We’ve stopped putting dates on the page because we’ll be here, each and every first Sunday of the month, at the Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, York. 10.30 meet-up for an 11 o’clock start. See you there!
Looking forward to seeing our pointy friends this Sunday 🙂 It’s coat weather again!
See you at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start at the Fulford Arms.
Who can believe that it’s nearly May day (but who’s complaining!!)
This Sunday is our next pointy dog walk which means that we are nearly half way through the year. This in turn means that it’s coming up to the Great Global Greyhound Walk on 19 June!!
We are always on the look out for volunteers to help us on the day and so if you fancy helping behind the scenes, please give us a shout. Otherwise please turn up on the day and help us celebrate all that’s fantastic about having a pointy dog in your life.
This year we are raising money for 112 Carlota Galgos, a rescue based in Spain.
‘Having been following 112 Carlota Galgos on Facebook for some time, I just happened to wonder if we were anywhere near them on a recent holiday to Spain. To my amazement we were only half an hour’s drive away, so I contacted them to ask if it would be possible to visit. We (myself, my husband, and 3 children) visited the next afternoon – unsure of what to expect, apart from lots of wonderful galgos!
Initially we met the ‘house dogs’, namely Ambo the ‘Ambassadog’, and Beethoven, as well as a couple of others, some horses and some chickens!
Charlotte was so welcoming and unassuming, happily taking us on a tour of the ‘finca’. We met the wonderful Miracle and Cheyenne, then we moved round to The Orchard.
I was completely stunned by The Orchard. It’s a large, enclosed area with about 6 large wooden summer house type structures. Each ‘house’ has a tiled floor with a drain and around the three internal walls there is a raised platform where each dog has its own soft bed. Each house sleeps around 6 dogs and there is a fenced off gravelled area outside of each of the houses. Generally however, the dogs have free access to The Orchard and are only shut in their houses at night.
There is also a large paddock that the dogs have access to and they are walked regularly along the country lanes.
To see all the galgos (around 30 of them) so happily playing together was a wonderful sight. We spent at least an hour helping out and making friends with all of the beautiful dogs and we could easily have stayed much longer.
I was completely in awe of the amazing set up for the gentle souls – it genuinely brought tears to my eyes.
Charlotte and her band of volunteers give the galgos their total, unconditional love, showing them safety and comfort, and allowing them to begin to trust humans after their often horrendous start in life.
No dog is allowed to go to their forever home until they are completely ready, and needless to say, we wanted to bring them all home.
Meeting Charlotte, experiencing her tireless dedication, and seeing the amazing and wonderful work she does has left a lasting and deep impression on us all. We left a donation, but we all came away feeling that we want to do more. When I found out that this year’s Great Global Greyhound Walk in York was going to support Charlotte and her galgos I was so happy.
It is incredibly difficult to describe the beauty of the Finca and how it feels to be there, but it truly was an inspiring and humbling place to be. It’s definitely somewhere we want to go back to and help in any way we can. What an amazing place! Please come along to the walk on June 19th and help support a truly worthwhile cause.
We meet, rain or shine, at the Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, York on the first Sunday of every month at 10.30 (set off at 11.00). Please join us! All pointies of any description welcome, plus any other family members, hairy or not 🙂
There is some parking at the pub for the early birds and plenty of off-street parking a little further on (Hospital Fields Road)
Find the 2016 dates here
Yes, we are a bit excited about the Great British Greyound Walk on the 21st June when hounds (and non-hounds) will be walking all over the country to promote greyhounds as companion animals.
This will be York’s fourth GBGW and Team Pointy can promise you a greyt walk with over 100 hounds (we had 118 last year and we may see even more this year) plus the fun of the fundraiser afterwards (with the best raffle, tombola, games and craft stalls plus of course the Fun Dog Show!)
Full details here
10.30 for an 11 AM start, Fulford Arms, York. Spring will be sprung by then, so let’s go count the daffodils! And bring me an Easter Egg!! (Jane)
See you all at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start! Wrap up and step out with the coolest walk in town 🙂
Come on down to the Fulford Arms on Sunday morning at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start. 🙂
We’ll have more Christmas Cards to sell, this time for the Help for Honey fund, plus other home-made lovely things.
Usual place (Fulford Arms, Fulford road, York, YO10 4EX), 10.20 am for an 11 o’clock start. Looking forward to seeing friends old and new.
And look what we’ve been making to support this years’ chosen charity, Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue. You can buy them for £3 for a pack of five and every single penny will go to Tia:
… at the Fulford Arms, 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start 🙂 Possibly a slightly autumnal walk…..?