Henderson’s canine trio find new Sheffield homes for 2015

Dibnah with his new owners. Luke Stead holding Dibby, Sue and Lyndon Stead, back, and Sue's parents
Dibnah with his new owners. Luke Stead holding Dibby, Sue and Lyndon Stead, back, and Sue's parents

Three friendly fidos who are the stars of special edition bottles of Henderson’s Relish are celebrating after finding their forever homes.

Freddy, Dougie and Dibnah, who were all residents at the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust, were chosen to front the campaign which aims to promote greyhound adoption.

Proving that there is a happy life after the track, all three canines have been adopted themselves and are now looking forward to spending 2015 with their new families.

Dibnah, whose previous owner had sadly died, found a home with the Stead family - Sue and Lyndon and their ten-year-old son, Luke - just two days after arriving at the trust’s farm in Wortley.

Sue, from Wisewood, said: “Dibnah, or Dibby as we call her, has just slotted right in to our family. Taking her home is the best decision we ever made.

“I’d recommend anyone looking for a dog to consider adopting a greyhound. I’ve never known an animal to be so friendly and, not only that, she is so easy to look after and very low maintenance.”

Unlike Dibnah, Dougie and Freddy had been with the trust for 13 months before being adopted, but were both recently lucky enough to go to their new homes.

Dougie caught the eye of Gillian and Tim Needham, who live in Fulwood, during a race night at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, which volunteers from the trust attended.

Freddy meanwhile now lives in Woodhouse with owners Scott and Sam Melber, after the pair, decided to adopt a greyhound rather than buying a puppy.

John Gilburn, chairman Sheffield’s RGT and managing director of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “Although the dogs were rehomed before the bottles went on sale, the unique partnership with Henderson’s Relish has been a fantastic way for us to highlight the importance of greyhound adoption, showcasing the lovely dogs that are available for rehoming.”