Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

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3rd & Sunday 
4th June
Meet a Greyhound Weekend 

Come along to Gretna Gateway VIllage and meet our greyhounds looking for their forever homes! Contact Margaret Baisden on 01387 810094 for more information.
 11th June
Scotland's Open Gardens
DCGR have been invited to Quothquan Gardens near Biggar as part of Scotland's Open Gardens to show off the greys and to possibly have a small sales table on 11th June. To man the stall, Graham and Margaret with Molly and Sky, Viv with 1 (or 2) of hers and Chris and Brian with Evie and Nina have agreed to attend. DCGR will benefit from 20% of the takings and our thanks to Gillian Pollock for inviting us.
The Garden includes:-
Lilyvale: Taking the twists and turns along the narrow paths of this intimate plantsman's gardens is rewarded with a large collection of unusual hardy perennials, alpines and mature shrubs. There is a woodland area with rhododendrons and azaleas, a fruit orchard and a vegetable garden to explore.
Curling Pond House: The garden is dominated by a large stream fed pond with its resident Moorhens. The banks are planted with colourful late spring flowers, Primula species abound. The garden features the former Shieldhill Castle curling rink, a pergola walk, specimen trees and shrubs and a sweeping perennial border.
Quothquan village can be found between A73 Lanark to Abington Road and the B7016 Carnwath to Biggar Road. The gardens are at opposite ends of the village but will be well signposted.
Garden Openings
Sunday 11 June 1:00pm - 5:00pm
£4.00, accompanied children free
 11th June 
Great Greyhound Global Walk 
Moffat and along the side of the River Annan
Postcode DG10 9HL
Start time 10 am
Meeting point Moffat House Hotel High St Moffat DG10 9HL
Parking Moffat House Hotel have kindly agreed that walkers can use their car parking facilities.
Contact Frank Brown
Walk Leader Mobile Phone 07759 635208
Type Of Walk Greyhound PLUS - greyhounds, sighthounds and other breeds from a greyhound family.
Organiser Greyhound Friends UK
Organiser Website Greyhound Friends UK
Contact Telephone 07759635208
Alternate Short Walk Available NO
Cafe / Refreshments YES
Suitable for Buggies & Wheelchairs NO
Toilets YES
More Info Primarily a social event for Greyhound owners allowing them to demonstrate to the public at large what great pets Greyhounds make. Any donations received will go to Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue. Coffee etc available at finish from the Hotel.
A good turnout of DCGR supporters/members would be appreciated
 1 July 
Meet a Greyhound Day 

  Meet a Greyhound Day, Dumfries Town Centre. Contact for this event is Graham on 01387 760577
8th & 9th July
Kirkcudbright Country Fair 
  Kirkcudbright Country Fair, Tongland nr Kirkcudbright. Contact for this event is Graham on 01387 760577
 3rd August 
Stewartry Show
 Stewartry Show, Rugby Club, Castle Douglas contact for this event is Graham on 01387 760577.  Please note members attending will unfortunately have to pay their own entry fee.
 13th August
Crocketford Gala
Crocketford Gala (off A75 between Dumfries and Castle Douglas. Contact for this event is Graham on 01387 760577
 2nd September
Meet a Greyhound Weekend
Come along to Houghton Hall Garden Centre, near Carlisle and meet our greyhounds looking for their forever homes! Contact Audrey Riley on 01228 549925 for more information
 5th September
Graham and Margaret are giving a private talk at Gelston WVS in Northumberland
 9th September
Meet a Greyhound Day 
Meet a Greyhound Weekend, Poundstretchers, Cuckoo Bridge Dumfries. Contact for this event is Graham on 01387 760577
 5th November
The Big Show 
This year we are cutting down on tables and trying to get everyone in the big hall upstairs so all visitors can enjoy the spectacle of the Fun Greyhound Show. We will not be advertising externally for stallholders but using the talents of members to raise cash for the charity. Contact for table is Arthur on 01576 710295 and for the fun greyhound show Graham on 01387 760577