Why sponsor a Tia dog?

Greyhounds are not like other breeds of dog. They have been trained from a very young age to behave in a certain way. Unfortunately, that “way” is not always a good way. Some are trained/encouraged to kill small fluffy things, so when they have been through the racing industry and ended up in rescue/rehoming centres, that in itself, can be one of the greatest risks.

Most rescue/rehoming centres have lots of criteria. The main one being “assessment tests” Some of the larger rehoming charities, will not even let any dog through it’s doors until the dog can prove that he/she is not scared, is the right colour and has to be good with other dogs. It is all about rehoming figures, turnover and money. Others will take them in and try to rehabilitate the dog. Again, if they cannot, they are destroyed.

We at Tia do not have assessment tests. We also have not signed up to the Greyhound Retirement Scheme, as that too has lots of criteria. If a dog is returned to most of these that have signed up, for behavioural issues, they wont be given a second chance. All our sponsor dogs at Tia, had they ended up elsewhere, would not be here now.

 

We are very proud of our sponsor scheme

Tucker

Tucker

Breed: GreyhoundSex: Male About Villa Zander Og, d.o.b. 8.9.2016 A beautiful fawn brindle. Raced twice. Blew his career at Perry Barr on the last race when favourite. Got knows why as his first race did not justify even coming out of the van. He did well to make the...

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Spot & Dot

Spot & Dot

Breed: GreyhoundSex: - About me Part of the Sheffield 13 group and kept in the dark for years.Unregistered greyhounds and probably the children of Baby Belle, Polly Pocket or maybe Moo Mar. We keep trying to catch a likeness because the ladies aren’t telling us...

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Kiona

Kiona

Breed: GreyhoundSex: Female About me Bells Echo        dob  09/08/2017 Kiona came to Tia at the ripe old age of 17 months. Although she was bred to race, she was absolutely terrified and didn't even make it through schooling. She has been here for two and a half years...

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Bungle

Bungle

Breed: GreyhoundSex: Male   About me When the Sheffield 13 arrived at Tia Rescue, they were neglected and damaged. Wrecked emotionally and physically. Some are on their journey to recovery. We have four beautiful brothers who may never be homed, at this time they...

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Terence

Terence

Breed: GreyhoundSex: Male About me   When the Sheffield 13 arrived at Tia Rescue, they were neglected and damaged. Wrecked emotionally and physically. Some are on their journey to recovery. We have four beautiful brothers who may never be homed, at this time they...

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Jay

Jay

Breed: GreyhoundSex: Male About me Jayvees Star        dob 1.9.2014 Jay came to us at 4 years of age, after having a successful racing career at Romford and Doncaster. He has been rehomed a couple of times, but prefers the security of a kennel environment. He is no...

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