Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

Adopt, Donate, Sponsor, Volunteer

About us

it is cool being a Greyhound!

Dumfriesshire is home to one of the four remaining Scottish greyhound racing tracks. The track is just a mile from the border with Cumbria at Gretna.

In December 2001 the charity's founders decided that something needed to be done to improve the lot of ex-racing and ex-coursing dogs in the area so Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue came into existence.

Scottish Charity status quickly followed  and this has enabled us to raise funds more easily. We use what we raise for kennel fees, feeding, vet fees, fostering expenses and advertising. We are wholly operated by unpaid volunteers. Your donations are the key to our success in re-homing retired Greyhounds.

We also run an extensive ‘Events’ calendar where we try to raise public awareness of the plight of dogs at the end of their racing careers and raise much needed funds.

To date we have found homes for nearly 1100 dogs, a few of them lurchers and, in our early days, coursers but the vast majority ex-racing greyhounds.  We no longer get coursers since coursing has been banned in Scotland for some years.

So if you live in Dumfries and Galloway, Cumbria or wherever, and would like to help support our charity you need not necessarily adopt a greyhound. You can donatefoster, or assist with transporting, dog walking, assisting at fundraising events or even helping at the charity shop as a volunteer. All you need is some time and a big heart!