Set up in 2009 by animal rights activists Peter and Janet Flann, Greyhound Rescue finds loving forever homes for greyhounds no longer wanted by the racing industry. Having found homes for close to 300 greyhounds in the past year alone, GR plays an important role in helping greyhounds discover new lives as cherished family pets.
Greyhound Rescue takes the time to carefully match greyhounds with the right adoptive family, and we have a high success rate. We position ourselves as a bridge between racing life and pet life, providing greyhounds with the tools they need to cope with their new surroundings. So many things are new to them, so our volunteers work to introduce these beautiful dogs to new skills and experiences slowly and with compassion, letting the greyhound set the pace and learn.
We believe that awareness and education about what wonderful pets greyhounds are is important. As more people adopt greyhounds, they are slowly becoming a familiar sight in the pet world. Just a few years ago it was rare to see one outside the racetrack, and the general public didn’t see greyhounds as a pet animal. Through community awareness and outreach, Greyhound Rescue seeks to educate and advocate.
Greyhound Rescue relies largely on fundraising and donations to meet the high costs of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming these special animals, who are so deserving of a second chance and living the life that dogs are meant to live – as a loved member of the family.