Greyhound Rescue Associations|
Ex-Racing Greyhounds make wonderful pets
Many people are under the impression that a greyhound needs miles of walking
each day - they don't. They do need a good walk each day as all dogs do, but
not too the same level as when they were in training for racing. just reasonable
exercise, which is good for you and the dog.
Greyhounds love people, they like the attention that kindly children
give them. They like other dogs, in fact when they are at Greyhound racing
kennels they live in pairs, but they will live very happily with a family
as an 'only' dog. An ex-racer needs time to domesticate, yes, they will
chase a cat if given the opportunity, that is why it is an essential precaution
for the Greyhound to wear a light weight muzzle when he is out, on or
off the lead. They will not object to wearing a muzzle, in fact they associate
a muzzle in the same way as a lead. They do need a warm coat in the winter
as they do feel the cold.
Having a dog as a puppy can be wonderful, but it can also be a difficult
time for about 6 to 12 months. The task of house training - puddles and
poos, the chewing of the furniture and carpets, obviously some puppies
will learn quicker than others, but it can seem endless and very expensive.
Where as a Greyhound, if not, already house broken will learn within a
few days not to spend a penny in the house. And is most unlikely to chew
the carpets and furniture. They do not shed loads of hair, but they do
like being groomed.
Why not give a place in your home for one of these affectionate, gentle,
tolerant and truly magnificent dogs and life will take on a whole new
meaning. Your rewards from a Greyhound will be boundless love and devotion.
'Greyhounds should be Ambassadors to all breeds of Dogs' quote from Gail
Loyal, Loving, Lively, Likeable and Laughable! A retired Greyhound gives
all of this and never makes demands on its owners. This year consider giving
a dog a home. Adopt a greyhound and put a little bit more joy into your life.
There are many many greyhound rescue organisations and greyhound rescue
centres, they can find the right dog for you. Here are just a few who will
be happy to help you to become a Greyhound Owner. Also, remember Lurchers
are usually part Greyhound or Whippet and some organisations have Lurchers
available for rehoming. If you think I should include your rescue association
on this Greyhound Rescue Association page then please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will consider your request. Thank you. Jan
Greyhound Rescue Fife
To contact us to arrange a suitable time to call to see our dogs, our telephone number is 01592 890583 or you can email us FERNIEJIMMYF@aol.com or leave a message on our forum.
Greyhound Rescue Fife is a sanctuary for homeless greyhounds located at Baltree Farm near Gairneybank, Kinross and at Union Farm, near Craigrothie by Cupar. It is run by Celia and Jimmy Fernie and always has many lovely greyhounds looking for a home, plus, sadly, a constant waiting list of incoming dogs.
We'd like you to meet the founder of GRF. His name was TIGGY. He came into our home as an unwanted stray many years ago. We had never had a greyhound before but soon grew to love him unconditionally. We only had him a few years when he died of bone cancer. We were distraught. We had to do something in his memory so we got another male greyhound from whom we discovered that they all were fantastic dogs. This encouraged us to help abandoned geyhounds and so set up Greyhound Rescue Fife. So, it can be said that TIGGY has at this time, found homes for 300 of his fellow hounds and consequently can rightly claim the title of the founder member of GRF.
Kerry Greyhound Connection was set up by Amanda Saunders Perkins in 2002
after realising the sad fate awaiting most of these dogs when they retired
from racing. This includes destruction, abandonment or being shipped to Spain
where they are kept in atrocious conditions and some raced with terrible injuries.
Many are inhumanely killed, often by being hung from trees, or abandoned to
die of starvation. Kerry Greyhound Connection is a small voluntary organisation
based in County Kerry, Ireland and in Norfolk, England. http://www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk/
Lincoln Greyhounds: We are a new rescue, helping unwanted Grey-hounds
from the Racing circuits & dog pounds. Every year at least 10,000 greyhounds
are retired from racing. The fate of many of these greyhounds is unknown and
huge numbers simply 'disappear'. We always have greyhounds looking for homes
sometimes even young puppies. Please Call Wendy for further details 07766124364
after 6pm. http://www.lincolngreyhounds.co.uk
KENT Greyhound Welfare raise funds down here in Kent to help support those rescues in the North and Ireland and also those smaller rescues that regularly take on greyhounds with expensive medical problem- http://www.kentgreyhoundwelfare.co.uk/ Currently seeking charity status.
RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST NORTH DEVON (Covering Devon, Somerset & Dorset) - http://www.rgtnorthdevon.co.uk
LINCOLNSHIRE GREYHOUND TRUST (Covering Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and Surrounding Areas) - http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/LincolnRGT
Wimbledon Greyhound Rescue - Need to home 60 Dogs, Can you Help? - http://www.hershamhounds.org
Rescued Racers - Wales
: Contact Sam Graham - 01443 422757 / 07900 902784 if you
can help provide a home for an Ex Racer in the Wales and
surrounding areas. Or visit there web site for further information :http://www.rescuedracers.org/
Swiss Valley Greyhound Rescue was founded primarily to rescue, rehabilitate and
re-home greyhounds from the unlicensed track in Swansea, South Wales.
They take greyhounds directly from the track and from the trainers that race there.
The age of these greyhounds generally range from one to five years. Some are retired due to an injury, or their owner's circumstances have changed, whilst others find themselves in need just because they are too slow.
The greyhounds go to the kennels where they receive any necessary veterinary treatment, are vaccinated, neutered, de-fleaed, de-wormed and assessed.
Our Greyhounds - Dumfriesshire Greyhound Rescue
Contact Jenny Stott- Visit www.ourgreyhounds.co.uk because Greyhounds
gentle, good with children, laid back and don't need a lot of exercise
they make lovely pets. Their normal lifespan is around 13 years and many
don't start racing or finish at the age or 3 or 4 - They all deserve a
second chance. :
www.ourgreyhounds.co.uk email: email@example.com
Maldon & Tiptree Retired Greyhound Trust
: Contact Sarah Levick 01621 788315 if you've got room
in your home and hearts
for one of them, pick up the phone now and give us a call or visit our web
Eastern Counties RGT
: Contact Mrs. Linda Kent 0845 6022658 firstname.lastname@example.org This is a new branch of the RGT and they are looking for immediate homing opportunities, if you can help.
Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust:
Contact Graham Head on 01214763165- http://www.hallgreenrgt.co.uk/
Greyhound Rescue West of England:
Contact - Rescue mainly "throwaway" greyhounds and lurchers- http://www.grwe.co.uk/
Halfway Home Kennels - Rehome Retired Greyhounds
Across Essex -
Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue in the North East - Rehome
Retired Greyhounds & Lurchers - http://www.greyhoundandlurcherrescuenortheast/index.htm
GAGAH is a non-profit making organisation. It was
set up in 1999 to encourage people to choose a rescue greyhound/
lurcher in preference to a privately bred dog. The aim of GAGAH is
to rehome greyhounds and lurchers and to raise awareness
on what happens to them once they have served their use. Based in Aberdeenshire
Contact Diane Henderson-Stubbs Tel: 01771 644059- http://www.dogsworldwide.com/gagah.htm
Northumberland Greyhound Rescue Charity Group - http://www.northumberlandgreyhoundrescue.org.uk
DOG RESCUE An independent and FREE service for prospective
adopters and charities to help dogs in need.
EMAIL: Jodie_adams Web: www.dog-rescue.org.uk/greyhound.htm
Gail - Greyhounds & other breeds - Sussex Tel.
DOG RESCUE Web: www.allsortsdogrescue.org.uk
Greyhound Rescue Castledon Kennels, Wickford, Essex-
Jodie and Sandra, 01268 733293 - http://www.castledongreyhoundrescue.co.uk
If you visit this site you can see a catalogue of current dogs desperately
looking for a new home. A picture of each dog is shown along with a history, description and observation of charactor
Mike & Di Bowman - Greyhounds only Devon - Cornwall
Tel. 01288 352656
N.Ireland Greyhound and Lurcher Information - http://greyhound.dreams.users.btopenworld.com
Dumfriesshire Greyhound Rescue - www.dgrescue.org.uk
Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue - http://www.clarksfarmgreyhounds.ik.com/
Greyhound Rescue Resource Centre UK & World - http://www.greyhoundrescue.co.uk/
Croftview Greyhound Rehoming Kennels - Kent - http://www.rgtcroftview.co.uk/
Lurcher Search UK - Lost, Found & Stolen UK wide -
BVA - Animal Welfare Association - http://www.bva-awf.org.uk/
Animals in Distress Sanctuary - Manchester & Lancs
Defensa dels animals d'Osona - http://www.protectora-osona.de.tf/
Fight agains greyhound misery - Based Switzerland -
Greyhounds Rescue NL - http://www.greyhoundsrescue.nl/
Lurcher Search UK - Lost & Stolen Rescue Service -
Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue - W. Yorkshire - http://www.tiagreyhounds.org.uk/
The Retired Greyhound Trust - Nottingingham Branch
Bill Maynard - Greyhounds - Kent Tel. 01634 220131
Sally Slater - Devon Greyhound Rescue Charity Tel. 01805 601190 or email email@example.com
Ray Holmes - Greyhounds - Kent & S.E London Tel.
0181 300 1420
Ian Goodenough - RGT - North Devon - Covering from
Weymouth/Poole to North Devon http://www.rgtnorthdevon.com/
Alan Thomas - Greyhounds - Wales Tel. 01792 472196
Saluki Rescue - Karen Fisher Tel. 01279 838855
or Denise Tel. 01302 771143
Fenbank Greyhound Sanctuary - Friskney Lincoln Tel.
Anne Finch - Greyhounds in Need
Irish Greyhounds Rescued in Spain & Italy
To re-home in Europe and Great Britain
Tel:01784 436 845
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Malcolm and Gail Hickmott - Greyhound and Tortois (honest!),
Rescue Association - Jersey, Channel Islands Tel. 01534 742619
http://www.greyrescue.co.uk e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue - Greyhounds in need - Bournemouth, England Tel/Fax
Wendy - Greyhounds - Hatfield, Herts. England Tel.
Beverley - Greyhounds In Need - South Wales Tel.
Greyhound Awareness League - - Greyhounds & Lurchers Rescue Scotland and the Highlands
www.gal.org.uk Tel. 0870 8887277
Tony of Evesham Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue - Worsc.
Area http://www.lurcher.org.uk or email: email@example.com
Great Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders - Yarmouth. Area Tel. 0845 583797
Irish Terrier Rescue, KC Approved. - North of
England 01200 428475 Margaret O'Kane firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgium Rescue Association and Club - Proactive and
Successful homing organisation- http://www.greyhoundsinnood.be/IndexEN.htm
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