Phoebe came to me just before Christmas 2010 and was brought to me (I live near Market Harborough) from Powys by Elaine Day, of Celtic Moon Whippets, who had been fostering her. Because she came with her vaccination card, which contained her date of birth, I know she was born in 2004. She has quite an unusual background history in that she was handed in to a Greyhound Rescue centre by her original owner, despite her being a small whippet. She quickly found a new home with a lady who happened to know Elaine and Elaine would have Phoebe to stay when the lady was away, and had her when she went into hospital. Unfortunately, the lady died in hospital, so Elaine fostered Phoebe until she came to me. Phoebe had originally been called ‘Fizz’ and was renamed by her second owner, and sometimes I can see why she might have been called that when she has a ‘mad moment’!

Since about 1993 I have had some six Rescues, all of them, without exception, being delightful dogs who settled into my home routine with ease, all loving accompanying me everywhere in the car and all wonderful companions to me. Phoebe is devoted to me and especially to her companion blue whippet bitch and they are very ‘hugger mugger’ together and never far away from each other. I count myself very lucky to have Phoebe. I have a small grandson and I believe that in her first home Phoebe must have been with children as she adores him and behaves in a very loving way towards him.

Thank you, Whippet Rescue, for all that you do for these wonderful dogs who, in cases through no fault of their own, find themselves without homes and people to love them.

Maureen James