One of our rehoming co-ordinators will respond to you as soon as possible, we try to do this within 48 hours.
All the dogs listed in this section are looking for new homes, see individual threads below.
Adoption fees are:
£160 for an adult dog - all our adult dogs are vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, neutered/spayed, health checked and have had a dental if necessary.
£130 for puppies too young to be neutered/spayed - all our puppies are vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms and health checked. You will need to undertake to have the puppy neutered or spayed at the appropriate age, Greyhound Gap will need to see proof of this.
The adoption fee goes some way to cover our kenneling costs and veterinary costs.
This is breakdown of costs per dog:
Kenneling one month £135 plus VAT (a lot of dogs spend longer than this in kennels) Spay or Castration per dog £80 and £90. Routine vaccinations per dog £30 Kennel Cough vaccination £15 Microchip £15 Flea and worming treatment £15
All our dogs are fully assessed and we will best match a dog to you and your home life.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please feel free to ask on this thread. Thank you.
Hi, we have a rescued Saluki cross and a rescued whippet and will be looking to home another similar dog at some point. We would be very interested in someone like young Quentin, for example. However, the Saluki boy is almost 17 and the whippet is a poor traveller from previous bad experiences and we are in the north of Scotland so it would be impossible to bring our dogs to meet a potential rescue. My reading of your policies would suggest that there is no point in us filling in the questionnaire as we do not fulfil your criteria, am I right? Many thanks :-)
Hello, I have been looking at all your gorgeous dogs for some time now, filled in a pre adoption questionnaire and had a phone call last Sunday from a lovely lady who said she would arrange a homecheck but not heard anything since. How long is the wait normally for a homecheck please? I was interested in Gypsy but read shes not suitable with children under 13, I do have a 7 year old but shes very good with dogs as I work as a dog walker, but would be interested in other dogs if not allowed to have her xx
Hi, welcome. I think it depends where you live as to when you're home checked. The home checkers are volunteers and the call goes out for someone in your area. It might take a little while to find someone who can do it and fit it into their schedule. I think we waited two weeks from initial contact to having our check. Hope it all goes well for you.
After filling in the questionnaire in the hope of finding a companion for our lovely lurcher bitch, we are very disappointed and a little surprised to be told we are an unsuitable home, the phrase used was "I am sorry you are not a suitable home for one of MY hounds". This is based on our current dog being left for a maximum of 4 days a month due to work, my what terrible dog owners we must be. When left, our dog has the run of a large garden, and gets to spend time in a heated "shed" on a leather sofa as and when she chooses. Quite how are unsuitability is arrived at based on a 2 minute phone call with no house visit, is a little confusing seeing as your aim is to place dogs in loving and responsible homes. Obviously they are YOUR dogs and you can do with them as YOU see fit.
In future we shall continue to meet our dogs at the dogs trust and other local rescue centres as we have done for the past 20 or so years.
Pips Dad. I am not sure who you spoke to however with all due respect.... How your dog is handled is your perogative and we have no issue with that that is your dog to do as you see fit. How our rescued dogs are handled is our perogative. Greyhounds and lurchers are a breed that are highly desirable to often the wrong types of people. Leaving a dog vulnerable free running unsupervised in a garden with a shed to access is not safe. Sadly we know this as we also have working relations with Dog Lost and other organisations dealing day in day out with the heartbreak of stolen pets. Pet theft is a HUGE money business? You love your dog right? You class your dog as part of your family right? How much would you be willing to pay to get your much loved stolen family member back who is now being held to ransom? Our job as rehomers is to risk access! We have to take all of the risk out of the equation to the best of our abilities ie risk of failure of homing and risk of theft, harm or injury. It is not conducive for us to allow dogs to be left vulnerable for 4 days a month to theft that could result in death, injury etc. There are much safer alternatives in place during those four days and ones that our adopters are asked to consider ie training the dog to be comfortable being left, sourcing someone to come in and walk or toilet the dog during those periods of time. I also can not guarantee in these instances our dogs wont be completely disgruntled and let the whole of the neighbourhood know they are not happy with the situation? What then does the homing fail and the dog is confused and returned to rescue. I know my own dogs would be most peturbed with this. I often have to leave them long periods but with each others company and a toilet break mid day they are more than happy I am sorry you feel our policies are not befitting to your needs but quite simply they are not.
Please do take the time to peruse Dog Lost and see just how many dogs are stolen or escape from gardens when unattended
Just to point out, I agree with Greyhound Gap about if you have to leave your dog for 4 days a month then there a need to have arrangements in place for a trusted person to look after your dog during that time. If I have to leave my four Hounds for any length of time then I arrange for my dog walkers to look after them for that time. You never know when something nasty can happen, in fact one rescue lost four of their own Hounds while the owner was taking a Hound to its new for ever home as the house caught fire when a mobile phone charger overheated. The fire brigade saved some Hounds but could not save these four Hounds as they were overcome by smoke inhalation.
Hi, do you adopt to families with young children? We have two, aged 2 and almost 5, but both have lived with a lurcher in the house their entire lives (we lost our old dog late last year).
Hi Vicky, the vast majority of our dogs come from stray pounds where their history is unknown and therefore we have to be very careful homing to families with very small children, regardless of our rigorous assessment. Obviously we want to ensure the safety of everyone, hound and human, involved so won't take any risks on that score. Many of the dogs in our care are large and bouncy and, without any malice, can easily knock a little one over. We do occasionally have dogs that have previously lived with small children so it's not a blanket no but as a general guide it tends to be dog experienced children of 5 years and over. We will always aim to match the right to the right home. I hope that helps.
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you saw two living creatures, one of them does a poo and the other carries it for him, who would you think is in charge?
jdodds: I'm new here and trying to learn all I can about adoption/fostering a greyhound
Oct 17, 2016 10:08:19 GMT -5
meggymoo: hi can anyone give advice as my grey is really really scared of the fire works.she doesnt like loud things anyway so turning the tv up doesnt help.she is literally shaking in her shoes ...please help
Nov 3, 2016 15:24:08 GMT -5
mellyb123: hello im a brand new greyhound owner. i am more anxious then my dog.. any tips plz xxx
Feb 11, 2017 8:48:28 GMT -5
missfleur2003: Hello. I am new to this site and noticed that the posts for available dogs seem to be quite old. Some seem to be years old. Are the dogs shown still available.
Feb 27, 2017 13:43:46 GMT -5
littledinkk: Brand new Greyhound owner here too. Ditto what mellyb123 said! xx
Mar 6, 2017 8:09:31 GMT -5
peggy: Also a brand new greyhound owner, I love her already. It's hard to believe she is 4 years old, I have to keep reminding myself she was in a kennel and not a home. She is a beaut, but goes skits around food, I suppose it was the excieting time of day x
Apr 20, 2017 14:26:04 GMT -5
dasherman: Hi, can anyone offer any suggestions as to why when it is sunny, my adopted ex racer is terrified to leave the house to eat or drink or anything for that matter? Seems to be obsessed by the sky?
May 7, 2017 9:03:45 GMT -5
rusty1968: Hi has Magnum finally gone to a great home the details are old but he is lovely
Mar 10, 2018 6:03:17 GMT -5
curlyk: Yes he has been rehomed. I saw a while back. Not been updated on the site I think...
May 16, 2018 13:29:01 GMT -5
kiri07: I have been concerned with my 7 year old greyhound losing hair on her thighs, but it looks like it is a normal thing. She's losing a little in a few other places too. I saw someone say something about vetzyme condition tablets? I also heard organic oat
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
kiri07: can help grow their hair back as well. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:49 GMT -5
steeveet: Hi there, just had our home inspection by a lovely lady with her Greyhound Arthur, who I could have happily snaffled as he was sweet and at home with our girl Belle. Does anyone here know how we now get to meet any of the dogs who need a home?
Oct 26, 2018 9:46:28 GMT -5
rachelb003: Hi Steeveet. LIsa has your homecheck and will be in touch ASAP to arrange for you to come to the kennels and meet the dogs. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018 8:16:27 GMT -5
steeveet: Thanks Rachel003, soo excited to meet a lovely new hound
Oct 29, 2018 5:32:16 GMT -5
greylover68: Can I shout out advice re fireworks! Rock Rose which is a Bach’s Flower Remedy works fantastically! My great big big is petrified but a few drops of Rock Rose and he’s calm within minutes. It is for fear so would help with other things too.
Dec 5, 2018 14:05:42 GMT -5
angelahill: Hi I am interested in one of your dogs. Please call 07906330697 if there is anyone available to talk to. We have been home check by another charity.
Mar 18, 2019 14:02:01 GMT -5
cccbottle: Hi, am interested in Miss Lyra....how do we go about coming to visit her with our 9 yr old male Denis. please contact us on this board. left this on 8/4/19
Apr 8, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -5
edwardmatthews: Hello, my wife and I are keen to adopt our first dog. We're looking for a medium sized young dog. We live within big communal gardens and will be with him/her every day. Please call us on 07860 343 387 at your convenience. Edward and Alexandra Matthews.
Apr 1, 2020 17:35:44 GMT -5