for now anyway!

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by Snipe

Sunday 08 Nov 19:38



Do you know when the calendars will be available yet? Thanks :-) Becky x

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 08 Nov 19:03



Many thanks for all the offers of a foster home.... one sorted for this case. :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 08 Nov 14:36



I am in desperate need of a foster home for an 11 year old cat friendly greyhound asap until April. If you think you could help please give me a call - thanks Ruth - 07760617287

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 03 Nov 22:11



I have seen Lilah after she has had one of her pamper sessions...she looks stunning! Sure Lorna won't mind you recommending her services :) Xxx

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by lovegreys

Tuesday 03 Nov 17:08



I would like to draw everyone's attention to the wonderful Lorna. I took Lilah for her regular grooming session at the kennels just recently. I know that most hounds are not keen on being bathed, but Lorna's calm, gentle aura and loving kindness (an experienced greyhound/lurcher owner herself) helps put them at ease; even a nervous dog like Lilah. This is her fourth visit and each time she is a little more confident. Weighed, shampooed, ears cleaned, teeth scraped and nails clipped - she emerged 'GLEAMING' and happy. Everyone's asking where I take her. Am I allowed to say?!! Thank you Lorna; it's magic. xxx

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by mary/john

Sunday 01 Nov 20:19



thank you to the people who came on a walk with us today... very interested in the greys and hopefully will be picking one up soon...mary/john xxxx

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by mary/john

Tuesday 27 Oct 19:35



Hi all Patch here its is my birthday on sunday 1/11/15 and I will be at the kennels with my mom/dad and Gracie and Bailey having a wonderful time and lots of fuss with all my friends.....8 years young...xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 27 Oct 06:43



Apologies for those trying to contact me via text or Whatsapp - I managed to crack the screen on my mobile on Sunday :-( I have got a temporary phone (old style!) and a new screen should arrive today and then I will be back fully in action!

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by Hartstone

Monday 26 Oct 08:24



Awesome weekend , well done to all ! x

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by mary/john

Sunday 25 Oct 17:37



what a fantastic weekend for Daybreaks loads of re-homings and reserves and a priveledge to volunteer for a wonderful dog charity.... xxx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Sunday 25 Oct 15:59



What an unbelievably incredible, brilliant, fantastic, magical, fabulous weekend at Daybreaks. Fantastic so many dogs homed, fostered and now reserved. Absolutely amazing, shows just how much you all do for these very special well deserving dogs. May you have many more days/weekends like this, so many more hounds find their forever loving home. Many thanks for all you do. You are all so dedicated and special people. X

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 25 Oct 06:45



I am still buzzing from such a busy fabulous day yesterday. 5 lucky greys into homes, Minty into foster and Jet and Nelly reserved - yes most of you have guessed - Jill and Paul have reserved her! I am so sorry to everyone who had to wait to be 'served' - must remember not to give Kate a day off again ;-) Massive thanks to all the volunteers who helped walk, feed and look after all the visitors we had. Daybreaks was truly alive yesterday! Such a wonderful feeling xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 27 Sep 20:49



Very sorry to hear Chip has passed away. Thinking of his family Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 27 Sep 08:12



Many of you will remember the gorgeous brother and sister who were homed together back in October 2007, Chip and Pin. Sadly I received an email to tell me that Chip had passed away following renal problems. My heartfelt sympathy goes to his owners Brian and Sue and Pin his greyhound sister. Run Free fella xxxxxxxxx

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by michelleandbertie

Saturday 26 Sep 23:40



John we are so very sorry for your loss, we will always remember Silv with such fondness, she was so kind and we still have the picture you both gave us of Mindy, you are in our thoughts, we are so very sorry.

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 26 Sep 23:40



I was so very sad to hear Sylvia had passed away so suddenly. She was a lovely lady and adored all of her Greyhounds...thinking of her husband John and the girls Minty, Flossie, Tessa and Sheena. Sylvia is now reunited at Rainbow Bridge with her beautiful girl Mindy. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 26 Sep 05:14



Rob and I started as volunteers with Perry Barr RGT after adopting our first Greyhound in 2001 and finding out through word of mouth, on the internet and having first hand experience of what happens especially the terrible atrocities we come across. Therefore it is time to speak out and would urge you to log on to the following link:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/greyhound-welfare-launch-15-16/

We have to be the voice for Greyhounds. Personally, since running the kennels I have come across some very caring and wonderful trainers, however I have also come across some poor greyhounds in horrific states. We need to do as much as we can to help every greyhound we can - we are their voice........

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 26 Sep 04:42



It has taken me a while to pluck up courage and find the right words to put on this post on behalf of Mr John Eaton.

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden and unexpected passing of Sylvia (web name 'susy' - aka The New Icemaid Clan) recently.

I met Sylvia and John for the first time back in 2010 when they adopted Minty (Vera). They have since gone on to adopt Sheena, Tessa, Flossie and Mindy.

We are thinking of John at this heartbreaking time. We will miss greatly hearing from Sylv and will also miss their visits to the kennels and events. What a wonderful lady - you will be sorely missed x

Sending all our love from Perry Barr RGT xxxxx

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by Melysa

Saturday 20 Jun 14:14



Verena, that's lovely, you made me cry! x

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by DuleekDandy

Friday 19 Jun 23:57



A Greyhound's Plea

I came into your home from a place far away;
I’ve no understanding how to live this new way.
It’s all new to me; I’m scared and not feeling smart,
But I look into your eyes and give you my heart.

It all seems so strange and I need your lead
To show me how I’m supposed to succeed.
It’s not that I’m bad or want my own way;
I’m confused and uncertain with each new day.

I only know what I’ve lived before
So I do what I know and can’t do much more.
I trust you to teach me as that’s how I learn;
All I want is to love you and be loved in return.

I’m the putty you hold in your hand to shape;
I’m as good as you make me and for you I wait
To show me the way to be part of your life,
So I won’t disappoint you and cause you strife.

What you give to me I’ll return ten fold;
All I need is to know that I’m enough to hold
In your heart till I am what you want in a friend;
Then I’ll be yours through your life till mine comes to an end

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by mary/john

Sunday 07 Jun 18:05



Massage ladies in again today and did a great job on our patch who is fast asleep now in our lounge... They do a great job and many thanks for their service..... Xxx

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by Joycey

Saturday 06 Jun 23:53



You are very welcome. Seeing the difference in Lottie was well worth the trip! Keep us posted on her progress!

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by mary/john

Friday 05 Jun 18:52



Hi Kate no hot drinks today as the kettle was broken! Had three staff from HSBC bank who were really friendly and loved walking the greys... Hope to see you soon John/Mary Xx

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by mary/john

Thursday 04 Jun 20:42



Thanks Kate for getting back to us see u soon Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 04 Jun 20:33



Hi John and Mary, yes please park in old Damson Lane as Bob is having his drive resurfaced tomorrow so we will be unable to use it. Thanks so much. Sure all the dogs will be pleased to see you both. :) Xxx

by mary/john

Thursday 04 Jun 20:22



Hi Kate we r popping up to the kennels in the morning to help is it parking in old Damson lane can u please let us know ? thank so much john/mary Xxx

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 02 Jun 23:26



If you are planning on visiting the kennels on Thursday or Friday this week, please park in Old Damson Lane. The drive for the Bed & Breakfast leading to the kennels is being resurfaced and will unfortunately be closed. So sorry for any inconvenience. Kate Xxx

by LadyVictoria

Monday 01 Jun 22:20



Good luck Jess...hope you find the placement you need. Xxx

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by Jess&Tilly

Monday 01 Jun 21:32



I have sent of many emails to vets from the rsvc website as they have to be a training vets, and only 3 replied. So,hopefully I am going to visit each veterinary practise in person and hand in my letter and cv personally to see if they notice me then x

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Monday 01 Jun 20:20



How about Your Vets Stechford? May be worth a try.

by SamA

Monday 01 Jun 19:20



Hi Jess my niece did her animal mngt placement at Vet 4 Pets (Sutton Coldfield) they are a pretty big chain so might be worth a try if there is one by you x

by Caro

Monday 01 Jun 18:27



Try Marches Vets in Leominster Herefordshire they used to be a training practice.

by Jess&Tilly

Monday 01 Jun 18:10



Been for my interview at College, went great got accepted to all three courses! Slight problem.... Veterinary nursing course I need a vet placement. One thing I cannot seem to get!!

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by mary/john

Sunday 31 May 18:39



Patch here I had a lovely treat today from the dog massage ladies! I loved ever minute and now flat out by the telly sleeping it off! Big thanks to auntie Lisa for asking the ladies for me..... Xxxx

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by Alan&Pam

Sunday 31 May 14:16



Big thank you to Lorna today for Paddy and Ele's lovely well care session.They are both so fluffy now! Ele is sparkling white and Paddy has a hint of fawn,think the black has been washed out! We can definately recommend a wellcare session,excellent pity they don't do humans xx

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 31 May 13:44



The lovely canine massage ladies were in today and took all the kennels dogs for some massage, even the lovely Patch had a session. They were so good and enjoyed every minute. Look forward to see the massage ladies again soon. x

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by susy

Wednesday 27 May 10:58



So many lovely black dogs at this time not too sure who I can cuddle.
Anyway love to all from the New Icemaid Clan xxxxx

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by mary/john

Saturday 23 May 18:27



nice new pics of the greys all looking great and need homes now!..... xx

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by susy

Tuesday 19 May 16:28



Lots of lovely g/hounds at the kennels and the black ones well they are lovely they will always remind me of our first greyhound Kez.

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 18 May 20:08



Happy Gotcha Day to your lovely Patch! Xxx

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by mary/john

Monday 18 May 18:38



have a great holiday Helen/dave and best wishes to milly.. see you soon at the kennels.... xxx

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by susy

Monday 18 May 13:28



Patch what a lovely comment from your mom and dad, they love u to bits. Love to you all from The New Icemaid Clan xxxx

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by helenanddave

Monday 18 May 12:34



Happy Gotcha Day, Patch! Hope you have a lovely day and get extra treats. It will be Milly's 1st Gotcha Day on 28th but we not back from hols until the 30th so will be a delayed celebration! Hope to see you and Bailey and your mum and dad very soon. Xxxx and nose kisses from Milly.

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by mary/john

Monday 18 May 09:30



HAPPY GOTCHA to patch u have bin with us for 3 years 2day and we love u so very much. its so very nice to give a Retired Greyhound a home and with lots of T.L.C.Xxxxx

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by mary/john

Saturday 16 May 13:06



Hi all Patch here I have been with my owners for 3 years now and I luv em to bits....I love playing with my pal Bailey the border collie and love meeting my friends at Daybreaks on sundays..... Mum and dad love me lots... Xxxx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Friday 15 May 23:14



Our muvva wants to know when we can have Zoomies at the new Daybreaks run. We really wants to habs zoomies. Xxxxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Thursday 14 May 16:58



Hi all we have been offered an event on Sat 11th July 12 to 4 in Smith's Wood. Can anyone help me with it ???. Email me asap at. Ladylucklisa@hotmail. co.uk asap.xxxxx

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by susy

Wednesday 13 May 13:07



Sad news, your heart was into this. But maybe someone else will take over??
You take care, Sylv & The New Icemaid Clan x

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by Hartstone

Wednesday 13 May 07:09



So sad to hear this Muddypaws , i really am ! Good luck for the future both xxx Regards Vince

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by blackisbeautiful

Tuesday 12 May 20:42



Hi Muddypaws Sorry to read this Its sad that the poetry booklet won't be happening as was looking fwd to it and thank you for the good intention and idea Bet you've enjoyed reading all the entries lol ! All the best x x

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by muddypaws

Tuesday 12 May 19:37



We would like to thank everyone who has sent contributions for the poetry booklet. Sadly, due to circumstances, and a difference of opinion, we feel unable to continue with this fundraising project...and will not be supporting Daybreaks in the future. This decision has not been taken lightly, but due to recent developments, we feel that we have no other option. This is our own personal decision, and does not reflect in any way on the facilities at the kennels, or all of the hard work that is done by the volunteers. We wish Daybreaks every success in the future, and it saddens us that we feel that we can no longer be part of it...especially all of the beautiful dogs. If anyone would like to fund and continue with the poetry booklet...then we would be happy to forward the contributions that we have received to date.

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by mary/john

Sunday 10 May 18:29



northbound A45 slip road closed off m42... have to double back to Stonebridge island....!

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by mary/john

Sunday 03 May 19:21



The run is looking fantastic... cant wait for the greys to be running up and down and grassed area completed for future events...would be perfect for barbecue in June.....Xx

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 01 May 10:26



Hi rolohound, I am at the kennels on Monday. Lorna may be in too. So hopefully we can trim Rolo's nails for you. Just give us a call on Monday morning to make sure. Kate Xxx

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by rolohound

Thursday 30 Apr 22:37



Hi we need to get Rolos nails cut & could pop down on Monday or next Friday hopefully & wondered if someone would be at the kennels who could assist. He had them done as part of a pamper session before & I am not sure if Lorna is the only one who does it. He doesn't like having them done but we will muzzle him & hold him tight. Just trying to work out our options available.

by mary/john

Thursday 30 Apr 21:05



Hi all did anyone see supervet on channel 4? Fitzpatrick did an amazing job on saving a shot grey who had shotgun pellets in his leg and body. The vet removed the pellet and he fixed his broken leg... Dog came from a greyhound charity trust and he did the work free of charge! This man is an absolute genius and should be championed across the animal world.....Xx

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 29 Apr 07:37



Hi all, I am in the process of planning a ladies night, sorry no strippers!! The idea is to have a mini treatment such as a hand massage, facial, etc, wine and nibbles and a few laughs, all proceeds to perry Barr RGT/ Daybreaks. If anyone knows of any beauty therapists who would be willing to help or have any other ideas please e mail me Jill.williams@rgtperrybarr.co.uk. Thanks.

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 29 Apr 07:31



The new run is going to be a great asset to the kennels, allowing all those lovely hounds, who are challenged by a run in the park, to run free. Daybreaks is where we all stepped through the door for the first time and found our first greyhound and started our love of all things "hound" therefore Daybreaks run is in memory of all greyhounds that have gone in and out of that door, past and present. I, personally, love everything I do for Perry Barr RGT and Daybreaks, they have changed my life. Oops got all soppy then!!

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by Isabob

Tuesday 28 Apr 23:25



Great news ! It's going to be an amazing facility ! Can't wait to see the dogs charging around ! I think just having it as 'Daybreaks run' is perfect , plain and simple ! Exactly what it is ! Not picking out any dog In particular as they are 'All' equally important :) x

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by Lewisfuggie

Tuesday 28 Apr 23:24



Ruth. Without Tara... Daybreaks Beauty you would of never set the kennels up, I think most people would agree that it's a beautiful idea to keep her memory going and for us all to remember what spurned you on to create such a fantastic kennels and helping so many greyhounds find forever homes. Xx.

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 28 Apr 19:40



I have had confirmation that the fencing is being done tomorrow on the Daybreaks run.... it will soon be up and running! Sorry - won't be renaming it - all that happens at Daybreaks is in memory of Tara who started my love of greyhounds and my mission to help others like her. Long live Daybreaks Beauty in all I do!

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by rubysmum

Tuesday 28 Apr 18:53



Muddypaws, I think Rolos Run is a gorgeous name for the new run. I think about her a lot when I'm having a cuddle with my lovely boy Charlie.

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by Alan&Pam

Monday 27 Apr 17:25



For anybody who missed the radio WM programme yesterday you can still listen online. This is the link to the treasure hunt prog http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p6q68 Well worth a listen to hear Ruth and the hounds,sure Paddy recognised it xx

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by helenanddave

Monday 27 Apr 15:20



My friends listen to the treasure hunt every week. They picked the clue up straight away from me having talked about Daybreaks. They even recognised some of the dogs names! ( Do I maybe talk about the kennels too much?!!!) Said it was lovely to hear Ruth chatting and talking about the hounds. Sadly we didn't hear it as we were away at the weekend but sounds like it was great.

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by muddypaws

Monday 27 Apr 11:44



Or....even better....and no disrespect to Foxy.....gorgeous boy that he is...in memory of little girl Rolo , who passed away without finding a home...how about "Rolo's Run ???

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by muddypaws

Monday 27 Apr 11:35



OR.....how about.....Foxy Paddocks !!!

by muddypaws

Monday 27 Apr 11:29



Sorry...posted before l had finished. For such a small kennels, this is a great asset. Most trainers, and rescues, would give their right arm to have an exercise area like this. We can't wait to use it, as non of our greys have ever been allowed to free run, because they have very little recall...and fields are rarely secure, usually very uneven, and contain many hidden dangers, such as rabbit holes, etc. Sand is such a safe surface. Well done Foxy Boswell for giving it a test run. I'm sure it met with your approval !!! Maybe it should be called Foxy Gallops ??? X.

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by muddypaws

Monday 27 Apr 11:08



The new run / gallops is looking fantastic !!! What a wonderful facility it is going to be for the kennel dogs...and hopefully, a great fundraiser for Daybreaks. All credit to Ruth for being so patient in negotiating the lease for tbe land...it took a long time...but is going to be so worth it.

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 26 Apr 22:18



Hi Alan & Pam, Skip came rushing out of the lounge to listen to the dogs barking on the radio this morning too! However it was far too much of an effort for Twiggy to leave the sofa! Xxx

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by Alan&Pam

Sunday 26 Apr 22:07



We have just listened to Radio WM online. Great bit of free awareness! Best of all we are sure Paddy recognised the noise of the hounds and he recognised Ruth's voice bless him xx

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 26 Apr 22:05



Brilliant to hear Daybreaks mentioned on Radio WM this morning! Xxx

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by mary/john

Sunday 26 Apr 06:43



hi ruth we will tune in on our way to the kennels this morning......Bailey wants to help with the run..... lol...Xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 25 Apr 22:48



Please tune in to radio WM tomorrow morning especially around 9,30am!

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by mary/john

Saturday 25 Apr 18:33



a fantastic week for greys reservations.... please please can kin and duchess find new homes?......Xxx

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by skinnyme

Saturday 25 Apr 08:53



Paul and I will be there spade in hand!!

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 25 Apr 06:58



Oh wow! Yesterday we had the JCB arrive and the sand for the run. After one day it already looks amazing!

Tomorrow (Sunday) I am appealing for help from 11am.... So..... If you have a spade and a rake and can help, and are free at 11, we would love to see you x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 25 Apr 06:51



Hi Tinker'sNan, yes please! I'm at the kennels today if you could give me a call x

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by Tinker'sNan

Friday 24 Apr 19:41



I don't know if my collecterble doll would be any good to daybreak I have 6 of them I'm willing to let you have to raise money for these beautiful greys these are from the late sevenths and early eightys I do have all the boxes for them also if needed could someone collect from redditch thank you

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by mary/john

Friday 24 Apr 19:29



seen the sand going down for the new dog run today.... looking good just need the fencing completed and away we go!!!!!!!.....

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by helenanddave

Thursday 23 Apr 21:03



Thanks Muddypaws. Will email it tomorrow. Xx

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by muddypaws

Thursday 23 Apr 20:42



Hi helenanddave. Of course you can...any Daybreaks dogs or Daybreaks supporters dogs...greyhounds or other breeds...irrespective of which kennels they were from...we love them all !!! lf you can keep the actual message part to no more than 20 words, that would be great.X.

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by helenanddave

Thursday 23 Apr 18:16



Hi Muddypaws. Our Bridge hound Tia was actually a Monmore dog that we adopted from the kennels in Essington before Daybreak's was set up. Can I still include a message in your booklet? Also I think it is lovely of you to put in a message for Rolo. I remember her coming in, so sad she never got the chance of a forever home. Xx

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by muddypaws

Thursday 23 Apr 10:14



Thank you all for your feedback. If anyone would like a Remembrance message included in the poetry booklet, please E- Mail the details and your message to me at
charleysbetty@gmail.com or if you prefer, you can text it to me on 07519 711610.
l will be including a message to a little girl named Rolo, who arrived at Daybreaks in October last year...but sadly ...passed away before she had the chance to find her forever home. l don't think that she should be forgotten. X.

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by Alan&Pam

Wednesday 22 Apr 23:19



I've just been reading the amazing story about sheepdog Don who drove his owners tractor onto the M74! I was so impressed I've sent off an application to the dvla for Paddy's driving licence! When he's passed his test he can drop me off at work then pick his mates up from Daybreaks and go out for the day :-D xx

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by Alan&Pam

Wednesday 22 Apr 22:45



Fantastic idea Muddypaws although I'm willing to bet there won't be a dry eye when we all read it. So many of our dear hounds have gone to rainbow bridge recently,this would be a fitting tribute to them all xx

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by helenanddave

Wednesday 22 Apr 20:02



Think this is a great idea Muddypaws, although I may have to buy several boxes of tissues before I start reading!xx

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by susy

Wednesday 22 Apr 14:58



Muddypaws a great idea. As you say they never leave us.
The New Icemaid Clan x

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by blackisbeautiful

Wednesday 22 Apr 13:13



Hi Muddypaws I think that would be a lovely idea...whether I could bring myself to read it is another matter ! Lol Thanks You are doing a great job so far x x

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 22 Apr 11:09



It has been such a sad year so far. So many of our beloved greys have crossed Rainbow Bridge. Rocky, Isla, Ted, Basil, Tupence, Buster and Jak...to mention just a few. They never really leave us, they stay in our memories...our thoughts...our hearts...and their spirit stays with us always. As most will know, l am compiling a poetry booklet dedicated to Daybreaks. l am thinking about adding a remembrance section dedicated to Daybreaks dogs. l would like to hear your thoughts on this. It would in include dogs name, racing name as well if required, dates...from - to, and a short message...such as "always in our hearts" ....or...love and miss you". Please let me know how you feel, as l would need to increase the size from A5 to A4 to include this section. Let me know your opinions, and if you are in favour of this, l will ask for your contributions. Thanks...muddypaws. X.

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by rolohound

Sunday 19 Apr 07:11



Hi everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know what a great day I had yesterday when me & my sister Star went to the 40th birthday bash event at Worcester Cathedral. The sun shined, the hounds & other breeds came out in their hundreds & everyone had a great day. I even met some new & old Twitter friends. I've had to put it here as we are not Perry Barr dogs although we do a lot to help you guys out. If you want to know more about the day go to my blog Rolohound on the links page. See some of you next week at Aldridge.

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by Alan&Pam

Friday 17 Apr 10:47



Thought for the day! The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail and not his tongue!

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by Caro

Thursday 16 Apr 22:18



Many thanks to Lorna for Jed and Lottie's pampering session can thoroughly recommend this service I now have two fluffy, clean and shiny hounds!

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by susy

Wednesday 15 Apr 13:48



Come on the lovely folks out there. These great dogs need a home. Having started with one, then two and now four. They deserve a sofa.
Keep them in your thoughts. They will pay you back a million times. Love to all at Daybreaks from The New Icemaid Clan x

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by muddypaws

Thursday 09 Apr 11:33



A massive...MASSIVE thank you to everyone for your poems for the poetry booklet. l am amazed by the standard of your work. l received 13 poems yesterday alone...some sad...but many were so funny !!! l am having a great time reading them.l would dearly love to share them with you now...but then you wouldn't buy the booklet....so my lips are sealed !!! Daybreaks has soooo many fantastic and loyal supporters, and l thank you all. l may have to add more pages, to fit them all in !!! The poetry booklet will be entitled "Paw Prints On My Heart" and will be available from 1st June. l am hoping to keep the cost affordable, whilst raising as much money for the kennels as possible. l will need to talk to Ruth, but l envisage a purchase price of between £5 - £6. If it proves a hit, then "Paw Prints On My Heart Too" will be out next year...hopefully !!! l am looking at maybe printing a mini booklet just before Xmas entitled "Paws 4 Thought". Price will be £ 3. A great stocking filler. Please folks, continue to give us your support as we can't do this without you. Every penny raised will go to helping the dogs at kennels...and to help the many,many dogs who have yet to arrive. XXX.

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by muddypaws

Tuesday 07 Apr 16:10



Thank you to Tash (TJ) who today sent me two fantastic poems that she has penned herself. Not only are they about greyhounds...
but about her own 2...Rosie-Po & Brae...and..she has included Daybreaks as well !!! See...we can all do it if we try. A couple of glasses of wine and little bit of inspiration is all it takes ! Special thanks also to Verena(DuleekDandy) & Jak'smom for your wonderful poems too. l am waiting with baited breath and and a certain amount of trepidation for Mrs Boswell's contribution....and no Ruth...before you ask...l can't think of ANYTHING that rhymes with spew OR crap. ha ha !!!

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by muddypaws

Tuesday 07 Apr 11:41



Just an update on the poetry booklet : The design for the front cover is done. lt will be A5 size...same size as the Grapevine magazine..
and will be full gloss/full colour. The initial print run will be 250 copies ( hope l am not being over optimistic...lol ) We are funding it ourselves, so every penny from sales will go to Daybreaks/Perry Barr RGT. It will be available to purchase from 1st June from the kennels and also at all of the fundraising events, road shows, awareness days...etc.
Also, we would be happy to see a free copy included in every adoption pack. Oh yeah...nearly forgot...the title will be..............
"Paw Prints On My Heart"
Should it prove popular, then we will fund a second edition next year called.....you guessed it...Paw Prints On My Heart Too !!!
l am also looking at a similar project which will be a mixture of poetry and photos of our greyhounds doing what they love....running !!
This one will be titled : Poetry In Motion.
In the meantime...please keep your poems coming :-)

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by Jak'smom

Monday 06 Apr 22:52



To all newly retired houndies everywhere

Give me the chance to be your friend
And share my love, you can depend
On me it's true
For all I ask is love from you.

Give me the chance to share your home
Can't promise that you'll never moan
For I need the chance to learn to be
A hound who lives a life thats free.

Instead of toil a life of leisure
A time of peace for me to treasure
To thank you for the life I've found
Just be my friend, I'll be your hound.

With love from Jak's Mom xxxx

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by muddypaws

Sunday 05 Apr 23:08



Thank you so much Mary. l don't think l have read this poem before...in fact, l'm sure l haven't. lt is really beautiful. l will use a little bit of poetic licence, and change a couple of words, because it would be a shame not to include it. Thanks for suggesting it.X.

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by Fairy

Sunday 05 Apr 22:02



Muddypaws, what a fabulous idea!. This isn't specifically animal related but I think sums up how many of us have felt:

Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.

It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.

Music and lyrics: Conn Bernard (1990). Vicki Brown


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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 05 Apr 20:05



Hi All. Just to let everyone know, we have now displayed each dogs Weight and Height on there descriptions to help those looking to rehome them get a guage as to there size etc. This was a suggestion from a lovely supporting and friend of the kennels based in France !! xx

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by muddypaws

Sunday 05 Apr 18:15



Most will recognise the first verse of this poem....here is the full version :

IF TEARS COULD BUILD A STAIRWAY

If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane
I would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell word were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before l knew it
And only God knows why

My heart still aches with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to love you
No one will ever know

But now l know you want me
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you will never be forgotten
l pledge to you today
A hollowed place within my heart
ls where you'll always stay

Author Unknown

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by muddypaws

Sunday 05 Apr 12:04



Thank you to everyone for your response so far regarding the Daybreaks poetry booklet....you obviously love poetry as much as l do...especially when it's about dogs !!!
l am looking at having it ready for print by the end of May...so that it's available to buy at this summers fundraising events. Therefore the closing date for contributions/suggestions will be 17th May.
All contributions submitted will appear in the booklet. Remember...it can be a poem...short verse...saying...or a quote...as long as it's dog related...and all of the money from sales will go to Daybreaks Kennels. So, get your creative juices flowing, and keep them coming...l'm really looking forward to reading them !!! E-Mail them to me at : charleysbetty@gmail.com
Please remember if it's your own work, to give it a title. Many thanks :-)

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by muddypaws

Saturday 04 Apr 22:43



l will leave you tonight with this one - it makes me smile every time :-)

MY DOG HAS GOT NO MANNERS

My dog has got no manners
I think he's very rude
He always whines at dinnertime
While we are eating food

And when he's feeling thirsty
And wants to have a drink
He takes it from the toilet bowl
Instead of from the sink

He never wears a pair of pants
He doesn't wear a shirt
But worse - he will not shower
To wash away the dirt

He's not polite to strangers
He bites them on the rear
And when l'm on the telephone
He barks so l can't hear

When l complained to Mommy - she said
"Oh, l'm sorry - l thought you knew
The reason that his manners stink
He learns by watching you" !!!

Bruce Lansky 2004

Night night everyone...sleep tight. X.

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by Alan&Pam

Saturday 04 Apr 21:30



Muddypaws that's a brilliant idea to compile a book of poems. We love the retired greyhound prayer amongst several. Currently on holiday for Easter, on return I will email some suggestions and a couple of my own writings for consideration if you think they are any good!

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by muddypaws

Saturday 04 Apr 20:08



And remember...you don't have to be a budding poet laureate to write poetry. Some of the most beautiful and poignant verses ever written, don't rhyme, but they paint a mental picture...and come from the heart...and life's experiences. So start penning...and see your name in print as the author.

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Saturday 04 Apr 19:40



What a great idea Muddypaws. Will get my thinking cap on. X

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by muddypaws

Saturday 04 Apr 19:07



This one is dedicated to my beautiful Bobby Pumpkin...who l miss every day...but that most of us can relate to:

MISSING YOU

I dropped a tear in the ocean.....the day you find it is the day l will stop missing you.

Author Unknown

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by muddypaws

Saturday 04 Apr 18:54



Hi everyone. l am currently putting together a compilation of poems/verses/and sayings that are dog related. Some are sad...some thought provoking...some humorous...and some very funny. The idea is to have them printed into a booklet in order to raise funds for Daybreaks/Perry Barr RGT. Many will be by famous authors & poets...some by unknown authors...and a few that l have written myself. So...if you have a favourite poem that you would like to see included...or maybe something that you have written yourself...please E-Mail it to me at charleysbetty@gmail.com. It can even be something that you have put into verse about your own dog...past or present!!
Please watch this space over the next couple of days...as l will be printing a few that will make you smile...or bring a tear...or make you think...YES!!! That's my doggie. Don't worry if you can't remember how the poem goes...just give me the title,and l will find it.

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by mary/john

Saturday 28 Mar 20:28



r u starting up a beach volleyball team for next Olympics? LOL.......john X

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by muddypaws

Saturday 28 Mar 10:54



Oh yeah ....and if l see a sandcastle building party suddenly appear on the Events Calendar ...l ain't buying a ticket !!!

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by muddypaws

Saturday 28 Mar 10:35



Please Mrs B.....don't ask me to come down there with my shovel & rake....not with my bad back !!! Besides....l only have a plastic bucket & spade. Weeeeeeee !!!

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 28 Mar 09:33



412 tonnes of sand were ordered yesterday and we are waiting for its arrival for our 100 meter run at the back of Daybreaks. I can't wait for it to be 'up and running' and want to thank everyone who has sent a donation to make this possible. x

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by muddypaws

Saturday 28 Mar 09:15



What an incredibly sad and heartbreaking week it has been.
With the loss of three ex-Daybreaks dogs to Rainbow Bridge...l have shed more than a few tears. lt really does bring it home just how precious and fragile life is, and my six have had even more cuddles than usual over the last few days. Here is hoping for some happier news in the coming weeks...with many of the dogs in kennels finding there forever homes.X.

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by Lewisfuggie

Wednesday 25 Mar 19:56



Hi we have just added some more evenrs for both Pets at Home in Sheldon and Perry Barr stores.... if anyone can help out on the days, please get intouch with the co-ordinator for the event. X

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by blackisbeautiful

Saturday 21 Mar 17:50



Hi Tash I got my car stickers from Daybreaks..they were kept with the leaflets etc in the office Speak to Kate (or Ruth ) and ask if they have any x x

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by TJ

Saturday 21 Mar 16:29



Daft question, but do you sell these car stickers at Daybreaks as I'd like to get a couple? Thanks, Tash

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by blackisbeautiful

Saturday 21 Mar 10:15



Just wanted to share with you...I have 2 PBRGT stickers in the rear window of my car and on 2 occasions recently at traffic lights I've spotted the car driver behind with pen/paper jotting down the RGT phone number- proof those car stickers do work (well at least I hope that's what they were writing down...havnt had Police at my door yet !! Now I'm after a flashing 'thank you' light !! Lol x

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by PamD

Thursday 12 Mar 16:19



Amazing new Offices in Swan Courtyard. I'm sure we will find many uses for fundraising etc

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 11 Mar 22:02



I would just like to add...for anyone who doesn't know Swan Courtyard, it is a great location, right on the A45, at the Swan island at Yardley. lt is a really prestigious looking building, set in a beautiful courtyard setting.
l am sure that no other RGT branch in Britain
has a facility like this...and combined with a great kennel facility, with the new 100 metre run underway, Daybreaks must be the envy of all the RGT branches. Please folks, let's all continue to support them in any way we can.

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 11 Mar 20:05



l was at the new office today helping to move stuff in. What a fantastic space...very,very big...and really modern and well maintained...and free !!! Well done Ruth & Rob for securing this amazing space, and to the charitable trust who have provided it. l'm sure it will be a big asset and Ruth will find many uses for it. If anyone can provide some potted palms...real or artificial...or any kind of large potted plants to brighten up the reception area, l know that Ruth would be extremely grateful.

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by mary/john

Wednesday 11 Mar 18:50



Hi lisa we will be going to the kennels on sunday with patch and bailey and hopefully not locked in the rugby car park!!! LOL... john/mary xx

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by missfifi

Wednesday 11 Mar 08:48



Hello aunty Ruth, mum says that's fab cos when she helped you and auntie Kate in the office it was a bit of a squish and hardly room to swing a cat! Here at the seaside I am being a good girl - nearly ten but still as gorgeous as ever. Mum and me will see you later this year when we visit our pals Lena and Lola'
Daisydog is now wearing her spring wardrobe - auntie Kate would be proud of her!

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by Alan&Pam

Tuesday 10 Mar 21:20



I have a vision of Ruth walking up and down the A45 outside the new office with a sandwich advertising board. Could have photo's of Risky on the front and Cadbury on the back.I'd do it myself it meant we could get these two beautiful boys in the forever home they so deserve xx

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by mary/john

Tuesday 10 Mar 15:10



would be nice to have pics of the longest residents at the trust outside new office just to give them more publicity!....mary/john xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 10 Mar 10:08



We have a fabulous new big office for us to use at Swan Courtyard on the Coventry Road free of charge to Daybreaks! We are going to use it for storage, talks, meetings, fundraising etc etc. I am therefore appealing for some help with moving things from the kennels to the office (which we are going to do Wednesday,Thursday and Saturday morning). Also we need a few essentials..... a kettle and some chairs - and a few nice tall reception plants would be nice (lol)! If you think you could help, please give me a call - Ruth 07760617287 x

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by mary/john

Sunday 08 Mar 17:51



Hi all many thanks to steve and lisa and sue and tom and ruth and kate for pulling together and managing to get us both out of the rugby car park!. in future we will use rear car park to ensure we can get out! LOL john/mary xx ps both patch and bailey are fine despite leaving them for over 6 and a half hours.....

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 08 Mar 07:11



We have two greys arriving today - currently I am unaware of their ages but I am appealing for foster homes for them. If you think you can help please call Lisa who is covering the kennels today on 0121 782 7702. Thanks so much. Ruth

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 07 Mar 21:37



Thanks so much.... What amazing, caring people we know.. Transport sorted x I've been inundated with offers of help.... You are all so caring x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 07 Mar 20:29



I have an urgent appeal for help for transport for two dogs tomorrow from Stourbridge to the kennels. Sadly a lady has passed away and although her greyhounds were not homed from us, when I spoke to her a while ago i assured her that we would look after her greys if anything happened. If you can help please call me on 07760617287. Ruth x

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by helenanddave

Saturday 07 Mar 10:49



Thank you so much Ruth and Kate for all your care and support. These days have been very hard and many tears are still being shed but our hearts hold a little glimmer of hope. Please give a hug from from us. Xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 07 Mar 09:23



Most will be aware that there has been some concern about one of our foster dogs. With the help of Head Office his future is looking much brighter :-)

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by lynlyn

Tuesday 03 Mar 21:40



Hi all just to let you know beautiful Alice('re mixie) is doing really well,we took her to training Saturday she was a good girl but got very interested in the none Grey's ,She also went on the Sutton walk with her big brother Eddie on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed been with all the Gang,and loving the attention sausages and liver cake,take care all Lyn Mick Alice an Big Eddie xxxx

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by lynlyn

Tuesday 03 Mar 21:14



Happy12th birthday Ash hope you had a great day with all your lovely treats and presses we will see you very soon sweetheart lots of love and licks from big Eddie and Alice and sending a big smackaroony wet kisses for my lovely Charlie mouse woof woof lick lick xxxxx

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by blackisbeautiful

Tuesday 03 Mar 15:16



Fantastic news that all these lovely girls are finding their much deserved sofas so quickly..every homing is a wonderful achievement for us grey loving humans and hounds alike but it breaks my heart to see all those waiting the longest are STILL waiting patiently for their turn ! Poor Risky...Mel...Cadbury...Kin..Theres so many empty sofas out there just waiting for one of these special patient hounds- After all- who needs cushions when you can have a grey !!!! Hugs to all those still waiting We luffs ya !! x x

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by susy

Sunday 01 Mar 10:28



We are so, so happy that all ends with such a brilliant result and the family have Gypsy back with them. Love from The New Icemaid Clan x

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by mary/john

Sunday 01 Mar 08:45



Hi lisa we are going on Sutton walk this morning and hopefully will be up at the kennels after 12noon with bailey and patch.....

by LadyVictoria

Saturday 28 Feb 23:36



What wonderful news for Gypsy! So pleased she is back at home. Xxx

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by skinnyme

Saturday 28 Feb 23:26



Amazing news, so pleased for all xxxx

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by muddypaws

Saturday 28 Feb 21:30



Fantastic news that Gypsy has been re-united with her owners. They must have been frantic with worry...l know l would have been.
A very happy ending thanks to Daybreaks. XXX.

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by muddypaws

Saturday 28 Feb 21:30



Fantastic news that Gypsy has been re-united with her owners. They must have been frantic with worry...l know l would have been.
A very happy ending thanks to Daybreaks. XXX.

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by Alan&Pam

Saturday 28 Feb 21:03



Fantastic news regarding Gypsy,we are so pleased that she is back home as we were so worried about her all week.Well done Ruth and all the dedicated volunteers at Daybreaks for helping Gypsy find her way home.Highlights the need for microchipping! xx

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by blueangel

Saturday 28 Feb 20:44



This is great news been worried about wee Gypsy xxx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Saturday 28 Feb 20:38



What good news. Although it seemed to take a while. So pleased.

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by Lewisfuggie

Saturday 28 Feb 20:16



Hi all. Just had a notification regarding Gypsy the stray that was brought into us last Sunday.... She was reunited with her owners who had Bern searching for her this morning..... Just thought everyone should know that she safely back home. Thanks to everyone who looked after her when she came in and also throughout the week. X

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by blueangel

Thursday 26 Feb 22:16



Hope that Gypsy gets homed real soon she is lovely reminds me very much of my sunny bless her xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 26 Feb 20:52



Really hope little Gypsy will soon be in a new home...it's so sad. I look at my two lovely Greyhounds both fast asleep, warm and very much loved and realise they are two of the lucky ones; thanks to Daybreaks. Xxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Thursday 26 Feb 15:58



Ruth. Please don't worry... She will be rehomed by them very quickly once she has served her time.... You know that deep down..... She was so loving and affectionate... She will be fine.... You do a fantastic job at the kennels. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 26 Feb 15:38



Gorgeous little Gypsy the stray was collected yesterday and transferred to the Dogs Home. We have sadly had to do this as we have new arrivals booked to come in and we have a returnee on Saturday. It is just so heartbreaking that we can't help more but I have to tell myself we can't save the world.... :-(

I have completed the Review of Greyhound Welfare Regulations - DEFRA online survey that was forwarded to me - let's keep working hard to help these Greyhounds however we can........

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by blackisbeautiful

Tuesday 24 Feb 18:14



OMG! brought tears to my eyes to read about that poor stray lurcher that came in on Sunday;what a terrible deal at life that poor dogs had.You just want to scoop them all up and take them home,if only we had a home big enough...but I guess that's how Daybreaks started!! xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 24 Feb 08:53



It was lovely being back at the kennels for a short while yesterday and seeing all our inmates..... bless them.... Poor Molly was quite unhappy and Snowy seemed quite stressed.... I hope they find a home soon. I took the little lurcher stray that had been brought to us on Sunday to the vets for a check over. Sadly the people who brought her in said they had seen her being hit by a car and she ended up lying on the traffic island in Moseley. The good news is it seems she is just a little tender but sadly she has kennel cough. Due to the fact that we need every kennel desperately as we have so many greys on our waiting list I am trying to arrange for her to be transferred later :-(

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by PamD

Thursday 19 Feb 20:14



It sounds like Alice has been a tonic for you all xxxx

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by lynlyn

Thursday 19 Feb 19:58



Hi all another little update on Alice 're Mixie she is absolutely adorable such a loving nature loves her cuddles And food and walks a dream ,loves the car she makes us laugh when she see's the swans or the ducks trying to catch them or she spots the cat on the fence couple of hundred yards away and thinks she can fly lol she also loves her brother Edd who still remains the perfect gentleman even when she bargies into him he just looks at me with them big Brown eye,s he sure does know who the boss is now,She sleeps with Eddie with no problems and remains very clean in the house,lots of love from Lyn Mick Alice an Eddie.xxxx

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by lynlyn

Saturday 14 Feb 14:00



Hi all an update on Alice 're Mixie she has been a very good girl she's sleeps throughout the night with no problems ,eating very well we have brought her an antigulp dish and has eaten beautiful today and no choking ,Eddie is still behaving like the perfect gentleman and we look forward to meeting you all at the Stratford walk tomorrow.xxx

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by lynlyn

Wednesday 11 Feb 19:02



Thank you all for your lovely comments 're Mixie AKA Alice,we are so very proud of Eddie he as been a perfect gentleman withs Alice as he was with Daisy ,Those that know Eddie will know he can be a little vocal lol thank you all love Lyn ,Mick,Eddie,an Alice.xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 06 Feb 22:20



The Pet Blood Bank will be visiting the kennels on Tuesday 17th February. Greyhounds make excellent blood donors and it is great to think the donation your dog gives can help save the life of someone else's beloved pet. If you are interested in bringing your Greyhound along to donate or would like to know more about the procedure, please contact Clare at the Blood Bank - 01509 23 22 22, she will be happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks so much. Xxx

by lynlyn

Thursday 29 Jan 16:59



I must add a belated thank you for Sam an Melysa for there close support on Saturday evening when we lost our beautiful Daisy xxxx

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by lynlyn

Thursday 29 Jan 09:34



So sorry we are late replying but would like to thank you for all the kind condolences on the loss of our beautiful Daisy ,she was such a beautiful girl we are trying to come to terms with our sudden loss she will be back home with us this afternoon run free beautiful Daisy love Lyn Mick an Eddie xxxx

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by MrsMuddypaws

Monday 26 Jan 13:52



So sad to read about Daisy. Run free beautiful girl at Rainbow Bridge - you will be greatly missed by your family who love you. XXXXXX

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by Clareb

Monday 26 Jan 06:55



So sorry to hear about Daisy she was such a lovely girl. Thinking of you all and sending love. Xx

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by LindaPaul

Monday 26 Jan 00:18



What a real shock it was to read the sad news about Lyn & Mick's beautiful Daisy. Run free gorgeous girl. You will be much missed by your mum, dad & greyhound bro Ed. Thinking of you all, love from Linda, Paul & the girls xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 25 Jan 21:05



Very sorry to hear the sad news about Daisy. God Bless her. Xxx

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by tiggersmum

Sunday 25 Jan 20:54



Dear Lin, Mick and Eddie, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost the lovely Daisey, what a shock for you all but at least you were there and it was quick. love and hugs Julie, Lucy and Fee xx

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by rolohound

Sunday 25 Jan 20:01



Sorry about your loss of Daisy. Such a shock. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Love & licks from Mike, Emma, Rolo & Star

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by helenanddave

Sunday 25 Jan 17:04



so sorry to hear about Daisy, it must have been such a shock for you to lose her so suddenly. But a perfect way for her to cross the bridge, cosy on her own bed with her family around her. sending you all hugs. Run free Daisy. xxxx

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by Deb

Sunday 25 Jan 16:39



So very sorry to hear of the loss of the lovely Daisy such a truely gorgeous girl -love to Lyn,Mick and Eddie from Debbie,Barry and Milly XXX

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by Alan&Pam

Sunday 25 Jan 13:35



Lovely words Melysa,I spoke to Mick early this morning and I was so sad to hear that lovely Daisy had suddenly crossed rainbow bridge.We will miss seeing her going for walks with Ed,a beautiful and much loved girl.Run free Daisy another bright star in heaven! Love from Alan,Pam and Ele & Paddy at number 12 xx

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by Melysa

Sunday 25 Jan 11:39



Heaven gained another angel yesterday - our lovely friends Lyn & Mick (with Ed) lost their other grey, Daisy. She went suddenly, but peacefully on her bed with her family. Much love to Lyn, Mick & Ed, run free, beautiful, gentle Daisy x

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by blueangel

Sunday 18 Jan 22:06



So sorry for your loss Carol Run free Kylie with your new Angel wings xxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 18 Jan 18:43



Would like to say a HUGE thank you to Norman for taking the 3 dogs out today. Your a STAR. xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 17 Jan 22:55



Carol, one of our volunteers lost her beautiful little Kylie today. She was such a sweet girl, so happy and affectionate. God has gained another special Angel. Lots of love to Carol. Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 14 Jan 21:27



Hope you are continuing to be a "good" patient Ruth. Get well soon...we miss you lots! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 14 Jan 18:28



I had delivery of a beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday from 'all at Perry Barr RGT'. I just want to say a massive thank you for thinking of me, and I am even more grateful to everyone who is helping Daybreaks to continue running whilst I am off - I am surrounded by so many wonderful friends xxxxxx

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by LindaPaul

Wednesday 14 Jan 07:54



Our thoughts are with Ruby and John. So sad to have to say goodbye to beautiful Lady. She was such a fantastic ambassador for greyhounds as pets at Melbicks alone. Sleep tight lovely Lady.
Lots of love from Linda, Paul and the girls xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 13 Jan 21:56



God Bless Lady...lots of love to her family. Xxx

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by Clareb

Tuesday 13 Jan 19:27



Sad news, Lady was such a wonderful girl. Run free beautiful. Sending love and hugs to Ruby and John. xx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Tuesday 13 Jan 17:56



I am so sorry for your loss. Run free sweetie.xxxxx

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by Jess&Tilly

Tuesday 13 Jan 17:32



I only met Lady a few times but what a joy she was, my thoughts go to Ruby and John xxxxx

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by helenanddave

Tuesday 13 Jan 15:14



Sending hugs to Ladys family. It is so hard to have to let them go. Run free Lady. Xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 13 Jan 13:18



I am so sad to hear the news about Lady - sending big hugs and much love - and so does Wispa to her special Auntie Ruby and Uncle John xxxxx

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by skinnyme

Monday 12 Jan 23:39



Sending love and thoughts to Ruby and John tonight who said goodbye to their beloved Lady today, she was 12 years old and they had her on their sofa for 8 1/2 years. Run free at the bridge beautiful girl, always happy and always waggy tailed, we will miss you on roadshows.

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 11 Jan 17:14



Hi All it was a rollover on the Lottery this week at the Kennels, so why not have a go on this coming Saturdays. x

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by susy

Friday 09 Jan 13:20



Sorry to say I always have a problem getting on the Kennels News site, but by & by what do I see but Rocky, Dave,Tiny, Henry & Sally reserved and Rosa rehomed. Love to all from The New Icemaid Clan xxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 04 Jan 08:05



We have three gorgeous new arrivals scheduled for today at Daybreaks around lunchtime. If you fancy helping with their arrival (bathing, weighing, photographing, settling in) you are more than welcome! Just give me a call! Ruth x

by lovegreys

Thursday 25 Dec 17:53



Happy Christmas to all at Daybreaks. Hope everyone has had a lovely day. Xxx

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by helenanddave

Thursday 25 Dec 15:41



Merry Xmas to everyone, houndies and humans! Hope you all have a great day. Xx

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Thursday 25 Dec 15:16



Just to say, what a fantastic job Ruth and all the rest of the team do.. you all deserve a medal. I know that all the houndies and volunteers will have had a fab day thanks to your selfless commitment. God bless you all. Xxxxx I had been trying to convince the family to foster to no avail (yet). So happy beautiful Rosa has gone out. I really love her.x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 25 Dec 14:41



Massive thanks to Tina for cooking a fabulous Christmas breakfast for all the inmates and Martyn, Karen and Alison who came up this morning to help :-) Rosa has gone out to foster - yay! Robbie brought up Christmas dinner for us to share with Bob and I had my traditional photo of our 5 greys by the tree:-)

As Basil was shaking Robbie has taken ours home and all is quiet here now - which is fabulous as I've had time to play time with the boys and girls on my own - something which rarely happens... Merry Christmas to everyone - let's hope next year brings plenty more homes for our beautiful greys. x

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by muddypaws

Thursday 25 Dec 10:05



Christmas Wishes to everyone working at the kennels today and tomorrow. We tend to forget that there are kind people giving their time over Xmas to look after the boys and girls. You are all so kind, and l'm sure that the dogs will love their Chrissy dinner !!! Love to you all...and of course...the greys. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 17 Dec 22:18



Oh no! Maybe one of the dogs has borrowed it to call Santa! Hope it turns up....Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 17 Dec 20:23



Eeek - I have lost my mobile :-( I have been up to the kennels and diverted the calls through to our land line so I can still take the calls...... I am sure it is in a very safe place :-(((((((((((((

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 14 Dec 09:48



Thank you for the kind offers to help with the post ops. We have the girls booked for the 19th and 23rd sorted so far :-)

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by mary/john

Friday 12 Dec 18:37



Hi Ruth we will be down to the trust sometime early next week with patch and bailey . cheers john/mary x

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by muddypaws

Friday 12 Dec 15:33



Mrs B...when are you not on the scrounge !!! Don't know why you apologise any more. Oh that's right...you did'nt. lol.
Would loved to have helped...but l think we will need a stacking system in our little house soon !! l am sure there are loads of kind people out there with oudles of space who can help...come on folks...tis the season of good will after all. X.

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 12 Dec 15:15



It is me again on the scrounge for help again! I have 4 gorgeous girls being speyed and wondered if anyone had space for a poorly for a little while? Otherwise our house becomes the animal hospital and just a little more mental!

The schedule is: December 18th x 1, 19th x 2 and 23rd x 1. If you think you could help with any of these, please give me a call - 07760617287! Ruth x

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by Hartstone

Thursday 11 Dec 09:05



We would take them all if we could x x If only we could win the lotto we would take the lotto !!

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 11 Dec 08:09



Come on everyone - please help! We have lots of beautiful greys in foster homes (Emmie, Louis, Ash & Kylie) but what they really need is a permanent home to call their own - wouldn't that be a perfect Christmas present for these guys after losing their Dad...... as well as the gorgeous Woody, Paddy and Sophie.....

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by MrsMuddypaws

Wednesday 10 Dec 17:03



Look here Muddypaws - I share the muddypaws with you - 24 in total ! and if you want any tea tonight and any other night you had better share those paws verbally as well as literally. I will set Louis on you - you know he has learned how to bark to protect the garden so he must think he is a guard dog now his 4 muddypaws are under the table - and everywhere else. See you later.

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 10 Dec 15:23



Hold on a cotton picking minute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mrs Muddypaws!!!! Where have you come from. l know nothing of this !!! l have spent ages perfecting my image as an eligible bachelor ....and then you come along and ruin it !! Just because l bought you a couple of drinks at the Xmas Show...how dare you presume woman. Go and find your own nickname....Flippin cheek!! l will be having words with you this evening !!!

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 07 Dec 21:14



I cannot put into words my sincere thanks to everyone who has helped at the kennels while we are away enjoying our Christmas in Padstow. It has been a much needed and wonderful break and only made possible with the help of amazing friends x

It has been great bringing Foxy and Wispa to enjoy the beach and massive thanks to Joyce looking after Basil, Joe and Maggie :-)

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 06 Dec 22:15



Thanks so much to everyone who helped out at the kennels today, especially Sara, Sarah and Jess...It was a very busy day! Thank you also to the lovely couple who reserved Polly this morning...they came to see her and ended up helping carry lots of boxes of donated food into the kennels! :) Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 04 Dec 07:16



You may have noticed that there have been problems with the Alumni photos on our website. This (I think) is because we are in the process of adding all the information for the greys that we homed prior to this current website being available. You will therefore see dogs appearing as recently homed when they were homed a while back! Sorry for the problems!

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by blueangel

Monday 01 Dec 21:23



Hi Ruth i will have one or two the 3 cats can go upstairs in the bedroom as long as they get on with all my 4 that's fine it one night come everyone lets pull together it all about the dogs xxx

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by mary/john

Monday 01 Dec 19:06



Hi Ruth we will see u at about 12.30pm with bailey....john/mary xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 01 Dec 18:17



Yay - 3 offers so far - thank you...... :-)

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by mary/john

Monday 01 Dec 17:28



hi Ruth I am off work this week. don't know if we can help. we could take a grey for the day and maybe the night... call us john/mary

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 01 Dec 15:54



I am desperately appealing for help tomorrow - we are having the under bed heating fitted in the first block (I was only told this afternoon!). This will mean that we have to relocate 7 dogs for the day and overnight. If you think you could help - please give me a call ASAP. You can contact me on my mobile on 07760617287 until 10pm this evening if you can help. Thank you so much. Ruth

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 23 Nov 20:22



The work has started on the new flooring and under bed heating in the kennel blocks - we desperately need your help to raise the funds to cover the cost of this. For those hounds not lucky enough to have found a home by Christmas, you will know they are warm, comfy and content - even £1 will make a difference, please log on to: www.justgiving.com/christmasatdaybreaks2014 - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE XXXXXXX

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by stevie,sarah,willow&Max'smum

Friday 21 Nov 18:06



What fab news. Congratulations and well done, it must have been hard work and a struggle. I know this will be appreciated by lots of greys, their osners and the residents.

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by mary/john

Friday 21 Nov 13:20



congratulations Ruth on finally getting the go ahead for the run at the back of the kennels! Well done for all your hard work in clinching the deal! Love mary/john patch and bailey x

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by lovegreys

Monday 17 Nov 21:52



Just had chance to sit down and look at my Daybreaks 2015 calendar. It's beautiful. To anyone without one, it's a must.

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 14 Nov 18:02



We have our fabulous calendars available at the kennels - £10 for the large and £6 for the slimline one...... they are going fast :-)

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 05 Nov 21:19



Just to let you know our delivery of warm and cosy fleeces has arrived at last....Parcel force couldn't find the kennels! They are ideal to keep your Greyhound warm especially at bedtime if your heating goes off. Skip is happy as he won't have to wear Twiggy's cast offs anymore! Xxx

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 05 Nov 20:03



Well deserved night off tomorrow Ruth, lots of dancing and singing!

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 05 Nov 15:36



Ruth.....if you find yourself with that much spare time in future...then maybe catch up on that paperwork...mmm....oh...and that van could do with a good wash !!! Thought you would have done that while you were waiting at the vets...instead of sitting down. :-)
Bless...you need to slow down a bit....but we all appreciate everything that you do...and l'm sure that the dogs do too !!! XXX.

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 05 Nov 10:05



Well....l notice that your last post last night was at 1.37 am.....and your next post was 7.47 am. By my calculations, that's a break of 6 hours and ten minutes !!! l hope that you used that time productively, and you wer'nt just skiving off !!! Maybe we should clone you now....before you burn out completely !!! X.

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by Hartstone

Wednesday 05 Nov 08:01



Keep up the good work Ruth , you deserve a medal x x

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 05 Nov 07:47



What a busy day yesterday - off to the kennels to pick up Louis and Isla. Dropped Louis at the vets for his castrate and dental and took Isla over to Bartley Green to her new foster home. Back to the vets with Basil early afternoon, Ash to the vets mid afternoon and had to leave him there and then back to the vets to collect Louis and Ash yesterday evening! I think I should have my own chair in reception! Poor Louis has been very unsettled all night but I am sure this is due to what he went through yesterday - I have tried everything to console him :-( Pity it isn't Halloween today as I feel like a walking Zombie!!!!!!

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 20 Oct 20:44



The Pet Blood Bank will be visiting the kennels on Tuesday 28th October. There are some spaces still available if you are interested in your Greyhound becoming a donor. They need to be under 9 years of age and weigh over 25Kg. The Pet Blood Bank is a fantastic organisation and you can be sure the donation your Greyhound gives will be used to help another dog in need. For more information please contact Clare at the Blood Bank on 01509 23 22 22, she will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Skip will be going along...he loved the toy and bowl of Chappie he was given after his donation! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 16 Sep 11:31



We have had the kind offer of donated items from Great Barr and Worcester and wondered if anyone could collect them..... if you think you could, please give me a call x Ruth

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 03 Sep 06:46



Oooops - really sorry - I have managed to delete someones comment made last night by clicking on the screen too quick :-( If your comment has been removed - I apologise and ask if you could repost - unfortunately it doesn't tell me who posted it and what it was about!

Also, we have still had no one claim the keys found in the Olton area...... if you are still searching - we can reunite you with them!

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 30 Aug 07:38



I had a telephone call to say that someone has found a bunch of keys in the Olton area with our keyring on. If you have lost a set, please give me a call and we can help you reunite!

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 30 Aug 07:38



I had a telephone call to say that someone has found a bunch of keys in the Olton area with our keyring on. If you have lost a set, please give me a call and we can help you reunite!

by susy

Sunday 10 Aug 11:12



Well Lewisfuggie, I'll join you as no training involved if you need it.
Sylvxxxx

by Lewisfuggie

Thursday 07 Aug 10:23



Hi all.... just wondering if anyone would be up for another sponcered event..... a night In the most haunted house.. pub... hotel in the west midlands. ... we could be sponcered to do a ghost hunt ???. What do people think ??? and we wont have to train for this one. Lol. Let me or alison know by commenting. Lisa. X

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by Lewisfuggie

Saturday 02 Aug 10:58



it is fantastic looking at the pics on the site and seeing 8 trial doggies. This is fantastic and i hope they all go green and show as rehomed soon. xxxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 26 Jul 12:24



The Daybreaks Lottery currently stands at £68 rollover! it is just £2 a square..... If you would like a go for this week to be in with a chance of winning this rollover which is matched by the bonus ball on tonight's lottery, you can either pop into the kennels or give us a call and pay by card over the phone.

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 14 Jul 23:28



More sad news today about the passing of ex-Daybreaks inmates...... Run free Mars and Gordon xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 Jul 06:36



Sadly there has been a fire at a local kennels. This meant that we were asked by Head Office to take in some dogs urgently. Because of this we are full to bursting and had to cancel the new arrivals from our ever increasing waiting list.

If you think you could offer a home to one of our beautiful greys, please contact us as soon as possible. Although they are large in size, once settled into their new routine in their new home, you almost don't notice you have one. Many sleep for the majority of the day and require very little 'maintenance'. Once used to meeting other breeds and cats they will react much less (if they do at all) and when you think of the life they have lived so far, they have a lot to learn but I promise they will repay you threefold with what they can offer.

I know I certainly didn't want a dog to start with, was worried about the extra work and time and had many negative comments about the breed/size etc to start with but I wouldn't for the world be without a greyhound in my life now (in fact I prefer dogs to people!).

If you are thinking and unsure about adopting, come in and have a chat and maybe take one on trial. We will support you every step of the way if you need it.

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 10 Jul 23:32



Thanks so much to Ruth for all the time and effort she puts into producing the Grapevine...the information on corns, teeth cleaning and the article regarding the Perry Barr RGT, Daybreaks Kennels and Daybreaks Trust were all really interesting. Loved all the photos especially the one of Charlie and Melysa! Xxx

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by honey'smom

Tuesday 08 Jul 22:23



Hi Ruth

'Pinched' a copy of Grapevine off Roger at Sally's training class last night - I seem to have dropped off the mailing list - my fault as forgot to send the cheque! Is it possible to join the mailing list by direct debit so I don't forget to pay you again. Thanks Sue x

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 07 Jul 14:12



We have had the Grapevines delivered to the kennels! If you are willing and able, it would help greatly if you could offer to hand deliver to your local area. If you think you could help with this, please give me a call asap. Ruth 0121 782 7702.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 02 Jul 08:09



I have 4 extra places for the Wolf Run on Sunday 7th September! If you are interested, please let me know asap! I have to book by 7pm this evening. It is £48 to register...... http://www.thewolfrun.com/ We now have a team of 23!

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 01 Jul 22:26



I have 8 extra places for the Wolf Run on Sunday 7th September! If you are interested, please let me know asap! I have to book by Wednesday evening.

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 28 Jun 04:33



We have had such a busy week! It has been full of vet runs but thankfully all those seen are doing well!

On Thursday we had a team of 14 from Land Rover who spent the day painting the kennels as part of their community initiative. It was an absolute hive of activity and they also cleared the car park at the back of the kennels - it now looks gigantic so parking will hopefully be a little easier for our 8th Birthday celebrations on Sunday!

The disabled ramp and surrounding area has been worked on by Paul and looks absolutely fantastic now.

The preparations for the open day are well under way and my day has an early start as I am off to Asda at 7.30am to get all the BBQ food and will be back home to see a very special girl (Goldie) off on trial to her new home - it pays to have a Trust dog at home when someone needs to pop round to collect something!!!!!!!...... :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 20 Jun 22:02



I apologise if you have sent me an email over the last few days, but for some reason I cannot log in or access my emails (ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk). If you have sent an enquiry, please re-direct it to kate.smiles@rgtperrybarr.co.uk or give me a call at the kennels on 0121 782 7702. Many thanks, Ruth

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 10 Jun 22:28



For the volunteers who travel to the kennels on the number 966 or 900 bus... I have been told the bus route has changed and the bus no longer travels along the A45. A new road has been opened around the perimeter of the airport and there is a stop by the nearby Tristar Hotel.

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 05 Jun 22:38



How nice of the Gilson Ladies. I am sure they loved Pippa's singing! Xxx

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 04 Jun 23:12



I would like to say a big thank you to the Gilson ladies club, who, following the talk we did for their group tonight, filled my car with duvets, sheets, blankets, towels and tins of sardines! As well as a donation of £25, and for putting up with Pippas singing! Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Jill and Paul.

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 31 May 19:12



Hi muddy paws, we have a cupboard full of Burns at the moment, thanks to the lovely Mr. Robbie Boswell! Xxx

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by muddypaws

Saturday 31 May 19:07



Hi Ruth / Kate. Could you put a message on here when you get some more Burns in. TA. X.

by Lewisfuggie

Thursday 29 May 23:25



Perry VIP Club.... Team Leader Req.... Is anyone interested in taking over from Fiona and working with me (Lisa) on Perry VIP Club ? Fiona has started a new job and feels she cant give the time to the Club that she wants to.... Please email perry@rgtperrybarr.co.uk

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 29 May 10:43



The Daybreaks Lottery is up to £56 rollover.... if you would like a go, just give us a call.... just £2 a square! :-)

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 28 May 16:09



We are in great need of tinned fish and dog meat at the kennels,if anyone could spare a tin or two please please pop them up to the kennels. Massive thanks x

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 18 May 20:34



what a fab day again at the kennels, with two new arrivals - Livvi and Gordon and Andy being reserved, 2 enquiries about Smartie (viewing tomorrow) and Max being adopted into his forever home. x Plus lots of thanks to the volunteers who helped out today and for Norman for taking Andy out and Lorraine taking smartie out on Sutton Walk which resulted in the above... Go team Daybreaks.... P.s Its RUTHS birthday tomorrow. xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 13 May 22:57



For everyone who has enquired about raincoats recently, we received a delivery at the kennels today. For the Greyhounds wishing to try on a nice new mac...a changing room is available! Xxx

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by DuleekDandy

Monday 12 May 08:24



Fabulous news on the rehomings ( & FFC members!) Oh....and as for Ken - well, brilliant, just brilliant! :-)

It really is amazing how generous everyone of the Daybreaks team is with their time & input to help all they can with the lovely hounds.

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by skinnyme

Sunday 11 May 23:24



What a day Lisa!

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 11 May 20:52



So happy for all the lovely Greyhounds who found homes today. Xxx

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by Lewisfuggie

Sunday 11 May 19:53



Would like to say a HUGE thankyou to all the Volunteers at the Kennels today and especially Jill & Paul who only popped in for 10 mins at 10.30 this morning and Sue & Steve again who only popped in to see Jill and Paul..... Guess what we were that busy they ended up staying until late afternoon. Guess what though, we rehomed 4 dogs !!! Thank you again, Lisa. x

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 08 May 21:19



Thanks so much to Ruth for taking Albert and Charlie home :)) We have all been so worried about their poor feet. Hope to hear good news for the boys from the vet tomorrow. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 08 May 20:01



Albert and Charlie stayed at home again today. I left at 8.30am and Robbie got home at just after 5 and there was just one wee on the mat. I have checked on them on the cameras throughout the day and they have literally spent the whole day sleeping. I am so pleased they are so settled.... they are being golden. They are back to the vets tomorrow afternoon for a check up.

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by mary/john

Thursday 08 May 09:01



hi patch here... next week been with my mum/dad for 2 years... and I love it here especially with my new collie mate bailey... such a lively puppy..... a grey is a must have pet and our loving loyal and so easy to walk!.... love john/mary great barr... xxx

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by LindaPaul

Wednesday 07 May 16:08



Great news that Albert and Charlie are already improving after a short time at the Boswell Animal Hospital (or is that Hotel?) Just goes to show what a difference being out of the kennel environment can make and being able to have the dressings off should make all the difference. I hope they continue to improve during their stay as they are both lovely lads. Talking of your crew getting upset....we have had some funny moments with the lampshades too. Lola absolutely hated it when Norris was with us and had to wear the lampshade and then Lena haunted her by wearing it when she had her corns done and more recently when she was stitched back together. She would bark and get very cross if a lampshade approached her! When she had her own toe amputated and had to wear it though, it didn't bother her a jot! Talk about double standards.....xx

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 07 May 15:40



Do these greyhounds put us through the mill or what.So nice to know that Charlie and Albert are on the mend, thanks to Auntie RuthmRuth. I'm sure Lola ..Jed....and Rosie will be back on their feet soon!!!

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by Fairy

Wednesday 07 May 13:35



Glad to hear things are looking up for these 2 boys at last!!!

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 07 May 08:14



Great news! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 07 May 08:05



We have had a very settled night with Albert and Charlie - no accidents (yay!) and they have just had their breakfast. Albert is already weight bearing and their op sites look really good. I'm so pleased. I am going to leave them at home this morning and keep an eye on them on the cameras and see how they do....

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 06 May 21:37



So very pleased to hear Charlie and Albert's feet are looking better. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 06 May 21:13



Poor Albert and Charlie - I took them both to the vets today for dressing change & wound checks. Albert's foot was swollen and Charlie's was very red and painful for him. It is felt that as they have been bandaged so much they are not healing well. To have the bandages off it was suggested to take them out of the kennel environment, and keep a close eye on them..... so guess where they are tonight...... Boswell Animal Hospital ha ha! They have settled in nicely and already in just 8 hours, both their feet are looking so much better and less angry. They have had to be separated and therefore have half of my kitchen as they were upsetting my crew and Poppy as they were crashing into them with their lampshade collars but they seem very relaxed and happy. I will keep you updated on how they get on...

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 05 May 07:38



I popped up to the kennels late yesterday afternoon to drop off supplies of brown bread and peanut butter and collect the post... well I needed an excuse to visit even though I am officially still on holiday 'til Tuesday..... it is amazing what can change in just one week.... however 'my kids' remembered me - Isla went crazy and so did Liam, Albert and Charlie - but my heart broke at seeing Duggie there. He just tucked his head into me and looked so sad but I know he is in the right place to be helped. If I didn't have Poppy at home (along with my 5 which includes a very poorly Basil) he would of been popped in the car. I am going to enjoy my last day of holiday and can't wait to be back tomorrow. Having another day off means I can leisurely take Poppy around the park meeting as many dogs as we can!

Poppy decided to sleep downstairs last night. She is house trained, not at all food aggressive and sooooo loving. I really want her to find a permanent home rather than her now bouncing around from one home to another.... so if you think you could give this girl a chance - you are more than welcome to pop and see her at our house and see what you think......

Thank you to everyone who has covered for me whilst I have been away - I am much more relaxed and ready to deal with whatever comes my way once again!

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 03 May 23:14



If anyone can spare a tin of pilchards, sardines or dog food next time they are visiting the kennels, the residents of Daybreaks would be most grateful! Thanks so much. Xxx

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by Fairy

Wednesday 30 Apr 20:57



Hope you are having a lovely break Ruth. Was up at the kennels today and everything was running like clockwork. Please step away from the laptop and enjoy the rest of your time away x

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 30 Apr 16:05



On second thoughts....bet she got it in her handbag !!! Found the kitchen sink and two greyhounds in Terry's the other day !!!!!! Better have a head count at the kennels me thinnks ?????????

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 30 Apr 15:49



Oh, Mrs B !! What's to be done with you ??? Rob...please confiscate that laptop !!! Did she sneak it in the suitcase ?? Both enjoy the rest of your hols & chill out. X.

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by susy

Wednesday 30 Apr 12:47



Well Ruth you and the family will have a relaxing time away. I feel you do not have to worry at the kennels, but I know your love and care is there. Others are also very caring.
Have a lovely time. The New Icemaid Clan xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 30 Apr 07:16



It is quite dangerous bringing a laptop on holiday! I cannot stop from checking updates about the kennels and am really missing being there, despite really needing a break. I am in Padstow for a week and had a lovely time on the beach yesterday with Boo who we homed here a few years ago.... I will put some photos on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who is at the kennels helping to cover whilst I am away x

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 24 Apr 21:02



So sad Charlie and Albert both have to go through another operation. Ruth is right they really are two of the most lovely boys you could wish to meet. They have so much love to give. Xxx

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by Melysa

Thursday 24 Apr 19:29



Poor, poor Albert & Charlie, I love them both x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 24 Apr 19:17



I am so upset - I took Albert and Charlie to the vets today as they are both still limping a month after their corn surgeries. With Charlie's toe still swollen and Albert extremely tender, it is felt that the only other thing that can be done is to amputate their poorly toe. They both came in limping months ago and we have tried everything but I think this is for the best and everyone seems to look past one that is lame despite both boys being so lovely. We will keep you posted.....

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by Fairy

Tuesday 22 Apr 22:04



Totally agree with Lewisfuggie. Just don't understand why the lovely black greys have to wait so long xx

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by clairetori

Tuesday 22 Apr 13:49



New here - went to Melbicks on Saturday to see the lovely greyhounds - can't wait for my house to be built so I can move in and fill it with fabulous greys!!! :) x

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by Lewisfuggie

Tuesday 22 Apr 13:09



Come on guys......We love all greyhounds regardless of colour, but at the moment wereally need to help our black hounds as they often have to wait the longest for homes! - Come on, why not rehome one of our fab BLACK BEAUTIES. xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 22 Apr 06:43



Yesterday flew by! The gorgeous Isla and Peanut went off to Brueton Park (you can read all about their trip on their profiles) and Torres, Smartie & Liam went off to Melbicks for the roadshow. Smartie was shattered when she came back!!!

The lovely Louis was signed up who came along with little Cally who is also doing really well. Ginny went out on trial and we are keeping our fingers crossed she gets on well. We also had a viewing for a family who need a cat friendly grey for their elderly cat.

The Easter Hamper went off to it's new home and I scared the woman at Tescos by buying 15 loaves of brown bread and a equally large quantity of peanut butter ready for the lunchtime sandwiches for the greys whilst I am away next week!

I am off to take Mac in for his castrate today to Fivelands Moseley and we have a new arrival coming in from the track. Hopefully we will get some info on Cadbury the stray that was brought in at the weekend. You just want to munch him - he is gorgeous x

Yesterday was one of those days where I came home buzzing at what a great team I am surrounded by on a daily basis :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 20 Apr 15:51



Well today has been a long cold day - hardly any visitors - but a big thank you to the volunteers who braved the cold and rain today to help - I really really appreciate it xxxx

I had lots of lovely Easter chocolates to give out to those who came so I guess I will have to take the surplus home and have a chocolate fest later this evening!

Our gorgeous new arrival Mac met his old racing kennel mate Isla and she remembered him well - after all - she did bite him when she was kennelled with him we were told! She did give him a lick through the bars, we tried to pair her up with him but she told us in no uncertain terms that she really does like her own space - and would like to find a home where she can be a special little diva all on her own! :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 20 Apr 15:49



Whoooooahooooo it's another rollover! The Daybreaks Lottery now has £71 in the pot! If you would like a go it is £2 a square and the winning number is the bonus ball from the national lottery drawn this coming Saturday. If you are popping by the kennels please have a go or you can pay by card over the phone. Many thanks, Ruth 0121 782 7702. Half the proceeds from this go towards our foster costs and half goes out in prize money.

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 20 Apr 15:47



Congratulations to Nick who owns Riley who won the Easter Hamper! A fabulous £110 was raised so a big thank you to everyone who had a go x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 19 Apr 11:34



We have a fabulous big basket of Easter goodies that was donated by Louise Donnelly. The draw is tomorrow at 2pm and raffle tickets are only £1 a strip. The money raised from this goes towards our foster costs x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 19 Apr 11:33



Come on everyone - the Daybreaks Lottery is up to £56 winnings - if you would like a go - it is just £2 a square and the draw is on the bonus ball of the lottery tonight. You can pay over the phone by credit card if you can't pop up to the kennels x

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 19 Apr 11:27



If anyone is interested in any of the greys we have currently out in foster, just give us a call and we can either arrange for them to come to the kennels or you can have a chat with the foster family.

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by PamD

Tuesday 15 Apr 19:48



So very sorry to hear this sad news about Ty. I spent many hours with them both at events. Ty enjoyed his retirement to the full travelling around on public transport with Derek. The pair can be seen on the RGT dvd travelling on a train. Rip beautiful boy your gentle nature helped to home many greys xxx

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by skinnyme

Tuesday 15 Apr 17:20



Such sad news about Ty, my heart goes out to Derek and Jean. We spent many a happy hour on roadshows together, he was a very special boy. Run free Ty. Xxxxx

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by LindaPaul

Tuesday 15 Apr 12:59



That is very sad news about Ty and our thoughts are with Derek and Jean.
It's because we met and talked to Derek and his lovely dogs at Notcutts that Paul and I ended up at Daybreaks in Spring 2010 and chose Lola to come to live with us. I'm sure there must be others as well with similar tales to tell, so the good work done by Ty at venues like Notcutts, lives on. xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 15 Apr 10:54



My heart is absolutely broken at the news of the passing of Ty. He was adopted in 2008 by the lovely Derek and Jean who subsequently adopted Dee. Ty and Dee were well known around Dorridge and my heartfelt sympathy goes to Derek and Jean who gave him the best time of his life. Run free fella - I will really miss you xxxxxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 15 Apr 10:01



I am desperate for people to foster at the moment as the kennels are absolutely so full up we are bursting at the seams...... we have 2 new arrivals today which we just didn't want to cancel as they have been waiting for so long for a space.

If you can help for even a couple of days this would be great.

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 04 Mar 15:28



Yes, you can collect from Crufts! Thanks so much

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Tuesday 04 Mar 13:30



Hi Ruth. If you're taking some to Crufts, I can get one there, so save the postage on ours. Mand x

by Danny'smum

Tuesday 04 Mar 12:23



Can we collect from Crufts?

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 04 Mar 08:18



We have the Grapevine ready to be posted out...... if you are able to pop by the kennels to collect it please pop in or telephone me to let me know you can collect - this will help to save postage - every penny matters!

by LadyVictoria

Sunday 02 Mar 17:54



Wow! What a wonderful day for the residents at Daybreaks...so many reserved and a new home for Frank!! Ruth and everyone who helped at the kennels today must be exhausted. Well done to you all. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 28 Feb 08:40



I would like to say a massive thank you to Mr Brown who kindly sent us a cheque for £50 after seeing us at Melbicks recently. Unfortunately I do not have an address to send a thank you :-(

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by crackercharlieX

Sunday 23 Feb 18:42



Look forward to seeing u back tmoro Ruthy. Just wanted to thank little Jess as well for coming up to help all week. X

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by skinnyme

Sunday 23 Feb 18:05



Uh oh! Ruth fighting fit, that means office will be reorganised, kennels scrubbed with an inch of its life and lots of new ideas! We luv ya really and are soooo pleased you are better. Xxxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 23 Feb 17:56



Yay!!!! Looking forward to seeing you Ruth. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 23 Feb 17:14



Whooo hooo! I am back tomorrow! I have been off all week with a rotten chest infection but am fighting fit now and can't wait to be back. Thank you so so much to Kate, Sara, Sarah, Jill and everyone who has helped at the kennels to cover..... such a godsend to be able to rest at home and not worry :-) xxxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 20 Feb 18:32



For everyone who has made enquiries regarding winter Blizzards and fleecy coats we now have them back in stock at the kennels. Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 15 Feb 21:07



We had a very busy day at the kennels today...Jess and Delphy homed and Isla and little Boo out on trial. Thanks so much to everyone who helped out, you are all brilliant! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 13 Feb 08:02



We have a triple rollover on the Daybreaks Lottery at the kennels - a nice chunk of cash just waiting for a winner...... if you would like a go - it is just £2 a square - you can pay over the phone by card or pop up to the kennels - you have got to be in it to win it! :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 05 Feb 20:48



I am so very grateful for the offers of foster homes for the two greys. Cally is going in for a dental tomorrow so I have her at home but she is off to a foster home on Friday and thank you to Jill for taking Mystic. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 05 Feb 08:00



I am appealing for help..... the kennels are currently bursting at the seams and I have been asked for help with two greys that are currently homed. The owner is having personal problems and needs help for a short while. The two greys (one female aged 8 and a male aged 9) are being dropped off at Daybreaks this morning. If you think you could offer a short term foster home for one or both of these, please please give me a yell as soon as possible.... I am not sure where we will be putting them otherwise!!!!! :-(

by Clareb

Saturday 01 Feb 21:05



Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for Animal Charity Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations who have gone that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. Find out more and how to nominate here http://www.petplan.co.uk/aboutpetplan/charity-awards-2014.asp

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by LindaPaul

Wednesday 29 Jan 17:23



Hi. Paul has sent Robbie a text saying Paul & I can help out at Just for Pets depending on the dates, so we'll just wait to hear back from him. Lena as ever would be there to provide the entertainment and Lola to demonstrate the other end of the grund spectrum ;-)
x

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 29 Jan 12:48



Hi Poppysmum - Robbie is waiting to hear from the store manager about dates. As soon as he knows it will be put on the events list! x

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by skinnyme

Wednesday 29 Jan 10:42



We can help if it doesn't clash with Melbicks.

by poppysmum

Wednesday 29 Jan 10:08



Hi Ruth.
When is the roadshow?, I cant see it listed! anyway, I would be happy to help out x

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 28 Jan 14:54



Rob Boswell is also looking for volunteers to help doing an awareness roadshow at the Just for Pets at the Swan Centre in Yardley. If you are interested, please give him a call on 07545783022 or give his lovely secretary (me!) a call on 07760617287 :-)

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by Clareb

Sunday 26 Jan 14:09



Our e-newsletter is due out soon. We've had people asking how they can get on the mailing list.

Here is what to do:
•You will need to have an account on our website. (If you haven't got one click on register and follow the instructions)
•Once you are logged click on the Account section (on the homepage under your nickname).
•Under your details (check your email address is correct) you'll see some tick boxes.
•If no-mail is ticked you will not receive the newsletter.
•If you tick the other boxes you will receive it.

I hope that helps.

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by lovegreys

Friday 17 Jan 08:58



Thinking of you and Shrew, Ruth. Hope she will be well very soon. xx

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by Foggie

Thursday 16 Jan 23:27



Best wishes to Shrew, hope she's ok xx

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by Danny'smum

Thursday 16 Jan 18:38



Hibiscrub - maybe feature this in the next grapevine? I have been keeping mine so should the need arise I can look back and refer to previous articles e.g. corns etc maybe just a general section on what to look out for when a grey has to go to the vets for surgery ie blood count or for wounds etc etc

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by michelleandbertie

Thursday 16 Jan 17:06



I know you must feel rotten that Shrews teeth are still not sorted after being away from you all day, but the good thing is at least you can take comfort in the fact you have a caring vet, who's not prepared to take any risks. Let's face it she couldn't be any where better in the world than at home with mum to look after her. Roy x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 16 Jan 16:06



The vets phoned - unfortunately Shrew's pre-op tests showed her kidney results were not good and putting her under a GA was too much of a risk. She is back home and we await urine results to see if anything can be done. Thanks for all your kind comments and texts about her - she is so precious to us x

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by muddypaws

Thursday 16 Jan 12:59



Hi Roy. Regarding Hibiscrub! Having trawled dozens of websites, this is what i have learned. lt is a liquid soap which contains a chemical called Chlorhexidine.To be effective against bacteria & steralizing the wound, the soap must contain a minimum of 40% Chlorhexidine. In America, the FDA (Federal Drugs Agency) have consistently refused to grant a licence for this chemical to be used in skin products, for both human & animal use.This is because of the many side effects - both known - & the possible unreported ones. We have discussed it with our vets & explained that it appeared to cause burns & severe irritation to Nells wound. He agrees that some dogs do have an adverse reaction to it, as do some wounds, especially open wounds, & should be used with a degree of caution! He does recommend its use,as prescribed by your vet to the correct dilution..for at least the first 2 or 3 days...this is because it is excellent at steralizing the wound & destroying the initial bacteria that cause infection - especially if its a bite wound. However, its advisable to only bathe the wound with it at a time when you know you can monitor the dog & the wound closely for at least 2 to 3 hours after application.The things to watch for are your dog becoming irritated & distressed...trying to lick & scratch the wound & becoming restless.Check the wound frequently.Signs to look for are blistering...itching...soreness...redness...swelling & blood or puss weeping from wound.lf you see any signs of these, then rinse the wound thoroughly with cold water! Also, keep it well away from your dogs eyes..ears..nose..& mouth !!! Because of Nells reaction to the Hibiscrub, he has recommended bathing it in warm salt water (which we have been doing anyway)...but boil the water in a kettle 1st & allow to cool a little. Also, we have purchased a tube of 100% medical grade Manuka honey from vets...a thin smear of this on the wound after bathing & drying wound...will help the wound heal quicker & help to fight bacteria. Hope this is info is useful to you and others . Paul.

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by muddypaws

Thursday 16 Jan 11:28



l totally agree with Missfifi & Tiggersmum. Always... ALWAYS...check that your vet is aware of your greyhounds special needs where anaesthetics & anaesthesia are concerned !! This also applies to lurchers..whippets...etc!!! There appears to still be vets who are unaware. I would also stress the need to have blood tests done prior to anaesthesia. We always insist on a full set of blood tests before anaesthesia & will, if necessary, take the dog to the vets a few days beforehand to give the vet time to get the results back & study them. Also, greys can suffer from hypothermia whilst under anaesthetic, so the vet should use a heated pad or warm platelet underneath the dog during surgery, & the dog needs to be kept warm during recovery. Also use a vet who will not try and rush you out during consultation...will take the time to answer all of your questions & concerns ...will explain proceedures fully, &, above all, will listen to your opinions & theories !!! Our vet will be the1st to admit that we know our dogs & their behaviour far better than he does! Just one last thing....try & find out if your vet has pets of their own....always a good sign!!! As you can see, we dont expect much! LOL.

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by michelleandbertie

Thursday 16 Jan 08:51



I would to give a big thank you to muddy paws, for the Hibiscrub warning, we where sold some yesterday for Berti. The nurse did tell us about the dilution but never mentioned washing it off.
Roy

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by missfifi

Thursday 16 Jan 08:39



I so agree with muddy paws. My own experience with all my greys is that specialist referral vets are without exception fabulous and general vets are like gps. You have to work hard to find a good one! And the greys know who they are! I have initiated referrals and pressed my opinion when I have thought it necessary. And I have always asked questions regarding the problem and medication and alternative treatments. Three of my greys received the most fantastic treatment at the willows with exceptional care and empathy from all the staff there. When I lost Bouncer the vet who had treated him for his eye condition rang me the next day and we cried together on the phone!
I have recently moved to the seaside and have been doing my homework on the vets round here. The attitude on the phone speaks volume. And I popped in to one practise unexpectedly to say hello one lunchtime. A great response, a biscuit for daisy and now daisydog thinks it's another place to get a biscuit if she has to go there!

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by tiggersmum

Thursday 16 Jan 08:10



Hi I totally agree with getting very well prepared for a vet visit and if I see a vet I haven't seem before always ask if they know greys don't tolerate anasthetics well. My last grey was very timid and had to go into hospital so I took her in with a piece of her own vet bed and a worn jumper of mine, I took her into her kennel in the hospital where I left the vetbed and jumper and I would have left a TTouch wrap on her if it hadn't been her neck which was the problem. I'm really careful to only use vets that will listen to me being neurotic .. they may be more knowledgeable medically but I know my dog far better than them so between us we should have a good amount of info to help my dogs :) I have chosen a vet who offers 24 hour care cos my friends had to move their St Bernards from the emergency vets' surgery to their own vets surgery and back again morning and night after two had Bloat and I don't want to move my dogs mid-emergency care :( When my lurcher had radiotherapy I did a long list of questions so I wouldn't forget anything when we first saw the oncologist and that really helped :)
On another forum someone just had a dreadful time cos her grey was lame and she had a job insisting her vet x-rayed the grey and then referred her for chemo/amputation when ostesarcoma was diagnosed :( Someone made a really good point- think what you'd want if your dog was very ill so you can talk to the vet before that happens and if your vet doesn't believe in chemo etc you can decide whether to change vets before you're in the middle of a very stressful time and you'd then be working with a vet who - if in the best interest of the dog, can refer him or her on.
My big bugbear ... my last Grey always had a problem in her neck but it was controlled by regular chiropractic treatment ... after she had a GA the vet nurse probably didn't support her head and neck when she moved her off the teable but allowed Tigs head/neck to hang over her arm .. that meant there was no muscle control as Tig was 'out' and it further damaged two discs in Tig's neck and she ended up in The Willows for four days (£3000) and she needed lots of vet care, homeopathy, chiro to try to get her back to health so I always ask the vet to make sure they support the dogs head and neck (I fib and say mine have neck problems) but I always take them for chiropractic checks after a GA. Julie x

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by muddypaws

Thursday 16 Jan 00:38



l think the main thing is when you find a vet that you are happy with & trust is to build a good relationship with them. Start as you mean to go on & let them know what standards that you expect & what concerns you have. After all, we pay a lot of money for their expertise.Our vets know how fussy we can be & and have said that they understand & respect us for the concern we have for our dogs.We have even been known to have a list of questions written down to ask them..... this may seem a little OTT.....but it's better than getting home & then remembering a load of things that you forgot to ask. We took Nell to the vets tonight to have her wound checked & booked with the vet that we prefer to see, however he was running late so we were called into see a vet who we did'nt know !!! We made it known that we wer'nt happy, but agreed to see him & told him....partly tongue in cheek....that he would be on probation with us until we were happy that he knew his stuff !!! LOL. As it turned out, he was a really nice guy who was very friendly & did give us some useful advise. When we came out, we checked him out with the nurses, and found out he was a really experienced & popular vet. So, on tonights experience, we would be happy to see him again. Although there are some vets at our group practice who we would'nt pay to see unless it was a dire emergency. l guess what i'm trying to say is that you have to find a vet(s) who you can feel comfortable with & trust & build a good relationship with them. That way its a lot less stressful knowing that your dog is seeing the best vet that you could possibly find.

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 15 Jan 23:26



Twiggy has to go to the vets on Friday for tests which involves her having to have a general anaesthetic; I too am very worried and the thought of having to leave her there on her own with people she doesn't know is horrible, but I know she needs to go and I am sure she will be well looked after by everyone at Fivelands...won't stop be from being a nervous wreck though! Sending Shrew a big hug for tomorrow. Xxx

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by michelleandbertie

Wednesday 15 Jan 20:19



Hi Ruth your right of course if you think of all the procedures taking place the risk is very low, and wouldn't won't to add to people's concerns, just me being over protective. Try not to worry to much for tomorrow, easier said than done I know. Roy

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 15 Jan 20:01



Hiya Roy - very valid point..... at Fivelands they give every dog on arrival a sedative injection which I think helps massively. Sadly, dogs, like humans are at risk of a GA - I remember working at City Hospital and sadly a young lad died having a routine tonsillectomy...... I am verging on hysterical this evening as Shrew our 12 year old grey is off for a dental tomorrow - I have tried neem bark, brushing regularly, petzlife spray etc and unfortunately she has got to the point where she needs surgical treatment. I also have Lady in having her spey and dental too. In over 2,000 dogs, so far (touching wood) I have sadly only lost Pumpkin, Annie and another precious called Pumpkin so I guess law of average is we are doing well! Keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow xxxx

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by Stormin

Wednesday 15 Jan 19:27



Roy-- I think youve made some great points about the time the dogs have to spend getting stressed at the vets pre op. I'm sure more thought needs to be given to this subject, particularly by vets themselves.
The dogs welfare should always be the first consideration.

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by michelleandbertie

Wednesday 15 Jan 13:36



Please bear in mind the following is only an opinion, I have no medical or veterinary training.

It always sad to hear of one of our beloved greys passing, but for me it's more so when on the operating table on a what should have been a routine procedure. I have a theory to what may contribute to this situation.

Generalising, I know greys suffer from separation anxiety, they don't like change, we know they like to see what's going on around them, so don't like shut doors when in confined spaces, they are quite sub servant, so even in distressing situations they can appear quite calm, ( swan on the surface looking serene, but paddling like hell under the water) so to someone in a rush or not over familiar with the breed all appears ok.

We know greys are different from other dogs, for example they run differently.

In the Stratford upon Avon area the vets in my experience, ask you to bring your dog in at 9.00am, however the operation will probably not take place until late morning or early afternoon, between surgeries.

So for my dogs they would be in a cage and the ones I have seen are in a small room where the door are kept closed, probably to kept the heat in etc etc. they will be separated from us, in a strange environment, all the things they don't like.
Under those circumstances they would be very stressed out, Bertie doesn't even like ceramic tiled floors, it will be several hours before receiving anaesthetic.

We know in farm animals stress effects the quality of the product. We know that pigs can suffer from their hearts over heating from transportation. Therefore and I stress it's only my opinion our dogs may be in a weak and funerable state before being under anaesthetic.

So this is what I have done and in no way am I suggesting anyone follows suit.
When this situation as arose I have told the vet I wish to stay with my dog until the local as been administered, when he will go drowsy and will be fine to leave. Some vets have refused, they have come up with excuses such as health and safety, well I am paying the bill, so I won't it my way, may sound arrogant. But, the bring him in at 9.00 am thing, is in my opinion for their benefit, not mine or the dogs. So I found a vet who would play ball.

So the last time Bertie had to have an operation Clare the vet gave me an approximate time when she would be ready and we agreed a 10 minute warning.
Around the time, I took Bertie and waited in the car park, then clare rang we went in and with in minutes he was under.
If nothing else it kept my stress levels down.

To my knowledge there in no evidence in what I believe, I only post this for everyone to make their own judgements.

Roy

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by Winniethepooh

Monday 13 Jan 12:31



Hello Ruth

Is this £2.00 per week and based on the bonus ball?, as I would be interested in this.

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 13 Jan 08:19



Congratulations to David Anderson who won £74 on this weeks Daybreaks Lottery! It is just £2 a go - you can pay over the phone by credit card if you would like a go or just pop up to the kennels - you've got to be in it to win it!

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 12 Jan 18:36



I would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Tracey Haden for the amazing box of goodies that arrived at the kennels on Friday!!!!!! It was bursting full of great things to help with our fundraising - it was so exciting going through everything sent...... I am so grateful xxxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 11 Jan 07:50



We are having the driveway re-surfaced at the kennels today so unfortunately there will be no access for cars. You can park for a short period at the Gables Hotel next door or in Old Damson Lane (you can do this by turning left at the traffic lights by the Holiday Inn and then first left by Parkway Kennels into Old Damson Lane). Any problems - please give me a call! 0121 782 7702. Thanks so much for your understanding. Ruth

by Deb

Thursday 09 Jan 14:01



I don't think I have ever seen such a variety of greyhounds in kennels as there are at the moment.They come in all sizes and lots of different colours,black/blue/fawn/brindle/black-white/blue-white.They all seem to be happy,friendly and nice tempered.So if you are considering re-homing one of these beautiful creatures now is the time to pop down to the kennels and take your pick from an amazing group of greys that are just waiting to make your family complete.What are you waiting for pop down today!

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by Clareb

Wednesday 08 Jan 13:08



I hope Nell is feeling better soon x

by michelleandbertie

Tuesday 07 Jan 22:18



Oh Nell this is terrible, I hope Nell is ok and recovers soon x

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by sarah

Tuesday 07 Jan 21:42



Thank you so much muddypaws for this information, hopefully now people will be able to question it's use and learn from your experience. However I hope Nell will be ok and sending Nell cuddles and love to you xx

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by muddypaws

Tuesday 07 Jan 21:19



Just a note of caution to anyone who is using a product from their vet called Hibiscrub. We had to take our grey to the vets on Sunday for a bite wound to her shoulder. The vet prescribed a small bottle of Hibiscrub to bathe the wound. We followed the instructions, which were to dilute 1 part Hibiscrub to 10 parts warm water & bathe the wound. However, Nell was in extreme discomfort all night. On removing the dressing this morning, the wound was much worse & was oozing puss & blood. Having investigated on the internet today, it appears this liquids original use was as a pre & post op scrub for vets & surgeons, & is an industrial strength disinfectant also used to clean hospital wards etc! However, it was discovered that is very effective at killing bacteria that infect wounds. According to the suppliers it is a severe irritant, which when used on the skin or to bathe wounds... it should be thoroughly rinsed of immediately with cold water as it can burn. We think this is what has happened to Nells wound !!! Because most vets buy it in gallon containers & then decant it into small plain bottles there are not any manufacturers directions for use. So be very cautious if using this product & make sure you rinse it off straight away !! If you are unsure check with your vet.... which we have done today & they were unaware what this liquid actually is, or the effects it can cause... they were under the impression that it was a bacterial liquid soap !!! Nell may now have to have surgery to remove the damaged tissue !!! So please be very careful & dont be afraid to question your vet & to do your own research !

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Tuesday 07 Jan 20:03



Thanks Clare and Simon. We do have 5 dates planned for Sutton walks for 2014 but until we get 'official' confirmation cannot put them on the website. I chased again on Friday and am hoping for a response soon. Next 'hoped for' date is Sunday 23rd February, but as soon as I know will add the event properly. Thanks. Sam

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Tuesday 07 Jan 16:21



Michelle, I know Sam was having problems with getting Birmingham City Council to confirm the booked dates. I am certain Sam will advertise them when she has the definite dates. I believe the first was sometime in February.

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by Clareb

Tuesday 07 Jan 12:53



Hi Michelle, happy new year! There are potential dates in the pipeline for Sutton Park Walks. As soon as they are confirmed I'm certain Sam and Si will add them to the website. X

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by michelleandbertie

Monday 06 Jan 21:12



We went on the last Sutton walk and really enjoyed ourselves. Does anyone know when the. Next one will be ?

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Monday 06 Jan 19:58



Hi folks, its a new year and the events are just getting started. If anyone has over indulged over the festive period there are walks at Stratford & Sutton, or if you just want to lend a hand at an event your help will be much appreciated, just by coming along to a roadshow and talking to folk about how wonderful life with a greyhound can be, just contact any of the organisers or if you have any ideas for new venues we can use or new ideas to raise funds and awareness please get in touch.

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 04 Jan 12:59



Thank you conman - it is true! It is a very hard job - stressful with having returnees, not enough homings, a constant growing waiting list etc etc.... then a fabulous month and it reminds me we can all only do what we can do. We found an amazing 215 homes in 2013 - not bad going but hope 2014 finds many more homes for our beautiful greys. Thank you everyone for your support in whatever way - it is really appreciated xxxx

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by conman

Saturday 04 Jan 00:03



Mmm now let me think...... a couple of weeks ago Mrs B was upset because November was a slow month for rehoming. But the past few weeks have been fantastic because people who wanted dogs decided to hold back until they had some time at home over Christmas and New Year to settle in the newcomers!! One day Ruth, you will realise what a great job you do for the dogs and how much you are loved and respected by both canines and humans. Love Padstow Jane and Joe, Badger, Nina, Jonty and Reuben xx

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by missfifi

Friday 03 Jan 17:06



Golly that's so fabulous. Thank you muddypaws for doing the maths! So if every new owner tells lots of their chums how super greys are and if one of them adopts a grey see how quickly these perfect dogs will find new homes.......xx

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by mary/john

Friday 03 Jan 15:17



That's great news.... lets hope 2014 is even better for such a worthy charity..... john/mary alias Patch... great barr...

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by muddypaws

Friday 03 Jan 14:51



Just had a count up!!! In the last 19 Days....Daybreaks have Rehomed 20 dogs, with a further 4 more being Reserved !!! Just how AMAZING is that!!!!!! :-) l would say that Ruth - Kate - All the Volunteers, both at Kennels & at Roadshows, Awareness Days, & Everyone who care for & promote these beautiful dogs - you all deserve a massive congratulations for the hard work that you do on behalf of these dogs. Not forgetting, of course all the kind people who take them into their hearts & their homes!!! At this rate the waiting list will be down to a manageable level !!! Well done everyone & lets keep the ball rolling right the way through 2014 !! We can all do our little bit - no matter how small. XXX

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by spencer68

Thursday 02 Jan 21:43



Lovely to see so many greys going to there forever homes, will have to visit soon to get my greyhound fix. Xmas wasn't the same without ellie may. Hopefully see you very soon.xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 02 Jan 08:17



Congratulations to Jonathon Beaumont-Pike who won the Green Feeder Competition featured in the Grapevine. Thank you to everyone who entered.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 02 Jan 07:24



I have had a wonderful 4 days off to catch up with family and paperwork and boy have I missed the kennels! - can't wait to see all the 'kids' again! x I still have foster dog Jessie with me and I took her on a canal boat with Foxy and Wispa on Sunday and she loved looking at the sheep on the banks - she is taking everything in her stride, is much less stressed and erm dare I say it.... getting less stubborn! :-)

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 01 Jan 17:07



Meez...i fink i mite av pusht de big bukkon mor dan 1 time...oops !!!

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 01 Jan 17:02



Dear Aunty Wufe an Unky Wobby. Sowee, but Farver Cwistmas, he just dig'nt bwing uz menee Cwistmas pwezzies dis yer!!! Eksept a bootiful bwack Gweyhound cawld Pip - an youz aint not nit neva avin im bak for no waffle !!! Fink dat nawty Mr Wudolf...he did jus fly wite ova ourz chimerny pots !!! Fink it wuz cuz weze dig 'nt leve im is mincy pie...cuz weez...we did eatem em all !! But don!t be sad :( Aunty Wufe... cuz meez an Tezzy, weez will av a woot in ourz Goody boxes an cee if weez can find sum nice fings to help dem luverly doggies who liv wear de big gwown ups is alwaze stuffin therz nawty faces wiv nawty choccies an fings :) cuz weez duze luv all de big dogeez...evry likkle one ov dem !!!!!! luv an... an...big kisses an uvver fings XXXXXXX. Pawl an Tewwy..no.. Tewi...no...Tezzy... Dare - did duz get it wite in de end.

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by muddypaws

Wednesday 01 Jan 17:02



Dear Aunty Wufe an Unky Wobby. Sowee, but Farver Cwistmas, he just dig'nt bwing uz menee Cwistmas pwezzies dis yer!!! Eksept a bootiful bwack Gweyhound cawld Pip - an youz aint not nit neva avin im bak for no waffle !!! Fink dat nawty Mr Wudolf...he did jus fly wite ova ourz chimerny pots !!! Fink it wuz cuz weze dig 'nt leve im is mincy pie...cuz weez...we did eatem em all !! But don!t be sad :( Aunty Wufe... cuz meez an Tezzy, weez will av a woot in ourz Goody boxes an cee if weez can find sum nice fings to help dem luverly doggies who liv wear de big gwown ups is alwaze stuffin therz nawty faces wiv nawty choccies an fings :) cuz weez duze luv all de big dogeez...evry likkle one ov dem !!!!!! luv an... an...big kisses an uvver fings XXXXXXX. Pawl an Tewwy..no.. Tewi...no...Tezzy... Dare - did duz get it wite in de end.

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by Clareb

Wednesday 01 Jan 12:08



Happy New Year Everyone!! We have just launched on twitter please follow us @PerryBarrRGT We want to raise awareness of all these wonderful greyhounds that need homes.

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 01 Jan 08:41



Ok everyone - I guess a few of you must have some unwanted Christmas gifts..... well guess what..... WE WANT THEM PLEASE! If you could drop off at Daybreaks, we would be really grateful x Also don't forget, we are still collecting shoes, bags, hats, belts, books and small electrical items which will help us raise money for our next new exciting project to help our Perry Barr Greys!

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 31 Dec 22:05



Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year for 2014. Thank you so much for all your support and here's to a successful and happy year ahead of us. It is wonderful to be surrounded by our Greyhound family of supporters xxxxxxx Love Ruth, Rob, Shrew, Basil, Foxy, Wispa, Maggie and Joe xxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 31 Dec 16:41



Number 49 was the bonus ball on the lottery and as no one chose the number it is a rollover on the Daybreaks weekly lottery! It is just £2 a square - if you would like to join in - give us a call.... you can pay by credit card over the phone or pop into the kennels - every little we raise via this helps the foster dogs at Daybreaks x

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by mary/john

Saturday 28 Dec 14:06



hi all patch here.. I have a new playmate.... bailey a border collie puppy 14 weeks old and I love him......john/mary great barr....

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 28 Dec 11:02



We have been running a weekly lottery at Daybreaks for nearly a year now. If you would like to have a go, please let me know. £2 a number - it works on the bonus ball and the winner (if we fill all the squares) gets £49 and £49 goes towards the foster costs for the greys at Daybreaks. You can pay by debit/credit card over the phone if you can't get to the kennels..... every little helps x

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 25 Dec 15:56



I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along to help at the kennels today. It really was a great atmosphere and the greys loved their Christmas dinner cooked by Tina. I even went out on a walk, the sun was shining, blue sky - couldn't have wished for more. Thank you to everyone who has brought presents for the residents at Daybreaks and more importantly for an ample supply of biscuits and chocolates for the volunteers! Merry Christmas everyone - two and four legged and hope you enjoy the rest of the day. The heaters are on, the hounds are fed and it is time to go home xxxxx

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by Tinker'sNan

Tuesday 24 Dec 16:48



Hi auntie Ruth auntie Kate and all my family want to wish you a very happy christmas and a great 2014 us greys love you all very much and without auntie Ruth and her helpers we would not have gone to new homes and we are thinking of all the greys that are in kennels waiting to go to a new home we love you all four legs and none four legs have a great time Jackie tinker and family xxxx

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Sunday 22 Dec 18:10



Attention walkers.... Sutton & Stratford walk pictures are ready to view, go to gallery at the top of the page.

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 19 Dec 21:48



Lucy is a lovely girl...hope her owner will soon be feeling better. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 19 Dec 18:40



Thank you for all the offers for Lucy - she has gone straight to a foster home - thank you Ann - I am very grateful x

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Thursday 19 Dec 11:24



Oh Ruth, what must poor Lucy be thinking? She must think the end of the world has come and what has she been done to deserve all this upset.
I wish we could help but I wouldn't class living with Amber as gentle and quiet!
I hope someone can help!

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 19 Dec 08:03



I have a 9 year old grey coming to Daybreaks today - her owner has been rushed into hospital and we need a foster home for her until her owner is better..... Her name is Lucy and sadly her greyhound friend was PTS only last week so her world will be a little upsidedown :-( If you think you could help please give me a call - 0121 782 7702. (She will come home with me but with a busy Boswell house if anyone is able to offer her a more settled environment I would be so grateful) x

by michelleandbertie

Thursday 12 Dec 19:30



Ruth and co as young Jess told me, it's not just nine dogs it's also the ones that follow into their kennel places. Also as a newby I have become to realise it's not just about the dogs, think of the friendships that have come about, the reason for some to get up in morning, the sense of purpose that I know Michelle and many others have found by helping. The therapy that owning a grey can bring. Thanks to Daybreaks, Michelle's mom as a new lease of life with Flossie.
Ruth and co you are all a wonder and may you continue for a long time.

A New Years resolution ( I know this happens any way) let's all try to find a dog a home and those 60 in waiting will soon be on a forever sofa.
Roy

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by Minnie&Ted

Thursday 12 Dec 18:34



I feel the same as all the other comments but I would like to thank Ruth and all her volunteers because with out you We never have found our Minnie I found this website and saw a dog roadshow at Stratford and went along and after speaking to Steve and Norman decided to visit just to look we walked out with a home visit that afternoon and Minnie came to live with us the next day we try to volunteer at some of the roadshows to give back as she gives us so much pleasure it shows what good work you do as we will be having ted and when Minnie and Ted are settled together we will hopefully attending more roadshows and of course I tell anyone who will listens what's great dogs they are you are all doing a wonderful job you change so many dogs lives xx

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by walkersinwellies

Thursday 12 Dec 16:39



We have been volunteering at Daybreaks for the last six months and we are so amazed at the wonderful care and attention these beautiful hounds receive. We did trial and rehome lovely Mandy but sadly things didn't work out and Mandy we think was lonely and needed a doggy brother or sister. It was a blessing that we could bring her back and she has since found another home with a doggy brother. I think this is such a wonderful thing, that Daybreaks can find the right family for each dog be it the first time or second time around.
We both feel very proud to come and volunteer at such a wonderful place and sing the kennels praises to all and sundry. We see how passionate everyone is about these wonderful dogs and having a place like Daybreaks will guarantee a happy future for so many greys. xx

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by muddypaws

Thursday 12 Dec 15:58



I think it is a reflection on how high expectations are now at Daybreaks that re-homing only nine dogs in a month is considered so disappointing. A few years ago when we were involved with Hall Green RGT, nine dogs in a month would have been considered a good month!! Still, we have to remember that it's nine dogs that have hopefully gone to loving forever homes and that things will improve in the new year.The fact that five were returnees is sad, but sooner they come back than stay in a home where things are not working out. So, lets all stay optomistic, and look forward to a better new year.Sometimes it's quality that counts and i think some of the recent new owners will get the bug & may decide that one greyhound is just never enough!!! So, chin up Ruth and lets all remember this little verse : RE-HOMING ONE GREYHOUND WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD......BUT THE WORLD WILL CHANGE FOR THAT ONE GREYHOUND. XXX

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by Tinker'sNan

Thursday 12 Dec 15:45



Ruth please don't get down you do just a great job with your helpers I agree with all the other comments we only came to look as Steve wanted an husky I said no I would look at these greys well Ruth Steve and myself have put the word about and guess what someone we know is very interested in adopting a grey we have passed all the details on to her and she is hoping to get to kennels this weekend every time we take tinker out we let people know we she has come from with great pride hope this helps a little love tinkers family xxxx

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by susy

Thursday 12 Dec 14:12



I go with the previous comments and Mand, Gent & Emily. I came across these lovely dogs some years ago via a trainer, having lost them went to Daybreaks and have just kept adding.
Ruth is great and so are these lovely dogs. Sylv xxx

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 12 Dec 13:14



Don't feel down Ruth, the homing figures are absolutely no reflection on the time and dedication that is put in by everyone at Daybreaks. Fatharry's right, Greyhound owners are the best way to encourage new owners. I asked myself how did I come by this beautiful breed, I was scared of dogs for goodness sakes. It was a roadshow in Mell Square and I distinctly remember speaking to Jill and Paul. After a few occasions of just fussing the dogs (call it free therapy for me), we started to get more serious about homing a Grey. It took us 12 months to get to the point where we were ready to find our first 'baby', but we've never looked back. So, I'm happy to help at a roadshow whenever I can, I feel like I'm giving something back. Honestly, if you've never helped at one, please give it a go. You don't have to be there all day, I'm sure most roadshow organisers would be happy if you could just spare a couple of hours. Even on the coldest days, it's such good fun and let's face it, who doesn't love it when someone comes up to you and tells you how lovely your Grey is, well, it would be rude not to gush and tell them how fabulous they really are. We had someone come to the house the other day to give us a quote on some building work. He told me Gent and Emily were the most well behaved dogs he'd come across, so he got the full 'roadshow' treatment too. He may not be looking for a dog, but he just needs to mention our conversation to one person who is and ....well, you never know. Of course, he might just have been trying to sweeten me up to get my business, but if you tell me my babies are gorgeous, you're gonna get the works, you never know what your words may achieve. Mand x

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by fatharry

Thursday 12 Dec 09:56



Ruth you and all the daybreaks team do a FANTASTIC job! Greyhound owners are I believe potentially the best way to find and encourage new owners. Its easy for people who have greys to think, im doing my bit,but could we do more to help rehome others? Hands up if you have got a poster of the dogs up for adoption at work,printable off this website,being honest I haven't, and I work in a busy supermarket! I will do this today and put my name on the bottom as a contact in store. Who drives a car and hasn't got a daybreaks sticker on the window? that'll be me again! I'll pick one up next time I'm at daybreaks.Can anybody get us a feature in a paper or magazine?if so let Ruth know.If we all do what we can it will make a difference and there's no better feeling than knowing you've helped rehome a grey!

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by Winniethepooh

Wednesday 11 Dec 22:20



Oh Ruth,it breaks my heart to read this, you all do such GREAT work there and everyone knows it. I think it is such a shame when you have returnees often through no fault of their own, it seems common nowdays for other dog homing centres too and in general animal ownership. I know many people at my workplace who really like greyhounds and have a good awareness of how gentle they are and make great pets but sadly are not in a position to adopt a dog, I keep tyring to tempt them believe me.

I certainly believe that we all can play a part in spreading the word and New Year is always a good time for people who want to start to keep fit taking on a greyhound to keep company whilst out walking.

Best Wishes to you all at Daybreaks for Christmas and the New Year.

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by lovegreys

Wednesday 11 Dec 22:03



or two! x

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by lovegreys

Wednesday 11 Dec 21:57



Ruth, it is so nice to read the good comments others have made and hope these makes you feel uplifted. You are doing such wonderful work and everyone want to support you. Another thought - once the New Year arrives many people are ready to make a new start. New ideas, new commitments and, perhaps a 'new' greyhound. x

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Wednesday 11 Dec 21:27



Ruth, to have good months we also have to have not so good months. The job you and all the volunteers who help rehome these wonderful dogs is second to none. We have a wonderful web site to promote the trust, we have brilliant people who do roadshows/fundraising/ walks to show off the hounds. A thought, to help with the great work Ruth & everyone does, if anyone has an idea or new venue for awareness or wants to help with roadshows or events please get in touch with any of the roadshow organisers or the kennels. Si x x

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by missfifi

Wednesday 11 Dec 20:52



Please don't be downhearted auntie Ruth. You and everyone involved do such a fantastic job at Daybreaks. Sending hugs and hopes for special new people to find their way to you and the beautiful greys as quick as quick can be. X

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 11 Dec 20:05



Since opening Daybreaks in July 2006, sadly last month was the worst homing figures ever. We only saw 9 go to new homes and of those 5 were returnees so realistically we have only homed 4 from our waiting list. It is a constant struggle knowing that we have 9 greys in foster at the moment and the ever growing waiting list of over 60 waiting for places at Daybreaks..... I really hope homing picks up soon for our lovely greys.

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 10 Dec 23:39



It is so sad when a Greyhound is returned.....it was brilliant to see some of the returnees going out to lovely foster homes this afternoon. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 10 Dec 21:17



Today was my first day back after a break and my heart broke seeing Cassie and Ellie, the two girls returned at the weekend. They were shaking and clearly distressed to be at the kennels. Ellie was offered a foster home late this afternoon so I have therefore brought Cassie home with me. It took her a little while to settle but she has crashed out on the floor in the lounge and is finally asleep.

It has been an emotional day - but great - my friend Joe has fostered Reuben, a gorgeous boy who has also been struggling being back in kennel life. Thanks also go to Maddy for fostering Pip for the next few weeks. This little lad really needs to find a home to call his own now.

It is hard seeing returnees but we hope through us and our support they can find another home where they will be loved to the end of their days.

We have an ever growing list of over 60 greys waiting to come into Daybreaks - some have been waiting since April for a place. We know a dog is not just for Christmas, but we really hope a few will find their forever sofa very soon.

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 07 Dec 19:11



What a busy day at the kennels today! It was fantastic to see Barney go off to his new home ...we had a few problems getting him to stay in the back of his new owners van, he wanted to sit up front with him! Brilliant too to see beautiful little Belle go home with her new friend Louis. So happy for Ted and Ginny both reserved! Catalina the vet, would like me to pass on her apologies to those hoping to see her today. unfortunately she was left stranded at Northampton train station after the trains were cancelled due to an accident on the track. She will be at the kennels tomorrow afternoon instead.

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 06 Dec 13:44



Hello Goldi&ruby'smum, I am not at the kennels today but will be in tomorrow. Goldie and Ruby Roo I can trim your nails...while your Mum chooses another friend for you but dont tell your Dad!! Kate & Twiggy Xxx

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Friday 06 Dec 09:19



Goody Mornins Arnti Kate da luberlee muvva ob Twiggy,
Goldie n Ruby Roo heers *nods* now wes runnin low on fud so needs toz visit, dodjy cuz dat meens Muvva wil cuddul ORL fa howndys n gets sad cuz DAD sed NO MORS!!
Henyways sadlee Muvva sez we needs awr nayuls cuttins toz *shivvaz* soz duz you cuts nayuls Arnti Kate, myvva ob Twiggy??

Lub n kissez toz EBARYBODY
Gold n Ruby Roo
Mwah mwah xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 04 Dec 20:34



Hi Aries, the vet will be there Saturday afternoon. If you give the kennels a call Kate can let you know what times are available.

by michelleandbertie

Wednesday 04 Dec 17:11



Here Here I agree with you Lady Victoria, having said that Bertie has got no teeh and Blades are better than mine !!! :)

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 04 Dec 16:37



Pip, Reuben and Ted are all returnees....I think we should all make a New Years Resolution to take more care of our lovely Greyhounds teeth! It only takes a few minutes brushing a day to help keep them clean. Xxx

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by Aries

Wednesday 04 Dec 16:28



Can you tell me when the vet will be there next as Dolly is due a booster, thanks

by Winniethepooh

Wednesday 04 Dec 15:29



I hope I have helped a bit by ordering items via Easy Fundraising, I have only recently signed up to this but these donations I hope will help.

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 04 Dec 14:48



I have had the vet check Pip, Reuben and Ted today and unfortunately they all need dental work. I am going to book them in for next week. This is such a nightmare as the vet bill for this will be costly and we had just had the vet invoice for Bambi's medications who we are supporting for life due to her pancreatic problems which is over £200. I know it is a tight time of year financially but if you are able to help us, please click on any dog and there is a donation button - we are desperately grateful for your support.

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by Clareb

Tuesday 03 Dec 18:46



I hope you are feeling better soon Ruth. Sending hugs. X

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 03 Dec 11:31



Poor Ruth is not feeling too good at the moment so she is not at the kennels. If you need help with anything please call me on the kennels number 0121 782 7702 and I will do my best to help. Many thanks Kate Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 02 Dec 02:38



What a busy weekend that was! Bobby (aka Pumpkin), Lara and Jack were all signed up, as was Grace who was homed direct from a syndicate. Breeze has gone out on trial and Flicka has gone out to foster directly from the Sutton Walk. We had a viewing for Joey and we are keeping our fingers crossed he may be going out on trial soon and Barney was reserved - YAY! Ade is doing well so his paperwork is being completed and Belle has gone to a foster home.

We sadly have a couple of returnees due in but due to our busy weekend we have room for them without going over our allowed amount at the kennels. Sadly we still have over 60 greys waiting for places on our waiting list. If you think you could find room in your home for one of our greys, please contact me - especially those who have been recently returned as they are used to their home comforts :-(

The Christmas tree has gone up today and looks lovely and I have the offers of a few helpers on Christmas day and Christmas dinner for all the inmates!

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 26 Nov 08:23



The blood bank are visiting Daybreaks today and unfortunately they have had a few cancellations. If you could pop along with your grey, please contact Kate at the kennels asap - 0121 782 7702. Your grey giving blood will help to save lives.....

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 25 Nov 08:21



Unfortunately my Trust mobile has died!!!! It is refusing to charge so therefore I am unable to retrieve any texts or have any calls to the 07760617287 number. You can still contact the Trust on the land line on 0121 782 7702 but these calls are diverted currently to the mobile that Kate has so we still have 24 hour phone line cover. Therefore apologies if you have tried to contact me using the mobile number - I will be contacting BT this morning to get it fixed/replaced!!

by missfifi

Sunday 10 Nov 16:54



Auntie Ruth please don't fret. I was never keen on September so I will have March twice so daisydogs picture gets two outings! Xx

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by muddypaws

Sunday 10 Nov 16:50



My earlier comment was - of course - referring to the new edition of Grapevine magazine!! Dont know where some of your minds were going with it ! Pumpkin is of to Fivelands tomorrow for his 2nd vitamin B12 injection & weight check. He is crashed out on his bed at the moment after his walk.Will keep you all updated on his progress.Good luck to Rio in his new home - luv the new name.X.

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by fatharry

Sunday 10 Nov 14:18



Not that its like me to get involved Ruth, but at this rate you'll be known as Calender Girl! x

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by muddypaws

Sunday 10 Nov 10:58



Dear Auntie Ruth. Now you have started giving out clues - does this mean i'm too late to enter the Spot The Deliberate Mistake Competition - cuz i think i got the right answer !!! ls it September ? Cant wait to find out if i have won !!! Seriously though - i'm sure nobody who has already bought a calendar is bothered - after all - we all get to live the first & last Sundays twice ! two groundhog days in the same month ! That really is great value for money!! Dont know how you keep thinking up these fundraising competitions. P.S. Can you send my prize under cover of a plain brown envelope ??? Thanking you in anticipation. luv Paul. XXX

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by helenhollyrose

Sunday 10 Nov 07:38



No probs, will just change date, only got it for the grey pics anyway!!!
Has anyone got advice for stress over the fireworks??? Have read advice page. Pippa just pants and drools so excessively for hours once she has heard first firework. I got s plug in thing and spray, to no avail. She was fine last year, that's what is so strange. Its so stressful to watch her, can't be any good for her panting so hard for that long! Help!!!

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by DuleekDandy

Sunday 10 Nov 00:01



Not everyone will have a special unique calendar!
I wouldn't have thought it would be a problem at all....it's the pics that are the important thing!
Stop worrying Mrs B! (((xXx)))

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by michelleandbertie

Saturday 09 Nov 22:11



Yes I agree with Lady Victoria about the calender, I never know what day of the week it is anyway !! ha ha x

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 09 Nov 22:04



What a shame after everyone's hard work on the calendar. I really don't mind...I will just change the days when September comes around, it is still a great calendar and I bought it mainly for the photos of the lovely Greyhounds. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 09 Nov 21:31



I am absolutely gutted but a major error has been found in the calendars printed - September 2014 is wrong!!!!! I will be contacting the printers on Monday and urge everyone who has bought one to contact me as soon as possible. Those who have bought one - I will either arrange for a refund or a replacement - if you could let me know. I am so upset

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 07 Nov 10:22



I am at home today finishing off the Grapevine. If you have anything you would like to be included, please email me at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 04 Nov 10:55



If anyone is free for a walk this morning, we have lots of lovely Greyhounds who would be very happy to see you! xxx

by LadyVictoria

Saturday 02 Nov 23:07



Great to hear Patch is a very happy boy! Xxx

by mary/john

Saturday 02 Nov 09:52



hi Patch here I have been here for 18 months now and life is great with John/Mary and old boy Ben.... Lots of walks and playtime.. I love moving my bed around the lounge and playing with Ben..... Love Patch xxx (Three Patch High) Irish racer....

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 02 Nov 07:46



We have a vet on site today from 1pm who can do vaccinations, acupuncture and on hand for any advice etc. If you would like to book to see her please give the kennels a call. 0121 782 7702

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 28 Oct 10:56



We have a 'full house' here today at Daybreaks so if you fancy taking one or two for a walk - we would LOVE to see you. Unfortunately, as I am out walking, the kennels will be closed for visitors inbetween walks!

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 25 Oct 00:51



Hi Tom, we have the Greyhound Christmas cards, the funny and serious, for sale at the kennels. Xxx

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by Jenni

Thursday 24 Oct 23:31



I've been on a training course all week as part of my role as fundraising manager for another charity and just wanted to share something. Despite working for a great cause, I have spent some much time talking about how inspired I was by the work the trust does, but also the amazing work which is done by volunteers in so many ways to support this fantastic cause and to find these fab dogs forever homes. What a brilliant cause to be part of. Missing the hound while in London and contemplating organising a quiz in the new year. Anyone fancy it?

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Thursday 24 Oct 20:30



Tom, I think the kennels sell Christmas cards or if you can't get there most of the roadshows will have some for sale. I know there'll be some for sale at Erdington on the 16th Nov and at Sutton walk on the 1st Dec hope this helps Dreams x

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Thursday 24 Oct 20:25



Does anyone know where I can buy a pack of greyhound Christmas cards(funny or serious)? I have £5 pocket money and I need about 12 cards for friends/family. Tom x

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 Oct 20:46



Well, it has been my first day back after a break of five days and it feels like I haven't been away! The phone has not stopped but it has been fabulous to be back and see the new arrivals. Thank you to Kate and Angie who covered and all the volunteers who helped out too.

Brett went in for another dental today and came back to the kennels late this afternoon. He is such a gentle boy.

Tomorrow we say au revoir to the 3 French students that have been helping over the last 4 weeks gaining experience for their lives in animal care in France.... it has been great fun having them.

We saw Wilf and Judy off to their new homes too.

On the way home I went to visit Rosie (Josie) and she is settling in really well - although not too impressed I went with nail clippers!

If you haven't bought your tickets for the McTiminey Talk on Friday - please do - I am really looking forward to it so I can help the dogs at Daybreaks and my own greyhounds a little more than I do already. If you would like a ticket - please give me a call - 0121 782 7702.

Breeze was dropped off at our house this evening by her very sad owners who can't keep her any more due to her seperation anxiety and I hope we can find her a home very soon with the company of another grey (or two!) as she is very settled here.... a new photo to follow soon so watch this space.... Ruth x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 14 Oct 15:46



Can anyone spare a few hours ANY day over the next few weeks to go along to Pets at Home in Sheldon. They have chosen Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust as their nominated charity for the month and are hoping we can go along to promote the Trust. If you can, please give me a call for details - 0121 782 7702

by Dan&Mikey

Tuesday 08 Oct 21:14



How is Ellie-May? x

by LadyVictoria

Monday 07 Oct 21:36



I do hope Ellie-May will be ok....Xxx

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by Deb

Monday 07 Oct 18:23



You have had a busy day.
I hope Ellie-may is OK she is a very very special grey .

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 07 Oct 17:46



Another very busy day - this morning started off with a call at 8am from Ellie-May's owner as she had had a seizure. She was not impressed with the stretcher but we got her to Fivelands where she has been on a drip and we are waiting for news.... A massive thank you to Bob, Sarah and Jess for opening up and looking after the French students who are on week two of their work experience.

A second viewing for the beautiful Kitty has secured her a home and she has gone out on trial so keep your fingers crossed. A viewing for Mandy is booked for Saturday and we have 2 viewings tomorrow so we continue to be busy which is great as our waiting list is many months long :-(

I spent time with new arrival Max and he loves to lean and enjoyed being groomed but sadly failed his cat test. We have 3 new arrivals tomorrow - I can't wait to meet them :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 06 Oct 22:42



This weekend has flown by - we had week 9 of the acupuncture study at Daybreaks and lots of people are feeling sad that next week is the last one. Don't despair though - we plan to continue being able to offer acupuncture so watch this space!
This afternoon Tina covered the kennels whilst I was in Henley helping on another acupuncture course - new arrival Max was welcomed to Daybreaks and Rocky was reserved. We have a few viewings already booked for next week so fingers crossed it will soon be time for Ade to find his forever home.

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by Tinker'sNan

Monday 30 Sep 20:57



Hi auntie Ruth uncle bob thankyou so much for letting me stay with you both and your greys I had a great time but I am sorry I chewed all the leads up my daddy is cross with me but I wouldn't have done it if he hadn't left me but I think on the whole I tried to be a good girl but I liked your bed auntie Ruth I'm a bit sad tonight I'm missing all my new friends at your house it's a bit lonely being the only one but I will be back to normal in a day or to my nanna said she is going to phone you tomorrow and say thankyou I will miss you and uncle bob love you tinker xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 29 Sep 17:20



Whoooah! What a day - two new beautiful arrivals - Kitty and Jack. We saw Georgie Girl, Mandy, Molly (now Nell) and Poppy all signed up too. Cheeky at long last has been reserved and Ellie has gone out on trial - fingers crossed all goes well. Think it is time to go home now - a glass of wine has been earnt!

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Sunday 22 Sep 09:48



Saw the calendars yesterday, they are gorgeous photo's once again, a great Christmas present idea!!

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 21 Sep 19:39



Have seen greyhounds tested with cats before....but not a tortoise! Well done to gorgeous Storm. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 21 Sep 19:10



What a very busy busy day! Bill has been reserved and gone out on trial, Twinkle was officially signed up along with Nina (and Nina benefited from a session of acupuncture during her visit too!) Cody was also reserved along with Georgie Girl - thank you to Caroline for bringing her along to the kennels.

Evie's mum came up today with her family (including the tortoise!) and Storm was the lucky girl to fill that huge hole that Evie left.

My grateful thanks go to Simon and his family who went along to Pets at Home in Sheldon for an awareness event too.

I have been monitoring Mandy all day on the cameras at home who is recovering following her stitch up yesterday and she has been really settled :-) Looking forward to tomorrow as we have new arrivals to fill the empty kennels!

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 20 Sep 22:12



Can't wait to see the new calendar! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 20 Sep 21:04



Yay! I picked up some of the new calendars today - they have gone off for sale at the Greyhound Gathering tomorrow and hope they sell well - they are fabulous (erm.... guess it is because there is such a handsome fella on the front!!!)

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 20 Sep 19:41



So sorry to hear about Evie....God bless her. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 20 Sep 07:55



Yesterday afternoon was a very sad afternoon when I was with a very special little friend called Evie (Monkspath Evie). Sadly she had become very ill in a short space of time and Jackie and I held her in our arms and let her slip gently away.

We are all going to miss this little girl so much - we have been a big part of her life since she was homed in April 2007. I know you are running free chasing those bunnies and cats Evie Monster! You were a very special precious girl and my heart is broken xxxx Auntie Ruth & Uncle Rob xxxxx

Big hugs and much love to Jackie - a very close friend and Evie's momma xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 13 Sep 09:47



Fantastic! Thanks Simon :-)

by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Friday 13 Sep 09:07



Hi Ruth
Jay, Amber and I can help out on Saturday 21st if you still need help.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 12 Sep 14:53



HELP! Can you spare a few hours on Saturday 21st September at Pets at Home, Sheldon between 12 - 4pm.
If you think could help, please give Ruth a call on 0121 782 7702. Thanks so much.

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 06 Sep 22:38



What a great day.... been finalising the calendar for next year and it looks brilliant! Saw Den and Carla off to their new homes, Sparky was reserved and Snowy has gone off with Martin for an overnight stay prior to going on trial to her new home tomorrow - keep your fingers crossed all goes well for her... we will keep you posted!

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 02 Sep 08:09



It's so nice to have Ruth back today! Everyone has been brilliant, thanks so much for all your help. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 02 Sep 07:17



I am back at the kennels today after a week away - such a lot has happened in one week! Looking forward to getting back to it and want to thank everyone who has assisted Kate this week especially Sara, Sarah, Angie and Denise in particular x

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 31 Aug 20:09



Another busy day...wonderful to see Jack, Queenie and Izzy go off to their new homes and Bambi out on trial. Thanks so very much to everyone who helped out at the kennels today. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 24 Aug 17:05



What a great day! Libby who has been out on trial was signed up and Cello went off to her new home. Jack was also reserved at long last :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 18 Aug 07:47



It's a rollover again on the Daybreaks Lottery! - if we fill the board this week, the winnings for next week will be £105. If you would like a go it is just £2 a square and this helps generate precious funds towards the improvements at Daybreaks.

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 17 Aug 16:28



Wooahhh what a day! Ray and Bonnie have been homed, Coco has been reserved, Izzy has gone on trial and Juno and Twinkle have gone out to foster as well as Sparky back to his foster mum and dad..... Fantastic! We also had a visit from Gina who brought a gift of some cheese from the dairy she lives at in Dorset :-) guess what is for tea!

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 16 Aug 17:32



What a good day! Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 16 Aug 16:15



Wilma and Duggie were both reserved today - I am so pleased for Duggie as it has been long awaited. We have a busy day ahead of us tomorrow as it is our third week of the acupuncture study and we have three viewings as well :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 15 Aug 07:16



What a day yesterday! Lovely Bonnie was reserved and Cheeky went off to a foster home - YAY! I have had the offer of foster homes for Jack and Mandy from Sunday (so I am keeping my fingers crossed). Sadly Wilma was unreserved but I already have a viewing for her at the weekend :-)

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 13 Aug 14:10



We have aproblem with a couple of pages on the website at the moment, Our Dogs and the Care Pages. Hopefully it will be up and running as soon as possible.

by LadyVictoria

Monday 12 Aug 21:37



I am very slow at sending text messages....especially on the trust's fancy mobile! But always happy to take a call and help if I can. Kate Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 12 Aug 15:52



What a great day! Meg has been signed up and little Angel (now called Lucy) has come back from foster for a week but is now reserved!

I apologise for the delay in getting back to those who have texted or left messages as the phone has been non stop! It is always difficult to text back because as I start to type a reply, the phone goes! The touch screen on the phone is a tricky one as well so it takes me a while to reply too.... so if possible - please call :-) xxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 11 Aug 17:25



I have had such a busy busy weekend at the kennels! Yesterday we saw Rosie reserved and we had the second session of the acupuncture study we are helping Nottingham Veterinary School with. Tilly who was homed on Friday came back to visit and take part with the study and it was good to hear she is being good in her new home with the cat!

Today we saw Blade homed, Mandy go out to foster and Wilma reserved.

Riley came to visit also who has been very poorly with e-coli so it was lovely to see him again.

A massive thank you to all those who came to volunteer over the weekend - I couldn't do it without you all! x

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by LindaPaul

Thursday 08 Aug 17:16



Hi Jenni. Lola is a Pets As Therapy dog and I visit a local care home and about to also start visiting a day centre from tomorrow. I'm in Acocks Green. You could try giving Pets As Therapy a call also. Various contact details on their website. Ruth has my number if you want to speak. Linda x

by Jenni

Thursday 08 Aug 12:57



Hi all,
Very much missing kennels at the moment as it feels like ages since I have been down - but a new job and summer holidays seem to be conspiring against me!) Kate I hope the new job is going well and a big hello to the team down there. I hope to come soon! In the meantime does anyone have contacts with Pets as Therapy dogs - I'm working for a charity in Wolverhampton and it would be great to find out what we have locally.
Thanks
Jenni

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 08 Aug 11:14



If anyone has some spare time today we have lots of lovely greyhounds who would love to go for a walk! Thank you xx

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 03 Aug 18:14



What a very busy day! We had Catalina and Rosa conducting research for Nottingham Veterinary School on the greys today - around 20 greys were fitted with tracking devices and then underwent acupuncture. This study is continuing every Saturday for the next 10 weeks and we will keep you posted with how the dogs get on. If you would like to be involved with this, please give me a call (Ruth 0121 782 7702). Foxy, one of my greys had treatment and the acupuncture needles actually were bent by his muscles - it is so interesting!!!!

We saw Mandy reserved, Max out on trial and Ray go off to his foster home with a Jack Russell too - I am sure his foster family will be sending photos and updates very soon. A great day :-)

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by Clareb

Monday 29 Jul 08:27



Hi Everyone,
My husband Jim is running his first ever half marathon in Birmingham on 20th October. He is doing it to raise funds for the greyhounds at Daybreaks. If you would like to sponser him I've pasted the link below. Thank you.
www.justgiving.com/Jim-Ware

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 29 Jul 08:08



I still have an unclaimed purse that was left at our last open day before our 7th Birthday..... if you have lost a purse with an 'owl' on it - please let me know. If it is not claimed, the contents will be added to the donation pot! x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 29 Jul 07:16



URGENT APPEAL - We have over 60 greys on a waiting list waiting to come to Daybreaks Kennels :-( Homing is slower at the moment due to exams and holidays (as usual this time of year).

We are therefore desperate for foster homes or permanent homes to help bring the waiting list down. I have awful pressure on me constantly to try and reduce the waiting list but this is something I have no control over. As I was also asked to take in 2 greyhounds at the weekend (one an RSPCA cruelty case and another a stray) I am taking Trust dogs home to make more room to help (as I am only allowed 16 dogs at the kennels).

If you can possibly help by offering a home - be it permanent or foster, please contact me asap - 0121 782 7702. I pay for all the foster costs from the charity I set up - Daybreaks Trust so this does not impact on the Perry Barr RGT funds.

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 27 Jul 22:40



What a busy day - two new arrivals, one returnee, two homings and two viewings.... I am missing Tulip desperately but I am over the moon she has found a home xxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 18 Jul 08:40



I have been asked if anyone lives near to Evesham who may be passing the kennels to help get a bag of food to an owner who is having difficulty getting over to fetch a bag. If you are able to help, please give the kennels a call - 0121 782 7702. Thanks so much.

by michelleandbertie

Wednesday 17 Jul 22:25



We also had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Kate, While I know that Ruth as lots of volunteer help that you all should get a big pat on the back for, I think Kate is just what she needs, don't won't her ill again !

Mind you with all those young blokes about when I called this morning I am sure Kate and Ruth had their hands full.

Michelle Roy and Bertie

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by michelleandbertie

Wednesday 17 Jul 21:56



We had the pleasure of Jonti and Bramble for the day while the kennels were painted. Bertie welcomed them into his home and I believe that this may have been their first time in a house. I have to say what well behaved a pair you could ever wish to meet.
They was relaxed and travelled well in the back of the car with Bertie and no little accidents. They had a tour of the garden on their leads and shown where they could rest in the house.

For the rest of the day apart from a walk up the track, they found shade in the garden and wondered in and out of the house, at will.

I see Bramble as been reserved, well done, she will bring lots of happiness to her new mom and dad, she demonstrated some recall, she knows her own mind, but I know she will easily fit into a home. A very loving little girl, Michelle was even rewarded with a couple of licks.

Jonti, a handsome fit boy, again some recall, well mannered, alert and considering the new environment he found himself extremely well behaved, walked well on the lead and a perfect house guest for the day. I am sure this boy will bring a lot of pleasure to any home.

Roy

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 17 Jul 21:44



Thanks so much to everyone who took a dog...or two out for the day today while the kennels were being painted. They all had a lovely time!. Xxx

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by Bess&Reene'smum

Wednesday 17 Jul 20:02



Sorry, I misread it somehow, though it was Saturday the kennels were being painted!!!!!! Hope the dogs are ok x

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 17 Jul 16:27



If anyone has a cordless telephone they don't need anymore - please let me know :-) Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Bess&Reene'smum

Wednesday 17 Jul 15:06



Will have a chat with the hubby about this later, one of mine is a bit of a stress head though and is also suffering a lot in this hot weather, a bit unsure about getting her over-excited with another dog about. We will help if we can though xx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 17 Jul 14:58



The keep cool coats are back in stock! The Met Office have issued a warning about the extreme heat so please please keep your dogs as cool as possible.

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 16 Jul 16:09



We are having the kennels repainted tomorrow by the fantastic guys from Land Rover as part of their community project work. Therefore if anyone is able to take a dog out for the day (bearing in mind it will be very hot again and will be best in the coolest possible place) please please give me a call. Bonnie is the only lucky girl so far so if you can spare even half a day it will help them not being amongst the paint fumes etc. I will be answering the phone until 10pm tonight so please give me a call and I will be at the kennels from 8am tomorrow. Thanks so much x

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 15 Jul 16:55



We ordered the Easidri keep cool coats which arrived on Friday and already we have sold out already!!! I will let you know when our next delivery will be!

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 15 Jul 13:59



We are excited to announce that from Saturday 3rd August we will be taking part in a study in conjuction with Nottingham Veterinary School and YourVets on accupuncture improving the quality of life for your dog.

If you would like to enrol your dog for the study please contact Ruth on 0121 782 7702. There are limited spaces available and owners need to be able to commit to a weekly treatment over 10 weeks allowing an hour and a half. Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs that are receiving Tramadol tablets or Codeine.

Dogs involved in the study will be given an opportunity to move around freely (in an our enclosed area at the back of the kennels) wearing a GPS collar to track their movement prior to receiving accupuncture treatment for any injuries or ailments.

All treatments are free, donations are welcome.

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by missfifi

Monday 15 Jul 07:30



Daisydog is sooooooooooo excited about being a winner in the Calendar Competition. Reading that my gorgeous girl is going to be in it is just so lovely. Fabulous. xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 14 Jul 22:14



I would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket for the Daybreaks Calendar Competition. The winners were:
1.Lindsey with Lennie
2.J Abbey
3. Donna with Queenie
4. Lucy Stubbs
5. Lawrence Smith
6. Jo Guise
7. Julia Goolia
8. Andy (with Gladys)
9. Aaron Bradbury
10. Mike Walsh
11.Holly Lawton
12. Kate for Mannie
We will be in touch very soon with the photoshoot dates so the calendar can be ready for the dog show.

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by Jenni

Saturday 13 Jul 20:24



Fantastic news Kate - you are the perfect person, with such a lovely telephone manner too! See you soon x

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 12 Jul 22:50



On the 15th July 2006, I walked into Daybreaks for the very first time and reserved our beautiful Twiggy. Seven years later, also on the 15th July I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity of working at the kennels. Helping to take care of these lovely dogs while they are waiting for their forever homes is a dream come true. I know I have a lot to learn but with the help of such fantastic teachers in Ruth, Sara and Jill and the wealth of knowledge of the many brilliant volunteers, I hope I will be an asset to Daybreaks. Thank you all so much for your messages of congratulations. Kate xxxx

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by Deb

Friday 12 Jul 22:14



Well done Kate brilliant news for you and hopefully Ruth can now have a more realistic work schedule and have some well deserved time off!

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by Foggie

Friday 12 Jul 20:13



Just this minute been looking on internet for the cool coats. Misty doesn't seem too troubled by the heat but Larry definitely suffers. I keep putting a damp tea towel over his neck but he soon shakes it off. He appreciates the fan though and has learned to wait for his evening walk till it's a bit cooler. Will get him a cool coat (hope you have XL) when we visit on Sunday.

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by Foggie

Friday 12 Jul 20:08



Nice news Kate. Woof from Larry and Misty x

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by michelleandbertie

Thursday 11 Jul 22:28



Congratulations Kate, I may see you Sunday if you are there!!!

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by fatharry

Thursday 11 Jul 18:16



Well done lady vic,I will ring up and pester you every day!Its about time we had some class at the kennels! congratulations you deserve it x

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by Shanesmum

Thursday 11 Jul 16:57



Congratulations Kate, absolutely delighted for you. Look forward to working with you. XxX

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by KeeleyandRonnie'sMom

Thursday 11 Jul 16:46



Congratulations Kate!

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 11 Jul 16:33



YAY! We now have the Easidri keep cool coats in stock at the kennels. They are £42.50 and have been great in keeping the kennel dogs cool on their walks in the hot weather. (Internet price of these coats is £44 plus £3 post and packing so you can make a saving of £4.50).

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Thursday 11 Jul 15:04



Congratulations Kate, you will be an asset to the Daybreaks management team!

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by Clareb

Thursday 11 Jul 12:35



Well done Kate. That's great news I'm so pleased for you! Clare x

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 11 Jul 12:24



Congratulations to you Kate - hope to see you soon at the kennels. Mand, Gent & Emily xx

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by LindaPaul

Thursday 11 Jul 10:14



Congratulations to Kate!
Love from Linda, Paul, Lola & Lena xx

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by susy

Thursday 11 Jul 09:11



Congratulations Kate, I know you will enjoy your new position. Love to you and Twiggy.
Sylv, John & The New Icemaid Clan xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 11 Jul 06:40



Following interviews on Sunday, I am pleased to announce that Kate Smiles is the new Assistant Manager at Daybreaks from Monday 15th July. She will be assisting me in my work for 4 days a week and covering all my duties when I am not at the kennels. Most of you will know Kate (she is LadyVictoria for her login). I hope you will all support her in her new role. Ruth x

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 07 Jul 11:13



We have a very full house here at Daybreaks as we had to have 4 extras in yesterday - if you are up for taking a few for a short walks - please pop in :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 04 Jul 07:48



We have had a request for a pet greyhound to visit a little disabled girl in the Great Barr area. She and her family are really keen for her to have some contact with a dog before they consider one as a family pet. If you could help with this, please give me a call. Ruth 0121 782 7702

by LadyVictoria

Monday 01 Jul 21:23



On behalf of my lovely Twiggy I would like to say a huge thank you to Ruth, Rob and Bob for making Daybreaks possible. She was one of the very lucky Greyhounds to have found a home because of you. Xxx

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by Tinker'sNan

Monday 01 Jul 19:04



Hi Ruth congratulions to you and your team 7 years wish we had found you long before we did you are one amazing lady and we all love we love you for the good work you do and for our lovely greys which we would not have if you had not had daybreak here's to the next 7 years and another 1,700 homes for more lovely greys thankyou you are our special angel sent to help all greys Jackie xxx bless you x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 01 Jul 16:42



Seven years ago today I opened the doors of Daybreaks. It is one of the most wonderful things I have done in my life. The seven years have bought some serious low moments but ultimately some amazing highs as we have helped to find over 1,700 homes for some beautiful greyhounds - many of which have touched my life forever. Thank you to Robbie and Bob Shannon - both of which made it possible to start this dream and the support of so many wonderful friends and supporters. Ruth x

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by CheekyMonkey

Saturday 29 Jun 18:10



Towel tip No 2. After brushing your grey, buff their coat with a dry towel. Rub gently in direction of fur. This will remove surface dirt & leave a high gloss shine!

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 26 Jun 08:18



Thanks Deb and Jill for offering but Norman has kindly offered to collect for me. Now my next appeal....... does anyone have some garden chairs they could pop up for the open day as I only have 20 but I think we will need a few more! If you are able to, please give me a yell! x

by Deb

Tuesday 25 Jun 22:26



give me a buzz and I will collect the stuff could do it tomorrow DEB

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 25 Jun 05:59



I have had the offer of some more raffle prizes for our open day on Sunday but we need to collect. Is there anyone in the West Heath area that could do this for me? If you can, please let me know. Many thanks, Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 25 Jun 05:50



I have had an email from someone who found a camera at Waseley Hills. There are pictures of a greyhound on it. If you think it is yours - please let me know!

by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Sunday 23 Jun 22:56



Sorry Ruth, we were at Sutton with Simon and Sam huddled under a dripping gazebo for some of the time - didn't see this until tonight.......

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 23 Jun 11:03



If anyone fancies a lovely walk with a grey today - please come along..... due to the weather yesterday they only had one walk and we are very low on volunteers today. We have one homing, a new arrival and a returnee so we are going to be busy. It is really appreciated if you can make it.

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 20 Jun 08:55



Lots of people have asked where we get the dog beds on legs from that we have in the runs and a couple of the kennels.

I bought them back in 2011 and they are still going strong - the dogs absolutely love them! They are easy to keep clean as they are totally wipeable. We just put a blanket on and they are very comfy for them!
Here is the link: http://www.kurandadogbeds.co.uk/ (We have the large and extra large)

We are adding a link to their website and you can also join their 'donate-a-bed' programme :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 16 Jun 07:39



With it being Father's Day today and the Stratford Walk - we are going to be low on volunteers at the kennels today. If you can spare a little time to take a hound for a walk it would be really appreciated. xxxx Also if you have any unwanted gifts or bottles of wine we could use for our open day on the 30th June I would really appreciate it. Ruth x

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 28 May 21:37



I have heard the bikes sometimes when we are in the gardens. Fortunately not come face to face with any. xxx

by Jak'smom

Monday 27 May 22:52



Hi Lady V. I picked some cubes up this morning along the middle of Old Croft Lane and where that ends onto chester/bradford road but they stopped well before the green. I didnt see any this evening. Its happened before but not so many. The only stuff Ive found so far by CB Hall is what people have leftby the benches so you should be ok with Twiggy. Watch out for the morons on the quads and the scramblers though. They like to drive at dogs xx

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 27 May 20:52



Hi Jak's Mom, I do occasionally walk in the Castle Bromwich area so many thanks for the warning. xxx

by Jak'smom

Sunday 26 May 22:37



I know I shouldn't be logging in as I don't have email but this is important and could concern anyone who exercises their dog in or around the Castle Bromwich area. Someone may be deliberatly dropping chocolate squares in an some of the areas where dogs like to sniff and wee particually along the chester road by The Green. There has been some issues there regarding dog fouling. Please be extra vigilant and if you have a greedy chops dog it may be an idea to muzzle for the time being. Its not off the small bars. Its cubes broken off big bars which is why i think its deliberate and not dropped by kids. Plus kids will usually pick it up again if their parents dont notice.

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 25 May 18:36



What a fabulous very busy day we have had at the kennels. Sally, Edith and Lena were signed up, Sparky was reserved and Rooney and Ricky have gone out on trial. We have another busy day ahead tomorrow - if you fancy coming along to give me a hand - you are more than welcome! :-)

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by sarah

Thursday 16 May 21:31



If they don't fit Linda, we can take some so Val, bring them all and we'll help to get them to their destination x See you all on Sunday xxx

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by leapinggreys

Thursday 16 May 15:57



Thanks Linda,that would be great. We're collecting them on Sat am & they will have to fit on the back seat of our car for us to bring them to the walk -I'll let you know if that'll be a problem! Look forward to seeing you all on Sun, Val x

by LindaPaul

Thursday 16 May 13:00



Hi Val. Paul and I are planning to be at the Sutton walk with Lola & Lena (it will be nice to see you all) so we could collect the duvets from you and drop off at the kennels (as long as they will fit onto the back seat of Paul's car!) Linda x

by leapinggreys

Thursday 16 May 10:40



If there is anyone who could take the duvets from Sutton Park to Daybreaks on Sun for me, please let me know (this would be great) but if no-one can help I'll leave them at home for now. Thanks, Val

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 15 May 15:58



Thank you very much for everyone who has offered to collect. I have had a phone call and the duvets are being collected and going to be taken to the Sutton Walk on Sunday. If anyone is able to collect them from the walk and bring them to the kennels, that would be fabulous!

by Danny'smum

Wednesday 15 May 15:43



Ruth, if you get stuck please email me, I am not too far from Stourbridge but will not be around the birmingham area until 28th May (travelling to Sutton Coldfield on that day). If you cannot find anyone let me know and I will try and get them for you - sallydhealey@hotmail.com

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 15 May 11:44



Is there any one in the Stourbridge area that is able to collect some duvets that have been kindly donated to Daybreaks? If you can help, please let me know. Thanks Ruth

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Monday 13 May 13:32



Hi Si, No thank you for helping with the dinners... even after you let me bore you with facebook photos of my 'kids' lol!! Had a great afternoon yesterday. Lovely to see Wilf go off with his dad :) xxx

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Sunday 12 May 21:21



First of all, sorry Ruth, I forgot to say "Bye" when I left!! Honest didn't mean to but Amber was not helping encourage people to have a grey as a "quiet" pet (Robbie wasn't helping either though!!). Glad you had a sucessful afternoon. See ya soon x x x

Great to see you Sam and Si, thought with the chaos Amber was causing I had better get out of the way! Sorry we wont be there for Sutton walk but hope it goes well!! x x

Sara, sorry we didn't have too long to talk, but I assume you went out to avoid Amber's chaos!!
Please be very careful with some of your colourful animal friends, it does concern me at times!! Hope to see you again soon.... x x
Simon.

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Sunday 12 May 19:54



What a great afternoon spent at the kennels with the dogs. I normally do roadshows with dogs that have been rehomed so it was lovely to meet our sofa hunting hounds. Good luck to all the dogs and thanks to Fi for letting me help her out while Ruth was at a meeting. x Si

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 11 May 19:26



What a very busy day!!!!! Ronnie was officially signed up and the lovely Charlie and Lilia were reserved and off to their new homes as soon as the home checks are done. It was lovely to have so many visitors as well - it is great to be back. Shattered now so time to put my feet up with a glass of wine :-)

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by Springy

Saturday 11 May 14:49



A holliday in keswick is a great place to bring your hounds most of the hotels, pubs who serve food ,B and B s and shops welcome are four legged friends.

by skinnyme

Friday 10 May 22:28



Anyone fancy helping Ruth out at the kennels tomorrow? Cleaning out or walking the dogs or both! If you have an hour or two to spare you will be given a very warm welcome!

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by skinnyme

Thursday 09 May 06:57



Fingers are all crossed!

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 09 May 06:05



We are cat testing today so keep your fingers crossed they pass as a few of our lucky Daybreaks residents will have homes if they do well :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 08 May 18:40



Ooooooh I am after some strong men (erm or women!) for some help!!!!!! I am having a big clear out of the back car park at the kennels to make more space and have a large skip being delivered tomorrow for a week. I am after a few helpers to help me fill the skip! It shouldn't take long but if you are willing and able.... I would love to see you! Just give me a call if you are up for it or pop along to the kennels..... thank you in advance!

by tiggersslave

Tuesday 07 May 12:03



Welcome back Ruthie - don't do too much ... why am I bothering, I know she'll be rushing about .. just get fully better, we can't do without you!
Julie x

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by Clareb

Tuesday 07 May 06:55



It's great to hear you are back. Take it steady though. X

by Tinker'sNan

Monday 06 May 21:41



Welcome back Ruth I am so pleased you have recovered and that you have had a great break you deserve it I missed you and your comments with the greys it's such a pleasure to read all the comment even good or bad my thoughts are with everyone that as lost there grey its so said I don't know how you and Jill deal with it you both really do need medals don't know how we all cope with out you love to you Ruth bless you xxxxx

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by sarah

Monday 06 May 21:27



We all need to keep an eye on Ruth :-) she isn't properly better (whatever she says) so the first one to see her needing a rest must send her home immediately ! No arguements Mrs B x x x

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Monday 06 May 20:27



Welcome back Ruth, so pleased you have recovered and made it to Padstow for a nice break!!
I am so pleased you missed that terrible disaster with that family in the speedboat, because that would have been horrible to have seen!
Our thoughts go out to the family though!

by LadyVictoria

Monday 06 May 20:17



So pleased to hear you are fit and well again! xxx

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by skinnyme

Monday 06 May 20:11



And it's great to see you back xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 06 May 18:46



IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! After recovering from nasty Swine flu and a week in Padstow, I am back and raring to go! Massive thanks go to EVERYONE who has helped cover the kennels whilst I have been off - especially Sara and Jill - I am so very very grateful to you x Ruth x

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by skinnyme

Sunday 05 May 10:53



The sun is shining, if you fancy walking some greyhounds today please come along to kennels it would be lovely to see you.

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Saturday 20 Apr 10:50



if anyone is free today to join us at the kennels and offer any of our lovely hounds a nice walk in the sunshine, they and we will be very happy to see you :) xxx

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 16 Apr 13:22



Ruth, great to hear you are starting to feel better. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 16 Apr 10:41



I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been helping to cover the kennels whilst I am off with a rotten virus :-( I am starting to feel better and hope to be back soon - thank you for the lovely cards and flowers and well wishes - it means an awful lot to me as I feel so helpless at the moment. A big thank you especially to Jill who has been covering so much and organising everything and of course to Sara who is there without fail - I am so grateful to you xxxxx

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by Jenwren

Monday 15 Apr 18:42



Cant do friday, any other day, which would be best, see if james and I can come in and help. :)

by skinnyme

Monday 15 Apr 07:37



We are looking for lovely, kind people to help us out this week, particularly Friday, to help clean out, feed and walk our greys, if you could spare an hour or two from 9am please give us a call. Thank you.

by skinnyme

Saturday 13 Apr 23:43



Well, what a day, started with the fab news that Pete had been found and ending with 4 homings, 2 reserved and one new arrival, tiring but keep smiling yeah!!

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by skinnyme

Saturday 13 Apr 10:04



GOOD NEWS!! Pete has been found safe and well.

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by skinnyme

Friday 12 Apr 22:40



Added onto dog lost.co.uk fingers crossed someone finds him soon.

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by Mand,Gent&Emily

Friday 12 Apr 22:25



Just posted it and it's showing already. We're not far away, so let us know if you need any help. Mand x

by skinnyme

Friday 12 Apr 22:12



Hi Mand, yes please, give the kennels number as a contact. Thank you.

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Friday 12 Apr 20:05



Hi Paul. Would you like me to pass the info to our local B31 blog, just in case he makes his way up towards us? I'll need to give a contact number in case of any sightings-happy for me to give the kennels' phone number? Mand

by Paul

Friday 12 Apr 17:17



URGENT. Black and White Greyhound lost in the vicinity of the Marlbrook Pub, Bromsgrove. He escaped from the owner's garden at about 3:00 pm 12/4/13. He is wearing two collars, one with a PB tag.

by Dingo'sMom

Friday 12 Apr 16:58



Just got back after a day at the kennels. Really enjoyed it and so did Charlotte. You must be so very proud of it Ruth, it is an amazing place and all of the dogs are very lucky to be looked after so well. Really tired now though but still have one more dog to walk (and cats to feed, litter trays to clean, foster cats to look after, guinea pigs to feed and clean out, medicine for 3 animals to sort out and maybe squeeze in feeding 2 children and a husband) wouldn't have it any other way though.

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 10 Apr 15:28



Hope you are feeling better Ruth. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 10 Apr 14:40



I am making the most of being at home by starting writing the Grapevine newsletter..... if you have any articles/photos etc etc that you would like to be included, please email me at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk Thank you :-)

by LadyVictoria

Saturday 06 Apr 22:09



Dear Ruth, wishing you a speedy recovery. It makes you realise what a wonderful place Daybreaks is....if there is a Greyhound in need I am sure you would always find a bed for them. Lots of love Kate and Twiggy. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 06 Apr 09:18



Apologies for those who have emailed me and not had a reply - on Wednesday I was admitted to A&E but after a 9 hour wait with still no beds available I was discharged. I have a virus which is affecting my asthma so I have no option but to rest.

I am very very grateful to everyone who has helped cover the kennels for me in my absence - I am missing being part of it :-(

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by Dingo'sMom

Wednesday 03 Apr 08:49



Great, see you then.

by skinnyme

Wednesday 03 Apr 07:53



Hi Dingos mom, about 10.30 would be great, thank you.

by Dingo'sMom

Wednesday 03 Apr 07:23



Me and Pete, and possibly a child or two, will come and help walk some doggies if you still want help. What time would you like us?

by skinnyme

Tuesday 02 Apr 23:40



If anyone would like to come and walk some of our beauties tomorrow, your help would be greatly appreciated.

by CheekyMonkey

Saturday 30 Mar 19:30



I found this very touching poem today. Some may know it, some may not. Won't re-produce it here, but u can Google it on "I Stood By Your Bed Last Night". Be warned..... Have the hankies ready!

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by LadyVictoria

Sunday 24 Mar 22:23



All the great news from Daybreaks has really helped to brighten a very cold and bleak weekend. Well done to everyone at the kennels and to all the beautiful Greyhounds who have found homes....be happy!! Hopefully homes for those still waiting are just around the corner. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 24 Mar 06:40



I wonder what today will bring?! After yesterday thinking it would be a quiet day - 5 reserved and 2 were homed! Just keep smiling to myself...... so happy for all the greys we are helping to find homes x Thanks to everyone who helps make it happen x

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by Jess&Tilly

Saturday 23 Mar 19:36



Hi Deb - it was so busy, I have shown Maggies, Katie's, Eve's and Berts new owners around and all were reserved! I am so happy. I hope all of them work out xx

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by Jess&Tilly

Saturday 23 Mar 19:36



Hi Deb - it was so busy, I have shown Maggies, Katie's, Eve's and Berts new owners around and all were reserved! I am so happy. I hope all of them work out xx

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by Deb

Saturday 23 Mar 17:17



How have you managed to get so many dogs reserved on such an awful day (weather wise)?
it is truly remarkable Ruth you and your team are bunch of miracle workers.Well done on such a cold snowy day.XX

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by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Saturday 23 Mar 12:02



Missing all they greys and volunteers lots, was really looking forward to a visit today blinking snow :( loves to everyone 2 and 4 legged xxxxxxxxx

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Friday 22 Mar 07:45



Merry Christmas everyone! Must be, there's snow on the ground and easter eggs in the shops! Keep warm at the kennels D&T x x

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 19 Mar 14:01



Fantastic to see so many lovely hounds fostered, reserved or rehomed! xxx

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by poppysmum

Sunday 17 Mar 18:19



What a great weekend at the kennels, so happy to see so many of our lovely boys and girls going to new homes, epecially Belle and Boo after their horrendous experiences, a happy ending for them. xx

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by Deb

Tuesday 12 Mar 14:24



It was freezing down at Kennels yesterday so this is heart warming news.The volunteers and students are fantastic braving all weathers to care for these wonderful creatures.

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 12 Mar 13:12



So lovely to hear all the great news, I hope it helped to keep you all warm yesterday! Where is the spring??! xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 12 Mar 08:36



Yesterday was an absolutely fabulous day - Louis was signed up and is looking fantastic with gaining more weight. Ridge who has been out on trial since the open day was signed up and whilst her owners were there - they saw Lena - and took her too!! Pretty Belle was reserved - off to a home on Thursday and a viewing for Bertie, resulted in him being signed up and off to a fabulous new home with a massive garden :-) What a day!

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by themartins

Monday 11 Mar 18:15



No problem, see you on Sunday.

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by Caz

Monday 11 Mar 17:30



Hi Lizzy - total raised at Mell Square on Saturday was £347.67

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by skinnyme

Sunday 10 Mar 21:25



Hi themartins, if you could help us out in the afternoon that would be great, 1pm till 4pm. Caz, that's great will see you all Sunday morning. Any problems give me a call.

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by themartins

Sunday 10 Mar 19:04



Just seen the message about Webbs. We live nearby and can help any time Sunday 17th with Olive and Ruby. Are you still looking for volunteers?

by LizzyB

Sunday 10 Mar 15:22



Enjoyed helping out at Mell Square yesterday and meeting all the lovely hounds ( and people!). Does anyone know how much was raised? :)

by Caz

Sunday 10 Mar 14:25



We will be at Webbs on 17th Jill, from 10 till 12.30 (ish) and will have Daire, Annie and Yeuna with us

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by skinnyme

Sunday 10 Mar 08:53



We have a roadshow next weekend at Webbs garden centre, this is usually a very busy event and I am looking for volunteers to help me out on the Sunday 17th March. If you think you can spare a couple of Hours please give me a call 07930 256123. Thanks Jill.

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 10 Mar 07:07



With so many of our volunteers at Crufts, we are desperate for volunteers to help with dog walking at the kennels. Massive thanks to Louise for covering today x

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 09 Mar 10:52



We are desperate for dog walkers today! If you are free - please come along and help :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 03 Mar 03:44



Apologies to Brenda's family who came up to see her memorial plaque yesterday as I had to rush off to the hospital. I am sorry I didn't get chance to speak to you but hope you liked our tribute to our dear friend who is still greatly missed. I am sure she is with us in all we do at the kennels as we have many happy memories of her - I am sure she brought us the sun yesterday x

Apologies also to those who I said I would clip nails :-( and to Lindy's new owners for her homing paperwork. Luckily it was only a 2 hour wait at the hospital and I was back for closing. Thanks to Sara and the other volunteers who got everything sorted at the kennels for me x

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 01 Mar 13:57



So sad to hear Pip, Molly, Wilf and Jelly are coming back to Daybreaks; I know everyone there will give them lots of love. xxxx

by LizzyB

Friday 01 Mar 12:45



Will you need people in the afternoon too? Col & I will come and bring Silla for some greyhound socialisation x

by michelleandbertie

Friday 01 Mar 09:34



Hi Ruth
I am free to come in on Sunday for a couple of hours in the morning, I will be there at 9am xx

by Winniethepooh

Friday 01 Mar 08:57



I could not believe all of this sad news when I logged on this morning. My heart goes out to Ruth and all at Daybreaks having so many returnees.

Sending best wishes for Joe.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Feb 22:05



On Sunday, Jill has offered to cover for me so I can catch up with paperwork, housework and visit Finn. If anyone is willing and able to help with the cleaning and/or walking, I am sure Jill would appreciate it with such a full house at the moment. Thank you so much x

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Feb 21:43



On Saturday at 2pm we are having a get together to celebrate the life of Brenda Molloy - a very dear friend and volunteer of the kennels who sadly passed away a year ago. Her family are coming along to see the plaque we have put up at the kennels in her memory..... she is greatly missed xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Feb 21:28



Tomorrow we have Pip and Molly being returned along with Jelly - it's going to be a sad day but they come back for a reason.....

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by farah:-)

Saturday 16 Feb 17:13



Yes today was extreamly busy!!! lots of rehoming! Nows there's not many doggies left!! Ruth U do a great job enjoy your rest before the madness starts again. X :-D

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by poppysmum

Saturday 16 Feb 16:55



What a wonderful day for Daybreaks, I'm so happy to see all the lovely boys and girls going to new homes and reserved, especially lovely Pluto, but I'll miss having cuddles with him. xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 16 Feb 16:45



What an amazing day!!!! Six of our lovely greys signed up, two out to foster and two reserved! We have a busy day ahead tomorrow too..... can't wait! Thank you to everyone who has helped today xxxx ps.... be a good girl Nora.... missing you already xxxx

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by Robdog&Will's-dad

Sunday 27 Jan 17:17



Just got back from Pets At Home in Perry Barr. Got the usual stuff, treats, treats, cheque for £357.35 and some more treats! New Misfits tangy chichen & egg twists with joke on back of packet! Oh yes the cheque, funds raised by P@H, for the greys from their October national fundraising. Another huge thankyou to the staff at Perry Barr P@H.

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 18 Jan 15:49



I am overwhelmed at the help and support I have had at the kennels today despite the terrible weather! We have taken the dogs out for a lovely walk and their coats are lovely and warm as we have tumble dried them all! We have had great fun suggling with them in the kennels - especially with Pluto - he is a cuddle monster!!!!

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 14 Jan 13:38



That is exciting, can't wait to see the new lounge! How nice of the staff at Fivelands to not charge any extra for their work on Lindy, she is very lucky to have found herself at Daybreaks. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 14 Jan 03:35



thanks for your comments - I can't wait for it to be finished.... I have been trawlling through ebay to find some nice chairs to complete the room! Erm.... no Simon,Jay&Amber - our sleepover days have finished now.... onto more exciting fundraising ideas! :-)

It has been a busy weekend, seeing Wendy and Lily reserved, Sally off on trial and the arrival of the gorgeous Socks. Also to be signed up was the lovely Walter and it was great to see him again. He is doing so well with the cat - he has landed on his feet with such a fabulous home!

A big welcome also to our new foster volunteers who have kindly taken Robbie for the next 12 days.

Lindy (the stray who arrived last week) is doing really well and will be off to the vets to have the rest of her dental work completed - for which the fabulous Fivelands are not going to charge us extra! THANK YOU! This is a great relief after receiving the invoice for the treatment of Davey B who was returned last week which came to over £600 :-(

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Sunday 13 Jan 18:04



What a brilliant idea - but I bet you are planning another sleepover at the kennels again really eh Ruth?

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by skinnyme

Friday 11 Jan 22:42



And it's somewhere to go when you've had a row with the other half :)

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by rosierecorder

Friday 11 Jan 22:09



That is such a good idea Ruth!! Can't wait to come and see it and have a cuddle with a grey! Be great for introducing greys to each other and seeing how they get on as well!

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by Jenwren

Friday 11 Jan 21:39



Wow, how fab is that, I wont get James home now Ruth!!!!! x

by missfifi

Friday 11 Jan 21:15



That sounds just perfect. A really good idea. X

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by DivasMum

Friday 11 Jan 20:08



Wow how fab will that be. Ruth you truly are a star, where would they be without you xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 Jan 19:44



Well - my exciting news - hoping it was going to be finished but the job has been much bigger than imagined - we are building a new viewing lounge! It is going to be fantastic for us for people viewing to take time sitting in comfort with a grey to see how they react out of a kennel environment. It will also double as a great place for our volunteers (and visitors) to have a drink and chill with a greyhound on the sofa! :-) I will post photos as soon as it is finished.

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by michelleandbertie

Friday 11 Jan 16:33



umm another beautiful picture of Davey !! I think it could be grey No7 for Ruth ??????

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 07 Jan 14:22



Great news for the little stray....it was so nice to have a cuddle with her at the weekend, what a lovely girl she is. Hope Davey B gets on ok at the dentist. Well done to you all for passing the health and safety check! xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 05 Jan 07:55



Just to let you know - the little stray had her x-rays yesterday. They showed nothing which is fabulous news and already she seems a lot more steady on her legs. The mammary tumour was dealt with and they speyed her at the same time and removed just a few teeth so she didn't stay under anaesthetic for too long. She needs to go back in a couple of weeks for the full dental. She had a very settled night and is coming with me to the kennels later.

It was very sad having Davey B arrive as a returnee as sadly his teeth are in an awful state. Caroline has kindly taken him to foster him and he is being booked in next week to have his teeth dealt with.

We had our health and safety inspection yesteday which we passed with flying colours other than needing some yellow paint on the steps to our runs!!!!!!

Thanks in particular go to Jayne and Caroline who helped me so much yesterday - we had a big shed clear out (!) and to Steve who washed the van too... I am lucky to have so many wonderful friends. x

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by carolineMaxGracie

Friday 04 Jan 16:43



Thank you Ruth &Jayne. Had a great time today at the Kennels thank you. picked up Davey (Mr Grey) a foster boy , settled really well such a lovable boy he's a very lively lad in the nicest way for a 9 year old xx

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by tiggersmum

Friday 04 Jan 14:18



This stray girl is just totally adorable .. she must have been so confused after being picked up and then taken on to Daybreaks but she just wanted to be close to everyone and lay there with with HUGE eyes and a waggy tail ... aren't these dogs incredibly forgiving .. from what little is known of her history I'm not sure I'd have been so trusting :( she is lovely :) All crossed that her disgusting teeth and the tumour are sorted out safely and she can find the loving home she deserves. J x

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 04 Jan 13:36



Poor girl, I hope all goes well at the vets today. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 04 Jan 06:59



We had a very busy day yesterday which included a stray greyhound arriving as I had a phone call late the night before that she had been found. Thank you to Pat and Katie for keeping her safe overnight and to Martin and Mary for collecting and bringing her to Daybreaks.

She is a beautiful girl who is nearly 7 and registered to an owner in Leeds! She had a bath and spent the day in the treatment room having lots of fuss. As she was limping and struggling to stand, I took her to the vets last night and she is off to the vets again today. She also has a mammary tumour so will be having this removed with numerous rotten teeth and x-rays to find out why she is so lame.

She has had a very settled night and I can't wait to get her back home later. Being a stray, we have a 7 day 'reclaim' period to adhere to before I can post her on the website for rehoming. I will keep everyone updated about her progress x

ps thanks to Jayne for opening up this morning so I can get her to the vets xxx What a wonderful team we have all helping the dogs x

Also a massive thank you to the lovely lady in the vets who gave me £30 to help towards her care. :-)

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Tuesday 01 Jan 08:39



Well said Clareb.
Thanks to all involved in Daybreaks especially Ruth and Rob and all the volunteers, just wish I lived closer so could help more.....
Happy New year to all and 'raising a glass', here's to a great 2013!!

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by Jak'smom

Tuesday 01 Jan 00:25



Oh no. The night has got worse. I've just seen my first love Adam Ant & he was a middle aged sprectacle wearning dandy highwayman. Would Marc Bolan have ended up reading the independant in Starbucks if fate had been kinder? Happy New Year Everyone and big wags to our special beautiful greys xxxx

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by DuleekDandy

Monday 31 Dec 22:57



What a fabulous post Clareb! I'll join you...CHEERS!

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by Clareb

Monday 31 Dec 22:27



Reading the latest posts I became quite sad and emotional.
I then started to think about all of the lovely greys that have found wonderful homes in 2012 and since Daybreaks opened! There are so many fabulous people that care so much and have made that possible! The brilliant Ruth, Rob, every volunteer, every walker, home checker, event organiser, road show team, fund raiser, trainer, owner, foster family, 'adopter', everyone that donates, plus everyone else I haven't mentioned. I think sometimes things happen in life that seem so sad at the time but when you look back they happen for a reason and something really positive can come out of it. Tonight I'm raising a glass to everyone that has made a difference to a greys life so far and to everyone that will make a difference in 2013. Happy new year to you all!

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 30 Dec 21:36



What a busy weekend!!!!!!! So many homings and new arrivals too. Louise is kindly covering the kennels for me tomorrow so if you are at a loose end and fancy taking a greyhound for a walk - you would be very welcome!!! Walking is from around 10.30am and again from 1.30pm x

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 28 Dec 20:46



Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who helped at the kennels today - it was buzzing! Three greys into new homes, one to foster and a new arrival :-) I couldn't do what I do at the kennels for the greys without the fantastic volunteers. THANK YOU! xxxxxxxxxx

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by Jenwren

Thursday 27 Dec 20:13



James and I are hoping to come late morning Ruth. :) x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 27 Dec 19:48



Anybody fancy a soggy day at Daybreaks tomorrow?!!! The hounds and I would be happy to see you!

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by LizzyB

Tuesday 25 Dec 18:50



Just love Goldi & Ruby's posts. they sound like a canine Ali G :) x

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Tuesday 25 Dec 14:59



Arnti Wuth, Goldie n Ruby Roo heres. Wes just poped ons da laptop toz wish yous a BERY BERY merry cryssimas n obs corse awl owr howndy fwends whose nots got dhere own foreber sofas yet.
We hopes yous habin a gud day.
Wes seen owr best fwend Daisy, had lots ob pwezzies, TURKEY, nom nom n now snoozins on da sofa!!!

Wes hopes yous awl gets foreber sofas BERY soon.

Spweshull snuggles kissez toz Arnti Wuth ns AWL da vol-un-tears, wes finks yous ar wundafuls

Lub Goldie n Ruby ROOOOOOOO's
xxxxx

PEE-EES:Arnti Wuthy cans yous gibs awl da howndys a liks fwom us PWEESE bol XXX

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Tuesday 25 Dec 14:51



Happy Christmas to all 2 n 4 leggers at Daybreaks. Hope the beautiful greys enjoyed their dinner, would love to come and cuddle but am BANNED again!!!
Looking forward to 2013 so I get so see beautiful greys everyday, especially December n my calender girls.

Happy Christmas
Love Mandy, Mark, Matt n Marsh
xxx

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by Jenwren

Tuesday 25 Dec 08:43



Happy Christmas Ruth and all at daybreaks. :) x

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 25 Dec 08:18



Merry Christmas to everyone! The kennels are open as usual all day so if you fancy popping down to say hello and have a festive cuddle with our leggy lovelies we would love to see you xxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 21 Dec 18:34



It has been a sad day seeing two of our beautiful boys returned but we have to remember that the families returning them are doing what they feel is best for them so must not be judged.
I hope the boys will find new homes soon as I find it difficult leaving them there when they have been used to home life, but they have lovely beds, heaters and have had plenty of cuddles today - as have all of the Daybreaks greys. xxx

If you think you could offer a foster home, especially to the boys who have recently been returned (Arthur, George, Robbie and Gordon) please give me a call. Everything you need for them whilst they are fostered is paid for xxx

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by poppysmum

Monday 17 Dec 10:54



Just popped in to Asda in Small Heath and was very happy to find that Daybreaks is one of the 3 charities you can choose from to donate your little tokens to, and even happier to see that it has as many tokens in as the other 2 :)))).

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 11 Dec 13:13



Looking forward to it! x

by skinnyme

Tuesday 11 Dec 08:50



Don't forget it's our Christmas open day on Sunday. Hope to see lots of you there. The open day is from 10 to 4.30pm, mince pies and Christmas cheer awaits!

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by Jenwren

Friday 07 Dec 16:12



ok, my husband or son will come down with me, will be sometime in the morning, hope we can help. Want to give lovely Gorden a big cuddle any way! x

by skinnyme

Friday 07 Dec 14:08



We are very full at the moment! Walkers needed tomorrow, sat 8th Dec, Anyone free?

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 06 Dec 13:41



Hi Ruth, I hope you and Rob have a lovely few days in Padstow. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 06 Dec 08:37



YAYYYYY! I am off for my Christmas break to Padstow! I am back to the kennels on Tuesday and would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who are covering whilst I am away. I will be back with lots of festive cheer - this is a break I desperately need :-)))

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by Deb

Sunday 02 Dec 16:11



five reserved over the weekend fantastic news well done to everyone down at the kennels for their hard work .Christmas has come early for these babies.

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Saturday 01 Dec 14:42



YES, YES ,YES more beautiful houndies reserved and the lovely Kylie now green... YIPEEEEE!!!!!!!

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Friday 30 Nov 23:46



Because I was at work Jan had to take Jay to the vets to have his foot checked - no problem there........

What was worrying was a little white Scottie Dog had been brought in for teatment. Apparently he had been running playing with a greyhound in Sutton Park this afternoon and things had got out of hand and the greyhound had bitten the Scottie. It wasn't major but enough for vetinary attention. It does come as a reminder to take care with our dogs when they are off the lead.
Their size can make something slight a lot worse even though they are just being a little boisterous!

We also don't want gossip mongers to start rumours that can blow up out of all common sense and give greys a bad name,
I am pleased to say Jay put the Scotties worries to bed by being the gentleman we all know he is....
Please take care when out with the dogs guys!!

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by Bess&Reene'smum

Friday 30 Nov 09:14



Beautiful dogs at Daybreaks yet again, hope they all find loving homes for Xmas xx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 29 Nov 13:33



Thinking of Gemma's family at this sad time. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 29 Nov 06:16



Deepest sympathy to Margaret who lost her precious Gemma (Add Venture) suddenly. Run free beautiful girl xxxx

by medaftboutdogs

Tuesday 27 Nov 16:17



We made it & Blossy did a great job. Nice to see you all.
luv t
PS Hope the pressies go down well

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by medaftboutdogs

Monday 26 Nov 21:10



i'm supposed to be bringing Blossom to kennels tomorrow so she can donate blood again, but the roads out of Burton are mayhem due to the Trent & Dove rivers bursting their banks today - boo hoo. Will be watching the flood alert warnings til 12, then set off if all okay. Hope I make cos I have special pressies for 3 special girls......! luv t

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Monday 26 Nov 17:17



Not sure they were but the proud parents certainly were!!

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 26 Nov 14:49



I hope Goldie and Ruby were impressed with their calendar shot, they look beautful together! xxx

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Saturday 24 Nov 09:39



Arnti Ruth duz bes Goldie n Wuby Woo heres. Wes cumins toz see yous todayz, muvva sez our nails need doins, get yous helmet ons, hee hee. Alsos we NEEDS food, nom nom. OH N MOST IMPORTANTS: CALENDERS!!!!!!

Oh n Dad sez muvva is NOT allowed anuvva doggie, BOO HISS!!!!

See yous soon
Lub n kissez (honest)
Goldie n Wuby Wooooooos
xxxxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 24 Nov 06:59



Whatever the weather today.... it's going to be a good day - Cornelia is off to her new home and Pippa and Piglett are being made official! Really looking forward to the day :-)

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 22 Nov 14:14



Ouch! three doggies with toothache at the same time! Hope they all get on ok today. Hope everyone at Daybreaks are coping with this dreadful weather. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 22 Nov 05:50



It is officially 'Grapevine writing day' after I have sorted the three for the vets. If you have anything you would like to include in the next issue (Spring/Summer 2013) please email me at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk. Thank yoooou!

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by poppysmum

Thursday 22 Nov 04:54



Good luck babies, and I hope little Kylie has been ok overnight, cuddles for them all. xx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 22 Nov 03:23



Molly, Tommy and Dee are off to the vets altogether for dentals later today..... wish them luck!

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 15 Nov 13:49



How exciting!! xxx

by skinnyme

Thursday 15 Nov 12:58



Calendars have arrived !!!!

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 11 Nov 06:39



What a fabulous day yesterday - the lovely Katie, Charlie and Jet finding themselves homes. Also Roxy who has been out on trial has found her home for keeps :-)
We have another busy day ahead - just fantastic!

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 08 Nov 13:08



It's nice to hear there are people who care....well done to the police. Hope the poor lad is doing ok. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 08 Nov 08:56



I picked a stray early this morning from a local police station. I am grateful to the staff there for keeping him overnight as he was picked up in the early hours. As they are not allowed to keep strays any more I cannot mention which police station it was but I am overwhelmed at their care and kindness to this fella - they even went out and found a shop open with jumbones!

He is not one homed by us so I am waiting to hear from the Greyhound Board to find out who he is and who he belongs to. Sadly his microchip is not registered and he had no collar and tag on.

Please please ensure that your greyhound has a collar with ID on. It is the quickest way to get them back to you should they escape.

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Monday 08 Oct 16:34



Shucks I missed the comment by tiggersmum about needing dogs at the kennels.
I wouldn't have taken Jay but perhaps errr.......... Amber?
Only joking - Amber is stitch and staple free and healing well. Her fur is growing back and she is beginning to get her looks back again!
She is looking forward to next Sunday!!
We went to Hall Green RGT funday yesterday and Amber practiced walking round the ring looking sweetly at the judges getting ready herself prepared for Sunday.

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 08 Oct 13:51



What a fantastic weekend for Daybreaks! So lovely to see so many Greyhounds Reserved or Rehomed. xxx

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by tiggersmum

Sunday 07 Oct 15:01



Just steer clear of the kennels if you have your dog with you today ... I popped in to collect the trophies for next week and Ruth was asking if I had my dogs with me LOL there are so few hounds left unreserved that I think she had plans for my Lucy and Charlie ...tho at times I threaten to rehome them I don't really mean it :) Great day for rehoming :) Ruth Well done :) Julie

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by Deb

Sunday 07 Oct 13:44



Oh my word look at all the reservations today.Unbelievable- Ruth you will be running out of dogs to take to the show next week. I am especially pleased for CAS who we have been admiring today.HIS PHOTO'S ARE LOVELY.

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by crackercharlieX

Friday 05 Oct 18:06



We really have got an amazing bunch of dogs in at the moment. They're all ace!

by crackercharlieX

Friday 05 Oct 17:55



Really pleased your feeling better n coming back tmoro. We've missed u cupcake! N as u know your amazing n so too r all of the volunteers, even u Jill lol! X

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by Emma

Friday 05 Oct 17:06



I shall bring both Katie and Cornelia as Dave said he would come to help out too - I think he's really just chaperoning me to make sure I don't sneak another cheeky black girly home with me ;0)

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 05 Oct 15:04



Ruth, So pleased to hear you are feeling better. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 05 Oct 14:54



I am back in tomorrow after a week at home with a chest infection. I am really looking forward to being back and I am so grateful to everyone who has helped to cover the kennels for me this week - Ruth xxxxx

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by tiggersmum

Thursday 04 Oct 22:49



Hi Emma Great :) I believe you :) Both or one .. whichever works for you and Ruthie, hopefully Pauline or Tony would be free to work the other one if you can fit both in your car ..I'll leave it to Ruth and you to sort out :) Julie xx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 03 Oct 15:05



Emma that would be great, give me a ring at kennels tomorrow, jill.

by Emma

Wednesday 03 Oct 15:01



I was planning on going with Frankie anyway (yes Jools - really I was!!) so if I could persuade Abby to come with me to handle Frankie then I could handle either Katie or Cornelia. Or even better, if there's a spare pair of hands at class then I may as well bring them both - let me know...

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 03 Oct 11:20



Is there anyone who could take Katie or Cornelia to Julies class on Saturday morning? 9am to 10am. They would both really benefit.

by skinnyme

Wednesday 03 Oct 00:25



Just to say, it's no problem! What would Daybreaks be without Ruth and her team of volunteers, I have been covering while Ruth has been poorly and have to say I couldn't have done it without the amazing Sara! Thank you Sara xx

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by Deb

Tuesday 02 Oct 13:42



well done for the amazing total.

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 02 Oct 13:14



Ruth, so sorry to hear you are not feeling too good. I am sure you will get lots of cuddles from your lovely hounds to cheer you up! Get better soon, Kate and Twiggy xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 02 Oct 11:29



Massive thanks to Jill, Sara and all the volunteers who have been covering the kennels since I became ill on Saturday (apologies to Lulu's new family as I was ill during their homing). I am at home and over the sickness bug but suffering with a chest infection affecting my asthma so I won't be in for the rest of the week :-((((

I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the Daybreaks Kennels Renovation Celebration Draw organised by Jenni Fryer - over £1100 has been raised from the sale of the tickets which is phenominal!

The draw took place on Sunday and the 1st prize winner of the photo shoot is 'Ray', Christine Smith and M Kelshaw were joint 2nd winners for the cut and finish courtesy of the Francesco Group, Marie from the Co-op in Stirchley won 3rd prize of the Drinks Hamper and 4th Prize to Janice Swift for the food hamper. Congratulations to all those who won - I am so grateful for your support.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 27 Sep 11:09



We have had a very generous donation of £100 from Mrs Smith in Kingshurst, following seeing our greys at Adsa in Chelmsley Wood recently. Donations such as this are absolutely fantastic as it all helps towards the work :-))))) x

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 24 Sep 16:17



We have a few raffle tickets left for the Daybreaks Kennels Renovation Celebration Draw being drawn on Sunday 30th September at 4pm. They are available for only £1 each at the kennels and prizes include a family photoshoot (including dog!), Cut & finishes at the Francesco Group, a fabulous drinks hamper and food hamper.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 19 Sep 14:41



We have had the kind offer of blankets and towels from a lady in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield. If anyone is able to collect these for me, I would be most grateful - just give me a call and I will give you the details.

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 14 Sep 18:16



What an amazing day.... I waved bon voyage to Fire this morning.... he is one lucky fella on his way to a fabulous home in France. Also adopted today were Arthur, Gem, Monty and Rick.

I send sincere condolences to Tim and Sue who lost their greyhound Brandy through extremely tragic circumstances this morning and my thoughts are with them. Run free Brandy, you were a beautiful gentle loving girl x sleep tight xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 13 Sep 13:24



Very sorry to hear the sad news, God bless Herbie. xxx

by skinnyme

Wednesday 12 Sep 21:38



Such sad news about Herbie. Lots of love to Mel and Ian xx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 12 Sep 19:58



I am absolutely heartbroken to hear that Herbie passed away very suddenly this evening whilst running. My thoughts and love go to Mel and Ian. Run free fella - taken too soon - run with the angels xxxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 10 Sep 19:46



What a busy day! Eve went off to her new home this morning and Dandy came back from his trial - we call it a holiday for him though! Great news to hear Jewel - now called Molly is doing well after going to her new home at the weekend and Barney was reserved. A viewing too and a visit from Luna who was homed a few years ago... she is looking great. Thanks to Lorna, Sara, Paul and Aime for walking today too.

The kennel renovation is coming along well and the 'Red Kennel' is now looking very swish! The Yellow kennel is next in line!

We are wishing Ray and Val a bon voyage as they are off to Spain until April and they will be very much missed as Ray has been a regular volunteer at the kennels and Ray and Val have helped with many of the Daybreaks greys with fostering and post ops.... Good luck Ray and Val - you will be very much missed xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 04 Sep 11:47



We have had several van loads of duvets donated from Birmingham University. Some of these duvets have only been used for a couple of months throughout the Summer by students so they are virtually brand new. If you would like some duvets for your dogs, please feel free to pop along and help yourself as we have so many we are having trouble storing them! We are not asking for anything for them, but if you wanted to make a token donation that would be very much appreciated. xxxx ps massive thanks to Martin and Mary for going to fetch them.... it has kept them very fit loading and unloading!

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by poppysmum

Saturday 01 Sep 20:56



I am celebrating my first anniversary of going to Daybreaks today, and just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ruth and everyone there, coming and walking and caring for the lovely greys has helped keep me sane this year as I have been having a very stressful time at work. lots of love to you all. xxx

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by Admin

Tuesday 28 Aug 14:38



Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust would like to make it clear that the Birmingham Greyhound Protection Group on Facebook has been set up by a former Trust volunteer and it is in no way connected with Perry Barr RGT, Daybreaks Kennels or the national Retired Greyhound Trust charity. I hope this clears up any confusion that there has been recently.

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by medaftboutdogs

Wednesday 22 Aug 09:57



So sad for you all, Bobby has gone to a better place and you were so brave to help him on his way at the right time. Love & thoughts t & 3

by sarah

Tuesday 21 Aug 22:24



Zoe, if there was only something I could say .... It seems so little to send all of our love to you and Steve, but love and hugs to you both. I have a memory of Bobby when u took me into the kitchen at DB to show me what a brave boy he was x x Cuddles Bobby Boy u had a lovely life with mommy and daddy - thank goodness u found them and they always did right and the best for you including the most awful decision that had to be made today - hope they start to feel brave again soon x

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by crackercharlieX

Tuesday 21 Aug 22:16



Sending all my love to u both. I feel very privileged to have spent time at the kennels getting to know Bobby n watching him go from a nervous, shy boy to a confident lad around me who loved his fuss n loved me giving him food even more. He spent many a day at the kennels curled up next to my boys n I had the great pleasure of having my picture taken with him n Avi for a photo shoot. He was a very special boy n I am so gutted for u both I know u loved him so much n he loved u loads in return. RIP Bobby Belle Love u loads Sara, cracker n Charlie . X

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by Zoe

Tuesday 21 Aug 21:42



Just a quick thank you to everyone who left a message about Bobby. He slipped away in our arms this morning with all of the poise and grace he lived his life with. I know he was much loved by many of the Daybreaks family and would like you all to take comfort in that his last day with us was a beautiful one, if heartbreaking. He could always make anything seem special. Again thank you, we really do take comfort in your words. Love Zoe and Steve

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by Deb

Tuesday 21 Aug 18:22



i hope the kennels have missed the massive thunderstorm and rain we are having in Kings Heath at present.

by Deb

Tuesday 21 Aug 14:26



Thinking of you and all the love you have both given Bobby over the years.love Debbie and little Millie x

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Tuesday 21 Aug 13:29



Thinking of you Zoe and Steve. Take care. Mand x

by LindaPaul

Tuesday 21 Aug 13:08



Dear Zoe and Steve... you will be very much in our thoughts. It is a very brave decision you have taken but I am sure you have lots of happy memories of your precious Bobby which will hopefully keep you going through the dark times. Love to you all, Linda, Paul, Lola & Lena xxxx

by tiggersmum

Tuesday 21 Aug 09:40



Oh no, how sad :( Sending Zoe, Steve and everyone who knows Bobby big hugs as he's helped on his way- he doesn't leave you- he just moves sideways. Julie x

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 21 Aug 09:39



Dear Zoe & Steve, so very sad to hear about Bobby. I will be thinking of you all today. Lots of love Kate & Twiggy. xxx

by Winniethepooh

Tuesday 21 Aug 08:46



So very sorry to hear this news about Bobby.

by skinnyme

Tuesday 21 Aug 08:39



My heart is breaking for Zoe and Steve, Words cannot express how I feel. Run free beautiful, handsome boy we will miss you. Xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 21 Aug 08:10



We have an extremely busy day ahead.... the Pet Blood Bank are visiting today so we will have lots of visiting pet dogs doing their brave bit. We also have 2 viewings, a new arrival and Fire and Joe are off to the vets for their rabies jabs and to start their pet passport ready for France also Red (who is out on foster at the moment) is coming to visit.

On an extremely very sad note, I am going with Zoe and Steve with their very precious greyhound Bobby to help him on his journey to Rainbow Bridge. He has osteosarcoma and it is time to let him slip away from the pain. My thoughts are with Zoe and Steve today - I know how hard the decision is to make and how heart renching it is to let a very precious member of your family go.... all my love, Ruth xxxxxxxx

by skinnyme

Sunday 19 Aug 19:32



Erm! That could be me! Ring me tomorrow.

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 19 Aug 12:50



Is there anyone in the Bromsgrove area who could assist with walking a very gentle greyhound next week (from 25th August to 1st September). If you think you can help, please give me a call at the kennels. Many thanks. Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 10 Aug 12:02



Whoo-hoo!!!! We have a bunch of very lucky dogs at Daybreaks! Burns have donated a load of extra scrummy sachets of moist food to go with their dinners. They are already fed on the Burns Pork and Potato which they love so they are in for a real treat! Thank you Burns x

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by LadyVictoria

Thursday 09 Aug 09:31



Ruth, you are this little girls Guardian angel! xxx

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by goldi&ruby's-mum

Thursday 09 Aug 08:03



Welcome little one, looking forward to piccies xxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 09 Aug 06:36



I'm setting off in a minute to meet the Irish transporter at Corley motorway services who is bringing a little black and white girl across from Northern Ireland. We currently have 9 girls on our waiting list, 7 are in season and 2 are waiting to be speyed so this is why I can help this one in particular. I have been told she had been in the pound in Carrickfergus since April and due to a large intake of dogs, she was at risk of being PTS - I am so pleased we can help her :-)

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by DuleekDandy

Monday 06 Aug 14:55



Oh goodness me, how awful! Hope she is safe and soon found....poor puppies missing their Mummy too :-( xx

by LadyVictoria

Monday 06 Aug 14:22



Hope she is found safe and well. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 06 Aug 12:53



I know this is not related to a greyhound but someone who has adopted from us is appealing for help. Yesterday afternoon in the storms, a 2 year old small Whippet bolted from her home in Tanworth in Arden. She has 7 week old puppies at home and the family as desperate to find her. She is a brindle girl with a white stripe up her nose between her eyes. If you have any information, please give me a call at the kennels on 0121 782 7702. Sadly she is not microchipped and does not have a collar on.

Because of this, we are reminding people to ensure that their dog wears a collar with an ID tag on and if they are not microchipped, please bring them along to Daybreaks where we can chip a greyhound for free.

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by songbird

Sunday 05 Aug 15:57



Storm would like to share the experience of living by the sea with all of her ex-Daybreaks doggy friends:
Self-contained doublebed/sitting room (sleeps 2) with en-suite, kitchen/breakfast room & courtyard garden. Pretty N. Devon village with dog friendly pubs, cafes, beaches & fantastic walks nearby.
***£50 off if you bring a Greyhound!***
For more info: tracy.nicholson965@btinternet.com

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 04 Aug 12:56



WOW! That was quick! Thanks to Derry's owners :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 04 Aug 11:57



Before I go out to buy another - does anyone have a microwave they do not want any more? The one we use at the kennels had died and we are without now! If you do, please give me a call on 0121 782 7702. Many thanks - Ruth

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 01 Aug 12:36



I have had Lucy's owner contact me asking if I can let owners know the danger of letting their dogs run in long grass on his behalf as he does not have access to a computer. Lucy unfortunately had a long piece of grass get stuck in her eye and of course there are the dangers of what can be hidden in long grass. Thank you Andrew for letting us know.

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 24 Jul 19:21



Very very sad news today to hear that Jess (aka Dent) lost her battle with bone cancer. She came to visit us yesterday and it was lovely to see her and I gave her lots of kisses and cuddles. My heart has broken for her and for her lovely owner Catherine too who is broken hearted.

Sending massive hugs to Catherine, Jess' mum who has gone through so much over the last few months helping her battle bone cancer and doing everything she could to help her.

Run free at Rainbow Bridge special girl..... I will miss you.... forgive me for calling you Dent.... but you had an amazing dent in your little head from crashing into the barrier at the track which resulted in your retirement many years ago. All my love - I am so very very sad.....

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by kallie

Saturday 21 Jul 20:15



RIP Ziggy, and all my love to you Ruth and Robbie for yet again putting yourself through the pain of losing a hound..xxxx

by michelleandbertie

Saturday 21 Jul 19:11



Sorry posted before I could finish doh!

All we wanted to say in our short time of knowing Ruth and with the support of her husband what special people they are, a lot of dogs and their owners owe them a great debt of gratitude.

Having only had to take one dog to the vet for his final visit, I am not sure that I have the emotional strength and could undertake some of the tasks that Ruth and Rob cope with.

Lots of licks and thanks.

May your great work continue.

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by michelleandbertie

Saturday 21 Jul 19:00



I am sure Ziggy was a special hound, they all are !

But Ruth and Rob are the upmost special people, how you cope emotionall

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by DuleekDandy

Saturday 21 Jul 12:51



It's always heartbreaking to see a dog suffer and to have to make a decision, but I am sure he was reassured to be held in loving arms at the end. RIP Ziggy xx

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by Foggie

Saturday 21 Jul 09:58



It's always so sad but good that you could be there to help Ziggy at the end. xx

by poppysmum

Saturday 21 Jul 06:05



I am so sorry Ruth, sending lots of love to you all, RIP Ziggy, run free at the rainbow bridge. xxx

by fatharry

Friday 20 Jul 23:36



I am sure Ziggy was very grateful for all you and Rob have done for him,also his foster mum for helping her through it. Thanks for being there in times of need even when it hurts, thinking of you all tonight xx

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by crackercharlieX

Friday 20 Jul 22:30



RIP Ziggy. U were a very special boy n I'm so happy that ur last couple of years were spent in such a fabulous lovin home. X

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 20 Jul 22:05



I am so very sad - I said goodbye to a wonderful, gentle greyhound called Ziggy this evening. He was brought to Daybreaks a couple of years ago when Social Services had to step in. Ziggy arrived in a very sorry state and had to have all his teeth removed. He stopped at our house for a long time until we could find him a foster home.

Sadly his legs had become too old and he was struggling and his foster mum asked if I could take him to the vets tonight. At almost 13, Robbie and I cuddled him as he slipped away - my heart has broken as he was a very special boy but we could not let him suffer. Run free beautiful x I will miss you so much xxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Monday 16 Jul 10:48



We have been offered some blankets from a kind supporter in Smethwick. If anyone local is able to collect them for me, I would be most grateful. Please let me know if you can help.

by billy-pixie-fizz

Tuesday 10 Jul 19:54



The Stratford walk on Sunday the 15th July will start now from the New Inn @ Clifford Chambers. Sat nav users postcode CV37 8HR, on the B4632. Approx one mile from Stratford. Meet @ 10.30 am ready to walk for 11.00 am. Our normal venue has racing taking place. Companian Vets staff from Pets at Home Stratford and there customers will be joining us for the walk and will be giving away goody bags. All owners and dogs very welcome to join us. (Or even if you don't have a dog please come and join in) many thanks.

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 08 Jul 04:52



Extremely grateful thanks to the volunteers who helped me yesterday, in particular Ray who came with me to the warehouse (a very early 7am start) as Robbie (my Husband) is still ill and those who helped walk the dogs despite the awful weather. Also to Sarah, Mark and Dana who helped with the feeding - the day was absolutely hectic! Thank you also for the get well wishes for Robbie - it has been a difficult week for me but with the support of everyone, it has made it much easier. Thank you so much xxx

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by Deb

Saturday 07 Jul 20:33



I find a sharp no and lie down or on your bed works unless mine is deasperate for the loo. Usually former does the trick especially if she is ignored and is given no fuss or cuddles.

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 07 Jul 18:17



Hi John/Mary, try increasing his walks to really tire him out! This might help. Also what are you feeding him on?

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by john/mary

Saturday 07 Jul 10:29



Hi Patch our new grey doing well but still waking up very early for the past week. Anyone out there with tips to help us please? Sleeps in bedroom in corner which is darkened... John/Mary great barr....

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 06 Jul 07:29



I have been given a gorgeous greyhound book to help me raise funds for the renovation. We are going to do an auction, and the highest bid entered by 6pm on 29th July through the Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust Facebook page will be the winner!

The winner can collect the book from Daybreaks Kennels or I can post. Happy bidding!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/15539565263/

ps if you dont go on to Facebook, let me have your bids and I will post on Facebook for you x

by LadyVictoria

Friday 29 Jun 13:38



I hope everything has dried out today. x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Jun 11:07



The storm has been so heavy, two kennels in the bottom block have flooded and we've had to move the dogs out as the drains couldn't cope with the amount of rain. All the dogs have remained very calm and settled which is good. We are keeping our fingers crossed for news about Berry.

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Jun 10:27



URGENT PLEASE HELP! Berry the greyhound has escaped in the storms in the Bromsgrove area. If you are in the area and can help search, please give me a call. 0121 782 7702

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 28 Jun 08:03



Hi Caroline, I have emailed you about Max xxxxx

It is with great sadness to hear of the very sudden passing of Lisa (Knockeen Jackpee) following a massive brain trauma/stroke. She was a fantastic character and affectionately known as Lisa Diva Dawg! Run free lovely girl xxxx

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by carolineMaxGracie

Tuesday 26 Jun 11:56



Ruth when you first homed Max did you find his tattoo on the web. I have looked for SS XLS comes up as not found, just wondered who he is. Can you please help or any one else. Thanks

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 20 Jun 13:07



Very sorry to hear of the loss of Sparkle, Sunny and Tilly. Thinking of their owners at this sad time. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 19 Jun 22:21



It is with great sadness that today I heard of the passing of Sparkle (Brooklawn Spark) - she was just 8..... so very sad and my thoughts are with her owners. Also hugs go to the owners of Sunny (Tomorrows Press) and Tilly (Glenske Jenny) who are now running free x

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 19 Jun 21:54



Yay! We are officially open again! A MASSIVE thank you to Joe, Steve, Michael and Ray for spending so much time working on the improvements to the kennels. Also thank you to Jill for taking the calls and helping me clean yesterday ready to open today. Also massive thanks to all those who have fostered - this will hopefully help the greys who have had a holiday with you, find a home quicker :-)

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by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 17 Jun 09:54



Luna, Lyric and Ruby arrived yesterday safely at Bark Inn Kennels where the dogs are currently being looked after in the capable hands of Michelle and her team whilst the kennels undergoes maintenance work. We are hoping to transfer all the dogs back on Tuesday - it will be great to see Daybreaks 'alive' again :-)

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Thursday 14 Jun 17:02



Sounds very exciting, can't wait to visit and admire!!!

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 14 Jun 13:24



Glad to hear the work is going well, can't wait to see all the improvements. So pleased Red and Kylie are doing well. xxx

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 14 Jun 13:01



You won't recognise the place when you get back Ruth! Are you planning a grand opening, complete with big red ribbon and extra large scissors?!!! Mand x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 14 Jun 06:55



I have been told that the kennels work is nicely in progress - new sink and worktop in the kitchen, the walls in the kennel are being covered with plastic boarding to make it easier to clean (and less hazardous when their tails wag) and the new drainage channels are in progress. Thanks to Ray, Steve, Michael and Joe who are making this happen - can't wait to see it all.

Luna, Lyric and Ruby will finally be arriving into the Trust tomorrow and Michelle at Bark Inn Kennels has kindly agreed to take them until we re-open on Tuesday. I have been told all the Daybreaks greys are enjoying their break at Bark Inn and all those in foster are doing well.

Red had a check up on his broken leg too yesterday and is doing well and it is great news that Kylie is recovering nicely from her mastitis in the loving care of Val and Ray.

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by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Thursday 07 Jun 06:57



Good luck with the refurb...... Hope all goes smoothly!

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 02 Jun 06:25



Would you like to foster while Daybreaks is closed for refurbishment from 8th - 18th June? If you are interested, I have a couple of greys I think would benefit from a 'holiday' and a little extra TLC! If you think you can help please give me a call on 0121 782 7702. Everything they need will be supplied.

by LadyVictoria

Friday 01 Jun 13:27



Thinking of Bruce's owners at this sad time. God bless Bruce. xxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Friday 01 Jun 05:51



It was with great sadness I heard yesterday that Bruce (Paid Boss) was PTS due to heart failure. Run free Bruce x

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 28 May 18:51



Massive thanks go to everyone who has helped to cover the kennels whilst I have spent some time with my sister who has been visiting for 10 days from Japan. I only see her every two years so to have much valued time with my sister has been fabulous. Special thanks go to Jill who has helped so much especially with a crazy Saturday of 5 homings - I felt quite bad not being there to help!

The dogs have been kept cool in this very hot weather by the fabulous Easidri coats I bought with the Daybreaks Trust Charity money donated. They keep the dogs cool without getting them wet and have been a godsend! For those of you who have asked about them - here is their website: www.easidri.com

I have started writing the Autumn/Winter issue of the Grapevine newsletter - if you have any articles you would like me to include, please let me know asap at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk

Ruth x

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by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 24 May 11:58



For all of you who have asked for rain macs - they are being shipped on Tuesday 29th so should be with us very soon!

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 May 16:21



Thank you Jayne, I am grateful for your offer. She is arriving at the weekend so will be in touch xxxxx

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by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 23 May 14:23



I am appealing desperately for a foster home for a few weeks for a greyhound called Sue who was rehomed from Daybreaks in September 2008. Sadly her owner has been rushed into hospital and is unable to look after her. It is not known at the moment how long her owner will be in hospital but it is expected to be a several weeks with rehab to follow. If you think you can help, please give me (Ruth) a call on 0121 782 7702. She is 8 years old.

by LadyVictoria

Friday 11 May 13:24



So sad to hear three more beautiful Greyhounds are no longer with us, sending lots of love to the owners of Frankie,
Honey and Georgia. xxxx

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Friday 11 May 12:50



I totally agree Jill! Our first introduction to beautiful Greyhounds was at one of the roadshows. After my initial reluctance at such BIG dogs, I began to actively seek out roadshows and remember speaking to Paul and Jill at length. It's ironic that they were eventually our home-checkers! Now, I want to be able to give something back to the people and organisation who have introduced me to my precious boy Gent and pocket rocket Emily (ooh, little heart squeeze and lump in throat) and we love talking to people at the very roadshows that we first visited. The Greys at Daybreaks are indeed very lucky to be looked after and loved by such wonderful people, who give their time freely and without question, until an equally wonderful person decides to take them into their hearts and their homes. You are all so amazing and I'm blessed to be able to say that some of you have become very good friends - not bad considering we just stopped to stroke a couple of dogs in Mell Square! Love to you all. Mand x

by skinnyme

Thursday 10 May 22:36



Thank goodness the downs are always out weighed by the ups. Every grey that steps over the threshold at Daybreaks are very lucky, they are the reason we do what we do, standing in the rain at roadshows, talking to various groups and doing what we can to help at the kennels, there is no greater feeling than seeing our beautiful dogs going to loving forever homes. Ruth you are amazing, never forget that.

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 10 May 22:14



I have had a day of very sad news hearing of the passing of Frankie, Honey and Georgia. My thoughts and love go to all those who loved and knew these precious greys.

Honey stands mostly in my mind - a little grey who I nursed after a problem with her spey one Christmas many years ago where we nearly lost her - hence I take every post op girl home now..... a few tears have been shed......

On a positive note, we are homing really well and the lovely family adopting Grace and Monty came up today to sign the paperwork prior to their adoption on Saturday (they know how busy we get at weekends!) and a reservation finally for Hesky - YAYYYYY and Eagle :-) The downs are outweighed by the ups and this is what keeps me going xxxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Monday 09 Apr 13:54



WOW, what a morning, visited the kennels to buy food, bit of a pedicure and a general munch of any greys in need! Met the lovely Stephers, who not only walked Hammy but took him home, what a lucky boy. Then, oh my goodness could my morning get any better, oh yes. I met Ina with her very handsome 3 boys, the amazing Toby who just looked so good of health and Rossi n Mckenzie who were just adorable, and then to cap it all toby has got himself a girlfriend, Daisy!!
Mustn't forget Fi who was there with Charlie and her Princess Lucy, how girlie did she look with her purple coat n everything else pink!!
Oh and BIG THANKS to Ruth for pedicure, you see Gold can behave,and the advise for both girls, invaluable as ever. Enjoy your life tomorrow!!!
Love Mandy, Gold & Ruby xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 08 Apr 12:36



Josie, one of the children of the family who have just reserved Tia picked the following winners for our raffle:
Daybreaks Easter Raffle - the winner of the holiday in Padstow was Esther and Duncan Fewkes, 2nd prize of £50 to spend at Daybreaks was Vicky Tate and 3rd prize of £25 to spend at Daybreaks was Nesta Wood.

The Easter Hamper 1st prize was won by Bernie, 2nd was Rosie Plackowski and 3rd was Susan Barrett.

Many thanks to everyone who entered. The Daybreaks Draw raised an amazing £465 and the Easter raffle raised a fabulous £130. All the money will be put towards the improvements planned at Daybreaks this Summer.

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Thursday 05 Apr 12:58



Get down there Deb!!! He might let you have her! :0) xxxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Thursday 05 Apr 12:45



Have the girls arrived, hope all ok and they are settling in ok, hope they are still there next week.
Hugs and cuddles to both xx

by Deb

Thursday 05 Apr 07:55



Must get down to see these girls but I think I had better be quick.Beautiful Irish rescues dont tend to hang about and I am sure they will have homes soon.
The husband(one dog only man) is really taken with Mia.

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 05 Apr 06:37



Sooo excited... Off to Corley services on the M6 in a short while to collect Coco & Mia the two girls who have had a long journey from Ireland. They started their travels yesterday morning so will be shattered I guess. Big comfy beds and a bath await them!

by honey'smom

Saturday 31 Mar 15:13



Woo Hoo! Honey's "Auntie" Ruth in the Journal telling everyone how wonderful our greys are. I say you should not live in Sutton unless you have a greyhound - what a lovely place it would be to live! See you all tomorrow. XX

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 31 Mar 11:26



Many thanks Maccas mum - it is already brought positive interest to the kennels - fingers crossed we find some homes for our greys :-)

by maccasmum

Friday 30 Mar 20:42



Just read your wonderful article in the Journal - hope it sparks even more interest in rehoming these wonderful dogs. As I type Macca is following his usual evening routine, snoozing on his bed until he goes outside, comes back in for his dental stick then goes back to bed. it is such a privilege to share a home with him.

by Deb

Wednesday 28 Mar 19:05



Hope you fell better soon you spend so much time looking after the babies at Daybreaks that I wonder if you sometimes forget to look after yourself.
Hope Robbie is being attentive!

by Foggie

Wednesday 28 Mar 12:08



Hi Ruth, a get well message from Maggie, Misty and (M)Arty.Marty sends an extra big cuddle too---for such a big black handsome boy he's a real cuddle monster. He and Misty went free running with Sally last Sunday and loved it. Have you tried echinacea drops for when you are under par--it helps to build your immune system. Hope you are soon better xx

by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 28 Mar 09:27



Hi Ruth, so sorry to hear you are not feeling too good, but I have just read somehthing that will cheer you up....the wonderful article about you and Daybreaks in the April edition of the Journal! A friend at work gave it to me, It is great. Get well soon, love Kate and Twiggy xxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Wednesday 28 Mar 09:07



What FANTASTIC volunteers there are at Daybreaks. You are STARS!!! xxxxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Wednesday 28 Mar 09:06



Hope you fell beta soon, you need to relax in the sunshine with your crew! take care Mandy, Gold n Ruby(Joan) xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 28 Mar 08:25



Just want to say a massive thanks to Sarah & Jill for covering the kennels yesterday and for Ray collecting Nibs from the vets.

Also thanks to Kerry & Sara for covering today and to Bob who is taking Jed and Belle off for their ops today.

I am still off my feet feeling awful so another day in bed and hopefully can bounce back tomorrow.

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 25 Mar 08:24



I know it is very short notice but I have a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for the Severn Valley Railway which expires 27th March - free to a good home if anyone wants to collect it from the kennels today :-) Just give me a call 0121 782 7702

by billy-pixie-fizz

Monday 19 Mar 13:42



Hi. Isn't it a pain. Thats what I am going to do now, is stick to pavements near roads, rather than pretty park places. Dosen't seem fair!! Well this is a classic, (not at the park) that happened to me only yesterday. Sorry to keep going on.... but we had a boxer run over to us, I shouted at the owner please get your dog, mine are not friendly!! Couldn't believe what she said.... Sorry my fault she said, my dog is deaf. For god sake how can you recall that then!! I was actually lost for words. Luckily it wasen't fluffly or small, and the Greys just had a sniff at her, and a few barks. xxx

by rubyjojomyles!!

Monday 19 Mar 10:36



I thought it was just me, but I wont take Myles and Jo into our lovely local park, I got so fed up with other dogs just running riot. Myles proper gets the wind up him which sets Jo off and its just not worth the stress for them or me. I now walk around the block, as Emma says, at least then other dogs tend to be on leads and under control! I had been feeling guilty!

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 18 Mar 10:28



We have been donated a lovely Harrods hamper which we are raffling today..... if you are stuck for something for your mum.... come and buy a ticket - you may just be lucky!

by kallie

Thursday 15 Mar 08:54



my thoughts are with Brenda's family and friends today...RIP Brenda, it was a privilege to have known you. xxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 15 Mar 03:07



It is going to be a very sad day today as it is Brenda's funeral. For those of you who knew Brenda who helped at the kennels and raffle nights, she is finally at peace after her long battle with cancer. A wonderful, caring friend who will be very much missed..... Sleep tight Brenda xxxxx

by billy-pixie-fizz

Monday 12 Mar 16:17



So glad, it isn't just me. This was not in a park it was round a pool where I live! So annoying. Pixie did actually take a chunk out the dog, but because it was furry, she just had a mouth full of hair. I muzzle Fizz because she hates anything with four legs! Emma like you I only first muzzled her to put people coming by us. A lot of good this did. Anyway may we all continue to enjoy our walks despite inconsiderate folk!! x

by Emma

Monday 12 Mar 15:51



I couldn't agree more - I think it is so rude and inconsiderate of owners of ANY size/breed of dog to allow theirs to run riot. Like Sharon, I too have given up walking in our local parks - at least on the pavements dogs are usually on their leads. Kevin and Sadie are not bothered in the slightest and actually quite like saying hello, but Moo is terrified of other dogs having been attacked several times. I used to muzzle her - not because I thought she would retaliate (infact I'm 100% confident she wouldn't) but rather in the hope it would serve as a warning to other owners... invariably it didn't :0( When we had Frankie back in November I decided not to bother with the park and our walks are so much more relaxed now. I just wish other owners would think a bit more and respect other people's requests for a wide berth regardless of the reason. Apart from not knowing how your dog reacts, they don't know if your dog has a medical condition or has just had surgery etc etc

by medaftboutdogs

Monday 12 Mar 09:29



I've had this experience too. Reubes got a fluffy by the throat. Luckily it was very fluffy poodle type so no damage done, except my mum in law was dragged across grass by Reubes. She shouted lots of warnings to the other dog owner too - who said, "Oh my dog loves greyhounds". Makes you laugh eh?

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Sunday 11 Mar 19:41



Oh Mandy how I sympathise, though Gold does want to eat them she wants to get as far away as possible!! She cries n shakes n you just get "Oh but mine wants to play" Well poor gold DOES NOT!! Thankfully she is getting better now we've got Ruby who just loves to say hello! So please, please put your dogs on leads!! Glad to here the outcome was not grisley Mandy(mum to Gold n Ruby)

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Sunday 11 Mar 18:14



Hi Mandy, i find it equally irritating, when your dogs are on leans and dogs without leads come flying over, One of mine was bitten today by a Staffy of its lead, and the (Drunken) had no control over his dog at all! How frustrating!! Its people like that that have gotten staffies bad publicity!!!Grrrr..Thankfully my charlie seems ok, and i have had a thorough check!! Grrrr.. Rant over too!! xxx

by karenb

Sunday 11 Mar 17:20



Our encounters with small fluffy's usually start with;
Me... "Can you call your dog back please"
Owner of the small fluffy...."He's only come to say hello"
Me....."My dogs don't do hello"
Owner of small fluffy...." he/she will be fine"
Me...." Not if my dogs EAT him".....
this is usually followed by a very quick dash by said owner of the fluffy to get him/her out of harms way.
......failing this I keep a fully loaded water pistol in my pocket, which has been used on many occassion.......
We went on a Waseley walk a few years ago and one very stupid fluffy ower thought she'd let fluffy off lead amongst eighty or so greyhounds just before they started the walk..........talk about chaos, and the owner was totally oblivious as she then went for a coffee......duh!

by SharonMolly&Reggie

Sunday 11 Mar 16:29



I totally agree with you I have stopped taking my dogs to the local park because of this reason. Other peoples dogs running all over the place while you have your dogs on a lead and under control!! Some people make me so annoyed!!!!

by spencer68

Sunday 11 Mar 14:33



hi mand i know the feeling! this so annoys me , ellie is agressive with other breeds of dogs big or small and she is a big grey to handle when she lunges at these dogs that are running around and then run up to her to check her out! i have asked other dog onwers to keep there dog away from her but you allways get the same reply " oh it's ok it is freindly" well mine is not! and she gets so stressed.I allways have ellie muzzled and i am on my gaurd as sometimes these doggies appear from no where. ann and ellie-may.x

by billy-pixie-fizz

Sunday 11 Mar 10:46



I have just got to share this with other Greyhound owners, So cross! Does any one else dread it when a fluffy dog NOT on a lead comes running up to you? I shout at the owner, please put your dog on the lead. He replies "It's ok she is friendly"!!! Well mine are not I reply back, trying to hold back three of them, all going for the kill of this fluffy small dog. All I can say is so glad mine were all on the lead, and Fizz was muzzled. Else there could have been one dead dog. For god sake fluffy and small dog owners, these Greyhounds former job was to chase Fluffies, please keep your dogs on the lead. Or control them when they run off! RANT OVER.

by Jenni

Wednesday 29 Feb 10:58



Hi Ruth,
It's here www.facebook.com/PerryBarrRGT - anyone can post and you just have to like the page to see the content.
Cheers
Jenni

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 29 Feb 06:43



Check our new facebook page - www.facebook.com/Perry-Barr-Retired-Greyhound-Trust

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 25 Feb 10:53



If anyone is at a loose end today..... do you fancy coming to walk our greys in the sunshine! We are DESPERATE for volunteers! :-)

by Deb

Tuesday 21 Feb 14:32



I have spent the morning at the Kennels today and would like to make a plea to anyone who is thinking of rehoming a dog to consider Shane,Stevie and Arty.These boys are adoreable but seem to be overlooked as they are big black boys.They love company enjoy their walks,love lots of fuss and now need a home and family they can call their own. It is shame they are still in kennels and must be getting fed up with being over looked.If you are looking for a dog come down and take a peek you wont be disappointed.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 15 Feb 18:26



We have raised £942.50 towards the care of Hope, Lizzie and Faith.... please help me raise the target of £1000..... we are so close! http://www.justgiving.com/3luckygirls

by julie

Wednesday 01 Feb 18:15



Done..x

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 01 Feb 16:27



I have the offer of some blankets from a lady in Handworth Wood. Is there anyone who could collect them for me? Please give me a call - Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 01 Feb 12:37



We have two gorgeous girls arriving today straight from the vets where they have been speyed. Tess is a 24kg little black girl and Emma is pretty brindle :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 01 Feb 12:19



Hi Julie, do you think you could email it across. Many thanks x

by julie

Wednesday 01 Feb 11:05



Hi Ruth, was Deans poem any good, hint hint!!

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 31 Jan 18:44



I am finalising the next issue of the Grapevine newsletter. If anyone would like to contribute, the deadline is this Friday. I look forward to hearing from you! (email me at ruth.boswell@rgtperrybarr.co.uk)

by skinnyme

Saturday 28 Jan 23:58



Hi Mand, no there isn't a ball this year. Jill

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Saturday 28 Jan 22:10



Does anyone know if there's a Midland Greyhound Ball planned again this year? Mand x

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Friday 27 Jan 09:04



Big dilema this mornin, who gets todays cuddle, Stevie with his inquisitve face, Doc with those sad sad eyes, Susie, oh I so want to bring you home or Gorgoeus George? Tricky tricky tricky, going to have to do 1potato 2potato! Hold on in their you lot n will give you all real cuddles tomorrow, Right here goes it's going too.....Steviexxxxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Friday 27 Jan 08:31



Mornin Ruth, hope all is ok at kennels with those gorgeous greys! We need to pop over tomorrow, if thats ok, to pick up some food for Gold, she has burns. Are there still tickets for a wild night too? Sadly hubby coming too so I can't bring a friend home for Gold, any help with this tricky problem would be greatly recieved! hopefully see you tomorrow x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 27 Jan 07:41



My day started at 7am at the kennels to get Lucy and Bally off to the vets in Tamworth for 8am. Lucy had a tooth removed and Bally was castrated. We had a viewing for David resulting in him being reserved and a handsome new arrival with George. Becky's new owners collected her from our house yesterday evening as they couldn't get to the kennels til late. I was sad to see her go as she has stopped with us since Sunday because of her being speyed but equally happy as she is going to a wonderful home. Jester who is also stopping with us is starting to put on weight and wagging his tail more. We are just working at his toilet training!

by lichfield_sam

Tuesday 24 Jan 17:20



its was a very busy day yesterday, i was just happy to help :) xx

by LindaPaul

Tuesday 24 Jan 16:32



Lots of love and hugs to the greys who are under the weather at the moment. Hope they will all be feeling much better very soon. Special cuddle for Lucy who we took to the show in October last year. She really needs a home now - can't believe no-one has fallen for her yet.xxx

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 24 Jan 13:20



Sending lots of love to Jester, Arty, Polly and Lucy hope they will all be feeling better soon. xxxx

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Monday 23 Jan 21:25



Oh my god!! my poor little princess, and little Jester too! hugs to all of them xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 23 Jan 20:29



What a busy day! We took 4 of the Daybreaks greys to Andre the vet. We had to take poor Jester as he is not doing too well following his dental on Friday. He has lost quite a bit of weight and isn't wanting to eat much. Unfortunately he has blood in his urine indicating a kidney infection so he is now on antibiotics and had a B12 injection to help with his weight.

Also to go to the vets was Arty as he has been limping since Friday. He had a small puncture wound on his pad which I have keeping an eye on but hestill wouldn't weight bear today and he has an infection in his pad so antibiotics have been started.

Next to be seen was poor Polly - another grey bumped into her whilst wearing a muzzle and her eye has become swollen and filled with blood :-(((( Eye drops on the go and Andre feels she should be ok by tomorrow (fingers crossed)

Last to be seen was the lovely Lucy. Despite constant efforts to help her teeth, she is going to lose some more on Thursday and has been started on antibiotics to help her gums.

Becky was taken to Fivelands for her spey and has recovered really well. She is currently fast asleep on a big comfy bed at ours. As Jester is so poorly, I brought him home and he has finally settled - I think it is time to sit down and have a glass of red!

by Lauramc

Thursday 19 Jan 21:53



We could maybe foster while I'm off work hun. x

by rosierecorder

Thursday 19 Jan 21:27



We could foster someone that would get on with Joey? If Sue is used to being left during the day she might fit in quite well? We can keep cats and dog seperate so not too much of a bother, but obv maybe not a dog that was totally cat hating!!

by skinnyme

Thursday 19 Jan 21:12



I could foster a cat friendly

by kallie

Thursday 19 Jan 20:44



if you have got one that could be left with the boys when i am working then i could have one for a while to help out although being in Derby does make it harder for me to get them to kennels so they are available for viewing, however i could look after Joe for a while to make some space at your house if it helps at all???xxxx

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Thursday 19 Jan 18:40



Still trying babes xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 19 Jan 17:05



As you can see, we are full to bursting at Daybreaks and hence the extra's are coming home with me! If anyone can offer a short term foster home or even better - a permanent home..... please give me a call!

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 18 Jan 20:57



I have just got back from visiting Ziggy. Some of you will remember 2 years ago we looked after Dylan and Ziggy when their owner had some health issues. The owner took Dylan back home when she was better but Ziggy found a new home at 11 years old.

Ziggy is now 13 and is doing fantastically well. Thanks go to Mrs Palmer who has been looking after him.

by crackercharlieX

Tuesday 17 Jan 18:32



Hi skinny me, aka aunty Jill. Wen u say some r abit looney, I'm guessing ur on about everyone who volunteers except me of course lol. N very well done Ruth. Uve done so much for all these greys, the kennels n the support u give is amazing n not forgetting how much u hav helped t change my life n given me something I really enjoy bein part of after havin been thru such a lot b4 I found u n daybreaks n of course all the other fantastic people that make daybreaks n the rgt so special. Ur ace, luv ya and thankyou. X

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 17 Jan 13:18



That's brilliant, well done Ruth! Kate and Twiggy xxxx

by Emma

Tuesday 17 Jan 11:24



Well done - it just goes to show that entering these things is always worth a try :0)

by skinnyme

Tuesday 17 Jan 10:55



Massive well done Ruth, and also to everyone who makes volunteering at Daybreaks such a wonderful experience couldn't meet a nicer bunch of people ( some are a bit loony though!!) xx

by tiggersslave

Tuesday 17 Jan 10:50



Wow Ruth that's fabulous and very well deserved :) Well done :)
Jools xx

by billy-pixie-fizz

Tuesday 17 Jan 10:12



Well done Ruth. Couldn't have gone to a nicer person. You sooooooo derserve it and more. You and your helpers do a fantastic job. xxxx

by susy

Tuesday 17 Jan 08:43



Congratulations to Ruth, lovely news.

Sylv, John & The New Icemaid Clan

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 16 Jan 20:30



Grateful thanks to Emma who nominated me and anyone else who did. The award really goes to everyone who helps in any way, shape or form to help the greyhounds. We couldn't do what we do without each other.

by kallie

Monday 16 Jan 20:02



well done Ruth that's a bit of lovely news...:-) xxxx

by goldi&ruby's-mum

Monday 16 Jan 18:45



What fantastic news, it's well deserved, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Love The Pearec Family

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 16 Jan 17:55



OMG! I have just received a phone call to say that I am one of 10 UK winners to receive a community champion award through Beafeater Restaurants. They couldn't tell me who nominated me but I want to say a massive massive thank you for recognising the work I do at Daybreaks and to help me continue to do it xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 01 Jan 13:19



Hi there, yes, I am at the kennels today and tomorrow if you want to pop along! x

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Sunday 01 Jan 13:14



Hi Ruth. Are you at the kennels today or tomorrow. We going to pop up to collect our hamper of goodies (yum, yum, thanks Claire and Evie), but we wanted a chat for a bit of advice on post-op care after corn removal. Emily had to go the vets on Friday, as she was limping so badly despite our efforts with her corn and Christian is removing it on Tuesday, as it's a lot larger than we could see. Wonder if any of the Trust dogs are also at Fivelands, Yardley on Tuesday and they can all keep each other company!! Mand x

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 01 Jan 07:32



Happy New Year everyone! If you fancy getting fit and into shape this year.... come along and walk some hounds! x

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 27 Dec 18:12



I wanted to say a big thank you to Wendy and her family for donating the fabulous 'Dog Hamper' full of goodies for our Christmas raffle which raised a whopping £126! The hamper was won by Dylan the greyhound :-)

Thanks also go to volunteers Claire and her daughter Evie who put together a lovely chocolate hamper which raised an amazing £75! The lucky winners are Mand and Stefano (but they won't be sharing any with their greys Gent and Emily)!!!!!

by Lea,Sonny,Poppy-Obi

Saturday 24 Dec 10:50



Wishing every one a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year ! sending huge snuggly cuddles to each and every hound, hope your wishes come true and you all find your forever home in the new year ! lots of love
Leanne, Poppy, Sonny and Familey
xxxxxx

by poppysmum

Friday 23 Dec 22:17



I would like to wish all my two and four legged friends at Daybreaks a very happy Christmas, and a special thank you to Jo, if I hadnt seen her in Tesco's that day wearing a RGT coat I would never have known about Daybreaks at all. Lots of love. Karen xxx

by Barkinnkennels

Friday 23 Dec 12:36



Bark Inn Kennels would like to wish Ruth,doggies and all staff and volunteers at daybreaks a Merry Christmas and thank you for everything you have done to find these lovely greys there forever home x x Michelle x x

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 22 Dec 13:58



Hi Ruth, how lovely for you to be able to spend Christmas at home for a change. I hope you all have a great time. How nice of Kerry to look after everything for you. If I don't manage to get to the kennels on Christmas Eve I will call in next week. Happy Christmas! xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 21 Dec 18:03



Hi Kate - Daybreaks is open all over Christmas but for the first time in 5 years, I have Christmas at home with my 4 legged babes (and Robbie of course!!!) This is because Kerry has offered to cover Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for me, for which I am really grateful xxxx

by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 21 Dec 14:00



Hi Ruth, are you open for visitors on Chistmas Eve? I wanted to drop by with some treats for the Daybreaks resdients. Don't worry if you aren't I will pop in after Christmas. Kate x

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Saturday 17 Dec 23:13



We need some food for our two, so we'll see you about midday. Mand x

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 17 Dec 19:34



whoa! What a day we have had! Four homings, two new arrivals and little Sarah returned. It has been hectic but great. We are also looking after Toby. Toby had a stroke on Tuesday and Joe our fabulous vet student has been doing physio with him throughout the day and he is doing really well.

Please come along to the kennels if you can tomorrow - we have lots of lovely calendars and Christmas cards still available and you can help support the greys by giving a donation for a bauble to decorate the Daybreaks tree.

We also have two fabulous hampers that have been donated and the draw will take place tomorrow at 3pm.

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 10 Dec 07:04



We have put the Christmas tree up and it looks fabulous! Come if you can over the weekend, have a hot chocolate and have a go at trying to win two fabulous hampers that have been donated - one for the dogs and a chocolate one for the humans! We still have calendars for sale...... and please buy a bauble for our tree - all proceeds will help the greys :-)

by Deb

Sunday 20 Nov 18:39



Just viewed the photos taken by Mark (calendar and show photographer)of my lurcher at the kennels.They are really good and I would highly recommend him.Plus he makes a donation to daybreaks on every order placed.
Well worth watching out for his next session at the kennels.

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 17 Nov 23:37



Hi Kate, many thanks, I have had the kind offer from Beryl who is going to collect them for me. x

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 17 Nov 15:42



Hi Ruth, do you still need the blankets collecting? I live near to Walmley and could collect them for you on Saturday morning if that is any help to you? Kate and Twiggy xx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 17 Nov 12:31



Is there anyone in the Walmley area who could collect some blankets for me? I would be most grateful! Ruth 0121 782 7702.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 16 Nov 07:50



What a crazy day!!!!! The Blood Bank came and 17 brave donors gave. We had Stevie arrive and sadly Seamus returned and the beautiful Agnes homed. We had a delivery of possibly over 100 pillows from the hotel down the road which was great as the greys will love to snuggle down into them (our bedding store looks like pillow city now!!!!)

The day was non stop and my phone died at 3.30 from over-use! All in all - a brill day and thanks go to our new volunteer: Dora's new mum for all her help especially for looking after the blood bank team.

by poppysmum

Tuesday 15 Nov 21:35



Wow, some lovely new additions to the Daybreaks family today, I cant wait till Friday to meet them. xxx

by Deb

Sunday 13 Nov 13:22



Totally agree the calendar is brilliant much better than the one I was given last year from a pet shop which had no donation to a pet charity.

by TheBrownies

Sunday 13 Nov 08:13



Got our calendar on Friday and it is fab-u-lous! The greys are gorgeous in it! Well worth the £12.50, the one we saw with greys in the garden centre was £10 and it wasn't anywhere near as good as the Daybreaks one! Our has pride of place in the kitchen :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 11 Nov 17:36



We had delivery of the photo competition calendars today and they are fabulous! Many thanks to Mark and Sarah Neal for arranging these which are on sale for £12.50 each and are being sold in addition to the fabulous greyhound cartoon calendars designed by Simone Carter at £10.00 each.

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 06 Nov 18:05



I cannot convey the amount of thanks I would like to give to everyone who has helped cover the kennels this week whilst I have battled with a flu-like cold from hell and a sprained ankle.

The main thanks go to Jill who has taken all the calls and I think is feeling rather knackered after being at the kennels pretty much all week (including the whole of this weekend). It is very hard work running kennels, dealing with the calls, homings, new arrivals and all the other things along the way and she has done a fantastic job.

I hope to be back on Tuesday and raring to go..... (although I have been told by some people it was rather nice when I had lost my voice!!!!!)

by poppysmum

Wednesday 02 Nov 18:53



Hi Ruth, hope you are feeling better. xx

by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 02 Nov 13:41



Hi Ruth, so sorry to hear you don't feel well, hope Rob and all your doggies are taking care of you! Get better soon. Kate and Twiggy xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 01 Nov 19:06



I am desperately grateful to Jill, Zoe, Sara, Ray and everyone else who is helping to cover the kennels so far whilst I have a really horrible cold and have lost my voice..... Robbie is really happy as it is so quiet at home and my greys are rapidly learning sign language! Hope to bounce back very soon x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 21 Oct 19:44



Really grateful to Paul for helping out with walking today..

Kate & Sue - I have got the blankets being collected this weekend by Sam and Si but thank you so much for the offer x

by LadyVictoria

Friday 21 Oct 14:49



Hi Ruth, I too have only seen this post today. I work in town so I can always call in at the charity shop in my lunch break if they have anymore blankets for you. Kate x

by Suziela

Friday 21 Oct 11:18



Hi Ruth, i've only just seen your post from last week regarding the blankets. If they have still got them i can pick them up for you! Sue - 07791628586

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 21 Oct 10:42



ok - we are desperate! If you are free, we need walkers today!

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 14 Oct 10:56



The Red Cross Charity Shop on Bull Street in the centre of Bham (not far from the Square Peg) have many bags of donated blankets for us if we can collect them. If you are able to lend a hand - please give me a call. I hate to decline them but have no way of getting there to fetch them at the moment. They said they will hang on to them until early next week...... Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 14 Oct 08:19



We've been given a set of left handed golf clubs to help raise funds for Daybreaks. They're a set of Wilson clubs with bag and manual trolley. If you are interested, please let me know - we will be taking them to the Dog Show on Sunday if people want to have a look!

by skinnyme

Saturday 08 Oct 21:49



So very sad, our thoughts are with his family. A wonderful man gone but never forgotten.

by kallie

Friday 07 Oct 08:32



such sad sad news, RIP Steve, you will be missed by all who knew you, much love to his family and friends...Ina

by tiggersslave

Friday 07 Oct 08:04



How very very sad, my condolences to Steve's family and friends. Julie

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Friday 07 Oct 08:02



This is so sad ruth, my thoughts are with steves family and friends at this difficult time. Xxxxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 07 Oct 06:33



It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of Steve Donnelly - a wonderful and caring trainer. He ensured all of his greys found homes at the end of their racing days with over 50 greys have been homed through Daybreaks.... he will be missed very much as had an obvious true passion and love for his dogs.

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 04 Oct 19:17



Hi Cinders... the website will be up and running soon but for now the treats are only available at some of the events or at the kennels.... so sorry x

by cinders

Tuesday 04 Oct 19:08



I didn't know where to post this question so thought I'd try here! I tried to click on my link to heavenly dog treats as I thought I'd see if they were available to order online yet but I couldn't get onto the page at all. Has the address changed and what is the best way of ordering some of these treats? We can't get over that often so online would obviously be good!

by Winniethepooh

Friday 30 Sep 12:58



I have done my online nomination which is very easy to do.

Good luck.x

by Lauramc

Friday 30 Sep 09:15



My nomnination is in ... and definitely deserved. Good luck guys. xx

by poppysmum

Friday 30 Sep 08:36



Hi Ruth

What a wonderful idea this is, I may be going there for a family meal tonight, I will ask everyone in my group to nominate us.
Karen x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 30 Sep 08:01



Thank you Emma - this would be a great way to get the hard work of everyone at Perry Barr RGT recognised. Thank you! x

by Emma

Thursday 29 Sep 17:25



The Barn and The Plough Beafeater Grill Restaurants in Solihull are looking to award a bursary of £1000 to local community champions. The scheme is asking for nominations to find Solihull's most deserving community champions who will be awarded a bursary of £1000 to help them continue their good work.

Apart from the tireless work Ruth and the team do for the greys, they also support the local community by providing work experience places for students from the local college, and also provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment for the regular visitors from Solihull Hospital's mental health unit.

As this seems to be a request for nominations for individuals (rather than a group/company/charity) I am going to nominate Ruth, however this is simply because she represents ALL of Daybreaks wonderful volunteers. Anyone wanting to nominate can do so by picking up a form at their local restaurant, or by filling in the online form here http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/beefeater/forms/champions.html but be quick because entries close 7th October.

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by PamD

Monday 26 Sep 14:40



Kay Woolams e-mailed me for our holiday directory. Her e-mail address is not accepting my return. Please try again or tele me on 07714574627
Pam Dewar

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 24 Sep 20:08



Thanks Deb - yes a quiet morning and maniac afternoon :-( Really looking forward to tomorrow and getting 'my slave' help raise some serious funds to help Scooby rescue and the improvements at Daybreaks..... please come along if you can - even if it is just for a short while. The car park at the end of the drive of the kennels will be open so parking will be easier hopefully x

by Deb

Saturday 24 Sep 16:36



You must have had a busy day with so many reservations perhaps your slave will enable you to put your feet up and rest tomorrow.

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 16 Sep 14:52



Thank you Tracy (Reubes and Blossom's mum)..... she is going to collect the duvets for me.

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 16 Sep 13:06



If anyone lives in the WS9 area (Stonnall is between Lichfield and Walsall) I would be grateful if you could get in touch. We have had the kind offer of some duvets and blankets but unfortunately they need to be collected. Thanks Ruth 0121 782 7702

by Deb

Saturday 10 Sep 16:54



What even more reservations Ruth at this rate you will be running out of dogs to rehome!

by Deb

Saturday 10 Sep 13:14



how wonderful to see so many dogs go out in one weekend.

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 10 Sep 06:42



Daybreaks is going to be busy this weekend with many going out such as Macca, Blue, Blondie, Joey, Jack & Pearl for starters!
With Seamus and Joey grey face out convalescing and no new arrivals til Tuesday, I think we will be doing some 'Spring' cleaning on Monday! On Wednesday the kitchen run is being taken down and the new one being built - can't wait!

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 05 Sep 07:25



I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped to cover the kennels from lunchtime on Saturday and yesterday after I was hit by a bug. You all did a fantastic job. I am almost better, not quite 100% but getting there! Off to the kennels this morning to collect Bunty as she is being speyed then it's back to bed I go :-(
Also wanted to say thanks to Beryl and Roger for the vacuum cleaner after my appeal for one at the kennels :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 12 Aug 13:05



Thankyou to the army of walkers who have come up to help today. I am so very grateful that you have given up your time to come and help out. x

by jenesis

Friday 12 Aug 12:02



Hi if u still need dog walkers myself n my 18yr old son are willing 2 help out but wouldn't be able 2 get there till about 1.30-2pm ish x

by suziewins

Friday 12 Aug 11:24



Hi Ruth not sure if you seen my e-mail I can take one of the dogs for the weekend for some love and walks?

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 12 Aug 11:06



I am desperate for walkers today as we have none! If anyone can help I would be most grateful x

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 09 Aug 11:52



Barbara and Alison who are Trust volunteers are doing a sponsored zip wire to raise money for Daybreaks and Galgos112.

It is going to be at the "Ackers" who are doing a Thrillseeker Activity Taster Day on 24th September 2011 which costs £15.00 for adults and £12.00 for Juniors(7 to 16yrs). For this you can do up to 8 different adventurous activities(including Zip Wire and something called Fan Descender(have a look on the website http://www.ackers-adventure.co.uk

Babara and Alison have asked if anyone else is interested to let Ruth know at the kennels on 0121 782 7702. If you would like to sponsor them you can do this by popping up to the kennels or you can send your sponsor money c/o Daybreaks Kennels, 10 Coventry Road, Elmdon B26 3QS. Many thanks for supporting them.

by tiggersslave

Tuesday 09 Aug 08:54



So sorry to hear that Jack has left but what a lucky dog he was .. loads and loads of problems settling into retirement and he really needed a very special home to help and understand him which he found with the Hawkes family.
So glad that he had a happy retirement and was much loved- he was a very special boy to me too J xx

by LadyVictoria

Monday 08 Aug 13:41



So sorry to hear about Jack; it was good to know he lived in a fantastic home and was very much loved. God bless Jack xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 07 Aug 07:15



Yesterday I had the very sad news that a very special greyhound was put to sleep. His name was Jack (Williams Dream). He arrived at Daybreaks back in 2006 when we opened, having been transferred from our previous homing kennels following his retirement in 2005. It took almost two years to find him a home as he had lots of issues. Despite suggestions of putting him to sleep as he was taking up kennel space for so long,(which I would NEVER do to any dog) he started to overcome his problems and found a wonderful home with the Hawkes family at the end of 2007.

Sadly, just a few weeks away from his 9th birthday, he was found to have a tumour in his spine which made him collapse and the Hawkes family made the brave decision to end his suffering.

Jack will always be a part of Daybreaks - he was a fabulous boy and I am so pleased he found a wonderful home where he was loved so much to the end of his days. It just proves that if you give them time, patience and love, you can overcome everything...... Run free Jack x

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 24 Jul 07:11



I am being cheeky - but does anyone have an old vacuum cleaner they don't want to use at the kennels? x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 01 Jul 08:14



Five years ago today I opened the doors of Daybreaks - to do it I packed in my well paid job, lost those taken for granted paid holidays and lazy weekends! I thank Robbie for standing by me especially when times have been very tough but together we have had the pleasure of seeing 1400 greys into homes which makes it all worth it.

I also could not have done this without the support of all the fantastic volunteers who selflessly have given their time to help me - I am so proud of what has been achieved and look forward to celebrating at our open day tomorrow x

by susy

Monday 27 Jun 18:55



Well done to all the volunteers, you are exceptional. But we love the grey's & their different characteristic's & funny interlude's, taking of items etc., all good fun. Though they have earned their retirement. Love to all at Daybreaks. Sylv & John xx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 27 Jun 18:22



What a fantastic day! Despite the heat, we kept our hounds happy and Blue and Flight had a bath. Douglas, Tessa, Blue and Badger all got reserved too! A massive thank you to all the volunteers who have helped today - I couldn't run Daybreaks without you all x

by Winniethepooh

Thursday 23 Jun 13:18



Hello

We have bought most of our three greyhounds coats from the kennels and they wash lovely on a cool wash. Good quality, I can't remember how much they are though...

I know from looking on the internet only a couple of companies that seem to sell them but I rather buy from the kennels.

by court-family

Thursday 23 Jun 10:17



Hi guys - can anyone tell me if lightweight raincoats are available at the kennels? & if so, how much they are? Thanks x deb

by Gracie'smum

Thursday 23 Jun 08:02



Having fostered several greys myself I would really recommend it. It's lovely to have an extra hound in the house for a while, they are all so different but all so lovely, funny ,friendly, sweet, cheeky, appealing....... I would love to volunteer but three dogs really is my limit so please, please all you kind, lovely greyhound owners, help Daybreaks out by fostering occasionally. You won't regret it.

by steveandwend

Wednesday 22 Jun 20:03



Hi Ruth, we are only 10 mins away from the Dudley area. We could collect and drop off on saturday.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 22 Jun 18:55



I have had the offer of a donated raffle prize from a person who lives in Dudley who is unable to get over to the kennels. If anyone lives in the Dudly area and is able to collect and drop at the kennels I would be most grateful - please let me know. Thanks Ruth

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Wednesday 22 Jun 18:20



Awww how sad... I hope they find a foster home soon.. If it down to me I'd help but o/h already said no :o( booo!! Fingers crossed someone can help soon xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 22 Jun 17:53



I am putting out a desperate appeal for an urgent foster home for two greyhounds. Sadly their owner has been forced out of his accomodation, and needs some help whilst he finds new accomodation. If we keep them at the kennels it means that two greys on the waiting list will be kept waiting longer. It could possibly be for at least 4 - 6 weeks that a foster placement is needed. I don't believe either are cat friendly sadly. If you think you can help, please call me on 0121 782 7702. One grey (the male) is 9 and the female is of similiar age and they are house trained.

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 02 Jun 13:11



Happy Birthday to all the lovely hounds born on or around 1st June! xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 02 Jun 07:50



We generally are given a month and year of birth so I always pick the 1st until the actual date is confirmed! Perhaps I should start varying it! x

by SamA

Thursday 02 Jun 07:47



Deb, nothing on telly at the end of March?

by Deb

Wednesday 01 Jun 20:28



so many birthdays today . I pressume some are sibling groups but any reason why 1st June is so popular?

by Winniethepooh

Thursday 26 May 12:19



I have done my nomination today.

Best of luck.

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 25 May 20:29



Please nominate Daybreaks....... send an email to:
stephanie.anthony@europe.mccann.com
Touchwood are celebrating their tenth bday and asking people to nominate a charity - all collections raised will go to this charity and Touchwood will match it - thanks to Rachel (Jet's mum) for letting me know about this..... x

by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 25 May 16:49



Hi Ruth, very sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope you will be back to your bubbly self soon; not long until your holiday...love Kate & Twiggy xx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 25 May 16:37



I've not been very well and I am so very very grateful to all the volunteers who have pulled together to cover Daybreaks for me this week so I could stop at home and get better...... Thank you so much - I couldn't do what I do without you all..... I hope to be back Friday :-)

by SharonMolly&Reggie

Friday 20 May 12:21



Happy belated birthday wishes Ruth, hope you had a good one, love from Sharon, Molly, Reggie and family xx

by Winniethepooh

Friday 20 May 10:08



Hello Ruth

No it doesn't sound sad doing these things on your birthday when you love what you do. I would do the same and nothing better than a great lunch and settling down with your doggies at the end of the day.

Happy belated birthday wishes.

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 19 May 21:15



Many thanks for my birthday wishes - had a great day - sounds sad but I cleared out the back kennel and bedding store and collected a load of donated food from the fab people at PetSearch. Left early at 2pm to go for a lovely lunch with Robbie and this evening a fab time snugging with my babies..... proper treat :-)

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 19 May 21:10



Happy Birthday Ruth. Hope it was a good one. Love Amanda & Stefano, Gent & Emily (lots of licks from us!)

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 19 May 15:48



Happy Birthday Ruth! I hope you are having a good day. Love Kate & Twiggy xxxx

by LadyVictoria

Monday 16 May 13:12



Hi Ruth, many thanks for the warning....so sorry to hear your friend's dog died. How sad. xx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 16 May 07:39



WARNING DOG OWNERS!!!!! A certain shop sells a rawhide like chew called Exer-Hide -this has been causing MAJOR seizures and death. This product is manufactured in Brazil. This has been happening since December and yet it is still being sold. I have a friend of a friend that gave one to 3 of her dogs -one died, one almost died and the third was very lucky..Please -pass this info on! thanks

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 14 May 05:35



I have such a busy day ahead! Rosie, Tippie, Sally and Ciara are off to their new homes today :-) Sally is actually heading up North to Bridlington to a good friend of mine!

I have been told that the new bathing unit should be arriving from the USA into the country by Tuesday and then will be on its way to Daybreaks very soon - so exciting!!!

The treatment room is all finished now and ready for the arrival of the bathing unit and dryer along with an elevated examination table (from a very very generous supporter!)

We also have the new digital scales so we are able to weigh all the dogs on a regular basis and at the point of homing to advise new owners with regards to weight.....

The new electric security gates on the driveway are being fitted on Tuesday - I am so pleased that Daybreaks Trust is getting such fantastic support from donations so we can improve the lives of the greys in our care. Thank you everyone! x

by Winniethepooh

Wednesday 04 May 09:08



I still have some towels to bring along Ruth, we don't get near the kennels very often but wish we could. Hopefully my hubby can bring them along later this week.

As for the fencing I will email you details of a few tradespeople that do fencing work. I would be pleased to hear about the enclosed field, will it be available to rehomed hounds to have a run on?, for a donation of course.

Alison

by Deb

Monday 02 May 17:10



Brilliant that all these black beauties have been rehomed /reserved over the bank holiday weekend and of course musn't forget Cookie.

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 02 May 07:03



Does anyone have any old duvets, duvet covers, towels or blankets? If you do - Daybreaks want them please!
Also does anyone know of a good fencing company that could give us a quote for fencing a nice large field? Any ideas..... give me a call please! 0121 782 7702

by Tash'ntheGreys

Sunday 01 May 10:01



After the week that's just happened at the kennels...do you think there is a way for us to send virtual cuddles to the staff as well as to the Greys? Ruth and all the volunteers need them, they do an amazing job, physically and emotionally...well, here's a hug from me (((((Daybreaks))))) xxxx

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Friday 22 Apr 08:38



Morning ruth, I will be over about one to help xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 21 Apr 22:37



ooooh if anyone fancies helping out at the kennels tomorrow - you are more than welcome! Even though it's a Bank Holiday - the dogs still need YOU! xxx

by LadyVictoria

Friday 15 Apr 13:22



Very sorry to hear aobut Belle, you must miss her terribly. Kind regards xx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 14 Apr 15:32



Dear Claire and Matt, I am so sorry to hear your news. I am glad I got to have a cuddle when I saw her at Fivelands - she had a wonderful life with you - something all greys would love to have xxxx Big hugs xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 20 Mar 06:30



We have got a really busy day ahead.... lots of new arrivals :-)

by fi-be-looking

Friday 18 Feb 09:07



hi both,i look forward to meeting you all xx

by LindaPaul

Thursday 17 Feb 15:56



Hi Fiona... Paul and I hoping to be at Waseley with Lola & Lena if you want to say hello/tag along. Our girls are both black and have the lovely fuschia pink blizzard coats. Lola is small breed friendly and Lena isn't so makes life interesting! Paul is 6 foot 5 so easy to spot in a crowd.....Linda x

by fi-be-looking

Thursday 17 Feb 14:44



thankyou ina and lady victoria. your input is much appreciated. i am still undecided about the pup (it isnt due for another 2 weeks anyway) ! i'll miss toby, kenzie and rossi on the walk, ina! but i'm sure to find someone to tag along with, fiona xx

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 17 Feb 09:22



Hi Fiona, my Greyhound's best friend is a little Shih Tzu called Bouncer! She is not normally very good with other breeds but she absolutely adores him, she follows him everywhere and is so gentle around him. so anything is possible! Kind regards. x

by kallie

Wednesday 16 Feb 23:03



Hi Fiona, no of course it won't rule out a greyhound in your life, plenty of greys live with small dogs or cats, it's just some of them find it harder to adjust to different breeds, i.e.my three hooligans.LOL. all you'll need to do is bring the little one with you to the kennels when you come to chose a greyhound and see which greyhound will accept him/her. one of our fawn boys has gone to live with 2 mini dachshounds so that just proves that some are very suitable for any breed, small or large. hope to see you soon, probably won't be at Waseley as that is just too far for me to come from Derby. Ina xxx

by fi-be-looking

Wednesday 16 Feb 18:52



hello all. i have been offered a small puppy (papillon). would this DEFINATELY rule out any hope of owning a greyhound in the future? thanks for opinoions, any will mean a lot!

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 29 Jan 20:38



What an amazing day - 3 beautiful greys (Linda, Molly and Lucy) homed and Jack, Ellie May and Gordon out on trial. Thank you to all the fantastic Daybreaks volunteers who make this all possible with their help xxxx

by Lauramc

Saturday 29 Jan 08:22



Wow! A very busy day by the look of things. Well done all as always. Good luck lucky hounds in your new homes. xx

by Donna+Baby+Jake

Friday 28 Jan 21:30



Well done everyone - so nice to log in tonight to see so many reserved signs..am gutted i couldnt have Gordon...hes such a teddy bear. Good luck to all the lovely hounds going to their (hopefully) forever homes xxxxxxxxxxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 28 Jan 20:39



Wow! what a day - Molly, Gordon, Tilly & Princess reserved and the fabulous Jones' family phoned to say they would like to make Mars Bar (Martie) a permanent member of their family! Also heard from Kelly's owners to say they would like to sign her up..... a busy day is ahead tomorrow with Jack out on trial and Linda off to her new home as well! Going to book lots of new arrivals for Sunday :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 28 Jan 20:39



Wow! a day - Molly, Gordon, Tilly reserved and the fabulous Jones' family phoned to say they would like to make Mars Bar (Martie) a permanent member of their family! Also heard from Kelly's owners to say they would like to sign her up tomorrow..... a busy day is ahead tomorrow!

by spencer68

Friday 28 Jan 15:58



hi ruth i have got a cd that zoe borrowed me when i came to enquire about volunteering in dec, i have been twice to the kennels in dec to walk some of the dogs but left the cd at home. i have not been back to the kennels since then due to work comminments, which are now resolved. i am free tomorrow so i will pop up to the kennels in the afternoon to return the cd. hope that is ok. looking forward to seeing the grey's.xx

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 28 Jan 02:46



Please please please - if you have borrowed an item from Daybreaks, can you please return it at your earliest convenience...... we have out on loan several cages, Jan Fennel DVDs, Donut post op collars & one of Foxy's pink spinner games to name just a few! These items are lent out in good faith of their return (and as our 'loan' book has gone AWOL) we would really appreciate return of these items so they are available to other owners who may need them. x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 14 Jan 08:23



For everyone who has been waiting - we have finally have had delivery of bowl stands, collars, leads and muzzles! At long last!

by Donna+Baby+Jake

Sunday 09 Jan 18:47



Such a lot of rehomings this weekend....fantastic work..well done all of you xxxxxxxx

by fi,charlie,fly+Lucy

Saturday 08 Jan 20:18



I had a fantastic day today too! lucky sprout will be loving his new family and new grey friend!! xxxxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 08 Jan 18:28



What an absolutely fantastic day! Thank you to everyone who came and helped me out..... we had 2 beautiful new arrivals, Stevie went off to his new home, Mars Bar (Sprout) went straight out to foster with Santa's fabulous owners and Foxy and Rugrat were reserved. Tracey worked on a few dogs with her healing and we saw lots of our ex-inmates who came to visit..... I love days like today!

by fi-be-looking

Saturday 08 Jan 13:38



oh no!! only just seen this xx i would love a chance to help out . will look here in the mornings in future!

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 08 Jan 06:20



If anyone is free today and wants to help at Daybreaks.... even for a couple of hours..... please come. It's going to be busy today and I need help (in more ways than one!!!!)

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 07 Jan 17:44



Thanks Tash xxxx

by Tash'ntheGreys

Friday 07 Jan 17:17



221 dogs who's job it was to race, found forever homes where they can be taught to be pets and enjoy just being a dog for the rest of their loves, I think is amazing! This isn't down to luck, but hard work by all the people who work at Daybreaks and especially the dedication and love shown to them (and their new owners) by Ruth. I am proud to own 2 wonderful greyhounds and thankful to Daybreaks for our beautiful, bonkers Jack! Keep up the good work, they all find the right home in the end xxx

by kallie

Friday 07 Jan 14:36



well all said and done it means it gave 221 lovely greys a home that they would never have had. xxxx so very well done Daybreaks. xxxx

by LadyVictoria

Friday 07 Jan 14:11



Well done to you all at Daybreaks...hope this year is even better despite the early returnees. xx

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 07 Jan 13:28



2010 was an eventful year at Daybreaks. We sadly lost Lucy the Trust grey back in March with a mast cell tumour but happily we found 243 homes for greys. We had a total of 39 returned dogs - 22 from 2010 and 17 from previous years (so - doing my maths - 221 unique homings)..... not bad tho eh?

This year has been hard so far - sadly already 3 returnees already but on a positive note 6 are already in homes :-)

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 07 Jan 12:35



I would like to thank Mrs G M Fisher for her generous donation but unfortunately I do not have an address to reply :-(

by LadyRubyJohn

Sunday 12 Dec 23:06



Notcutt's Garden Centre today 12th Dec thank's to all who helped out today. Sum raised was £427.50p

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 07 Dec 15:32



That's brilliant, what a lot of money raised! x

by LadyRubyJohn

Monday 06 Dec 22:03



News , two events at Melbick's garden and leisure centre on Sunday November 28th and Saturday 4th December. Melbicks staff made us very welcome indeed. Thank's again for everyone who gave up their free time for bag packing, total for the two days was £ 1097.22p Melbick's is a very good venue LadyRubyJohn.

by Simon,Jan,Bo&Amber

Monday 06 Dec 14:12



I've just booked Jay in and Sam says there is only one space left in the afternoon about 3ish.
Sounds like a good turn out!

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 30 Nov 23:23



I am really grateful to Sam & Si, Emma Shirley & Mick and especially Fatharry and his family for helping me with my appeal for a camera - I will try not to break them - especially the new one! xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 30 Nov 22:47



Congratulations to Carol Prince whose name was drawn to win the M&S vouchers kindly donated by Alison Pugh. Thank you to everyone who entered.

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 29 Nov 11:01



Hi Caroline - thanks for offering to collect these for me x

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 29 Nov 07:58



Hi everyone..... the Holiday Inn Birmingham, M6 Jct. 7 have offered us a load of sheets & valances. If anyone could help me by collecting these, I would be really grateful........
Please give me a call at the kennels if you can. Many thanks, Ruth

by annie

Sunday 21 Nov 21:45



would like to thank everyone who helped out over the weekend at the range kidderminster lots of money raised for rgt £985.40

by Wispa'sMum

Saturday 20 Nov 05:46



Just asking..... if anyone has a small digital camera that uses an SD card that they don't want - I would be most grateful. I have managed to 'kill' yet another of my cameras that we use for photographing the greys :-(

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 19 Nov 18:00



It is great news that Pam has finally been discharged after nearly 12 weeks seriously ill in hospital.
I have spoken to Pam today and she asked me to put this request out..... I know many of you would want to send flowers but due to the large amount of medical equipment she requires before her next admission in a few weeks, she would prefer a donation to the Trust via a bauble on the Christmas Tree at the kennels. xxxx Welcome Home Pammy xxx

by Lauramc

Monday 01 Nov 18:33



Wow! That's great. Keep up the good work as always, I can't express enough how much respect I have for you all with what you do. Your hard work and energy does pay off and thanks to you all we are lucky to have a new four legged member to our family and many new two legged friends too! I do love the daybreaks family. :-) xx

by LadyVictoria

Monday 01 Nov 13:18



well done to you all! xx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 01 Nov 09:56



What a fantastic month October was! 28 hounds into homes. Brill!

by tiggersslave

Monday 11 Oct 11:12



I've been given some things to sell for the greys .. we've got two old sewing machines - one a SInger and the other I think a Victor, both with original paperwork and one has a rationbook :) There's also some fishy videos .. oh no I threw THOSE out ... these are real fish videos (we won't mention the OTHER ones :) ) plus some massive drill bits which are very expensive to buy new (I had a very educational time in EH Smith having drill bits explained ... the things I do for greyhounds ) plus some other things (anyone knit? theres a bag load of wool ... )So if anyone would like to come and make us an offer for all this fascinating stuff it'll be at the RGT stall next Saturday :) J xx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 11 Oct 11:00



We are in the process of building the treatment room. Does anybody have a waterproof light switch & waterproof florescent light fitting they would like to donate to help keep our costs down? If you do, please give Ruth a call on 0121 782 7702 - Any help is appreciated x

by medaftboutdogs

Thursday 23 Sep 17:55



Best wishes Pam, hope you get back to your dogs soon. luv t reubes n blossom xx

by julie

Thursday 23 Sep 17:06



All the best Pam for a very speedy recovery. Dean,Julie,Guinny,Pickle,Branston,Sprite.x.6.

by LadyVictoria

Thursday 23 Sep 14:13



Oh dear, Poor Pam. I hope everything is sorted now and she will start to feel better. x

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 23 Sep 10:57



Just an update on Pam. She has now had 3 operations and will be in hospital for at least another 4 weeks. Sending her lots of get well wishes xxx

by crackercharlieX

Saturday 18 Sep 16:26



All my love 2 u Pam, I hope your back at the kennels soon. Lol x

by LindaPaul

Friday 17 Sep 23:05



Get well soon Pam. Best wishes from Linda & Paul and a big snuggle from Lola who wanted me to let you to know she enjoyed doing her stint at the roadshow in Mell Square the other weekend x

by medaftboutdogs

Friday 17 Sep 09:26



Hi Pam, hope you are on the mend and get back to your vocation soon. Best wishes, Tracey, Stephen, Heather & Ruebes

by sarah

Wednesday 15 Sep 23:07



ALL OUR LOVE, BEST WISHES AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY - THE GREYS NEED U ! LOVE FROM SARAH, STEVE AND TOBY X X X

by Amy&Monty

Tuesday 14 Sep 20:34



Oh dear! Please let Pam know we are thinking of her and we hope she recovers very very soon. Love from Amy and Helen xxx

by kallie

Tuesday 14 Sep 17:53



please send Pam my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery, lots of love to her from Ina and the boysxxxx

by Emma

Tuesday 14 Sep 14:00



Hi Ruth, please can you let Pam know we are thinking of her and let me know if there's anything I can do?

Lots of love, Em xxx

by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 14 Sep 13:35



Best wishes to Pam. Kind reagards Kate x

by Lea,Sonny,Poppy-Obi

Tuesday 14 Sep 13:15



Oh dear, please send on big hugs, hoping for a speedy recovery lots of love Lea, Sonny and Poppy and the rest of the family XX

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Tuesday 14 Sep 12:53



Oh no, poor Pam. Send her our love if you're in touch with her and we'll see her soon. Mand, Stefano, Gent & Emily xx

by manda

Tuesday 14 Sep 10:05



Pass on our best to Pam, I hope she gets better soon. Love Rich, Manda & Rolo xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 14 Sep 06:28



Pam, our events co-ordinator was unfortunately rushed into hospital yesterday. At the moment, understandably, she is unable to take any calls. Due to the high volume of calls at the kennels, I will keep everyone posted as to her progress via this news feed as soon as I have any more information.
If you have any queries about events please contact me at Daybreaks and I will try to help!
We all wish Pam a speedy recovery.

by LadyVictoria

Friday 10 Sep 15:24



Hi Mand, Very well said and I agree entirely! Kate x
PS Lovely picutre of you and your new little girl Emily! xx

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Friday 10 Sep 14:29



I'm sure I speak for everyone in thanking you all too. It's fantastic to see Greyhounds that are looked after by people who genuinely care for them and their welfare after they have retired. Without you all, I would not have been introduced to these wonderful, sweet, loyal dogs, who have now stolen my heart. Mand x

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 10 Sep 08:19



Hi Sara, thanks for your comment under Paddys Luck. Daybreaks was set up because of my love for my first grey, Tara, as you know. What you say is a true tribute to her memory, that being a part of Daybreaks has helped you & changed your life, as she did for me and for the many greys that have passed through our doors. Without everyone's help, we could not acheive what we do xxxx

by tiggersslave

Wednesday 08 Sep 10:28



I know its upsetting for the dogs but its usually better that they're back with us to find the right home if it's not working out ... I just feel for the dogs :(

J xx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 08 Sep 08:05



Last week was the worst week in the history of Daybreaks..... we had 7 returnees - it was heartbreaking for all of us.... some were genuine reasons and some were not..... I have to believe in fate for these lives and as it so happens, already Tiny, Sprite, Berry and Leah have found homes already :-) I send massive thanks to everyone at the kennels who helps me do the job I do. Without the fantastic support of all the volunteers, Daybreaks would not be the amazing place it is. To have people dedicated to helping the greys, whether at the kennels or at events etc and offering their own time to do this gives you great faith to keep going. The true reward however comes direct from the greys themselves!

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 29 Aug 18:56



Yet another non stop weekend.... we saw 6 new arrivals, Craig out on trial, Brandy off to her new home Joker signed up and Belle, Chippy, Ruby & Queenie reserved. Cat testing went well and tomorrow my beautiful boys Rolo and Kite are off to their new home together - Yipee!

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 22 Aug 19:51



Oh wow! What a weekend! Joker and Brook were returned as their owners are planning to emigrate and they went straight out on trial to homes. We waved goodbye to Kelly and said welcome to Joe - he is gorgeous! Thanks to Paul Lyons who worked tirelessly during the week putting new flooring in the end block. One of the greys decided to paw print it before it was dry...... oops! Craig was reserved.... fab... and paperwork was done for Daisy who is going out Friday and Jessie and Rosie were signed up after their trials.. Yipee!

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 18 Aug 22:55



The end block is now looking fantastic with fab new doors to all the kennels. The first block doors will be replaced in 2 weeks.... just got to raise another £1,500 to pay for it...... HELP!!!!!

by Lauramc

Thursday 05 Aug 22:13



Just shows how all the hard work and effort you guys put in is worth it. Well done, more successes!! Keep it up. X

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 05 Aug 20:37



oh what a busy day! Rosie and Flo have gone out on trial, Paris and Brook were reserved! Fab!

by zalthered

Monday 02 Aug 17:56



Ruth, I was so sorry to hear about Max. It's a terrible decision to have to make. I've had to do it in the past, you know it's the right thing to do but my word how awful you feel about it. The only way to look at it is that there's no more pain.Plus they never really leave you, they're always with you in your heart. Thinking of you. Val,Peg & Max.xxx

by bluepeter

Friday 30 Jul 13:41



Dear Ruth and Rob,
I am so sorry to hear about you special boy Max. Take comfort in the knowledge that you all(including the other greys) gave him lots of love,understanding and comfort. I'm sure that he is now free to roam and chase at rainbow bridge and that he will always be with you no matter where you are. He's there happily chasing around with Tara and Holly and all those who have gone before.We will all be thinking of you. x x x x
With Lots of Love.
Alison and Blue.

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Thursday 29 Jul 18:18



Thanks for the sausages - we've filled the freezer! See what you mean about being a mountain. Thanks again to you and to Sainsbury's!! Gent's been smacking his chops all day. Mand x

by Nes

Thursday 29 Jul 12:23



I hope you and Rob are ok Ruth, it's just the worst feeling! Suzie Bluebell sends her love too. Nes X

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 29 Jul 10:22



We have had a delivery of a mountain of packs of pork cocktail sausages. I am appealing to everyone who thinks their dog would enjoy some to come and get some..... THEY ARE FREE and all in date x

by Amy&Monty

Wednesday 28 Jul 19:07



So so sorry to hear of the loss of Max, he was a gorgeous boy from all the photos I've seen of him and he had the best home any grey could dream of. Our thoughts are with you Ruth and the family, sleep will Max xxx

by Donna+Baby+Jake

Wednesday 28 Jul 19:01



Hi Ruth and Rob
sorry to hear your sad news about Max, I would love to have the words to comfort you now but will repeat what you said to me six weeks ago when i lost Freedom....he was a very lucky boy to have such a brave and loving mom and dad..hes in no more pain now. Run free gorgeous boy. My heart goes out to you both tonight. God Bless you. Love from Donna, Rob Saffie and Baby xxxx

by PamD

Wednesday 28 Jul 16:33



Hi
Dogs monthly, due out on August 5th, is doing a piece about Leonna Lewis's visit to Daybreaks
Pam

by ricky

Wednesday 28 Jul 16:33



hi ruth and rob
we are so sorry to hear about Max , he was a beautiful boy that did so much hard work for the trust and other greys.we will never forget you ,god bless . Ricky Ann Molly and Storm xxxx

by PamD

Wednesday 28 Jul 15:50



Max slipped away peacefully today, now free of pain and able to see again. Running across Rainbow Bridge with Tara and Holly. You leave me with so many memories you big white cuddly bear. Over the years you have helped your greyhound friends raising nearly £10,000 with Max's Mission.
Sleep tight precious one I will miss you.
Aunty Pam
xxxxxxxx

by HannahR

Wednesday 28 Jul 15:25



Hi Ruth and Rob
Our thoughts are with you.Max was a brave dog and a wonderful greyhound. He will be missed by not only his doggy friends but by everyone who met him.
we will miss him so will Terry.
Lots of love Terry's Familyxxxxxxxxxxxx

by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 28 Jul 13:35



Hi Ruth and Rob, So sad to hear the news about lovely Max. I will be thinking of you today. Kate xxx

by Winniethepooh

Wednesday 28 Jul 12:54



Sorry to hear the news, sending best wishes to you all.

Alison, Richard, Rose and James

by FreddieandBella'smom

Wednesday 28 Jul 12:14



hi ruth and rob
our thoughts are with you today, you give your all to so many greys and max was very lucky to have you and rob as his mom and dad he will sleep well now and be out of pain so run free and happy max and god bless you love from anne and clive xxxxxxx

by Emma

Wednesday 28 Jul 08:15



Max is a lucky boy to have had so much love and care lavished on him over the years with you, and even luckier that he has kind 'parents' who know when enough is enough, and are brave enough to make the ultimate decision to let him go and run free of pain. God bless you Max xxx

by Mand,Gent&Emily

Wednesday 28 Jul 07:56



Hi Ruth. Just to let you know we're all thinking about you and Rob today. Take care. Lots of love, Mand, Stefano and Gent x

by Tash'ntheGreys

Wednesday 28 Jul 01:46



Oh, Ruth, I'm so sorry, this was the decision you didn't want to have to make. Sending you strength to let your beautiful boy go run free with all the other much loved animals at the Rainbow Bridge. Big hugs, Tash, Buddy and Jack xxx

by kallie

Tuesday 27 Jul 22:04



to my dearest friends Ruth and Rob, my heart goes out to you as there is nothing worse than having to make that decision. you have given him the best life and now you are still doing the best for him and that is all we can offer our beloved hounds. i shall be thinking of you all tomorrow and send you all our love. Ina and boys xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 27 Jul 21:25



Our dearest boy Max, sponsor dog for Perry Barr RGT, sadly suffered another stroke yesterday. He is a very poorly boy and we have decided the best thing for him is to take a trip to Rainbow Bridge tomorrow.

by maggie

Monday 02 Nov 21:06



By Tim & Maggie Monday 1st November.
Hi i'm Georgie Girl and was rehomed just 7 days ago. My new oldies are really pleased with me. There have been no accidents in the house for four days and I've had more "good girls" than lassie. I really like my new home there is plenty of space and beds everywhere for me. I also have a pal called Benjy. He says he is a dog but I'm not sure.He is a cross
( very sometimes) schnauzer. He cant keep up with me in the garden though. Tim my new pops calls me chopsy because I am always scrounging. We have great days with walks and rides in the car. I'm comfortable with both issues. Pops was amazed that I stood and barked at the fireworks and that I show no fear at all walking alongside the busy road. Mom is always tickling my tum and we have a great laugh together with her chasing me in the garden. I sleep upstairs and pops says he is amazed that I go through the night, well it's a tirng routine in new surroundings. Pop and Mom have tried the " seperation anxiety routine" they left so I settled on my bed for a kip, pity they woke me up on their return. I get many admiring comments and on my walks and both mom & pop tell everyone how us greys are such lovely pets and the address of daybreaks I hope it will result in another dog getting a good home. Well thats it for now , watching the football with pops, him and his xxxxx man united drives me mad; I'm a blue's fan at heart you see.
Well cheers for now hope to see you all soon at daybreaks and thanks for the care and the chance you have given me for a new life!!
Cheers,happy barking, Georgie Girl, formerly Lady. xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 01 Nov 06:34



WOW! What a fantastic month October was! 36 happy homes found for our lovely greys. We have 3 new arrivals today and Becky is off to her new home later so another busy day is in store. Think of us all in this vile weather!

by Wispa'sMum

Sunday 25 Oct 07:32



We have a busy day ahead.... Captain Next, Glandore Jack, Supreme Apollo, Horseleaf Matt, Munsboro Cabin and Steeple Rd Dan are arriving! We are so busy with homings and new arrivals despite the weather we have started to have!

by Lea,Sonny,Poppy-Obi

Thursday 08 Oct 16:25



Blimey 6 reservations today ! absolutely fantastic so pleased that Harry and Ronnie have been chosen X

by Emma

Thursday 08 Oct 16:09



Blimey - you've been busy today!

by Wispa'sMum

Friday 02 Oct 06:51



September was a great month again with 31 homes found for hounds...... the kennels have filled again with lots of black greyhounds, but they are all so beautiful in their different ways. We have lots of viewings booked for the weekend and we hope to find Poppy a special home as I am sure she is missing her mum.

by skinnyme

Saturday 05 Sep 18:39



Love the new coming soon logo!!

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 03 Sep 07:45



August saw 30 greys going into new homes which is fantastic! We have new arrivals again today and several viewings already booked for the weekend. We love being so busy!

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 31 Aug 19:15



Talk about crazy........ not only are we homing at a crazy rate of 1 grey a day, we decided to join the inmates at Daybreaks and slept over with them last night. We snuggled up in a kennel with our 6 greys - Shrew, Max (our blind sponsor dog), Basil, Foxy, Wispa and our newest addition Maggie. We are grateful to everyone who sponsored our sleepover as we managed to raise over £3000 profit by doing this! If anyone would still like to contribute, you can through the dogs for rehoming and click on Ruth! There is a Just Giving link here.

by PamD

Monday 31 Aug 12:02



Great night at the sleepover and barbi last night. Well done Ruth and Rob and the 'Boswell Babes' for raising over £3,000. Bob's garden looked fab and the gazebo's and shelters kept us dry. Well done Ina for the splendid salads, puds etc and Paul for barbying the sausages and burgers. Thanks to Bob Shannon for the use of his lovely garden.
Pam and Dunc and the 'Dewar Clan'
xxx

by PamD

Friday 14 Aug 14:50



To my special friends Mary and Martin. We were so sorry to hear about the death of your beloved Danny whilst we were on holiday. I know what you are going through with the loss of your handsome boy. Rest in peace now Danny, free from pain. Run with our beloved lost greys never to feel pain again. Until we meet you all at Rainbow Bridge.
Pam
xxxx

by LadyVictoria

Friday 14 Aug 13:43



Dear Mary and Martin, I had the pleasure of meeting you and the lovely Danny on one of the walks in Sutton Park last year. You were both so kind to me and my dog Twiggy; I was very nervous because Twiggy doesn't get on too well with other dogs but she was fine with Danny and you let us walk with you. I am so very sad to hear the news about Danny he was a beautiful boy. Twiggy and I send you our love. Kind regards, Kate xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Thursday 13 Aug 19:45



What a crazy day! Two new lovely arrivals (Paris and Woody) and 4 rehomings - Goldie, Julie, Dreamie and Max. Have brought Paris home as she was so wobbly after we collected her from the vets where her trainer had left her for her spey operation. She is snoozing as we speak on the sofa..... ahhhhhhh xxxxx

by marmart

Thursday 13 Aug 15:04



Mary and martin would like to thank everone for their messages of sympathy at our sad loss of losing Danny we will never forget him,he is now running free.thanx mary and martin

by skinnyme

Wednesday 12 Aug 15:58



All our love to Mary and Martin on your sad loss. Danny run free in Rainbow bridge. Jill,Paul, Bobby,Betsy,Zara and Rocky. xxxx

by Wispa'sMum

Wednesday 12 Aug 07:31



We had a hectic day yesterday with the Pet Blood Bank visiting but 14 brave Daybreaks and pet greys gave blood. Myles escaped the needle as he went to his new home yesterday!

Thanks to everyone who is bringing in donations of bottles and gifts for our stands at the dog show this Sunday. It is going to be a great event - the beans have arrived for the bath of beans but I'm not sure who Bob is nominating for the gunge machine....... I'm scared!

by kallie

Tuesday 11 Aug 23:01



Mary and Martin, my heart goes out to you over the loss of your gorgeous Danny. May his memories live on and enable you to remain strong. Love Ina Monty Rossi and Toby xxx

by Wispa'sMum

Tuesday 11 Aug 19:12



We had the very sad news that Danny who belonged to Martin and Mary lost his fight against his unknown illness. He had been very poorly for a few weeks and at the age of only 6 he slipped away to join his friends at Rainbow Bridge yesterday evening. Our love is with Martin and Mary at this very sad and difficult time. xxxxx

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by ricky

Tuesday 11 Aug 11:59



Our thoughts are with mary and martin over the loss of their beautiful boy danny. Run free danny boy xx

by Wispa'sMum

Monday 10 Aug 07:50



Yesterday was a crazy day. We had a queue of people waiting to see the 5 new arrivals - within minutes, Millie and Julie were reserved and Jerry was off to his new home! Later Sam, Maisie and Blue all went to their new home together! 9 into happy homes already this month!