Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

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Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue (DCGR) rescue and rehome ex-racing and ex-coursing greyhounds who have come to the end of their careers. Check out our Homeless Gallery to see our latest arrivals.

We have our own YouTube channel with film clips of our greyhounds, footage from events - and lots more - just click on the YouTube icon here to take a look!


Please follow us on Twitter - @dcgrgreyhounds (any re-tweets are much appreciated) and Like us on our Facebook page 'Dumfries and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue'! 

Dogs Rehomed to Date...



If you have any news or photos you would like to share with us, please send them to  news@dgrescue.org.uk  Thank you!

Our New Look Website!

Welcome to our new look website. It has been designed and developed in-house, which means for the first time we have total control over all of the look, feel and content. 

Because we can now change and update the website as and when we want to, we would be very grateful for your participation - if you have any feedback, news, stories, or ideas you are willing to share, your input would be very gratefully received! Please send them to us at admin@dgrescue.org.uk or news@dgrescue.org.uk. Thank you! 

1000 for a 1000 for a 1000 for a 1000 - Wonderwoman Jackie.

Today 30th July, Jackie Bacci completed the second challenge of her aim to raise £1000 herself personally for the 1000 for a 1000  by completing the last 200 lengths of DG1 Leisure Centre in Dumfries, along with grand-daughter Cissie. Readers will remember she cycled 1000 kilometres for the Initiative earlier in the year, but this made her determined to raise the full £1000 herself and Cissie, on holiday with her grand-parents, was "volunteered" to assist. Jackie would like to thank all her supporters and specially local resident Janet, who were extremely generous with their donations. Why is the title of this piece - 1000 for a 1000 for a 1000 for a 1000? - well She has raised £1000 by cycling 1000 kilometres and swimming 1000 and we are well on the way to re-homing our 1000th greyhound!  On behalf of DCGR - a BIG thanks from the charity and from our homeless greyhounds.  Picture shows Jackie and Cissie along with Graham's greyhounds, Molly, Sky and Poppy.

Meet a Greyhound Weekend at Dobbies, Carlisle

Although the weather forecast for the weekend of 19th and 20th July was pretty abysmal, the thunder and lightning and heavy rain didn't come to much so all in all, it was pretty dry and warm.  Plenty of greyhounds for the public to see and even the staff came out to say hello!  Over the 2 days, we raised a remarkable £239 which is exceptional.  Our thanks to our members who came along and a special thanks to Hayley Berry at Dobbies for granting us permission to hold the event.  The picture shows  the Saturday Team along with the Duty Manager. 

1000 for a 1000

The 1000 for a 1000 initiative is doing extremely well in financial terms and in terms of dogs rehomed - wow!! The latest fundraisers are Jackie Bacci, who you may remember cycled 1000 kilometres at DG1 Leisure Centre in Dumfries who is now going to swim 1000 lengths of the pool along with her grand-daughter Cissie with her aim of raising the full £1000 herself!!  Watch this space for further information.  In addition, Graham received £422 from Karen and William  of Team Greyhound Isle of Man, who are organising coffee mornings etc for our initiative.  How much have we raised ?  Graham is keeping it a secret until we re-home our 1000th greyhound but he says we are on course (whatever that means!)  The picture shows Karen and William with their "pack" at the Presidents BBQ on Sunday.  Well done everyone.

Kirkcudbright Report!
DCGR's annual visit to the Kirkcudbright Plant and Country Fair was on Saturday/Sunday the 12th and 13th July.
Graham set up the gazebos - one for sale/tombola and one for the Greyhounds - on the Friday so when he and Margaret arrived on the Saturday all that was required was to set out the tables. 
The forecast for the Saturday wasn't good so consequently the event wasn't too busy, but surprise surprise the weather was fine. Nevertheless our stall was pretty busy with Brian on the cuddly toy Tombola, and the Greyhounds - 15 throughout the day - being the main attractions!
The Sunday was dry and warm with the result that the event was extremely busy-as we were!
We were so busy that people were queueing for the Tombola and to see the dogs. Brian is pleased to report that the cuddly toy tombola only had 3 prizes left at the end of the 2 day event.
We had many enquiries about adoption, and when the cash was counted we had raised nearly £440 - so well done everyone!
Only downside - and we were extremely lucky - was when a beech tree behind our stall shed a very large branch with a loud crack!!
It missed the DCGR trailer by inches, and our sales table by a couple of feet. The potential for damage to property and even serious injury to our members was very real. Someone up there must be looking after us!

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 Come along and support us...

Gatehouse of Fleet Gala

Garries Park, Gatehouse of Fleet  

Stewartry Show, Rugby Club, Castle Douglas

Dalston Show  AND

Meet a Greyhound Day - Pets at Home, Dumfries

Crocketford Gala

Crocketford (off A75 between Castle Douglas and Dumfries) 

Fund Raising Coffee Morning

Lockerbie Town Hall 

Meet a Greyhound Day - Pets at Home Dumfries

Meet a Greyhound Day

Asda, Carlisle

Meet a Greyhound Day

Wilkinsons, Castle Douglas 

Meet a Greyhound Day

Asda, Carlisle

Meet a Greyhound Day/Charity Collection - Houghton Hall, Houghton, Carlisle 

Meet a Greyhound Day/Charity Collection - Houghton Hall, Houghton, Carlisle