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So what's happening Pingu?

I am currently doing some tinkering behind the scenes to add in some features I want in place before I do the reorganisation.

during this time you may notice your member group changes, weird buttons appear.. and then vanish and slices of toast suddenly materialise before being eaten by a low flying puppy...

all is well and will be working fully over the next week.

rescue wise I have some really nice stuff going in that I hope will be of use to you for both re-homing and fundraising.. provided it all works properly of course...

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#647415 Nuetering

Posted by EGAR on 11 March 2008 - 09:28 PM

There are ALOT of factors which decide whether or not a dog shows dog aggression and that is not just the case in Bull Breeds.

I have a few questions:

How old is your dog?

What are you feeding him on? I am especially interested in the protein %

How old was he when you got him?

Has he met dogs every day of his life?

What happened before and during the very first attack on another dog?

Has he ever been attacked before?

Do you walk him on a collar or harness?

What is his general obedience like and does it differ when he is outside the house?

Has he recently been vaccinated? And if yes with what vaccine?

And finally: has he both testicles descended?
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#647242 Nuetering

Posted by Dobbo on 11 March 2008 - 05:44 PM

Hi all, hope all is well with you and your canine friends. Some of you may remember me from the back end of last year when we nearly had our dog, Bouncer seized as being type.Unfortunately, recently Bouncer has developed some very serious dog aggression isues and has badly attacked 4 dogs within the last two weeks, the worst this evening when he almost killed a westie whom he has previously played with and got on well together. I have tried all of the recommended approaches and the final one to consider now is castration. To be completely honest if I were alone I think I would have to consider having him pts as he has become very unpredictable. To make matters worse the dog in question today belongs to a serving police officer. As a final approach what are your thoughts on the likely impact of having him "done"? Is it a fair approach as I feel that to consider this and then it to have no or little effect will have acheived nothing. The fun has gon eout of exercising him now as it becomes a tense nervous atmosphere when other dogs are around and muzzling him seems very draconian and offers no real prospect of any quality free time. It may well be that this police officer makes an official complaint and matters are taken out of my hands as due to the nature of the attack I imagine that a destruction order would be inevitable. Any advice most welcome as although hes has never shown any siogns of human aggression, alarm bells are ringing and I have two lovely daughters to consider. Any advice and feedback most welcome Dobbo.
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#938112 New Antispam Measures

Posted by Pingu on 16 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I have enabled some new anti spamming features to save snow pulling her hair out :)

if you have been caught by these and think you shouldn't be please try to re-register

if you are a spammer and want to bypass the new features please email
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#937589 Walthamstow Stadium Will Be Demolished

Posted by kats n greys on 30 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :pinkie:
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#312012 Plt Tablets

Posted by ailsas mum on 11 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

My wee sis (Celeste) used a product called Atratone for Louie her old GSD it's for humans but worked really well for Louie, he was also on Zubrin from the vet but a much reduced dose, i think Zubrin is (compared with other nsaids) quite kind to their liver and kidneys
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#926121 Oldies Club 2012 Calendars

Posted by lil_angel on 24 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

It may only be August but there is nothing better than forward planning. Oldies Club 2012 Desk Calendar is now available for you to order. The calendar is priced at £5.99 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to find forever homes.

Gorgeous cover boy Sid is our 2011 Woof Factor winner and inside a host of 12 gorgeous rehomed Oldies Club dogs – Mac, Billy, Tassel, Muffin, Tom, Trixie, Laddie, Bella, Pixie, Lucy, Woody & Harry.

These are wonderful little calendars and make fab presents for any dog lover!!

Ordering details can be found on our website:-
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#922938 Summer, Climbing Snowdon

Posted by Ian on 26 May 2011 - 05:01 PM

I was looking at this poor girl on Oldies Club. I didn't realise she was arthritic, though spending most of her life in kennels can't be doing that much good, so was pleased to read she's getting out & about again - this time climbing Snowdon & fundraising for the centre in the process.

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#913829 Lennox Case

Posted by purple_mog on 07 December 2010 - 12:51 PM

Looks like the Lennox case has been postponed again until Feb 2011 :mecry:

(more info here website)
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#606045 Celebrating 2 January

Posted by BillyMalc on 02 January 2008 - 06:38 PM

I know I've been posting in the Happy happy joy joy Crimbo forum, because I wanted to really make an effort to enjoy christmas this year - not in the least thanks to my former flatmate and good friend, because she loves crimbo with a passion and sticks on the tunes in October already - but I'm now humbly (not to mention desperate!) asking to join you here :unsure:

Well I really really tried, with as a result that I was stressed out about getting it all right, I've never cooked this badly this consistently as from Crimbo day till yesterday, and I got worse and worse at pretending I was liking it every day. It's my mum, we don't have any other family so she comes over for Crimbo and really looks forward to 'celebrating christmas', even if it's just us and the dogs. So I do try to oblige and make it a nice time for her, but to be honest I just can't be asked with it all.

Today I waved her off at the airport, and within an hour of arriving back home all the crimbo decs were gone and the tree is outside (I got one with roots, and I hope it'll survive once I stick it in the ground somewhere) - and I'm just so relieved to have a 'normal' house again!!

So tonight I'm celebrating the end of the "Festive Season": here's to 350 days without Crimbo nonsense - Bah Humbug!! :biggrin:
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#311655 Plt Tablets

Posted by taylor on 11 November 2006 - 10:49 AM

I took Taylor to the vets recently just to be sure she was coping ok on Glucosamine for her joints... she is 10 and doesnt look lame, walks a long way and is a bit stiff in the mornings, she does have mild hip dysplasia .... anyhow the vet started off by giving me rimadyl then on going back to be checked another vet gave me PLT tablets, Im not so sure about these, any experience on opinions ?
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#946286 Romeo ~ Stellar Boy & Total Ladies Man – 4Yo Black Greyhound

Posted by Tamakin on 26 August 2013 - 05:57 PM



**UPDATED: 24th NOVEMBER 2013**


Location: Foster home in Hertfordshire, UK.

Key Points: Extremely gentle, mannerly, undemanding. Loyal and very loving. Sweet. Good with kids 8+ and all other dogs. Very laid back and relaxed. Balanced.


The wonderful Romeo is a 4 year old ex-racing greyhound boy who got a very lucky escape from the needle after a few years on the flapping track. He is now seeking a loving home to call his. Romeo has been with us for 3 months now and his dull, dead kennel coat is disappearing to reveal a super soft, shiny black coat. Romeo is around average height for a boy at 27” to the shoulder. He has the silliest and floppiest ears we’ve seen in a while, they love to flop in opposite directions and add a bit of quirk to his charming elegance.




~ Personality ~

Generally: Very gentle, sociable, loving, cuddle-monster, undemanding, inquisitive, content, food orientated, balanced, quiet.

Well, what can we say about Mr Romeo!? He is a wonderful, gentle boy who just wants to be good and be loved. He is incredibly laid back, which shouldn’t be mistaken for disinterest upon initial meetings – Romeo is super loving and cuddly, he’s just very relaxed about when and where he gets his daily love ration. He is nicely food motivated and this can be the core reward for any training needed, such as recall.




Romeo is very much your typical greyhound – easy, calm, quiet and content. He loves his cuddles, loves his food, loves his walks and well, just loves life. His favourite way of saying ‘hello’ is to rub his face all over you! He doesn’t seem to have understood yet that he can take food from people’s hands, but he happily works and trains for praise. He is so balanced and gentle, it’s a true pleasure to meet him. Romeo is a great pick-me-up after a stressful day at work – he is so calm and centered in himself, he is guaranteed to relax you better than a bubble bath!




~ In the Home ~

Generally: House savvy, housetrained, calm, quiet, well behaved, bit of a food hog, starting to play.

Darling Romeo has been in his foster home for exactly 2 months now, and is doing so well. He loves the home life, and we’re certain he hasn’t looked back once. He has bonded very well with his foster mum and follows her everywhere. He is also still inquisitive about the daily house chores and watches with interest as his foster mum potters around. He loves human company and is obviously enjoying being able to be around people for long periods each day now. After a few initial slip-ups, he is now fully housetrained. He is ok to be left with canine company and is not destructive, but may still find the allure of a reachable roast chicken far too tempting! The biggest delight of all is to see Romeo start to play. He is gradually learning what toys are and will now on occasion pounce on an unsuspecting plushie and throw it around, just because he can! Romeo would be so perfect for a retired person who could be around all day for him and in turn have a beautifully calm, loyal companion.




Romeo is sharing his foster home with 3 other greyhounds, and is absolutely smashing with them all. He is non-confrontational and just wants to get on with everybody. If grumped at he’ll just walk away. When Romeo first arrived, he was a huge greedy bear who had obvious concern about where his next meal was coming from, so would try to ‘stockpile’. This is relaxing now that he knows that waiting his turn gets him a tasty treat, and that he gets that tasty treat every day. He lives on routine and having his meals at set times has really helped him to realise that it’s nothing to fret about. As such he has stopped trying to steal food from his foster siblings, and is more relaxed in general. 




~ Other Animals ~

Generally: Great with other dogs, friendly, social, calm, balanced, non-confrontational, not yet offlead with small dogs.

Romeo is excellent with other dogs regardless of size and shape. He loves his foster brother and sisters and tries hard to avoid any arguments. He has been told off a few times for trying to steal their food, and he doesn’t retaliate, just backs away. He loves snuggling with people and dogs in the evenings, and really is a fabulous dog in himself. Romeo has not been offlead with other dogs apart from his houndy foster siblings, so it would be best to watch him carefully when doing this initially in case he becomes over-excited. He would make a fab companion for another dog and could slot easily and happily into a small pack provided he got his daily dose of human attention.




~ Out and About ~

Generally: Very social, enjoys making new friends, gentleman on the lead, good traveller, not energetic.

Romeo really is THE perfect travelling companion. He has excellent manners, is social but not overly excitable, quiet, obedient and very happy to follow you anywhere. If his foster mum stops for a chat, he will quietly stand and wait without a single whine or whinge. He is very happy to greet other dogs of all shapes and sizes, and is equally happy to walk on after greetings. No fuss, no complaints, excellent companionship. This boy is just fabulous!


Romeo walks well on the lead, travels well in the car and isn’t scared of fireworks. He is currently getting a 30min daily walk with 2-3 ‘garden zoomies’ during the day and is content with this, so he really doesn’t need much exercise to be happy. What’s more important to him is the regularity of the walks, he loves his routine. Romeo has not had any recall work yet, so new owners will need to take that slowly and use very tasty treats to start the training. He can never be let offlead near public roads or livestock.




~ Where Can I Live? ~

Romeo is one of these wonder-dogs who can adapt and slot in almost anywhere. His only real requirement is that he gets lots of human contact and love. He lives for it. Romeo can live with other dogs very happily, but could live as an only dog easily provided he wasn’t left alone for long daily periods. He is very gentle with children over age 8. We really feel he would be excellent for a retired person or couple, as he has such low exercise requirements, is so calm and mannerly, and can provide so much quiet, loyal love. But Romeo could be an excellent addition to a family either, he is adaptable!


Please consider this boy and look past his black coat to the shining gem within.




~ Where Am I? ~

Romeo is currently in foster care in Hertfordshire. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you may be required to travel to meet and collect him.


~ Want To Adopt Me? ~

Romeo is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.




If you are interested in adopting Romeo, you can contact me (Tam) via email:, or speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.


There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.we.../adoption.html.


Thank you.


KGUK Profile Editor & Irish Coordinator



~~ [color=#3333FF]KERRY GREYHOUNDS UK ~~



Kerry Greyhounds UK is a voluntary organisation based in Norfolk, England. It focuses on rehoming unwanted Irish greyhounds and lurchers, as huge numbers are bred in Ireland each year and homes are few and far between. KGUK operates through a network of volunteers spread over Ireland and the UK. We can look after approximately 30 dogs at any one time in both kennels and foster homes.


Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped before being adopted (unless stated otherwise).


We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in all corners of the UK. If interested in one of our hounds, please feel free to contact us via the following:

Email: Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.

Phone: Bronwen 075 000 626 48.

Our Website:

Our facebook page: https://www.facebook...rryGreyhoundsUK



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#945337 Red & White Bc Missing After Serious Accident

Posted by owl on 15 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

Meg was picked up by a dog walker this afternoon. She pretty well handed herself in to him. She must have felt safe with him or liked his dogs. She is now back with her family.

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#937256 Autumn Auction - Oldies Club

Posted by lil_angel on 20 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

Oldies Club is holding an online Autumn Auction via our facebook page, starting this Sunday 21 October, to raise funds for our vets bill appeal.

Please come and 'like' our Auction page here

No bidding allowed until the auction starts on Sunday, but do come along and see the wonderful goodies we have available to bid on.

Please read our information note here on how to bid, our payment policies, suggestions on how to keep track of items you are interest
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#933630 Satin Balls

Posted by grace on 16 May 2012 - 08:20 AM

As Barum has always been a bit tricky to keep weight on, I thought Id give these ago.....has anyone ever tried these and had good results?

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#931789 Woof Factor 2012

Posted by lil_angel on 01 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

Woof Factor 2012 is kindly sponsored by Bob and Lush

Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the fourth year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need to be rescue dogs to enter.

We have divided the UK up into 7 regions (North East, North West, South East, South West, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. The winner of each region will go forward to the Grand Final.

The competition will run for the month of March, closing at 9pm on Saturday 31st March 2011.

PLEASE don’t leave it till the last minute and risk missing out!!

For more details please visit our website
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#931069 Zico's Mum - Are You Here?

Posted by Karen on 31 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

I have quite a few tennis balls for Zico's Mum if she is still planning on running tennis ball tombolas for the Oldie's Club.

I've sent a pm but it looks like she hasn't logged on for a fair time. Is anyone else in contact with her please?
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#928327 Where Should I Post About An Old Dog Needing A Home?

Posted by Marion on 12 November 2011 - 09:08 PM

Hi all, I was directed here by some people on Dog Pages as somewhere I might be able to find help for my daughter's dog. She is an elderly dalmatian and doesn't have much time left (1 week from now) unless I can find her a home, should I post a thread on the main part of the rescue board or would it be better here?
Thanks for any help.
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#927614 Oldies Club Auction

Posted by lil_angel on 23 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

Oldies Club will be running its first Multi-Item Auction this month. The auction will run from Sunday 23rd October until 9pm Sunday 31st. The auction will take place on our Oldies Club Auctions

The highest bid posted by 9pm will be the winner

If any of you would like to donate items to be auctioned, please email a description and photograph to

Thank you for reading.
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#814782 The Auction Chat Thread

Posted by Wendbert on 19 February 2009 - 10:47 AM

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#378380 Oldies Club Gallery

Posted by Pingu on 26 January 2007 - 10:11 PM
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