Racer Paddy needs a fast track to a new home
RETIRED racer Paddy is one of many greyhounds who land on these shores in desperate need of a new home.
He has a temporary home in Gloucester, but his foster owner is on the lookout to find him a permanent loving new owner.
Rescued from Ireland where most are used as working dogs, many are discarded when they get older and left to fend for themselves.
The Greyhound Rescue West of England charity takes in around 60 dogs every month, but time is running out for Paddy, who is seven.
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Gill Meadows, who runs the charity's operation in Gloucester, said: "Paddy is a bit of a gentle giant, but because he is so big, it has been hard to find him a new home. People don't seem to go for black dogs either as they are seen as aggressive, but Paddy is so docile and well natured. He looks older than he is as he has a bit of grey around his muzzle, and that puts people off too. Some think greyhounds need a lot of exercise, but Paddy is a 40mph couch potato. A run in the garden and a couple of short walks a day is perfect for him."
It has been a successful year for the charity, voted animal team charity of the year, beating 3,500 other nominations to scoop the Pet Plan award with the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes.
The charity has five kennel spaces and seven foster carers in Gloucestershire.
Foster carer Ali Clarke took Paddy in last year as she couldn't bear to see him in kennels alone over Christmas. But as she already owns two lurchers, Paddy now needs to move on.
"Paddy loves his walks and has really improved since leaving kennels," she said.
Call the Homing Enquiry Hotline on 07000 785 092.