We first met Karen and Dawn when we were looking for a 3rd dog! We had sadly lost our 13 year old rescue lurcher Poppy in the March 2014.
We already had a 6 year old german shepherd called Jackson and a 7 year old rescue greyhound called Susie but felt we had become a '3 dog' family!
We felt we had it in our hearts to rescue Connie a 14 year old greyhound who had been massively overlooked.
We were told that Connie had lived in rescue nearly all her life but was not good with other dogs sadly.
Karen asked us if we would consider a 5 month old greyhound cross called Bambi? Very different to an old greyhound!
Bambi was still living with her owner but was being put up for adoption as the owners child had an allergy to her! Sadly she was living in a crate most of the day!
We decided to give her a chance as we thought a puppy would be very popular but would bounce straight back to rescue.
Bambi lived 2 hours from us so we met the owner halfway. Bambi was so gorgeous and so friendly. All the way home she sat on my knee looking into my eyes and looked so worried.
We got her home and introduced her to Susie who was not bothered at all. Jackson our shepherd was not too happy and kept barking at her and eyeballing her!
It took 2 days for Bambi and Jackson to become mates.
Jackson would sit with all his toys to play with her!
These 2 are still great mates 2 years on!
Susie gets off the sofa every now and then to calm the play down. She stands between them and barks to tell them off, its so funny.
We feel Bambi found us really as she reminds us of our beautiful Poppy but lighter in colour as Poppy was black.
She is a lovely girl and love her so much!
Karen and Dawn are still in touch with us nearly 2 years down the line.
We took Bambi on the 2 hour journey to see them as Bambi came directly from her owner but passed through their rescue.
I try and call them when I have a minute which is not often as I run a very busy dog walking business as well as having 3 dogs of our own!
These are 2 amazing selfless ladies doing an amazing job well done to you both!
We really appreciate with such heart felt emotion the lengths Mel and Tim went to for Bambi. She was in a very difficult situation that needed sorting out very urgently and even though these 2 wonderful people had their hearts set on our beautiful Connie (who has sadly now passed away), they didn't hesitate in making their selfless decision to help another dog in destress....even though she was only a pup and we all know a pup is not an easy task to take on.
We cannot thank you enough. Also, Mel and Tim have been continued supporters of Greyhound rescue since our first contact, collecting items to sell and donating monies towards the greyhounds in our care.
We have made 2 very special friends and so have the dogs - plus their lovely children too and of course Jackson and Susie. xxx
Karen & Dawn