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I just came back from my trip to Ireland. Some pics:

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When this friendly giant was 14 months old a vet called the sanctuary because he had been turned in to be put down. There actually wasn't space for him but the alternative wasn't an option. This big boy is 2 years old now and weighs 44kg (97lbs)! :eek

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This black boy has been at the sanctuary for over 6 years. He is very shy. He is happy at the sanctuary but new people and new places are really scary to him. 

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This honorary Greyhound is a permanent resident of the Sanctuary. A couple of years ago she was found exhausting and starving in a garden. She's such a sweet little dog.

 

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The dogs at the sanctuary live in groups rather then kennels.  There are currently 22 hounds at the sanctuary. Petra is taking care of these dogs 24/7, 365 days a year, on her own. There is a very long waiting list, not enough adopters and there is a constant struggle to make ends meet. You can found out more about the sanctuary here: https://www.claregreyhoundsanctuary.com

Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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Anne, your photos aren't showing up.  :(

 

Freshy (Droopys Fresh), NoAh the podenco orito, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Rita the podenco maneta, Lila, the podenco, Mr X aka Denali, Lulu the podenco andaluz, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella),  Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Ugh, I'm not sure whats happening as I can see them. Let me try again. Part 1:

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When this friendly giant was 14 months old a vet called the sanctuary because he had been turned in to be put down. There actually wasn't space for him but the alternative wasn't an option. This big boy is 2 years old now and weighs 44kg (97lbs)! :eek

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This black boy has been at the sanctuary for over 6 years. He is very shy. He is happy at the sanctuary but new people and new places are really scary to him.

 

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This honorary Greyhound is a permanent resident of the Sanctuary. A couple of years ago she was found exhausting and starving in a garden. She's such a sweet little dog.

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The dogs at the sanctuary live in groups rather then kennels.  There are currently 22 hounds at the sanctuary. Petra is taking care of these dogs 24/7, 365 days a year, on her own. There is a very long waiting list, not enough adopters and there is a constant struggle to make ends meet. You can found out more about the sanctuary here: https://www.claregreyhoundsanctuary.com

 

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Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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Thank you for sharing, Anne, and for the sanctuary's link. These are gorgeous photos of such dear souls. Bless Petra for all she's doing.

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Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden 1-4.

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Well, I guess if I have to move to Ireland for the sake of the hounds, I will suck it up and go. :beatheart (Seriously, that is my retirement dream. Only 15–20 years to go.)

Your photos are wonderful. I am going to steal that Nancy! She sounds like a character. I love the feisty girls.

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Rachel with Doolin Doodle Dooooo, boss cat Tootie, and feline squatters Crumpet and Fezziwig.
Missing gentlemen kitties MudHenry, and Richard and our gorgeous, gutsy girlhounds
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I'm so glad the second attempt worked. Your photos are wonderful.

All of the hounds look very healthy and happy. Petra is doing amazing work; I hope it gets easier for her. :grouphug 

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8 hours ago, ramonaghan said:

Well, I guess if I have to move to Ireland for the sake of the hounds, I will suck it up and go. :beatheart (Seriously, that is my retirement dream. Only 15–20 years to go.)

Your photos are wonderful. I am going to steal that Nancy! She sounds like a character. I love the feisty girls.

Nancy is wonderful, she was one of my favorites :wub: She's also so pretty!

On their Facebook page you can view a short video I made: https://www.facebook.com/claregreyhoundsanctuary/videos/1003691154765845

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Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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5 hours ago, AnneGTS said:

Nancy is wonderful, she was one of my favorites :wub: She's also so pretty!

On their Facebook page you can view a short video I made: https://www.facebook.com/claregreyhoundsanctuary/videos/1003691154765845

What a sweet video! They all look so happy and engaged.

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Rachel with Doolin Doodle Dooooo, boss cat Tootie, and feline squatters Crumpet and Fezziwig.
Missing gentlemen kitties MudHenry, and Richard and our gorgeous, gutsy girlhounds
 Sweep and Willa:heart

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What beauties!  :beatheart

My girl came via the Irish Greyhound Trust. Droopys Fresh, now known as Freshy, age 8, had one little of 6 pups. Freshy is just the sweetest girl, and now that she's shed her dull irish winter coat she is a very shiny black. It seems to be impossible to get a good photo of a black greyhound. I didn't even like the ones Bill Axell took at Greyhound in Gettysburg.

 

Freshy (Droopys Fresh), NoAh the podenco orito, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Rita the podenco maneta, Lila, the podenco, Mr X aka Denali, Lulu the podenco andaluz, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella),  Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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1 hour ago, macoduck said:

What beauties!  :beatheart

My girl came via the Irish Greyhound Trust. Droopys Fresh, now known as Freshy, age 8, had one little of 6 pups. Freshy is just the sweetest girl, and now that she's shed her dull irish winter coat she is a very shiny black. It seems to be impossible to get a good photo of a black greyhound. I didn't even like the ones Bill Axell took at Greyhound in Gettysburg.

Would love to see a picture! Love those shiny black hounds :heart
9 of the 22 hounds at the sanctuary are black. I asked if the black dogs wait longer to be adopted but there wasn't really any difference.

I have to say it was quite a challenge to take decent pictures of the dogs. Most of the time I had 2 or 3 snouts in the lens of my camera :lol

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Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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1 hour ago, AnneGTS said:

I have to say it was quite a challenge to take decent pictures of the dogs. Most of the time I had 2 or 3 snouts in the lens of my camera :lol

I noticed that in the video too! :wub:

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Rachel with Doolin Doodle Dooooo, boss cat Tootie, and feline squatters Crumpet and Fezziwig.
Missing gentlemen kitties MudHenry, and Richard and our gorgeous, gutsy girlhounds
 Sweep and Willa:heart

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20 hours ago, Remolacha said:

In the video, it looks like the blue girl(?) has snowflakes? :beatheart How have they not been adopted yet?

Yes, that's Dora doing her happy dance :wub: She got the diagnosis of a bone tumor five years ago and is on pain management, but she's super happy and friendly. 

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Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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5 hours ago, AnneGTS said:

Yes, that's Dora doing her happy dance :wub: She got the diagnosis of a bone tumor five years ago and is on pain management, but she's super happy and friendly. 

Five years post-diagnosis? Dora! :beatheart

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. AnnIE Oooh M

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden 1-4.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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My :beatheart too.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23). Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09-4/24)

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Thanks so much for posting!  Your pictures are gorgeous, and I wanted to be among those lovely, happy dogs.  They made me smile.  Thank Petra for her dedication and compassion.  :beatheart

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Such beautiful greys!  :beatheart      Are they ever adopted out to the USA?

 

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Humans Kathy and Jim with our girls, Ivy (Carolina Spoon) and Cherry (Fly Cherry Pie)

Missing our beautiful angel Breeze (Dighton Breeze) and angel Beka (BM Beko) - you are forever in our hearts.

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13 hours ago, Potomacpupsmom said:

Such beautiful greys!  :beatheart      Are they ever adopted out to the USA?

Yes they do :) Some dogs are adopted in Ireland but most go abroad (Germany, Italy, Sweden etc.)

Anne, Sasha & Tapas. Spriet (2002-2015), Tibbie (2000-2015) and Gunda (1996-2009)

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