Greyhound Trust East Midlands

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

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Featured Dogs


 Sophie Age: 5 years old (April 2014)Sex: FemaleSize: SmallColor: BlackHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident Sophie is a small, beautiful, pretty, black young lady who is vey special and she is 5 years old.  Sophie is just one of those really special little girls,...


 Lennie Age: June 2012Sex: MaleSize: LargeColor: BrindleHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident Lennie is large, extremely handsome, fabulous, brindle greyhound, with an amazing character and we call him Mr Happy.  Lennie is 6 years old, but you wouldn’t think he was...

Biddy (reserved)

 BiddyRESERVED Age: September 2016 Sex: FemaleSize: SmallColor: BrindleHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Nervous, quiet and timid Biddy is a small, petite, very pretty and beautiful, brindle young lady who is 2 and a half years old.  Biddy is a lovely young lady but she...


 John Age: 5 years old (DOB May 2014)Sex: MaleSize: MediumColor: BlackHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident John is a medium size greyhound and he is a very good looking and very handsome.  John is 5 years old and is a gorgeous, lovely dog he is very loving and...


 Jeff Age: Two and half (DOB July 2016Sex: MaleSize: Medium to largeColor: BrindleHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident Jeff is a medium size, handsome, special brindle greyhound and he is a real gentleman, and he is just four years old.  Jeff is a really wonderful...

Johnnie and Ashleigh (reserved)

 Johnnie and Ashleigh RESERVED Age: Both 9 years oldSex: Male & FemaleSize: Johnie is medium to large, Ashleigh is SmallColor: Johnie is White & Black and Ashleigh is BlackHouse Trained: YesPersonality: Confident These two greyhounds are looking for a very...