We strongly believe that every retiring greyhound that can be rehomed, should be rehomed. We want to ensure that after their racing careers, all GBGB licensed greyhounds enjoy a long and happy retirement.

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.

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.

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Retiring a Greyhound

Our registered owners are responsible for informing us when a greyhound of theirs stops racing. This can be done by logging into your Owner’s Account on My Kennel, by downloading a Greyhound Retirement Form and returning it to us via post, or by emailing

They must also ensure that their dog has a safe, loving and comfortable place to live in their retirement. Many owners choose to keep their dogs in their own kennels or family home, while others choose a new home for them through charities and rehoming centres.

Each of our tracks is affiliated to one or more rehoming charities and can provide information and support to owners as their greyhound retires. For more information, please find your nearest centre below or talk to your local track’s Racing Manager who will be able to advise you.