Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, we rehome around 150 dogs each year. We can have around 40-50 dogs at any one time in our kennels based in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent and a further 30-40 in foster homes. Greyhound Gap operates on a national basis so our dogs can be homed in most areas throughout the UK.
We have a network of volunteers across the whole of the UK who can help physically by: fostering, fundraising, home visiting, transporting and walking our kennel hounds. We also offer the opportunity to sponsor our long-stay hounds.
We are totally self funded and work extremely hard to raise the necessary monies to continue helping these wonderful hounds. This is made possible by fantastic support from our network of volunteers and you, the general public. Without that generosity we could not do the work we do and we are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive, however small. Every single penny really does help!
More information on how you can help us or get involved can be found within the pages of this website. Please explore the site and find out more about who we are, what we do and the hounds we help.
COVID-19 and Rehoming - Updated 5th May 2020
Here at Greyhound Gap we take our duty of care to both our dogs and adopters seriously. Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, social distancing and non essential travel it is extremely difficult for us to place our dogs into homes. We have today taken the decision to reinstate our online application process but there will be some limitations as we work through the mechanics.
The reinstatement of the online application process will enable us to speak with each potential adopter and assess each rehoming on its individual merits and start to formulate relationships with applicants. We may then be in a position to proceed with some adoptions now and work towards laying a foundation for others. Initially we can only consider homing locally, in and around Stoke-on-Trent.
Please be patient with us, this is a whole new procedure for us and it will take us a little longer to respond to each application. We need to learn, understand and develop new processes to find a way forward with homing in these different circumstances.