Trailhounds looking for loving homes

We have a number of trailhounds available for rehoming. Below are listed a few of them. Please email Eileen Robinson, our homing and welfare co-ordinator, at eileenrobinson01@gmail.com or ring her on 01995 643351 for more details about hounds available for adoption. More contact details here. We are able to supply a full history with all the hounds that we rehome, e.g whether they have lived with children, cats, other dogs etc. Hounds listed below are in rehoming centres throughout the country. If you would like to adopt a trailhound directly from Cumbria, please ring Eileen to discuss.


Sparky is an 19 month old boy, very friendly and used to being around other dogs and children. He is currently with his owners in Cumbria. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Eileen.

Salisbury Dogs Trust

Sam (left) aged 18 months. A lovely placid, soft natured boy who was not very good at racing. He will make a lovely pet. RESERVED

Rosie (right) aged 18 months. She is a very sweet little girl who loves cuddles. She injured her chin while racing a few months ago hence a slightly misshapen look look but it is very endearing. RESERVED

As with all hounds that are homed, they must be kept very safe on a lead until recall training has been done.

Arriving at Dogs Trust on 16/08/14.

Please ring Salisbury Dogs Trust with enquiries. Their homing policies and criteria apply.

Canterbury Dogs Trust

Sam (right) is a handsome, wonderful 2 year old boy, very easy going and laid back – the family that give him his forever home are going to be very lucky indeed.  He was clean in the house overnight and you would have thought that he’d lived indoors all his life as he lay stretched out fast asleep on the rug in front of the unlit fire and did not once attempt the usual Trailie trait checking out the kitchen worktops!  He waited very patiently for his supper and breakfast – really not the usual behaviour for a big lad like him!  Sam knows his name well but will need recall training to ensure consistency. He can pull a bit on the lead but again training will address that.
Angel (left) is a lovely 2 year old girl, who is a little shy and unsure at first, but can be won round with the offer of treats. Her recall was a bit hit and miss, but that might have been due to her shyness, so her new owners may need to do some extra work there. Angel walked quite well on the lead and was clean in the house overnight so I don’t think housetraining will be too much of an issue.  Three of her litter sisters have all been rehomed through Dogs Trust at Canterbury so I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of the family reunion!

Please ring Canterbury Dogs Trust with enquiries. Their homing policies and criteria apply.

Bobby 2 year old boy

Meet Bobby, he is a 2 year old hound who is a bit nervous of new people and situations. He needs a home, possibly with a friendly confident dog who will help him to overcome his shyness. His owners will need to help him to build up routines which will help with his confidence. A busy home may not suit him. Bob has no racing injuries. He gets on well with other dogs. Bob is currently still with his racing owner. If you are interested in finding out more about Bob, please contact Eileen. Before homing he will be neutered, vacc’d, chipped, wormed and flea treated.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, Deblins Green, Malvern, Worcs

Meet Sandy. (left) She is a happy, calm and loving girl who has come into Trailhound Welfare for rehoming. Sandy had an injury when racing last year so retired early. She has a lovely nature, loves cuddles. She gets on well with Lotty and Woody who she is currently living with.  Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about her. She will make a super family pet. HOMED

Gem is a 16 month old girl (right).  Short video on youtube. Gem came in for homing as she lost interest in racing. She is a lovely young girl who spent a week with Woody and Lotty in Cumbria before moving down to WARS in Malvern. She is a sensitive girl who is confident in a quiet environment. She enjoyed the company of the other hounds and often snuggled up to them to sleep. She was a little less confident when we visited a house with a number of visitors but I am sure that, given time, she will adapt to lots of new experiences with the right owner who has the time and patience to work with her.. I just feel at first, she needs a quiet home without too many disturbances so that she can gain that confidence. She loves to cuddle up on the sofa and bed and is very affectionate.  She likes to be around you but, as with all our hounds, will need extensive recall training before being allowed off lead in an uncontained area. Gem has an unusual coat for a trailhound as it is very long and silky. HOMED

Monty aged 4 is another lovely hound who has finished racing and is looking for a retirement home. He is a lively friendly boy who loves to race around playing with other dogs. He will make a super pet for an active home.

Contact WARS for more details Tel: 01905 831651 WARS WEBSITE

Wingletang Rehoming Centre, Devon

Glen (pictured on fells & relaxing at home) is a lovely 1 year old boy who is settling in really well as a pet. Before moving down to Wingletang he had been living in the house with 2 other trailhounds. Glen LOVES cuddles on the sofa and will need a very tactile home where he can spend lots of time with his owner as he is at his happiest around people. So far he has been completely clean in the house although has not yet been left unsupervised. He is learning recall in a safe area and responding really well.  A new owner will have to commit to continuing his training. Glen has a wonderful, kind nature and will make a great companion.


Please contact Wingletang directly if you would like more details about adopting Glen. Their homing policies apply.

Wingletang ­Rescue and Rehoming Centre for Dogs and Cats

Brentor Road, Heathfield, Nr Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0LF. Telephone: 01822 810 215

Leicester Animal Aid

Didi is a lovely young boy aged 1 year.  He can be a little shy around new people but soon comes around for a treat or two! When he knows you he is a bouncy and friendly boy who loves to jump up to give cuddles and kisses. Didi would love to find an ‘’experienced hound owner’ to provide him with lots of mental and physical stimulation as well as continued training and socialisation. Trail hounds require plenty of exercise, at least an hour a day, they would enjoy running off lead in a safe and secure area. They are very intelligent dogs who love to learn, they can be taught to do almost anything. Trail hounds require lots of mental stimulation to keep their minds occupied.

If you are interested in Didi please ring Leicester Animal Aid on 01455 888257. Visit the website HERE. Alternatively you can visit the kennels between 10am – 2.30pm (we are open everyday, except Christmas Day), no appointment necessary. We ask any potential owners to complete an Interested Parties Form. You can do this at the Centre or download it and email it back to us info@leicesteranimalaid.org.uk

Dogs Trust, Harefield, Uxbridge

Susie is a sensitive girl looking for a quiet home with Pat as they have always lived together. New owners will need to have time to build a bond with her as she is very wary of people that she doesn’t know. She soon comes round after a few meets and treats!!
More details about this lovely pair on DOGS TRUST WEBSITE
Please contact Harefield Dogs Trust direct. Their homing policies and criteria apply.

Dogs Trust, Leeds

No hounds at present.
Please ring Leeds Dogs Trust with enquiries. Their homing policies and criteria apply.

Bentley at Beagle Welfare

Bentley is 9 months old. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped. He is house trained. Bentley can be a bit destructive when left. He is not the type to try and escape. Good with other dogs. Will chase cats. Not been offlead so not trained to recall. No health problems. Being homed through no fault of his own.

Bentley is currently in a foster home in the North West. Contact Lesley Rootham at Beagle Welfare on 01239 698552.

Dogs Trust, Loughborough, Leics

No hounds at present

Please ring Loughborough Dogs Trust with enquiries. Their homing policies and criteria apply.