Why adopt a dog?

Are you thinking of adopting a dog?

If so, a greyhound or lurcher could well be the answer!

There are so many ex-racing greyhounds just waiting for their forever loving homes and they really do make great companions. They might be pretty big, but they’re usually just gentle giants who are more than happy with a couple of short walks a day and a spot on a cosy sofa.

Lurchers come in lots of different shapes and sizes because they are sighthounds crossed with another breed (typically a collie, but often a German Shepherd, a bull breed or gun dog). Lurchers often have more stamina than greyhounds and can be very energetic and playful!

Find out more about greyhounds and lurchers

Why adopt a rescue dog?

When you buy a puppy, it’s hard to judge what kind of dog it will grow up to be. But when you adopt a dog through a reputable and well-established rescue organisation like Forever Hounds Trust, it will be individually assessed for temperament and personality – and then carefully matched to its potential new home.

All our dogs have full healthchecks before rehoming – they are also vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped – and we provide ongoing support for the lifetime of that dog, including follow-up home visits. Whatever the issue, we have people here to help, including trained behaviourists who are experienced with sighthounds.

And of course, there are just so many rescue dogs that need homes and it’s really rewarding to watch them settle in and start finding their paws.

Forever Hounds Trust has been rehoming greyhounds and lurchers for 20 years.

Why not read some of our success stories and then contact us? We’ll be delighted to talk to you about your individual circumstances and help find the right dog for you.