Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

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Sponsor A Greyhound Here!

Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue (DCGR) is a Greyhound and Coursing Dog Re-homing and welfare charity based in Dumfriesshire and Cumbria, but we re-home dogs nationally. It is run entirely by unpaid volunteers in order that every penny raised goes to the Dogs, literally!


Each year we attempt to re-home as many dogs as we receive from the tracks and trainers who pass the dogs onto us once the dog's racing life is over. We never turn away a dog. We have successfully re-homed and cared for nearly 1100 retired racing Greyhounds and Coursing Dogs.


Most dogs find loving new homes within a short period of time but those who need a little extra care are always safe with us because we never destroy a dog. This is where sponsorship comes in. It is needed for the long term care of dogs which may not find their forever home and thus may need to be looked after for a longer term. DCGR is wholly reliant on the generosity of the public to help dogs in need of care and being re-homed after they retire from the track. This is where you come in.


There are many re-homing charities looking for your support but we are dedicated to Greyhounds and Coursing dogs as they have had a hard and difficult working life, living in a cage and accordingly have been historically more difficult to find homes for as they were not seen by the public as a family pet option. 


Due to this we have undertaken a great deal of publicity to highlight the plight of these amazing animals, and continue to do so. We also promote these retired racers as pets and have had great success in doing so. Our educational mission is to change public opinion and educate in order that attitudes of the public to these dogs can be altered so that they are seen as the truly amazing loving domesticated animals that they truly are.


Our prime function is to help these dogs, care for them and find them homes and also to ensure that they have a loving second chance of life and happiness as they are truly wonderful pets. Those of you who have seen us and the dogs at our events will be fully aware of how wonderful a pet they make, and those of you who have, or know a family who have a Greyhound as a family pet will completely understand their attraction.


This is why DCGR exists. We came into being to alleviate the suffering of Greyhounds and Coursing dogs and to find these truly deserving breed of dog a chance of happiness in a loving family.


You can sponsor a dog for as little as £1.00 per week. Your sponsorship goes to the cost of the dog's medical care, food, care and toys. All our sponsor dogs are in our long term care program, and if the dog you sponsor does finds a forever home we will ask you to consider sponsoring another dog in our long term care program.


Why we need your help


With more than 20 dogs in our care at any one time, we really need your help. We receive no government funding and are totally dependent on the generosity of people like you. Sponsoring a dog is a good deed and will make you feel good about yourself and the world.


Another reason you may want to sponsor a dog is that you cannot adopt a dog at this time but want to help the charity in its work.


When you sponsor a dog you will receive four updates a year from your new sponsor dog and a sponsorship pack with lots of goodies. You can also sponsor a dog as a gift for someone else! Just complete the online application form to the right of this article and we will do the rest!


Go on! You know you want to!

Simply Complete our online Sponsorship Form below and we will do the rest!

Thank you for your sponsorship enquiry. We will get back to you shortly to take matters forward. We appreciate your support and assistance. Archie x
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