The Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust is celebrating after moving its residents into a new home.
The trust has relocated to Rotherham Gate Lodge, Wortley, which has been purpose built to meet the needs of the greyhounds.
The new premises, on Howbrook Lane, will provide larger kennel space for an additional number of dogs, has beds raised off the floor, more grounds for exercising and a more private setting.
As part of the big move, the greyhounds will walk the short distance to the new kennels, which are less than a mile away from their previous kennels, along with a group of the trust’s volunteers.
Roy and Lynda Cattlin who run the farm with their team of volunteers, dedicate their time to finding homes for retired greyhounds when their racing days are over.
Lynda said: “We are really excited to be starting this brand new chapter and it will really help us to create a secure future for the trust. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who helped us to raise the funds to enable us to move into our amazing new home.
“We would encourage people who are thinking about getting a dog to consider adopting a retired greyhound. “They make fantastic family pets and are an incredibly loving and docile breed.”
Since it began 2006, the trust, which is supported by Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, has found new homes for well over 1,000 retired greyhounds. Last year was one if its most successful years to date, with a total of 112 cute greyhounds finding their forever homes.
John Gilburn, managing director at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “The backing of our community is vital for creating awareness around the importance of greyhound adoption.”
For more information about the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust, to help give a dog a home or volunteer at the farm email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.sheffieldretiredgreyhounds.co.uk or call 0114 288 8300.