Rehoming update: Torre

Rehoming update: Torre

Torre has been adopted by Helen and Paul, and they’ve provided us with an update on how she’s doing:

We just thought we’d drop you a quick mail to say how lovely Torre has been and how well she is settling in.

We both absolutely adore her and she has quickly become a member of our family, we are all extremely happy. Her spay wound is healing nicely and we are so looking forward to the stitches being removed on Wednesday so we can take on longer walks and introduce her to our local countryside.

Thank you so much to you and TIA rescue for such a wonderful dog.

Look after your hounds in the hot weather

Look after your hounds in the hot weather

The temperature’s rising across the UK which means our hounds are a risk. Even in the low 20s (degrees C) greyhounds can overheat, and at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C surfaces such as tarmac and concrete can reach temperatures of 52 degrees C which can burn paws. Here are our tips for looking after your hounds during the hot weather.

  • Walk your hound when it’s cooler; early in the morning or later in the evening;
  • Avoid strenuous games;
  • Ensure your hound has access to clean water at all times – add ice cubes to keep them cool;
  • Keep your hounds out of direct sunlight;
  • Have a paddling pool with cool water in your garden for your hound to play in;
  • Never leave your hound in a car, even with the windows down and in the shade;
  • You can keep your hound cool by dampening its coat, then placing a cool (not very cold) wet towel over it.
Adopting a Tia dog: Adoption donation

Adopting a Tia dog: Adoption donation

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.

A Tale of Two Doves

A Tale of Two Doves

A few weeks ago two baby doves were born.

A beautiful white fan tail dove in the beautiful purpose built dove cote. She has a big family in the beautiful dove cote but was being picked on by some of the older ones. She sought refuge on the top of the house.

Meanwhile in the stable block a common rock dove had been born around the same time. He could see the beautiful fan tail dove and flew onto the house to keep her company.

They are inseparable….Just saying….Deb@Tia

Vets back at Tia

Vets back at Tia

Thanks to everyone who have been waiting for Chris, our vet from Donaldson’s, to start operating here again.

He will be starting next week..

I have a very long list and i think i have everyone but could you email me anyway…JUST EMAIL…to make sure that i have you all…

We have a back log here so please be patient..

Thank you Deb