While a number of greyhounds are retained within the sport as pets by their trainers or owners, or for breeding, there are still some that require homes after their racing careers.
Thanks to the brilliant work of homing charities throughout the country, who match retired greyhounds with suitable families, the vast majority of racing greyhounds retire into pet homes.
Scroll down to find out more about homing your very own retired greyhound. You can also read about our Greyhound Retirement Scheme.
Greyhound Retirement Scheme
Our Greyhound Retirement Scheme supports each of our brilliant canine athletes to find their forever homes.
The scheme removes the financial barriers to rehoming greyhounds by attaching a £400 bond – paid for jointly by owners and GBGB – to each athlete upon the point of their registration. This helps with costs associated with a greyhound’s retirement, such as kennelling, feeding and caring for the greyhound until a home is found.
In the first year of the scheme, GBGB contributed over £1million and over 3,000 retired greyhounds directly benefitted from the GRS funding.
As part of the GRS, we have a growing list of approved homing centres which do fantastic work finding the perfect homes for our sport’s ex-racers. You can find one local to you below.
Home a greyhound
Are you looking for a new canine addition to your family? Consider homing a retired racing greyhound.
As anyone who has owned one knows, retired greyhounds make excellent 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. They love nothing more than to curl up on the sofa and relax with their owners.
If you are interested in rehoming one of our retirees, speak to your local track or find your nearest centre. They will be able to match you with the right dog for you and your family and advise on the best way to care for your new greyhound.