• Lotty Woody and Fell at Easdale TarnTrailhounds for re-homing

    Lakeland Trailhound Welfare promote trailhounds as pets and home up to 80 hounds a year. We have homed over 1000 hounds since we were formed in 1997. We home many youngsters who do not take to racing, as well as older hounds when they retire from trailing in the Lake District.

    Many hounds are found places in reputable rehoming centres as well as privately in carefully selected homes.

    See the hounds available for re-homing
  • Me with my rosette at Grasmere SportsWoody’s World

    Let me tell you about myself. I am an ambassadog for Trailhound Welfare. This means I get to go to lots of shows and events where I am patted, prodded, pampered and generally admired by hundreds of people.

    Another important job I have is to be ‘foster dad’ to lots of hounds that come in for rehoming. I make them feel welcome, show them the ropes – y’know the sort of thing – where to pee or not to pee, these things are pretty important to us dogs, ‘specially with our noses…

    Read Woody’s blog…
trailhounds for rehoming

We have a number of trailhounds available for rehoming at centres throughout the country. If you would like to adopt a trailhound directly from Cumbria, please get in touch.

trailhound news and events

From fundraising stalls at dog shows to social walks, there is always something 'trailie' going on. Contact Sue to be added to the mailing list to be informed by email about forthcoming events.

trailhounds racing

Trailhounds look similar to foxhounds but are leaner in build. They originally were bred from foxhounds with other crosses to get a faster hound with a good nose used for racing between the hunting seasons.

trailhound welfare trust

Lakeland Trailhound Welfare was formed in 1997 to promote trailhounds as pets and find homes for them when they retire from racing in the Lake District. Since we started we have homed over 1000 hounds.