Greyhounds from Ireland – we prioritise Irish dogs. This is because we like to speak for those who have no voice. Thousands of dogs are bred for the track in Ireland every year, and a staggering number don’t make it. Some are just “not good enough” to race. Some do race but once they stop winning they have outgrown their use. Sadly very few of these hounds end up in pet homes in Ireland.
You can help by: Adopting a hound, fostering a hound, donating (using the donate button on the site), either as a one-off or a monthly payment. You might contribute quality unwanted items for raffles, tombolas, car boots etc, or support our events such as Walks, Quiz Nights, Craft Fayres, Car Boots and more. You can also bid on beautiful quality items on Hayley’s Online Auctions.
We are happy to say that the secret is now out that Greyhounds Make Great Pets! This is thanks to some high-profile famous people who have spread the word. In addition, all our hound ambassadors throughout the world win people’s hearts when they meet and greet them. Consequently more and more humans are realising that these dogs are not racing machines to be exploited but are loving, gentle and rewarding companion animals.
The commonest misconception about Greyhounds is that they need lots of exercise. This is generally not so at all. Approx. two 20-minute walks a day is all they need and probably the chance to run offlead (preferably somewhere enclosed or safe) three times a week or so. Running (zoomies) sessions frequently take just 2 to 5 minutes, then the Greyhound is all ready to go and do what they do best – snoozing!
We at Norfolk Greyhound Rescue pride ourselves on the fact that we are all volunteers – literally every penny goes to the benefit of the hounds. People have become jaded by giving to charities where much of the money is going on administration costs and salaries. This isn’t the case here – we love the dogs too much for any of that!
Greyhounds make wonderful pets and it’s a little known fact that they don’t need much exercise. In return for rehoming one of these gentle and affectionate dogs, you will be rewarded tenfold by their calm and kind nature. They are great with children, many work as PAT (Pets as Therapy) dogs and some can live happily with cats. Norfolk Greyhound Rescue is a small local non-profit organisation whose main aim is finding caring people to rehome Irish greyhounds Read More