Retired Greyhound Trust – Life After Racing

Allport Veterinary Surgery is pleased to provide Veterinary care for the Retired Greyhound Trust. The Lancashire Branch is run by one of our clients , a dedicated local volunteer Sarah Horner.
What is the Retired Greyhound Trust?The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) is a national charity, founded in 1975 and is dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds when their racing days are over.The Trust operates a network of over 70 branches across Britain, run by volunteers. Most branches have kennels with retired greyhounds that the public can meet and that are available for rehoming. A full list of their branches and contact names can be found on their website.What are the charity’s objectives?The Retired Greyhound Trust’s primary objective is to help find homes for retired racing greyhounds. The charity strives for the day when no ex-racing greyhound is without a good home.They promote the rehoming of retired greyhounds through publicity and by working with those involved in greyhound racing to raise the profile of greyhounds retiring from racing. They also liaise with other canine welfare and charitable organisations seeking to find good homes for greyhoundsHow many greyhounds has the charity rehomed?

Each year approximately 8,000 greyhounds retire from racing.  In 2002, the Trust found 2,030 homes for greyhounds. This figure has increased progressively and the Trust now finds over 4,000 homes for greyhounds a year (4,247 in 2010).

In 2012 the Trust was proud to rehome its 60,000th greyhound.

Who runs the Retired Greyhound Trust?

There is a board of administrators but everyone who assists are volunteers.

They currently have over 1,000 volunteers nationwide. A volunteer is a supporter who gives their time (or services) for free to the charity. Volunteers are not paid but out of pocket expenses (e.g. petrol, fares, telephone etc.) are reimbursed if the volunteer wishes to claim them.

 To find out more about rehoming a greyhound, please call 07970 312183 or visit