Adoption donation – READ ME FIRST!

Adoption donation – READ ME FIRST!

Adopting a greyhound or lurcher from Tia is the beginning of a long friendship with one of the kindest, gentlest, and quietest dog breeds you will ever find. (They are smart too: which one of you has to go to work to feed the dog….?) Greyhounds and lurchers make wonderful companions as anyone who has adopted one before will be only too keen to tell you… whether you want to know or not!

Adopting one of our dogs is a journey for both you and the dog, but you may not realise that your adoption donation will help all the other dogs here at Tia too.

Before you adopt your new companion, we will have cared for him or her, possibly for many months or even years. The dog will have had a check-up with a vet, they will have been neutered, ‘micro-chipped’, possibly had dental work and will definitely have had lots of feeds! This, of course, all costs money and your adoption donation goes some way to helping us meet these essential expenses which really are never-ending.

Sadly, for various reasons, not all our dogs can be rehomed: perhaps they have health or mobility issues or, occasionally, they are just too nervous to make adoption practical. This means that we will have to find the means to look after our ‘for-ever’ resident dogs for the rest of their lives. Of course, we just love to do that, and we try to make their lives interesting and varied as well as safe, but to do this means that we have to keep funds coming in.

So, when you make your adoption donation, you are not just giving a new home to your new family member, you are helping lots of other Tia dogs as well. Your donation will help pay for staff, vets, accommodation, food and even treats.

It is up to you to decide how much to donate, but we ask for a donation of at least £300 which will help to cover some of the costs of caring for your new dog before she or he decided to let you adopt them. As an animal rescue charity, Tia will be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation (if you are an eligible UK taxpayer) and this makes your donation go even further.

So, thank you from all the dogs and their staff here at Tia for making a home for one of our four-legged friends and for helping to look after all the other dogs both now and for the future. Every penny helps and we all deeply appreciate your kind donation.

Mr Bear

Access Rio 2.6.19

We starting to seeing younger dogs coming into the kennels and Mr Bear is the latest example. Not only young but also spectacularly short of talent.  Just turned two, Mr Bear was born in Ireland and raced on only four occasions.

He managed to win on the third attempt and fair play ran well. His connections got a bit excited so he poured cold water over everyone’s dreams and finished so far down the field the judge had gone home.

Mr Bear is no fairy princess at 35 kilos, but he is young and has his whole life ahead of him.

 

To Rehome me...

Email us at: rehoming@tia-rescue.org

 

 

Artie

Ballymac Tower 24.6.19

Raced down at Henlow. Artie’s final form figures read 6,6,6. Artie may have got fed up with being bumped in the race.

 He is here now and perking up a little bit.

 

To Rehome me...

Email us at: rehoming@tia-rescue.org

 

 

Simba

Simba

I’m gonna be the main event like no king was before
I’m brushing up on looking down, I’m working on my roar.”

Simba is lucky to be alive. A young lurcher found straying, bearing the usual baggage of fleas, worms and in dire need of a good meal or twenty. Then he fell ill with parvo.

Back in the day when Tia was just an attitude and a shed, we wouldn’t have had much hope but new drugs have given sick dogs a fighting chance. Simba has returned to the fold, blissfully unaware of the money lavished on him and hell bent on continuing his career as a hooligan.

Simba needs a man who knows what he is doing! Yes he is beautiful, but Simba needs to evolve into a credit to the community.

Please ring Deb.

 

To Rehome me...

Email us at: rehoming@tia-rescue.org

 

 

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

Both: Un-named and born 10.9.14

Jack and Jill were owned by an old lad who died. He had had racing greyhounds all his life and these, his last two, were kept close by him. They were born in September 2014.

I think Jill misses him and Jack is lost. They had only ever lived with him and had a kennel and a run…they have never known anything like Tia.

Jill will only eat pasta and tuna, chicken, sausage rolls and steak pies.

They need a quiet home with a back garden….and a soft place to fall together.

 

To Rehome me...

Email us at: rehoming@tia-rescue.org