Greyhound Rescue North East 
"Where dogs come first"

Are you interested in greyhounds,  and other breeds of sighthound? 

Are you thinking of adopting a dog?

Yes! Then click on the link below to meet your new best friend.

Website update (23/07/2024) 

At the beginning of this year we made the difficult decision to increase our minimum adoption donation to £150. This is increase is due to the rising costs of getting a dog ready to move on to their forever home. 

When you have been matched with your dog we can reserve your dog for up to 2 weeks. We now require the adoption donation is paid during the reservation period and this in non-refundable.

We have made this financial change in the adoption process to ensure the charity is able to continue rescuing and rehabilitating dogs now and in the future - thank you for your support and understanding.  


** Apologies, we are still having email issues. If you have sent an email and not had a response please get in touch by phone or Facebook. Something is going wrong with our email forwarding system and we are trying to sort it. We are doing our best to resolve this as quickly as possible but for now can we ask that you phone us on 07716 557876 **


We have some new dogs just joined us for the New Year. Lets start 2024 by finding homes for all these amazing dogs.

We have lots of amazing dogs at the kennels. Click here for Dogs to adopt.

Please understand we are a very small team and visits to the kennels are by appointment only.

Please be mindful of the fact that we are a very small team of unpaid volunteers. We welcome any opportunity to meet prospective owners, however, if you cannot attend your appointment at the kennels please let us know as soon as possible. Time is a precious resource to us and waisted time is a resource stolen from the dogs.

When you have been matched with your dog we are happy to reserve him or her. However, we can now only reserve a dog for 2 weeks. 

We want to help as many dogs as possible and if the kennels are full of dogs who already have their home, it blocks the space for all the lovely deserving dogs who are waiting to join us. Consequently, when prospective forever people visit there aren't any dogs for them to be matched with. We appreciate your support and understanding - it helps us help as many dogs as possible.

A little bit about Greyhound Rescue North East and our values

We are a registered charity - number 1131609

Greyhound Rescue North East is a small family run rescue that is based in the north east of England. Our goal is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished sight-hounds before placing them into forever loving homes. 

We have been re-homing greyhounds, lurchers and the occasional whippet for over 20 years now and have successfully given thousands a a second chance of life.

Our Lifelong commitment to our dogs

We never give up on a dog.

We re-home retired greyhounds, lurchers, whippets and all breeds of sight-hound as pet dogs.

We provide sanctuary for these majestic animals and work to ensure they are ready to start new lives as pets. 

We ensure their nutritional, rehabilitation and medical needs are met.

We are a small team of volunteers, we have no paid staff and everyone in the team is part of the charity because of their passion and commitment to the dogs. 

We know the dogs and take time to ensure the right person is matched with the right dog.

Occasionally, a dog can't be placed in a home. At Greyhound Rescue North East every dog that comes to us is loved, cared for and accommodated for the rest of their lives. They will either stay with us at the kennels, be placed with an experienced foster carer or come home with one of us.

If you'd like to help us please click on the button below

Greyhounds make amazing pets

Greyhounds are; low maintenance, friendly, loving and affectionate.

Don’t be fooled by those long legs greyhounds don’t need lots of exercise, although they enjoy and appreciate a walk, they are also happy to have regular access to outside space for toileting and two 20-30 minute walks a day.

Despite spending the majority of their earlier life in kennels, greyhounds are clean and easy to house train.

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