What a busy few weeks it has been here in Bennetland Lane! Thank you all for your wonderful support, whether helping with or rehoming our lovely dogs, buying Christmas gifts and raffle tickets, or donating items.
Life here never stops, not even for Christmas or bad weather. So here’s what we have been up to just lately. As well as having a new roof on the kennels runs C Block, thanks to a fund raising drive by Sue Curry, Mary Burkhill, Carolyn Cox and Christine Wood. The marvelous ladies whose previous fund raising provided us with our lovely dog shower room.
Our first Christmas Fayre at Goole College was a very happy afternoon, and thank you all for coming! Over £300 was raised and made us a lot of new friends. Lou’s St Bernard, Scooby, was very much the star of the show - he even got his photo in The Goole Times! (pictured below) A very happy and successful rehoming, as Scooby lives with Springer Spaniel Bonnie, another Jerry Green success story.
Our Christmas raffle made £241.00. The new Teddy Tombola was a big hit too. In fact, it was so popular it’s still going strong. Five tickets cost 50p, which must be a bargain; the other day someone won five teddies in one afternoon, although we cannot guarantee such an incredible success rate all the time!
The Christmas Meal Appeal for the dogs in our care had a wonderful result too. Thank you to everyone who brought food and treats or donated money for this. Despite the recession so many people have been so kind to our rescue dogs, and it is very much appreciated.
We have also been busy rehoming dogs, too! Kitch, Rodge, Sheba, Basil, Puka and Charlie the lurchers, Karla and Zook the Labradors, Brok and Mickey and a whole litter of seven collie/Staffie cross puppies are just some of the dogs who came and went. Special mention has to go to Toby, happily settled as ‘the best dog in the world’ near Sheffield after more than four years with us; and to tiny Yorkie Jo-Jo, who won everyone‘s hearts, and despite being a thirteen year old diabetic, has now gone to a wonderful new home.
But our kennels never stay empty for long! So if you are looking for a new dog in a new year, have a look at our website (www.jerrygreendogs.co.uk) or come along - we are open every day between 1.30 - 4pm except Wednesdays when closed for administration. We have an ever changing family of dogs, young and old, tall and small, looking for a second chance and a happy life.
Special mention this time goes to Toby and Jake, handsome five year old whippet/Labrador type crosses who are being rehomed separately. They came to us due to a change in their owners circumstances. Gentle, affectionate dogs who walk nicely on the lead and are good with other dogs, they are both very shy, so need to build relationships with their new families before being rehomed to show themselves at their best.
But if you are looking for a quiet, small, older dog, then we have Meg, (pictured top right) who is a little charmer and eleven years old (although is bright, healthy and spry like dog half that age) A small, long bodied terrier looking for a quiet home without children, she would make a wonderful companion for an older person.
Don’t forget we also have a doggy shop in reception, where items include hand knitted blankets, treats, collars, dishes and toys. There is also the new little book about our rehoming successes, Happy Tails, a real treat for £5, and we also do a wide range of doggie name tags for just £4.99.
These come in a lovely range of colours and styles - such as four leaf clover, star and bone, so just come in to see and order. They arrive direct to your home in days, and £2 from each sale goes to Jerry Green .
Also if you have time to spare and would like to help, we would love to hear from you. Dog walkers are always welcome to spend a couple of hours getting fit, meeting people (and dogs) out in the fresh air. You can also board your dog here so he holidays with us while you are away on yours.
Meantime, make a date in your diary for May 8th, when we will holding a sponsored dog walk. There will be a thirteen mile route via Newport, Faxfleet and Blacktoft. More details in the next newsletter.
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Thought For the Month:
‘A dog wags it’s tail with it’s heart’ (Martin Buxbaum)
Happy dog days! With best wishes from Angela and all at Gilberdyke. Until next time!