The Greyhound Trust has opened its doors in Bridge Street with the aim of rehoming racing hounds, strays and any greyhound without a home.
Manager Mandy Bleasdale, who has helped to rehome over 500 dogs through different organisations over the last seven years, said: “The kennels have places for 16 dogs at the moment, which I can fill over and over again.
“We also do boarding for dogs when their owners are on holiday.”
Appealing for more support, she said: “I need volunteers for fundraising events to bring money in to support these homeless hounds and make their lives a little better until they find their forever home.
“I also need duvets and covers so don’t throw them away, spare a thought for the dogs. Fluff and fleece throws would be great as the winter will soon be on us. Toys would also be great.”
Mandy’s main goal is to raise awareness of how good greyhounds can be as a pet, and encourage more people to take them on.
She said: “At the moment we have four greyhounds that belong to the trust. Wolf is two in August, Brindle who has been reserved, Sam is a black lad which is up for adoption, but is going into foster care at the weekend, while Lady who is a small blue girl who is five years old and has lived in a house, but she will not be ready to go for a couple of months.
“We are expecting six more greyhounds coming in in the next couple of weeks.”
More information can be found at www.facebook.com/greyhoundtrustlockerbie