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

Looking After Your Greyhound

We are not experts, but having had greyhounds for many years and been homing greyhounds since July 2004 we can draw on the training we received during that time along with our experiences in order to help others.  What is written here is a new revision of my book 'Caring For My Retired Greyhound'.  It's a guide only because every incident and dog is different.  Jenny Stott

(The term him also refers to her)


A dog NEVER does anything without a reason.

To have a happy and contented dog.  You must think as a 'DOG' would, then you can resolve any issue.
If you think through the issue as a 'human' then the chances are you won't !

Your dog needs a pack leader and it must be you.
 Some Simple Things To Remember

As a new Greyhound Owner 

Leadership & Being the Pack Leader

House Training

Beds and Bedding
Keeping Warm and Coats

Teaching Basic Commands

Walking your Greyhound

Teaching Recall

If your dog won't come back

Greyhounds and Children

Greyhounds with Cats & Small Animals

Storms and Firework Anxiety

Eating Poop!

Items Harmful to Greyhounds