Sheffield dog charity enjoys rehoming success

Five-year-old Dec, a black-brindle greyhound, is looking for his forever home.
Five-year-old Dec, a black-brindle greyhound, is looking for his forever home.
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More than 100 retired greyhounds are starting the year with new families after being rehomed by a Sheffield charity in 2014.

The Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust had one of its most successful years to date, with a total of 112 cute canines going to their forever homes during the last year.

Five-year-old Dec, a black-brindle greyhound, is looking for his forever home

Five-year-old Dec, a black-brindle greyhound, is looking for his forever home

The Wortley-based trust aims to promote greyhound adoption.

Roy and Lynda Cattlin, who run the farm along with a team of volunteers, dedicate their time to finding homes for the dogs when their racing days are over.

Roy said: “We’re pleased to have had such great success in 2014. Everyone at the trust, which includes our team of volunteers, works tirelessly to raise awareness of what we do, so it’s great to see that this work paid off.

“More and more people are seeing what lovely, affectionate dogs greyhounds are.

“They are a docile breed so make great family pets and, because they don’t need – or generally want – much exercise, they can be a great choice for older people looking for a companion.”

Many of the farm’s current residents are now hoping 2015 is the year they find a loving family to give them a happy home.

One is five-year-old Dec, a black-brindle greyhound who has been with the trust for more than 14 months.

Roy said: “We would love nothing more than to see Dec capture someone’s heart this year, so he can be another one of our success stories.

“He is a fantastic dog and everyone loves him.”

n For more information, visit www.sheffieldretiredgreyhounds.co.uk