From the inception of the Greyhound project here at Towcester the welfare of the greyhounds has been our top priority.
The care we provide for our Greyhounds during racing and at the end of their career is nothing short of exceptional. Those that know us know how we look after our Greyhounds at Henlow, and Towcester will be no different.
Beginning with the design of the track, leading greyhound figures have been consulted and the latest veterinary research was employed to produce the ‘perfect’ track.
The track has the largest bends in the country, enabling the greyhounds to run the circuit without breaking stride or exerting unnecessary strain on their limbs when cornering.
We have purchased the very latest track preparation equipment to ensure that the surface remains in superb condition at all times.
Whittingham Kennels rehome all of our Greyhounds.
We also work closely with Judith at Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary, one of our chosen charities.
When the greyhounds arrive at Towcester they will be housed in a state of the art kennelling facility which forms part of our £1.8 million complex.
Every race has its own exclusive kennel block to minimise disturbance prior to racing. To also minimise the risk of injury, there is a 200 yard walk to the track which enables these canine athletes to be fully stretched and warmed up prior to racing.
Towcester Racecourse have made provisions for our greyhounds when they retire. We have our own fully funded retirement kennel from which these wonderful animals, if they do not return to their owners after finishing racing, can become loving pets to anyone who wishes to provide them with a suitable approved home.
Our patrons can rest assured that the greyhounds they watch at Towcester receive the highest levels of care during their racing careers and throughout their retirement.
Towcester have been fortunate to secure the services of leading vets in the country.
The Towcester Racecourse team have over 100 years greyhound racing experience between them and know that a large kennel strength is essential to avoid over racing the greyhounds or placing greyhounds in unsuitable trap positions due to insufficient availability.
Towcester have been fortunate to secure the services of Polly as our main vet. The Towcester Racing team has over 100 years greyhound racing experience between them and know that a large kennel strength is essential to avoid over racing the greyhounds or placing greyhounds in unsuitable trap positions due to insufficient availability.
As you can see I have settled in my furever home …. well mum and dad haven’t sent me back yet! I’m not supposed to be up on the sofa as they only had it a couple of weeks before I arrived. I have been sneaky and slept on it after they had gone to bed, but got caught in the act when mum got up mega early one morning. Now I’m OK to go on it at night, but not during the day when people have to sit on it!
I’ve blotted my copybook a couple of times ….. once with a thing called a decoration …. I think taking it’s antlers and legs off improved it. Mum wrote “Teddy’s First Christmas”on it and has hung it on a tree in the house….. I thought it was an indoor toilet for me while it’s cold outside, but apparently not! I’ve also chewed mum’s tablet up and she’s had to buy a new one …. she really wasn’t happy about that! She does keep cuddling me, and telling me she loves me though so I know I’m not going anywhere!
I follow dad everywhere … he’s my pal! I really miss him when he goes out and stand by the window and cry sometimes ( I have found that this is a good way to get extra attention unless mum and dad have both gone out, and then I just sleep!)
I like it here, I’m happy and settled. Lots of toys to play with, treats and a bed in front of the fire where it’s warm and I can be with Mum & Dad, another one in the conservatory ( see I’m learning new words as well!) for when I want some me-time and literally anywhere else I want to lie. I haven’t been allowed upstairs where mum and dad disappear to at night. Something to do with my build, they are worried I’ll fall down and hurt myself.
Time for tummy rub and a treat if I’m lucky ( and I am)
Happy Christmas, and thank you for looking after me until mum and dad came & picked me ( well I picked them really, but I don’t think they’ve realised it yet,.I know a soft touch when I see it!)
Love from Teddy xxx
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