11 August 2014

Miss Fish - rehomed


Miss Fish belonged to our very first, and now late, Treasurer, Joy Fisher, who died recently at the age of 93. This little black bitch is 15 years old and was taken in by JR Whippet Rescue after Joy's death a few months ago. Her new owner, Sue Tyler, lives in Berkshire and has taken several of the Rescue's really old whippets. She is the daughter of the Griffiths who were co-owners of the well known Chancerick Whippets. She says, 'This was JR Whippet Rescue at its very best. With only a couple of days' notice, intrepid Trustee, Sue Shakespeare, and her husband Kevin, set off from Essex to Kent. When they arrived at their destination, the road was closed and they had to pick their way through debris and dug up drains to reach the house, then walk the three back to the car again. They then drove to Berkshire where Sue Tyler met them with Lilah Wainman, who has since rehomed the other two whippets, a mother and daughter, together.'
Sue's other whippet, Mr Fox, at 14 years old, also a Rescue, has introduced Miss Fish to her new life. She only has one eye, but has adapted very well, is very happy and very feisty. She bullies poor Mr Fox who has been with Sue for nearly two years now, but he doesn't seem to mind.
We are very grateful to Sue for taking her.

30 June 2014

Meet Max!


Isn't he handsome?! And he's now happily settled in his new home where he is already practicing the whippety dark art of sofa hogging, as new owner Gillian revealed ...
On adoption day, after we had filled in the paperwork and had a cup of tea, we secured his bed in the back of the car and he jumped in immediately ... he certainly seemed happy to set off with us and was very good on the three hour journey home. He was quite shy at first, while he got used to us and our sons, but we have had him for almost four months now and it feels like he has been here for years. He loves the sofa, he makes sure he stretches out far enough so that no one else can sit on it! He loves his walks, and he gets many admiring strokes! We are looking forward to many happy years with him.

If you could offer a home to a whippet like Max please get in touch using the contact details in the side bar and we will add you to our waiting list, although please remember that all adoptions are conditional on a satisfactory home check. And if you have already adopted a JR Whippet Rescue whippet and would like to share his or her story with us, just send us a good photo and a short description, as Gillian did, and we will publish it here.