Greyhound Trust South Lakes
Charity numbers:  269668 & SCO4404

Fostering and Homing Greyhounds in Cumbria and the South Lakes

This website covers all the Greyhounds coming to the branch from 1st January 2018. To see the 500+ Greyhounds homed between July 2004 and December 2017 visit

Adopting Greyhounds

Why adopt a Greyhound?

Greyhounds make wonderful pets. They are for life, not just for racing. They all deserve a second chance. Greyhounds are elegant, very intelligent, tend to be laid back, lazy if given the chance, need little exercise (often just two, half hour walks a day). They thrive on love and affection, adapt quickly to the family way life and make very gentle and loyal pets. 

The average age of a greyhound coming in to our care is 2 to 4 years old. However, the normal life expectancy of a greyhound is between 12 and 15 years, making them one of the longest-living of the large dog breeds. It also means they have many years ahead of them as pets.

Adopting a Greyhound from us: