Retired Greyhounds South Lakes (RGSL)
Doing what we've always done since 2004, but under a new name.

Fostering and Homing Greyhounds in Cumbria and the South Lakes
This website contains all the Greyhounds homed from December 2017.  Visit to see the 500+ Greyhounds homed between July 2004 & December 2017


Dizzy arrived on Sunday 25th March 2018
Went to her new home on Monday 16th July 2018
Sadly Dizzy was returned on Wednesday 5th September 2018 due to a change in family circumstances, but went to her forever home on Saturday 15th September 2018

Dizzy is a lovely blue greyhound
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/09/2013
WEIGHT: 25.9 kg
INOCULATED: 12/04/2018
Dizzy is a very pretty ex-racing greyhound who dislocated her hock while racing.  This has now been repaired and she is fine.
She is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
She's a really happy, sweet, playful girl with a lovely nature who is super with children and other breeds of dogs including small ones.  She walks nicely on the lead and since her operation her walks have been slowly lengthened in distance as her leg becomes stronger.  She travels well in a car.

Went to her new home on Saturday 15th September 2018

Dizzy's Diary
25th March 2018
Following a conversation I had with Dizzy's owner/trainer last night he brought her here this lunch time so we could get her damaged leg sorted out and find her a new home. Bless her, she wasn't too sure what was happening and once she'd been given chance to go to the toilet in the garden we put her in a crate with a comfy bed and a bowl of water so she could meet the other greyhounds without them being too overbearing.

10th April 2018
This morning Dizzy went to the vets in preparation for the operation to sort her damaged hock out.
It was about 17:40 when the vet phoned to say all had gone well and she was coming round okay. She is on strong painkillers and will be staying in the vets overnight with a nurse monitoring her. She may or may not come home tomorrow, it much depends upon how she gets on.
Because her leg has been allowed to fuse together wrongly for so long it was apparently quite difficult to separate the bones
because they too were growing out of shape. Once the bones had been separated a pin was put in place along with a figure of 8 wire. The vet says it's not 100% perfect due to the length of time it's been left and how the bones had fused, but it will be 95% better.
When she comes home she will have to be confined for 10 days so she has minimal movement. Her bed will be in the crate in our living room which she was in when she first arrived here, and she will be let out on a lead on to the drive through the patio doors from the living room.  This will minimize the amount she has to walk. Bless her, no garden trips for her for a while.
13th June 2018
Dizzy attended the Blood Bank Session today at Highgate Vets @ Beezon Road.  She was weighed in, given a medical, a blood sample taken and tested then she gave her pint of blood.  What a super girl she was.  Afterwards she had her treats and came home to rest.
16th July 2018
This afternoon Dizzy went off to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
5th September 2018
Sadly Dizzy was returned this evening. There had been a change in family circumstance involving moving to a new house, which unfortunately didn't allow dogs.  Poor Dizzy!
15th September 2018
This afternoon Dizzy went of to her forever home where we hope she will be very happy with her new family.
18th September 2018
We received an email today letting us know how Dizzy was:
"Dizzy, I believe has settled in well, knows where her beds are, where to find cuddles and of course her water and food. She doesn’t eat all her breakfast, but does manage all her tea (Gain20, dosed as a 25kg dog as per info on bag) sardines on top.
She is enjoying the garden freely, on the lead everywhere else
so far. Two beds at home, one in our room and another which floats between the two rooms we light a fire in down stairs. At work she can choose between my office or Fiona’s work space upstairs. 
We have had an email from the Blood Bank regarding blood donations.  We're keen to keep this up for the cause and Dizzy’s personal health check.
Lots of new smells and surroundings, not one accident, no problems to report – yet…. Hope we can give her the same.

Thank you for entrusting Dizzy with us, she’s very lucky you found and fought for her."

Dizzy is a small blue greyhound
on our sofa
30th March 2018

Dizzy (Rish Again) blue greyhound
Relaxing in her new home
18th September 2018

Dizzy (Rish Again) Blue Greyhound
With her new friend
18th September 2018

Dizzy (Rish Again) Blue Greyhound
Supervising work
18th September 2018