I am wondering if there are people coming from Britain to the Northern Ireland whippet club show who would consider bringing a rescued dog back with them. It is an unfortunate fact that Irish rescues depend very much on other countries, mostly GB to rehome many of their dogs. Yes, the UK has it's own unwanted dog problem, but the numbers getting killed in pounds in Britain is not nearly as high as in Ireland. The pound near me in N Ireland does work with local rescues, yet over a third of the dogs in the pound are killed. And often the dogs that we send to British rescues are adopted very quickly, sometimes in just a week. So it really is a lifeline. If you transport a dog from a rescue, a dog which has been vaccinated and had its temperament assessed, you will be freeing space at that rescue for another pound dog or other urgent case. I don't have any specific dogs in mind at present, but you are welcome to pmail if you wish to discuss the matter further, including which rescue organisations might be worth contacting.