Brighton retired greyhound trust rehomes racing dogs in Sussex Brighton News

Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust has its kennels in the small village of Twineham, north of Hurstpierpoint.

Here, retired greyhounds are loved and cared for before hopefully finding their forever home.

The trust was founded in 1978 on the principle of giving these magnificent animals the life they deserve after racing.

The Argus: Ted is a five-year-old male looking for a new homeTed is a five-year-old male looking for a new home (Image: Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust)

The professional kennel staff are supported by dedicated volunteers and the trustees to care for the greyhounds and prepare them for a new life in a loving family home.

Mike Harrod, chairman of the charity’s trustees, said: “Sadly, greyhounds often linger in rehoming kennels longer than other breeds.

“Despite their gentle nature, loyalty, and adaptability to home life, they face the unfair stigma of being perceived solely as racing dogs. However, these dogs possess unique characteristics that make them exceptional pets.

“Their calm demeanour, affectionate nature and surprisingly low-maintenance requirements make them wonderful companions for families seeking a loving, gentle, and graceful addition to their homes.

“The trust’s existence hinges not only on the dedication of volunteers but also on the generosity of donors. Every contribution, big or small, plays a pivotal role in ensuring these greyhounds receive the necessary care, veterinary attention and love while awaiting their forever families.”

Each month, the trust selects a “hound of the month” to put in the spotlight and highlight their loving animals looking for a new home.

The Argus: Ellie has been at the trust since April 23Ellie has been at the trust since April 23 (Image: Brighton Retired Greyhound Trust)

December’s was Ellie, a three-year-old who has been at the trust since April.

Her biography reads: “This sweetheart has been a part of the trust since April. Ellie’s story is one of resilience and hope.

“Despite her initial nervousness around strangers, she’s a gem waiting to sparkle in the right home. Ellie’s longing for understanding and patience is matched only by her love for food and her capacity for affection once she feels secure.”

  • Those interested in finding out more about adopting a greyhound, you can contact the kennels on 07704 982140 between 10.30am and 2pm daily

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This notice was published: 2024-01-02 05:00:00

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