A North Yorkshire Pets at Home store has partnered with their local branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT), the national charity dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over. The team at the Foss Island Pets at Home store have not only provided on-going support to their local RGT branch in North Yorkshire, but have also recently donated £1,000, the second such donation in just a few months.
Chris Barber, Manager at the Pets at Home store said: "We really enjoy having the volunteers from the RGT in store. The people and dogs are fantastic and there's always a great atmosphere when they're here".
One of a 72 branch network, the North Yorkshire RGT branch has alone found almost 50 homes for greyhounds in the last year. Since it was founded in 1975, the Trust has found more than 60,000 loving homes for greyhounds, making it one of the largest single breed rehoming charities in the world.
Karen Fraser, Co-ordinator at the North Yorkshire RGT branch said: "It really means a lot to me and the volunteers I work with that the employees at Foss Island Pets at Home have been so generous, welcoming us into the store.
"We do a lot of in-store greyhound meet and greets with the public and the employees have been so helpful, really making ourselves and the greyhounds feel right at home."