New home for 900th dog

The Bishop family in Creetown just love greyhounds, they have just adopted their third, the 900th dog to be re-homed by Dumfries and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue.  Paddy, in the centre, joins Snowie and Joe. Pictured are Edward and Liz Bishop with their children Peter, Mathew and Isla. SGGY 291113 2

The Bishop family in Creetown just love greyhounds, they have just adopted their third, the 900th dog to be re-homed by Dumfries and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue. Paddy, in the centre, joins Snowie and Joe. Pictured are Edward and Liz Bishop with their children Peter, Mathew and Isla. SGGY 291113 2

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The 900th greyhound rehomed by Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Grehound Rescue is settling in at his new Creetown home this week.

Paddy joins siblings Snowie and Joe with the Bishop family at their home and is set for a new lease of life with this household of greyhound lovers.

The rescue organisation began 12 years ago when it was realised that many healthy greyhounds in this area were being put to sleep at the end of their racing careers purely because they no longer made money.

Originally the membership consisted of 10 greyhound owners but over the years it has expanded to many hundreds. In the initial stages dogs went to new owners directly from the trainers but now the ex-racers go either into foster care or into kennels supported by DCGR.

Arthur Robinson of the charity said: “ We rely entirely on voluntary contributions from the public and from the revenues generated by our charity shop.

“It is true to say that without the support we receive from the public, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to meet the costs of kennelling and vet fees.

“We are grateful to Liz and Edward Bishop who took Paddy. We are sure he is going to be a great ambassador for greyhounds.”

If you are interested in adopting a greyhound, call Viv on 01899 880269.