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COVID-19 UPDATE: 5TH JANUARY 2021

The rescue and rehoming of animals in lockdown is restricted to welfare reasons only. This means that whilst we are re-opening today after our Christmas shut down we will only be operating to provide support and care for our current dogs and their foster carers and to our adopters and[…]

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CHRISTMAS SHUT DOWN 11th December 2020

We are now on our annual Christmas Shut Down, re-opening on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Emails and voicemails are still monitored and we will respond to emergencies but routine administration will not be dealt with until the New Year. We wish all our volunteers, fosterers, adopters and supporters a Happy[…]

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APPLICATIONS PAUSED

IMPORTANT UPDATE As you know, the past few months have been a challenge.  Our fundraising has been stopped meaning funds are at an all time low, and applications from people in lockdown have increased.  We are super grateful to all our supporters and volunteers who have helped us continue with[…]

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Latest blog by Hounds First Trustee and Behaviourist, Liz Kirtley: https://www.canineconsultsbylizkirtley.co.uk/post/when-we-know-better-we-do-better-but-be-careful-who-you-learn-from?fbclid=IwAR0o-WYb7R_b2KAaLG6PdTw813hUti6qT7djIMNZtAhi3TwYSQJhkxe3wng

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Helping a dog with Reactive Behaviours – Counter Conditioning and Desensitisation Explained

Helping a dog with Reactive Behaviours – Counter Conditioning and Desensitisation Explained Reactive Behaviour is rooted in fear.  When something scares a dog, the ‘I am scared’ message goes straight to the ancient part of the brain that deals with the ‘fight or flight’ response.  It bypasses any part of[…]

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Hounds First Wye Valley Challenge 2018

Rob and his 13 year old son (who has disabilities and Autism Spectrum Condition) are walking and canoeing the length of the river Wye from its source to where it joins the Severn Estuary in Chepstow some 140 miles in length over a 10 day period in August to raise[…]

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The Export of Greyhounds From Ireland to Macau

Hounds First Sighthound Rescue are horrified to have been informed that 24 Greyhounds are leaving the UK to be transported to Macau (China) this evening. The greyhounds originally came from Ireland and sadly are not the first to face this fate. The track in Macau- Yat Yuen Canidrome has an[…]

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