Retired greyhounds experience a day to remember at Burton Albion FC

Retired greyhounds experience a day to remember at Burton Albion FC

PAWS replaced boots pitch side at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday forward of Burton Albion’s League 1 match in opposition to Oxford as retired greyhounds Cav and Honour achieved supporters.

The Brewers welcomed volunteers from midlands-primarily based Residence Run Hounds, which operates 3 homing centres in Wombourne, Stourbridge and Shenstone all focused to acquiring racing greyhounds ideal homes in retirement.

It fashioned element of a new partnership in between the soccer club and close by Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, which will host a dedicated Burton Albion FC-themed race night time afterwards this calendar year.

Cav and Honour were being joined outside the stadium by Clive Parbery, Tracey Parbery and Jo Withers from Household Run Hounds right before parading all around the touchline in advance of kick-off to increase recognition of how greyhounds make excellent pets in retirement.

The look finished with a PA announcement about equally greyhounds and their personalities amid initiatives to locate their lengthy-term homes.

Tracey Parbery, Director of Household Run Hounds, thanked Burton Albion FC for their hospitality on the working day and hopes additional Brewers admirers in look for of a four-legged friend will contemplate homing a greyhound in retirement.

Tracey claimed:

“Showcasing greyhounds to so lots of people today was a wonderful option to area the spotlight on the breed and teach individuals about how they make great animals.

“Cav and Honour liked their day out at the football and confirmed a great deal of enthusiasm to join in with players’ warm-up classes to the amusement of a lot of.

“A special mention to Chairman Ben Robinson and players Steve Seddon and Mason Bennett who were so generous with their time before kick-off by conference our greyhounds and volunteers who we’re entirely dependent on.

“Greyhounds make the most superb pets in retirement. We locate a whole lot of people misunderstand greyhounds by believing they demand the concentrations of physical exercise affiliated with other functioning breeds.

“In truth, they are quite laid again and will rest for up to 20 several hours each day demanding only two small walks. Our homing centres are open seven times a 7 days, so any individual interested in discovering more is very welcome to arrange a stop by.”

Residence Run Hounds is an authorized Homing Centre by the Greyhound Board of Terrific Britain (GBGB) – the regulator of accredited greyhound racing – and underpinning the partnership is the GBGB’s Greyhound Retirement Plan.

This plan helps with prices affiliated with a greyhound’s retirement by means of a £400 bond – paid out jointly by its operator and the GBGB – which goes in the direction of kennelling, feeding and caring for every single greyhound even though it awaits a appropriate household.

Lacie Moran who represented Nottingham Stadium on the working day extra:

“Cav and Honour ended up amazing ambassadors and completely demonstrated how sweet-natured greyhounds are in retirement.

“We spoke to supporters of all ages about the treatment necessities of possessing a retired greyhound and it was good to interact so lots of folks.

“Our thanks to Burton Albion FC for staying so welcoming on the working day and we look forward to welcoming the club trackside in the around potential.”

To come across out extra about Dwelling Operate Hounds or to set up a kennel remember to stop by: or speak to the crew by way of 07488 253537.

Aspects of Nottingham Greyhound Stadium’s Burton Albion FC-themed race night time will be printed quickly.