Alison met her husband John Garnier in 1989 who by coincidence shared her love of pointy nosed hounds. John had his own whippet Black Jack and Alfie the whippet pup joined the family.
They had the sighthound bug and upon learning about the plight of the retired racing greyhound Alison and John adopted their first greyhound Jake in 2002, closely followed by Tootsie, Harlea, Wiz, Sonny, Paddy, Zoe, Elvis and Lewis.
The dawn of the internet opened Alison’s eyes to the world of sighthound rescue and Lily the whippety lurcher, a stray from the north of England was their first true rescue dog to join the family in 2007.
Sighthound Rescue Jersey was born and in the early years the focus was on sighthounds from the UK and Ireland, but a mix of breeds were rescued, fostered and homed along the way.
After many conversations trying to explain the rescue wasn’t for partially sighted dogs and the fact that more different breeds were being helped the rescue changed it’s name to what we know it as today – Jersey Rescue Dogs.
WHAT JERSEY RESCUE DOGS DOES
Foster dogs in home environment
Provide and care lifelong ‘sanctuary’ for dogs
Raising awareness and funds for the Slaughterhouse Survivors of the Chinese dog meat trade
Tracey’s Wish project – offering assistance to pets when owners are ill
Buddying – liaising with other charities for the dogs to buddy up with clients
Speak dog and stay safe project – promoting child safety around dogs
Fundraise and supply oxygen pet masks for our local Fire department
Address : Glen Rest, La Route de St Aubin, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3LL
Phone : +447797747480
Email : [email protected]