06:00 23 May 2022
A greyhound who nearly fell asleep because her owner didn’t want her anymore, has been given a second chance at life and is looking for a new home.
Terri is one of five dogs currently in the care of Norfolk Greyhound Rescue.
The voluntary organization was founded by Hayley and Richard Pattrick, from Norwich, seven years ago after falling in love with the breed.
They have since housed over 1,500 dogs and have foster homes across the UK.
Here are five dogs currently up for adoption:
“This lovely female greyhound is called Terri.
“She is a white and fawn girl, who was handed over to a vet in Ireland along with three other girls to be put to sleep.
“They were all healthy females, surplus to requirements and unfortunately the product of overproduction in the racing industry. But luckily the vet contacted a rescue and then they came into our care.
“Terri is a little girl, who hasn’t raced. She is very affectionate, confident and happy.
“She is a lively girl with character and gets along well with other dogs.
“Terri would probably like another dog to show her the ropes of life outside of kennels.”
“Dan is an absolute stunner and we can’t understand how this lovely lad is always available.
“He’s a friendly little dog. He loves to play ball in the paddock and he loves his humans.
“Dan is currently in a foster home in King’s Lynn with several other types of dogs.”
“Pip is a very easy-going boy. He is used to other dogs and is good with small dogs.
“Pip is a happy, friendly boy and he’s been looking for his couch forever.
“He is currently in one of our foster homes in Bristol. But he is traveling well so can be moved to a new home.
“Pip is sociable and likes to meet and greet everyone who comes to say hello.
“He’s also good with children and will make a great family companion.”
“George arrived about four weeks ago with his litter brother and sister, who have already been captured.
“George is a happy young dog who would be great for a first owner.
“He is currently being cared for with a foster family in Milton Keynes.
“He is happy to play in the field with the other dogs and is easy to walk on a leash.”
Its former owners said: “Joker is a delight. We didn’t take the decision lightly, and our loss will be another family’s gain. He is truly a wonderful and affectionate dog.
“We will miss him more than I can say, but we want him to have a home where he is loved without too many temptations for him.
“He has a high prey drive and is not friendly with cats. He is usually walked with a muzzle.
“We have other smaller animals and he is incompatible with them.
“Joker is wonderful with people. He will spend the whole evening cuddled up on the couch with you.
All dogs are placed with foster families across the UK, but reunions can be arranged.