We had a good morning this morning at the kennels. Somewhat unusually for a Tuesday morning, lots of volunteers turned up to walk the dogs. Often, on weekdays, and especially when the weather is not so clement as it might be, there are only a few of us and it’s a struggle to get all of the dogs out and walked, and we end up having to shorten their walks to try and get them all out.
This morning, however, lots of willing dog-walkers arrived to spend time with the greyhounds, which was fantastic. Not only were we able to make sure that all the dogs were walked with time to spare, we were even able to use some of the larger paddocks to play with the dogs after their walks. These paddocks are really big (sometimes used by the resident equine community) and give the greyhounds a lot of room to really run and stretch their legs. Combine large paddocks with fluffy and squeaky toys, and you’ve got some very happy hounds!
About half of the dogs in the kennels were able to have a good run and play in the paddocks today, some understanding the game of Fetch a little better than others! Sam was a star: running after the toy, bringing it back and dropping it at your feet, then waiting patiently for you to throw it for him again. Parker ran around enjoying and entertaining himself with the toy. Potty Potter, well, he likes to run up and down by the path, toy in his mouth, showing off his toys to those dogs and humans walking past!
We’re always pleased to see new walkers, especially on weekdays when we tend to be quite thin on the ground (today was very unusual). If you’d like to come and spend some time with our hounds, just give the trust a call (0121 426 4810) and we’d be happy to hear from you and organise a time to come to the kennels. Walkers do need to be over 16 years old, but other than that we have very few restrictions.