Supporting Rescue Greyhounds, Lurchers and Whippets

As the proud owners and fosters of rescue greyhounds and now a lurcher, and being involved in voluntary work for sighthound charities, we want to spread the word about the pleasures of adopting a pointy and to support the many greyhound, lurcher, whippet and iggy rescues that are working tirelessly for our beautiful hounds. 

On this page you will find links to a wide selection of charities and rescue organisations that are involved in rehoming – please support them. If you’d like to see a rescue or charity added to this list, please email us. Although we salute the excellent work done by all-breed rescues, this website is focused on the needs of pointies, so organisations listed will mainly or wholly work with these dogs.  

We also want to do our bit to help and support rescues in their work. If you run a rescue, here’s how we can help, all we ask is that you acknowledge our support and place a link on your website to us:

  • Donation of bandana or coat for raffle or fundraiser
  • Delighted to attend/have a trade stall at events
  • Happy to promote events or campaigns via our website, Facebook page or Twitter feed
  • Donation of Milgi Dreamcoats (see examples at the bottom of this page) to kennel dogs and rescues

If you are involved with a rescue and there's a special dog who could benefit from our help please contact us.

Some of the greyhounds and lurchers we've helped

Onyx

Onyx in his greyhound coatThis is the gorgeous Onyx who was a foster hound with Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue. When he came into the charity's care, he was cold at night as his foster mum doesn't have central heating. Fortunately we saw his picture on Facebook and were able to help him by making him a lovely purple fleece housecoat. He's now in a new home.

Maggie

Maggie in her lurcher coat

This is Maggie, a beautiful 10 year old girl who came into the care of Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue. When she arrived she was very poorly, underweight, neglected and suffering mange. Thanks to the kindness and skill of the wonderful people at EGLR, her vet and especially her foster mum Rachel, she recovered beautifully and we are very pleased to say she is now living happily in her new forever home.

Arthur

Arthur in his greyhound coat

This is Arthur, an elderly greyhound who was adopted from Greyhound Welfare, the South East Wales branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust. He used to be a racer, but now he is enjoying his retirement living with an elderly lady and very kindly walked regularly by a local dog trainer. Arthur's coat helps him keep cosy on cold winter days.

Bella

Bella in her greyhound coat

This is the beautiful Bella from the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary to whom we donated a greyhound coat. Bella is a beautiful 3 year old girl and she is currently in kennels and waiting for a foster home.

Jacob

Jacob in his greyhound coat

This is Jacob, a beautiful elderly Saluki in the care of Bristol DAWG who is looking for a home. Jacob was feeling the cold Milgi Coats donated a fleece coat to keep him warm.

Tara

Tara wearing his greyhound coat

This is Tara, winner of a giveaway coat in the Greyhound Sanctuary auction. Tara is a rescue lurcher who suffered very badly from mange, so really needs the warmth provided by the fleece coat.

Dreamcoats from Milgi Coats

We have donated over thirty Milgi Dreamcoats to rescues. These are our special, often unique designs, using fabric offcuts and remnants. If you are involved with a rescue and there's a special dog who could benefit from a Dreamcoat please contact us.

Ralph wearing his Milgi DreamcoatScooby Wearing a Dreamcoat from Milgi CoatsBryan Dream Coat Celia Cross Greyhound TrustRolo in her fleece dreamcoat from Milgi CoatsMolly in her Milgi Coats DreamcoatMolly in her Dreamcoat

Greyhound, Whippet and Lurcher Rescues

Greyhound Rescue Wales

Greyhound Welfare (Wales)

LurcherLink (National)

Greyhound Rescue West of England

Celia Cross Greyhound Trust (Surrey)

Scruples Whippet Rescue (National)

Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare

Tia Greyhound Rescue (Yorkshire) 

Retired Greyhound Trust (National)

Greyhound Gap (National) 

Black Beauties (National)

Greyhound Rescue Shropshire and Borders

The Greyhound Sanctuary (Westcountry)

Retired Greyhound Trust - Hillview Greyhound Rehoming Centre (Devon)

Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust - Solihull's Daybreaks Kennels (Birmingham)

Give a Greyhound a Home - Rehoming Rescue Greyhounds and Lurchers (National)

Grace - Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (National)

Birmingham Greyhound Protection

Greyhound Rescue Fife

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary (Scotland)

Bristol DAWG

JR Whippet Rescue

Hounds First Rescue

Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust

Animal Lifeline Wales - a Carmarthenshire charity that provides support for the pets of the elderly, the vulnerable and those living alone, at a time of crisis.

Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue - dedicated to helping to find good homes for abandoned, abused or neglected greyhound and lurchers.

Lurcher SOS - Surrey based Lurcher and Greyhound Rescue.

Staffy Rescue

Senior Staffy Club

Information and Resources

Greyt Exploitations - Awareness of the explotation of greyhounds

Greyhounds4me - Greyhound resources