How do I adopt?

Our aim is to provide happy dogs for happy homes and owners – and we’re willing to go the extra mile to make sure this is what happens.
It is pretty straightforward to adopt one of our greyhounds but we do need to make sure that the right dog is matched to the right adopter.

Have a look at the greyhounds currently available for homing on this website and then contact the Kennels and arrange an appointment to visit your ‘favourite’ (and all the dogs) at the kennels.

Our kennels are open every day between 10am and 2pm.
Just ring:-01603 710388 or 07507883891

Alternatively, you may like to join us at one of our local events or on one of our walks where you will be able to meet and chat to some of our owners and meet their dogs (See the events page).

This will help our kennel managers Molly and Stephanie to advise on the right dog for you .

For example do you have young children or other family pets, have a secure garden, have experience with greyhounds?,

Take one of the dogs currently available for adoption for a walk. Play with it in our enclosed pens. It will help you to decide if a greyhound is the right breed for you.

One of our experienced volunteers will visit you at home to make sure your garden and home are suitable for a greyhound and give you the chance to ask any more questions you may have. We endeavour to carry out home checks (at your convenience) within 7 days of first contact with us or your first visit to the kennels . An information booklet about looking after your greyhound will be available to you.

Agree on the right dog and arrange the date for you to collect him/her. The dog will be reserved for you at that time. You will pay the adoption donation and receive the official adoption papers for your greyhound on this date. You will usually be able adopt your greyhound within 7 to 14 days (sometimes sooner) from your first visit to the kennels.

We are a registered charity (No. 1172132) and so any funds, donations that we receive are used to help us directly look after and rehome greyhounds.
The recommended donation is £200 (on which Gift Aid can be claimed where appropriate).

In return you will receive:-
• A lovely dog
• Leather greyhound collar and lead
• Muzzle, which can be used on your greyhound whilst you are getting to know him/her.
• House Collar
• 4 weeks FREE insurance with Pet Plan

• All greyhounds from our kennels are neutered
• All greyhounds are health checked by our vets
• All greyhounds from our kennels have dental checks and any necessary treatment will have been carried out.
• All greyhounds from our kennels are fully vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms

Accessories such as winter, summer and rain coats, grooming implements, other types of collars, dog food etc. can be purchased at our kennel shop.

Greyhounds love people and are normally very gentle, and laid-back . But you have to remember that, up to the point they come to you, they have lived very ‘monastic’ lives in kennels. Everything in your home is different; the fact that you are close to them is different; the sights and sounds in the home are new; most greyhounds will never have met another breed of dog – and when they do they may initially be nervous or ‘on guard’. And when you take your greyhound out and about almost everything will be a new experience. Most greyhounds will take new things in their stride but occasionally it takes a little time and understanding before they are comfortable with some of their new experiences.
A little patience and learning to live with each other will overcome most problems and your reward will be a wonderful companion.
However, if you feel anxious or uncertain about anything to do with your greyhound, you are not alone – we’re here to help and we’ll stand by you.
Depending on the circumstances it may decided to use the services of a dog behaviour specialist to sort out the relationship between you and your new greyhound.
Our aim is to provide happy dogs for happy homes and owners – and we’re willing to go the extra mile to make sure this is what happens.

If you have any questions or need any other information just contact the Kennels
Just ring:-01603 710388 or 07507883891