What we do
Each year hundreds of healthy greyhounds and lurchers are needlessly put to sleep in the UK and this figure is repeated throughout many countries in the world. The lucky ones make it into rescue, however the story does not end there. There are many rescues the length and breadth of the country looking for homes. There are also many potential adopters looking for the right dog to join their family. There is a "gap" between these two parties in terms of distance, the need for home checking, transporting the dog or quite simply even knowing that each other exists!
Greyhound Gap helps to fill that gap by assisting rescues and new potential adopters in their quest to find the perfect home for the perfect dog. The more the rescues can home, the more lucky ones they can make way for.
We also actively take in, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds - rehoming around 150 dogs a year.
Whilst in our care, the majority of our dogs are placed in foster care before homing which we find preferable to kennel facilities. This allows us to build up our own history on the dogs and in turn allows us to match each dog to the right home. We do use kennelling facilities when foster carers are full, this allows us to begin the assessment process and undertake necessary medical work. All dogs that come into our care are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for parasites prior to rehoming as well as receiving a full vet check and any other necessary treatment.
Home checks are required before we will place any of our dogs and we pride ourselves on the fact we consider our dogs to be rescued for life. Should any problems occur at anytime or if it becomes necessary for our dogs to leave their new home they must be returned to our care.
Details of our adoption process and the dogs looking for homes can be found in the Homing & Adoption section of the website.