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Greyhound Rescue

In every race there can be only one winner. Across the UK each year 1000’s of greyhounds find themselves not winning races and therefore no longer wanted by the racing industry. Some are lucky enough to find their way into one of the many Greyhound Rescue groups around the country. Greyhound rescue and re-homing is not a single entity, but an array of small groups or individuals who ensure that as many as possible are adopted into forever homes. Greyhounds adapt very well to family life to become loving and gentle companions.

We've Donated £1000!

Last month an Animal Friends Insurance stand-out employee, Natasha North, decided to help the Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) with a donation. GRWE is the largest independent greyhound rescue organisation in the UK working specifically to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned or abused greyhounds and lurchers.

They have provided us with an excellent rescue story to highlight how Natasha’s donation will be helping Greyhounds in need.

Case study

Orla is a bull lurcher, that means she is half greyhound and half Staffordshire Bull Terrier – a cross which is popular with some unscrupulous members of society who use them for hunting wild animals such as badgers.

Of course, Orla doesn’t know that is why she was bred and from birth she must have possessed all the best attributes passed on from her parents – the laid back nature of the greyhound and the loyalty and tenacity of a Staffy. She just wanted to please her owners but that wasn’t enough for them. (more…)

We are an independent rescue that provides a sanctuary & re-homing service for greyhounds in need in the UK. We provide the dogs with veterinary care, good quality food, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and lots of love and attention.

The rescue was set up in 1997 by Jodie and Sandra who are supported by a small but dedicated group of volunteers. Being independent, we receive no funding from any outside body and so rely solely on our own fundraising activities, the generosity of our supporters and of course, lovely people like Animal Friends!

Our dogs are all very special to us and we want to be sure that we place them in their ‘forever home’ first time around. With our homing process, we work slightly differently from other rescues. We always arrange to visit potential adopters and their family in their home before they come to the kennels to meet the dogs. This way, we can ensure that we match the character and needs of the dogs in our care to the lifestyle of new owners, rather than them picking a dog that is totally unsuitable for their circumstances. We want everyone to be happy – both human and canine and find that working this way works best for both the dogs and their new owners.

As well as finding loving homes for greyhounds, we also rescue greyhounds in their hour of need. One such story that illustrates this is that of Princess.

Here’s her story ……… (more…)