The Greyhound Trust

The Greyhound Trust

In 1975, a small group of greyhound lovers formed the Greyhound Trust to help secure a bright future for Britain's retired racing greyhounds. In the early days, the Trust found just a few hundred homes a year through a limited branch network. They've come a long way over the last 40 years, and now help over 3,500 greyhounds a year through their volunteer-led branches.

The National Greyhound Centre is the next chapter of their journey, a centre that will not only find homes for retired racing greyhounds, but also focus on supporting their volunteer led branches across the country.

Designed and built specifically with greyhounds in mind, this is a first in the greyhound homing sector. Every design detail is focused on how we can transition racing greyhounds from animal athletes to family pets.

You will not hear them use the term ‘rescue’ or ‘re-homing’, the vast majority of Greyhound Trusts work is ‘homing’ for the first time, which is something unique in the sector and they celebrate the work they do to facilitate the transition from race dog to family pet. Homing a greyhound for the very first time is something very special for both retired racing greyhound and homer – a special success for both to share.

Some greyhounds find the transition from athlete to family pet a more challenging journey than others. The centre is well equipped to offer behavioural and transition programmes to support these greyhounds, allowing their Homing Branches the opportunity to focus on greyhounds who are ready to find their home. The centre will offer them the space and facilities to work with greyhounds injured whilst racing and offer them a comfortable place to recover from injury before being homed.

For general enquiries please use the form to contact their National Support Centre in Horley, Surrey, please include your telephone number in the body of the message.  The office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.   Please note they do receive a high volume of emails and it may take 5 - 7 working days to respond to non-urgent enquiries. Alternatively, you can write to them at: 

Greyhound Trust, National Greyhound Centre,  Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9SX

0208 335 3016 

Interested in a specific greyhound shown on their website, then please contact the Branch where the dog is kennelled and their volunteers will be happy to assist you.