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Meet The Team

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Hello. My name's Win Baker and I've been a volunteer at Liberton Kennels since December 2018. I was due to retire the following February and was looking for an activity to fill some of my spare time. I love dogs, don't have any of my own, so volunteering with Greyhounds seemed the perfect solution. When I look back to my first time at the kennels, I can't believe my good fortune at finding my ideal retirement activity......

 

On that first Sunday I wasn't sure what to expect. I introduced myself to Alison, and she said that Ian would get me a dog to walk. [ I was scared and excited in the same measure!] Whilst I waited, a friendly black bitch came up to me and, I swear, was welcoming me to the kennels - HER kennels! As Ian's dog she had the run of the kennels, and once Petra [as she was called] performed the "Greyhound lean" I was hooked. Ian was happy to let me take her on the walk, which meant that I'd be in safe paws! I wasn't exactly new to dog-walking, but it had been a while and NEVER with a "pack"!

After a few minutes, I began to relax and enjoy the experience. At one point there were four of us walking alongside with our four-legged companions, heads together, walking in front. It gave me quite a thrill, I can tell you! All the dogs were well behaved, and friendly [as were the humans].

Since then I've found a corner in my heart for some very special "Greys" - my "first love", the elegant brindled "Elke", the quirky "Kimchi" [sadly no longer with us] and the handsome, happy "Boots"! I've got room for more, and who knows who will join them?

 

I enjoy other aspects of my volunteering; I've helped at feeding time [quite a challenge when you have two hungry hounds jumping up and down, when you enter the kennel with their lunch], baked "goodies" for the hungry walkers; helped with our monthly raffle [Alison says I don't need a megaphone to call out the numbers!]; sourced donations for our fund-raising events; the list goes on! As a volunteer there's always lots of fun ways to get involved.

 

So, if you're hoping to volunteer with a dog charity, why not get in touch?

 

AND if you are thinking about adopting a retired Greyhound .......well, the enjoyment I get out of being "aunty" to Greyhounds could only be multiplied tenfold if you re-home one yourself - OR more accurately, YOU are chosen by one of our wonderful "Retirees"!

 

Go Greyhounds!

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