Greyhound Trust East Midlands

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A Greyhound

We are the East Midlands branch of the Greyhound Trust, a national charity that was established to ensure the long-term welfare of greyhounds after retirement from racing. Every year between eight and nine thousand greyhounds, aged from 2 to 6 years, retire from racing and, thanks to the efforts of the RGT, many of them are found new homes with families.

Getting Involved

Help us make a difference

Adopting a greyhound

Greyhounds make wonderful family pets. They are intelligent, lovable, fun-loving, gentle creatures and make loyal companions for people of all ages. Many people think that greyhounds need lots of exercise. But the truth is they are sprinters rather than long distance runners. Two 20-minute walks every day is enough to satisfy them, although they are also happy to go on longer walks.

Sponsorship

Not everyone can give one our dogs a home, but we still need your help.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities that can really help us to help more retired greyhounds.
Looking after greyhounds while they are with us is an expensive business and sponsorship makes it possible to help even more greyhounds.

Visit Us

Opening Times

Sat, Sun 10.00am til 12.00pm

Anyone wishing to visit the kennels out of these times should contact us to make an appointment. 

Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

If you would rather visit during the week you could visit the same times Tuesday to Friday or if you wish to come later please call for an appointment 01636 822032

What We do

Finding homes

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site. Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

Fostering a Greyhound

Fostering a greyhound can give great joy and happiness and a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have helped one of these special, kind and loving dogs into a brighter future. Can you offer a temporary home?

Greyhound Care

We have a complete guide on how to care for your greyhound, from when you take them home all the way through to house training, feeding, and what to do as they get older.

Adoption Process

We want to make sure you get the right dog, and the dogs get the right owner. We’ll walk you through the entire process of adopting a greyhound, including introductions and home checks.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site and there is also lots of information about greyhounds and how to look after them. Have a look and then give us a call – or better still come to to the kennels and meet the dogs.

Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved with the East Midlands branch of The Greyhound Trust, we are always looking for people to help. From helping to care for our residents, or helping to organise events, or to help with fundraising.

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Featured Dogs

Big D

 Big D Age: 4 years old (DOB: Feb 2014)Sex: MaleSize: LargeColour: Black House Trained: YesPersonality: He is quite confident but has his ‘laid back’ moments. Big  D is large, extremely handsome, gorgeous, black greyhound, with an amazing character and we call him Mr...

Anna

 Anna Age: Almost 2 years old (DOB: 1/4/17)Sex: FemaleSize: SmallColour: BlueHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident & Bouncy Anna is a small, very beautiful, blue young lady who is one and three quarters.  Anna is a very pretty young lady and she is very lively...

Herc

 Herc Age: 4 Years Old (DOB: Oct 2014)Sex: MaleSize: LargeColour: BrindleHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident and calm Herc is a large, stunning, handsome, special brindle greyhound and he is a real gentleman, and he is just four years old. Herc (you could change...

Joy

 Joy Age: 4 Years old (DOB: 1/9/14)Sex: FemaleSize: SmallColour: BlueHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident, but can be nervous Joy is a small, very beautiful, blue young lady who is four years old.  Joy is a very pretty young lady, but she can be timid and shy at...

Cuba

 Cuba Age: 4 Years old (DOB: 11/2/14)Sex: MaleSize: Medium to LargeColour: Medium to LargeHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident Cuba is a very handsome, happy, special, chunky, light brindle dog with the cutest nose and he is just five years old .  He is very...

Lady

 Lady Age: 4 Years old (DOB Jul 2014)Sex: FemaleSize: SmallColour: BlueHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Quite timid Lady is a very small, very beautiful, blue young lady who is four years old.  Lady is a very pretty young lady but she is very shy and as a result has...