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Why I Support Kim’s Home For Elderly/Abused Dogs

Why I support Kim's Home For Elderly/Abused DogsAs I have mentioned on my About Page, I’ve always been a dog lover and in particular sighthound lover. Lurchers and Greyhounds in particular are extremely overbred and mistreated in the UK which is why there is a need for so many breed specific rescues.

I first met Wendy from Kim’s Home Dog Rescue in 2000 on a Yahoo Lurcher Group (Yahoo Groups! Remember those?!). She had 8 dogs then, all rescue, mainly Salukis. We hit it off straight away and her Salukis were instrumental in road testing my Sighthound Specific Dog Coats that I designed a couple of years later.

EdieFast forward a few years and Wendy was running her own dog rescue ‘Kim’s Home for Elderly/Abused Dogs’ and in 2008 when I had decided I would like another little lurcher, Wendy had just the dog i was looking for. Edie, a Whippet x Saluki, came to live with me in April 2008 and has been a dream dog from the get-go. She inspired me to write a book to raise money for Kim’s Home which then led onto me organising the bi-annual fundraisers which started in 2015.

To read more about the great work done by Kim’s Home, please visit their website.

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