Retirement & Care

Homing a Greyhound

We strongly believe that every retiring greyhound that can be homed, should be homed.

Thanks to the brilliant work of our partner charity, The Greyhound Trustand other independent charities throughout the country, the vast majority of racing greyhounds retire into pet homes.

While a number of greyhounds are retained within the sport as pets by their trainers or owners or for breeding, as anyone who has owned one knows, retired greyhounds make excellent family pets.

Greyhounds are calm, gentle and extremely affectionate and are suitable for all kinds of families. Contrary to their outstanding ability to run, they are low maintenance and do not need a lot of exercise each day.

So, if you are looking for a new pet dog to welcome into your home, please do consider homing a greyhound.

For more information about this, please visit the Greyhound Trust’s website here.



Owners must inform GBGB when a greyhound retires.

This must be done using a distinctive green form that can be obtained from any licensed track, or by calling us on 020 7822 0900.

Alternatively, you can download a form by clicking here.

Owners should complete the form in full, sign it and return it to the address on the form. GBGB is not able to accept retirement notifications by telephone or email.