Christmas Shoebox Appeal
It will soon be upon us 🎄🎄. If you would like to spread a bit of Christmas cheer to the hounds in our care then wouldn’t it be a wonderful surprise for them to receive one of these brilliant Christmas shoeboxes!?
Some of our hounds have never experienced the joy of Christmas and most may never have done so, so let’s make their first Christmas one to remember! Here is the link….
Lurcher SOS 2019 Calendar
Tune in folks because we are here to unveil our long awaited 2019 Lurcher SOS calendar!!!!! That’s right! The time has come to celebrate the wonder and glory of our dearly beloved hounds who many of us are slaves to!
This year has been an exceptional competition and the voting was very nail biting in parts! We cannot thank you and your hounds enough for taking part in this year’s competition. We have loved every moment of it and we have since been working on the final masterpiece.We would like to express an enormous thank you to a very special lady and her mum who with the help of their own hounds helped this go to print. Thank you Shell, Em, Mum, Woody, Piper and the infamous LMT!
This show stopping calendar can be all yours for just £8.50 inclusive of p&p.
Please pay via PayPal email@example.com ensuring you choose the sending to family/friends option. State the quantity you want, your name and postal address when making your payment.
If you can’t do paypal please email us for our bank details.
We are very proud to present to you the 2019 Lurcher SOS calendar honoring not just the winners of this year’s competition, but all hounds out there – for we all know just how extraordinary and exquisite they are.
Below are the front and back covers and just a taster of one of the months. The photography is not good – rest assured the actual calendar is stunning.
Wishlist on Pet Connection
We have a wish list of items we really need for the rescue dogs, Its really simple to order and the hounds would really appreciate some of the yummy treats and chews on offer.
Did you know that you can help raise funds to help us save lives by collecting used stamps? Simply cut them from the envelope leaving 5-10mm around them and post to:
PO Box 6107
Stamps that are from places like Jersey, Guernsey, I.O.M and Alderney etc, are regarded as foreign, so will need to be kept with all other foreign stamps and separate from GB stamps.
Thanks to Citadel Stamps.
Lurcher SOS is a small rescue and we are supported entirely by our volunteers and donations. Donations are always needed and very gratefully received no matter how large or small. It all makes a difference and helps us to continue to help the many Lurchers, Greyhounds and other sighthounds in need. You can donate by Paypal using the Donate button above.
You can also send a cheque or you can use Internet Banking. Please contact us for our administration addres or our banking details if you wish to donate in this way.
Shop Online with easyfundraising.org.uk
Easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. It works in asimilar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead.
Once you join easyfundraising.org.uk you can go to their ‘find a cause’ page and support Lurcher SOS. Each time you shop online with one of their listed retailers, you raise a donation for us. It’s as easy as that.
For more information please see How Easy Fund Raising Works.
Fostering is a a very important role. Together with fundraising, it forms the backbone of the rescue. If you feel you would like to be directly involved in helping a hound, do consider fostering. Lurcher SOS Rescue is currently looking for kind, reliable fosterers to care for the hounds we rescue. Fostering involves caring for a dog in your own home until a permanent home is found. Fostering is ideal for those who wish to help a dog to be properly assessed in a home environment but cannot commit long term.
We rely on our foster carers to prepare our dogs for life as a loved family pet. Many of these dogs have never been loved, had a warm bed to sleep on or a toy to play with. They often need time and patience to finally relax and enjoy the kind of life that every hound should have, and seeing them blossom is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.
During their time in foster care all dogs, if not previously done, will be wormed, microchipped, neutered (if the bitch is not in season or already neutered) and vaccinated. Lurcher SOS will cover the cost of all of this and any vet bills incurred whilst in your care. We cannot guarantee any of our dogs will be housetrained when they arrive with you as many will have never lived in a home, and some of them will have had little or no human contact or love. But be assured that, during your time as a foster carer, we are always available to give you advice and support and answer any questions you may have.
If you are living in London or Southern England and would like to be considered as a foster carer, please fill in and submit the the Fostering Application on the next page.
Foster applications will be subject to a home check. All fosterers must have fully secure gardens and the fence and any gate height must be 6 feet or over unless you are going to foster a puppy, in which case fences/gates can be 5 feet.
You can help us to raise funds by taking part in an event such as one of our online auctions on our friendly forum and/our Facebook page; joining in one of our street collections, holding a boot fair, coffee morning or sponsored event or even by making collars, coats etc.
Help us approve potential homes for our hounds. No experience is necessary as full advice and support will be given. Home checkers are desperately needed throughout the UK. Dogs may have found a possible permanent home through their details being advertised on here or on Facebook, but can go nowhere until a home check has been carried out and paperwork completed. Without these volunteers, dogs will linger in longer in foster unnecessarily, taking up valuable foser space for other dogs needing to come into Rescue.
We are always in need of people willing to help transport dogs into rescue from a pound in a different part of the country; collecting a dog who has perhaps just arrived in to the country; into a foster home or even taking a dog for veterinary treatment in the case of an emergency.
Donation of Goods
We always need donations of items for raffles and auctions. So if you have any unwanted items why not contact us.
We often have articles for sale on eBay. All sale proceeds go to help the Lurchers, Greyhounds and other sighthounds in our care.
Best of all, you could offer one of our dogs a forever home.