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Elvis is a 6 year old greyhound but never mind that, he has had a BIG adventure, want to hear more? Read on.. ‘So I picked up Elvis from the kennels, with his car harness on, I then had to get him in to the back of my 3 door Audi coupe! It was as ... more»

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Welcome to Greyhound Rescue West of England -  Animal Charity Team of the Year!

Thinking of adopting a greyhound or lurcher? You've come to the right place! We re-home these special dogs in many regions across the country - in the West and far beyond too, including as far south as Cornwall and Devon; as far east as Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; as far north as Cheshire and Lancashire; and lots of places in between! Please contact us to find out more and to get in touch with your local homing team -  give us a call on 07000 785 092, or email

We carefully match hounds and homes, and provide support for life through our behavioural support team. Please take a look at some of those currently searching for their forever homes here.

Congratulations to the LeJog Team! 

On August 14th 2014, superstar Toby completed his epic journey, cycling from from Lands End to John O’Groats - all for GRWE! 

The LeJog team would like to thank some very special companies for agreeing to sponsor the LeJog event. The Original Hi-K9 bed company
and East Ruston Cottages have both signed up as our event sponsors, adding £100 each to our current total. Thank you so much! The Original Hi-K9 bed company have some perfect spots for hounds to rest their heads and East Ruston Cottages welcome dogs at their holiday homes, so please take a look at their websites for more details.

You can still show your support by sponsoringToby's amazing cycle ride here  - thank you! We hope Toby is enjoying a well-deserved rest! 

About GRWE

Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) is the leading greyhound rescue charity in England and Wales, independent of the greyhound racing industry. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, abandoned and unwanted greyhounds and lurchers, and re-home over 500 of these special dogs every year.

Our hounds would be very grateful for your support - please visit our page to donate!

£3 can buy a box of biscuits for kennel dogs
£6.50 can buy a week’s supply of dental chews to help keep dogs’ teeth healthy
£12 can keep a dog safe, warm and well-fed in kennels for a day
£30 can buy soft warm bedding for a dog in kennels
£50 can cover the cost of flea treating 20 dogs
£250  can pay for a dental examination

Thank you for your support!


About GRWE

GRWE takes in greyhounds and lurchers from members of the public, veterinary surgeries, pounds and the police. We also help trainers and owners rehome their racing greyhounds and some dogs also come to us from general rescue centres. Some greyhounds also come from as far afield as Ireland and Scotland if resources allow.

GRWE rescue hounds of all ages, from puppies to golden oldies! Some dogs are cruelty cases, physically and emotionally scarred and damaged. We nurse them back to health and help them learn to trust humans again. Some are so scarred by their ordeal they need a long period of foster care before rehoming, others need very special permanent homes.

Explore our site and learn more about some of the dogs available for rehoming, and all the ways in which you can support our work!

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