Greyhounds

We home greyhounds throughout Essex. We have an experienced, knowledgeable team who will help find the right dog for you! All of our greyhounds are neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed, treated for fleas and come with 4 weeks’ free insurance with Petplan for your peace of mind.

Meet our boys


Starman (Savana Starman) 

Birthday – 16th July 2015

Starman

Starman is a big, lively happy boy.  He is interested in everything that is going on around him but everything stops for an ear rub. He will make a someone a lovely pet, could it be you!

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Starman please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Digby (Devon Daddy) 

Birthday – 8th January 2016

Diamond

A special home is needed for Digby. We would consider a foster home if you are unable to offer a permanent home.

Digby is a big, handsome and friendly boy. He was briefly in a home but was returned as he growled at his owners on several occasions. This came as a huge surprise to the staff and volunteers at the kennels; he was and is a great favourite with everyone and had never previously displayed this behaviour, either in his racing kennel or in the rehoming kennel. When he returned to us he was his usual bouncy happy self.

We consulted a behaviourist, who said that Digby has issues with resource guarding; that is he can be overly protective of his food, toys and sleeping area. This can be resolved with patient training and we are looking for an experienced owner who has the time to devote to Digby. We will be on hand to offer our full support in every way.

Ideally Digby needs to be the only pet in the home, where he can have a garden to explore and his own quiet feeding/sleeping area. Though he gets on well with children he would need to live in an adult only household. With the right support and guidance Digby will blossom and reward his new owners with lots of love and cuddles.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Digby please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Deano (Deano Mixa) 

Birthday – 4th February 2014

Deano

Deano is a complete gentleman.  He walks beautifully on the lead and is very calm and affectionate.  This big, handsome boy would fit well into most homes but would be absolutely perfect for a first time owner.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Dino please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Stevie (Odell Sonic) 

Birthday – 1st March 2016

Stevie

Stevie is a glossy medium sized black boy.  He is a friendly lad who loves a fuss. He is sure to make someone a great pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Stevie please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Olly (Ollys Skyswalker) 

Birthday – 1st November 2016

Ollie

Ollie is a friendly boy happy boy. He will make someone a wonderful pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Ollie please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Kyvie (Kyvierich) Reserved

Birthday – 6th December 2014

Kyvie

Kyvie is a friendly boy who walks well on the lead.  He has had a couple of outings into the wider world and behaved very well.  He would fit well into most home situations and would be especially suitable for a first time owner.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Kyvie please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Striker (Glen Striker) 

Birthday – 11th July 2016

Striker

Striker is a smallish lad who is interested in everything. He will make someone a great pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Striker please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Theo (Suirview Theo) 

Birthday – 12th April 2016

Theo

Theo is a medium sized boy. He walks well on the lead but can be determined if he finds something that needs sniffing. He is loves his fuss.  He will make someone a great pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Theo please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Steve (Scran and Peeve) Homed

Birthday – 8th August 2016

Stevie

Steve is a beautiful black boy. He has a lovely nature and walks well on the lead but can put in the occasional bounce. He is affectionate and will make someone a fantastic pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Steve please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Tony (Droopys Tony)  

Birthday – 16th September 2015

Tony

Tony is a lovely blue boy. He is very calm and walks well on the lead. He loves a fuss and will make a great pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Tony please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Pavlenko (Pavlenko) Reserved

Birthday – 1st November 2017

Pablenco

Pavlenko is a very friendly black and white boy.  He loves a fuss and would fit well into most home situations.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Pavlenko please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Voxy (Ultravox) Fostered

Birthday – 17th March 2010

Voxy

Voxy has come back to us due to a change in circumstances of his owner. He has been in a home for about 5 years and is a lovely laid back boy who loves his squeakies. He is currently in a foster home but if you would like to meet him please call us and we can arrange for you to see him.

Early reports from his foster carer are that he is an absolute gentleman who walks nicely on the lead.  He is calm around other dog breeds.  He is currently living with a female greyhound and gets on well with her.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Voxy please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Mick (Ballymac Mikado)  

Birthday – 1st May 2017

Mick

Mick is a friendly fawn boy. Who can resist his eyes. He is chilled lad and walks well on the lead. He loves a fuss and will make a super pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Mick please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us

 


Prince (Amelias Prince)  

Birthday – 7th July 2016

Prince

Prince is a friendly confident boy. He is loves people and will go out of his way for a fuss. He gives the best kisses and cuddles ever!

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Prince please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.



Meet our Girls


Serenity (Kilara Serenity) 

Birthday – 1st April 2015

Serenity 1

Serenity is a lively girl who would fit into most situations. She loves fuss, attention and her treats.

For more information, or if you’d like to meet Serenity please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Holly (Miss Hunter) 

Birthday – 5th March 2016

Hunter

Holly can be a little shy when she first meets you.  Once she gets to know you she’s sweet and affectionate.   She loves her walks and has a real spring in her step when she’s taken out.  She will blossom with a little love and attention.  Holly would prefer a quieter home.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Holly please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Flash (Lavan Flash) 

Birthday – 12th February 2016

Flash

Flash is a lovely confident black and white girl. She likes to be in the middle of everything and is not slow in coming forward for attention.   She loves her cuddles and is very affectionate.   Flash would need to be the only pet in the home as she’s not keen on other dogs

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Flash please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Lady (Grainnes Lady) 

Birthday – 8th October 2014

GLady

Lady is a lovely small black girl.  She is a fuss monster and that’s not a bad thing! She should do well in most home environments and will make someone a great pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Lady please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Lisa (Hollylake Lisa)

Birthday – 1st January 2016

Lisa

Lisa is a friendly little girl who enjoys cuddles.  She walks nicely on the lead. Given the chance she will make a lovely pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Lisa please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Shona (Amcas Shot) 

Birthday – 7th July 2016

Shot

Shot is an engaging medium sized girl with a happy nature. Given the chance she will make a lovely pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Shot please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Alannah (Bit View Alannah)  

Birthday –  1st September 2016

Alannah

Alannah is lovely girl with striking markings. She loves people and will happily stand for an ear rub until your hand drops off. She will make someone a lovely pet.  Alannah wouldn’t be suitable for homing with small furries.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Alannah please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Jag (Haroldscross Jag) 

Birthday –  28th April 2017

Jag1

Jag is a small calm girl.  She walks nicely on the lead and enjoys a fuss.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Jag please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Mo (In The Moment) Reserved

Birthday –  3rd December 2013

mo

Mo is a lovely calm lady. She is very friendly and always looking for a fuss. She is great amongst other greyhounds but may not be cat or small furry friendly. We will be introducing her to other breeds and will update with the results as soon as we can.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit mo please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us


Kate (Kates Omen) 

Birthday – 1st July 2016

Kate

Kate has a lovely nature and walks well on the lead. She is affectionate and will make someone a fantastic pet.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Kate please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Mary (Milltown Mary)

Birthday – 1st November 2017

Mary

Mary is a striking blue and white girl. She is a happy soul who is always wagging her tail. if wagging side to side is not enough she will give a display of rotary tail wagging. She has a lovely nature and walks well on the lead, although she can be a bit lively. She is affectionate and will make someone a lovely pet.  Mary is not cat friendly.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Mary please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Holly (Knockalton Holly) 

Birthday – 3rd October 2015

Holly

Holly is a lovely affectionate medium sized black girl. She’s a lively girl and would probably not be suited to living with cats or small dog breeds.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Holly please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Tickle (Toocooltoofool) 

Birthday – 7th March 2015

Tickle

Tickle is an affectionate medium sized black girl, although she can be rather shy when she first meets you. She is always looking for an ear rub. She walks well on the lead and will make a super pet

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Tickle please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Deise (Polerone Diese) 

Birthday – 15th May 2017

Deise

Diese is a shy little girl. Once she gets to know you she has an affectionate nature and is very playful.  She is currently waiting to be spayed and should be ready to be homed in late March/early April 2020.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Diese please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Queenie (Rap Queen)  Homed

Birthday – 6th September 2016

Queenie

Queenie is a lovely lady with a striking coat. She walks well on the lead and everything stops for a fuss. She will make someone a lovely pet

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Queenie please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.

 


Violet (Swabys Violet) 

Birthday – 25th April 2015

Violet

Violet is a very lovely friendly blue girl who loves to be the centre of attention.  She loves a fuss and would fit well into most home situations.  Violet is a calm girl who walks nicely on the lead.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Violet please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Patch (Pachys Pavlov) Homed

Birthday – 12th October 2017

Patch

Patch is a fuss monster.  She is a beautiful medium sized black girl who absolutely loves people.  She is full of affection and has rapidly become a favourite with the volunteers.

For more information, or if you’d like to visit Patch please call us on 07852 734958 or contact us.


Small Furries

Someone once told me that for every 100 ex racing greyhounds, 10 will settle happily with a cat without batting an eyelid, 10 will never be able to live with a cat and the rest are somewhere in between – it will depend on the dog, the cat and the amount of training an owner is willing to do. It’s a pretty good rule of thumb – the only problem is deciding which dogs fit into which category! Obviously the calmer ones are the first choice, but we never know for sure until they have met the cat or small dog in question.

If you have a cat we will introduce you to the dogs we think are most likely to settle with a cat. We will then bring the dog with us when we do your home check. That makes the process more individual – we need to know how the dog gets on with your cat, not someone else’s. With other dogs the process is similar but we’d ask you to bring your dog to the kennels, or meet up somewhere to introduce them.

Needless to say, our dogs will be on lead and safely muzzled during this process!

Sometimes on our dog descriptions you will see that we mention they are not suitable for homing with small furries. This just means that they’ve been through the above process and had a strong reaction. It doesn’t make any difference to their general suitability as a pet.

“Returned Through No Fault of His/Her Own”

One of our volunteers recently asked why we don’t expand on this in our descriptions. Although most of re-homings are successful, occasionally dogs are returned to us. There are a variety of reasons for this – illness, bereavement, family breakup, general change in life circumstances. Sometimes people haven’t researched the breed, or they haven’t thought through all that owning a dog entails. Very occasionally there are behavioural difficulties which the owner is unable to overcome. We don’t think it is fair to previous owners to go into details on a public website but we will always be happy to discuss the reason for a dog’s return with you on a one to one basis.

“Unsuitable For Homing With Children Under The Age Of….”

Our homing policies are flexible and we have no age limit at either end of the scale, although if you have new born twins and a lively toddler we’d probably suggest waiting for a couple of years! If the phrase above appears in one of the descriptions it’s usually because the dog is big and boisterous and could inadvertently hurt or scare a young child while playing. We are flexible on this – if it says “under the age of 8” and you have a confident 6/7 year old who’s used to large dogs then there shouldn’t be a problem. Occasionally we have a very shy or nervous dog who wouldn’t be happy in a household with young children