South West Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

South West Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

We are a small greyhound and lurcher rescue operating in the South West of England and operate as Dog Action Welfare Group Bristol.We take in greyhounds and lurchers from Cork Dog Action Welfare Group in Ireland where there are huge welfare problems with racing greyhounds and working lurchers (see our “welfare” page). All DAWG hounds are fully vaccinated and neutered before arriving in the UK and undergo a thorough assessment to match them to the right homes.


Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue
Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue

“Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue was set up following the closure of the Glastonbury Racetrack. We were concerned that greyhounds and lurchers which were seen by trainers as no longer “useful” might be put to sleep, and we wanted to offer a real alternative to this. We collect the unwanted dogs from the trainers and care for them until new “forever” homes can be found for them.” LINK

Greyhound And Lurcher Rescue

Greyhound And Lurcher Rescue

“Our website is dedicated to helping to find good homes for abandoned, abused or neglected greyhound and lurchers.” LINK

The Greyhound Sanctuary

The Greyhound Sanctuary

“The Greyhound Sanctuary is a small charity based in the West Country. Established in 2007 our main aim is to rescue and rehome abandoned, abused or unwanted greyhounds. We have four double kennel spaces at a local boarding kennels, Kinnings Farm Boarding and rescue in Chittlehamholt and are currently establishing a separate sanctuary. This will be an additional place of safety either for greyhounds for rehoming, or, if that is not possible, somewhere for them to spend the rest of their lives in peace.” LINK


Kinnings Farm Boarding and Rescue Kennels allocate 4 double kennels for the care of Greyhounds and Lurchers rescued by The Greyhound Sanctuary (above). LINK

Greyhound Rescue West of England

Greyhound Rescue West of England

“Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is the leading independent greyhound rescue charity in England & Wales, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused and abandoned greyhounds and greyhound crosses. From humble beginnings the charity now rehomes almost 500 of these special dogs every year.” LINK


“South West Sight Hounds is a small rescue/re-homing centre based close to Bristol. We mainly handle greyhounds straight from the track/trainer, from pounds or very occasionally from home situations.” LINK



“Tailends exists to take in elderly or terminally ill dogs (often – but not exclusively – greyhounds). Our dogs come from situations of abuse or neglect and are unlikely to be re-homed in the normal way.” LINK

Gables Farm

Gables Farm

“Our dedicated staff and volunteers care for approximately 2000 cats and dogs every year. We are committed to providing the best environment possible for our animals with a superb 11 acre site. Each of the kennel units has an outdoor paddock and with our extensive grounds there is plenty of open space for dog walking.” LINK

Happy Landings

Happy Landings

“Happy Landings is first and foremost an animal shelter. We have a council licensed boarding facility for dogs and cats which helps to pay for the welfare work. The boarding section is very much in demand and spaces book very early. In 2005 we started assisting Greyhound Rescue-West of England in holding some of their greyhounds for them.” LINK

Margaret Green Foundation Trust

Margaret Green Foundation Trust

“Welcome to MGFT Animal Sanctuary. We specialise in animal care for all types of animals: cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and even Jack a pot-bellied pig! With so many animals in need of care, our three sanctuaries are always busy, finding loving homes for our animal friends, welcoming new animals and looking after the permanent residents in our care.” LINK


“When Jayne discovered that puppies born in council pounds were being killed because they could not find homes for them she setup Pound Puppy Rescue. Having rescued the puppies she could not leave the hundreds of adult/ancient dogs and cats, and kittens at the pounds to die just because they did not have a home to go to. Then she found that breeders would kill their rejects so she took those in too. AND then there are the other animals!” LINK


“As well as boarding dogs and cats we also care for our local strays from the West Dorset area, we then re-home those that are not claimed. Thus we have named the dogs ourselves, and have no background about them normally, apart from what we can find out through our daily care of them.” LINK

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2 Responses to “South West”

  1. Sally Slater Says:

    I would like to put our dog of the month on this site and take advantage of any other promotions for greyhound charities please.

    Can you please change my email address on your site as it is incorrect. The one above is correct.

    Many thanks

  2. alison blair Says:

    For a long time , I have realised that yhere are no kennel facilities in the Torbay/S Devon/S Hams area. We are reliant on occasional spaces in boarding kennels and of course the marvellous people who foster Greyhounds until a suitable home can be found.
    I am trying o get a charity off the ground called “Fireside Friends”. The ultimate aim being to run kennels in this area for Greyhounds, giving them a kind and decent home until Forever homes are found.
    This , of course will cost money I have been looking in this area for a shop to raise funds to get us started. Unfortunately, although there are many vacant shops, the deposits and rentals are prohibitive. Even though there would be no salaries to pay, setting up the venture would cost a lot of money.
    Also, to qualify for Coucil Tax benefits, one has to be a registered charity and to register as a charity there have to be substancial funds in the account – Catch 22!
    If any of your members have any ideas or offers of help, please contact me on
    Many Thanks
    Alison Blair.

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