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Welcome to the Greenfields Greyhound Rescue website!
Greenfields Greyhound Rescue specialises in the rehoming of ex racing greyhounds and other sighthounds in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and Flintshire areas.
We rely on the support of volunteers and the kind donations of the public to be able to rescue and rehome these gentle hounds.
If you can offer one of our dogs a home please call Caroline on 07774 600090 or Hayley on 01691 657212. We often have a waiting list of dogs to come in from trainers.
Greyhounds and Lurchers
Thousands of greyhounds end up in rescue centres each year, and they are just the lucky ones, many more meet a terrible fate after being dumped and abandoned. But they are abandoned through no fault of their own. Most greyhounds become too old to race at the aged of four and, when you add all the ones who are retired through injury or because they wont chase, the numbers just become huge.
Lurchers are also abandoned in great numbers. Unlike the greyhound the lurcher is not a purebred dog but is of definite type, usually having a member of the sighthound family as one of its parents and a working dog such as a collie as the other. It is thought to have been developed because, at one time in England, only those of noble blood were permitted to own a greyhound or any other sight-dogs such as the saluki, whippet, borzoi, deerhound, etc. So these crosses were made to produce an efficient hunting companion for commoners and a popular poacher's dog.
Over the last few years the idea of adopting a greyhound or lurcher as a pet is becoming more popular. As a breed, they are usually gentle, submissive and non-aggressive. Believe it or not, they are lazy!
They require very little from you apart from your company, a soft bed, warmth and adequate food. Of course, the usual regular veterinary supervision is necessary as for any pet.
a comfy sofa
a warm fire
one happy greyhound!
Contrary to popular belief greyhounds and lurchers make very good pets. They do not need huge amounts of exercise - just two 20-minute walks a day will do. They love a good run if the opportunity arises but will happily walk on the lead, if not. Most are are brilliant with children. Some do give chase if they see a cat but many live happily with feline friends. As ever, it's a matter of common sense on the owner's part to monitor the situation.
If you are thinking of adopting a dog please consider a greyhound or lurcher
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