MEET Moomin, the loveable pooch who has become the 1000th animal to be rehomed by a Solihull charity.
Since moving to the borough four years ago, Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust has found families for hundreds of dogs.
Based at Daybreak Kennels, in Elmdon, the charity is pleased to have reached the landmark figure.
Four-year-old Moomin, who retired from racing last autumn, has been taken in by volunteer Emma Bryce.
The mum-of-two, from Olton, already had a pair of greyhounds - with Moomin becoming the latest addition to the family.
She hopes that other people will look at the option of giving one of the former racing dogs a home.
“People see the dogs running at 100mph around a track and think they must be really highly-strung animals, which need a lot of work,” explained Emma.
“But they’re wonderfully docile and after a 20 minute walk they’re completely exhausted. They’re also fine with other animals.”
In the coming months, volunteers will be taking part in a parachute jump for the charity and also running stalls at Crufts.
“That’s going to be a great opportunity to raise awareness of what we do,” said Emma.
“Although people who take on the greyhounds are mostly from Birmingham and Solihull, some of the dogs go further afield. One even went out to Spain recently!”
To find out more about Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust, call 0121 782 7702 or visit www.rgtperrybarr.co.uk