Hounds

Trailhounds looking for loving homes

Listed below are some of the trailhounds currently available for adoption. We are able to supply a full history of each hound, e.g whether they have lived with children, cats, other dogs etc. We take in around 60 hounds a year; some we home ourselves and some go to reputable rehoming centres throughout the country. We ensure hounds are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and visit you in your home so that we can answer any questions fully. There is a £70 adoption fee for boys and £90 for girls. We have teamed up with PETPLAN Insurance and offer 1 month free insurance when you adopt a hound from us. If you are new to trailhounds, please carefully read our FAQ and training page to be sure that a trailhound is the right type of breed for you.

Initial enquiries: 01697478383 or 07773 25235 or 07958 517366  Email: trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Most pictures below are thumbnails. Click on picture to enlarge. Page updated on 17/04/2019

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Kim aged 7 years

Kim is a lovely 7 year old hound who has retired from racing. She is a very friendly girl who gets on well with other dogs. She is good around children. She has not met cats although it would be possible for us to cat test her, if necessary. Kim is with us in Cumbria and is living with 2 other hounds. She is getting used to living in the house and has been clean. She is a very sweet and confident hound. She will need a secure garden as, like all hounds, she knows she can jump fencing, should she choose to. Kim is quite a petite girl. Her racing family will be more than happy to answer questions about her past as they are keen for her to find her perfect retirement home. Please contact us for more details.

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Nelson, aged 3 years

Say hello to Nelson, a friendly 3 year old boy who has retired from trailing. Nelson is a happy hound who is very dog friendly, and has been kennelled with Charlie, who is also looking for a home. He has met cats but not lived with them, and is likely to be inquisitive rather than anything else. Nelson has not lived with children, and although he has a lovely nature, he may be a bit boisterous around them, so would better suit an adult home, or a home with older children. He walks well on a lead and is good offlead with his racing owner but a new owner MUST be prepared to keep him safely on a lead while they build up a relationship with him. As he has always been kennelled, he will need house training and to learn all the rules of the house. He will need someone around at least part of the day and would benefit from living with another dog.

Nelson is currently living in West Cumbria with his racing owner, who wishes to be part of the rehoming process, so if interested, you would need to travel there to meet him. Please contact us about Charlie or Nelson if you would like more details. 1Video 1

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Charlie, aged 2 years

Meet Charlie a lively 2 year old boy who has not taken to trailing. Charlie is a big hound who is very dog friendly, and has been kennelled with Nelson, who is also looking for a home. He has met cats but not lived with them, and is likely to be inquisitive rather than anything else. Charlie has not lived with children, and although he has a lovely nature, he may be a bit boisterous around them, so would better suit an adult home, or a home with older children. He walks well on a lead and is good offlead with his racing owner but a new owner MUST be prepared to keep him safely on a lead while they build up a relationship with him. As he has always been kennelled, he will need house training and to learn all the rules of the house. He will need someone around at least part of the day and would benefit from living with another dog.

Charlie could be an excellent candidate for anyone doing Canicross or park runs. He is currently living in West Cumbria with his racing owner, who wishes to be part of the rehoming process, so if interested, you would need to travel there to meet him. Charlie is a lovely boy who will make a super pet. Video 2

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Dogs Trust

We are indebted to Dogs Trust who take some of our trailhounds for rehoming. It gives people the opportunity to meet and adopt from all parts of the country. Please note that once a hound is in their care then their homing procedures and policies apply. We are always happy to talk to you about your hound but Dogs Trust make their own assessments when the hound is in their care. Various Dogs Trust kennels throughout the country take our hounds (mainly Leeds, Harefield and Canterbury) so please revisit this page regularly for updates.

Leeds Dogs Trust

Lassie, aged 10 and Meg aged 2 are lovely girls who are full of life, happiness and energy. They will make wonderful pets.

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Alfie, aged 2 years

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Alfie is a handsome two year old Trailhound that would be ideally suited to an active home. He may be a great canicross partner. He can be quite the escape artist so a secure garden would be needed. He gets along with others well but gets excited to meet new dogs and can be quite vocal about it. Alfie would need recall training and only allowed off leash in a secure area, including areas where livestock is present. Alfie has a very loveable goofy character with an affectionate side and is looking for a forever home.

For more details about Alfie, please contact: jamielawless13@gmail.com or annabelle_connelly@yahoo.co.uk

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Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, Deblins Green, Malvern, Worcs

WARS regularly take trailhounds on our behalf. Why not ring them for a chat or call in and see them, to register your interest in a trailhound. They will keep you informed when a suitable hound goes there. They often have a waiting list for trailhounds as they are so popular.

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Contact WARS for more details. Tel: 01905 831651 Visit their website to see available hounds  WARS WEBSITE

 

Willa, aged 2 years

PLEASE NOTE – WILLA IS NOT BEING HOMED BY TRAILHOUND WELFARE. PLEASE CONTACT BORDERS PET RESCUE IN EARLSTON, SCOTTISH BORDERS FOR MORE INFORMATION.   HERE

Willa is a 2yr old Lakeland TrailHound, she gets on well with other dogs and is currently living with another trail hound at the moment. Willa has shown no interest in livestock (her current home has them in the fields), but cannot be off lead unless in a secure area due to very poor recall. Willa did suffer from some separation problems but can be left for a few hours without a problem (has always had another dog when being left) now. Willa does have resource guarding issues (mainly when she takes something, not with her food bowl etc), however we are sure in the right home these can be sorted.

Willa is needing an active home where she can ideally get a ‘job’ such as agility, trailing etc. She is a very bright young girl that will thrive in the right home.

Contact Borders Pet Rescue for more details.

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Jill, aged 9

Say hello to Jill, who is 9 and half years old. Jill is still living with her racing owners who feel she would love a home where she can relax and be pampered. She often spends nights in the house so is already mostly house trained. Jill gets on with other dogs that she lives with, so would benefit from living with a friendly easy going dog.

Jill can be unsure of unknown people and dogs when out on a walk and may woof at them a few times but she means no harm. She may be better in a home in a quiet area where she can enjoy her walks in peace then maybe potter around a nice garden.

Jill is very affectionate and loves having a fuss made of her. If you think Jill may suit your lifestyle, then please email or ring us for more information. Prospective adopters would need to come to Cumbria to meet her.

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Other hound types in other rehoming centres

Although we primarily promote trailhounds looking for homes (and love them so much that we want you to adopt one!), we also like to support other organisations so occasionally list different hounds on this page. Here are some organisations that home other hound breeds and hound crosses.

Dogs Trust – national organisation with rehoming centres all over the UK. Use their drop down menu to find a hound breed, usually listed as trailhound, beagle, harrier or foxhound.

Beagle Welfare – rehomimg centre at Burton 0n Trent. Also have beagles in foster homes throughout the country.

Foxhound Welfare UK – based in the North East near Newcastle but homes throughout the country. Has variety of hound breeds for adoption.