Dog walk for rescued greyhounds

PUBLISHED: 13:10 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:21 17 June 2010

Pooch-lovers get the chance to see if they would like to adopt a greyhound at a special event at Orcombe Point, Exmouth. Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is organising the event, and welcomes owners of dogs of all breeds for the three-hour walk.

Pooch-lovers get the chance to see if they would like to adopt a greyhound at a special event at Orcombe Point, Exmouth.

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is organising the event, and welcomes owners of dogs of all breeds for the three-hour walk.

GRWE is the leading independent greyhound rescue charity in England and Wales, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused and abandoned greyhounds and greyhound crosses.

From humble beginnings the charity now rehomes almost 500 of these dogs every year.

Greyhound lover Mrs Lesley Phillips said: "We welcome friends old and new to the World Heritage site at Exmouth for stunning cliff-top views over the bay and flat, sandy beach for superb dog-fun.

"In all, it's about three adventurous miles. Initial access is fairly steep with some shallow steps, then it's reasonably level.

"It's more a social event than a fundraiser and gives people the chance to meet fellow dogs owners and see if they would like to own a greyhound.

"At our internal events we get 30 to 40 people - and if we got that it would be great."

The event, on March 29, is at 11am for a 11.15am start, but you have to pre-book. For more information call Canny Judge on: 07989 427546.

Adult donations £1, all proceeds to GRWE. All breeds most welcome.


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