Trailhounds looking for loving homes

We have a number of trailhounds available for rehoming. Below are listed a few of them. Please contact us for more details about hounds available for adoption. Contact details here. We are able to supply a full history with all the hounds that we rehome, e.g whether they have lived with children, cats, other dogs etc.  If you would like to adopt a trailhound directly from Cumbria, please ring or email us. We are indebted to the shelters throughout the country that help us by taking hounds for rehoming. We neuter, vaccinate and microchip hounds before rehoming. We come and do a home visit so that we can answer any questions fully that you may have about adopting a hound. We have 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 252350. Email: trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Most pictures below are thumbnails. Click on picture to enlarge. Page updated on 23/09/2018

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Ernie, aged 4 and half

Ernie is a lovely 4 and half year old boy who will make a super companion. He is dog friendly and would happily live with another dog. He is a very trainable boy as he engages really well with people.

Ernie has retired from racing due to a slight injury to a foreleg which will not affect him as a pet. He would be able to run around as normal without any problem.

Ernie is currently with his racing owners in west Cumbria. If you would like to find out more about Ernie then please ring us for an initial chat.

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Bonnie, aged 6 and half

Bonnie is a lovely hound who will be 7 in Spring 2019. She has raced all her life and as a veteran this season. She is looking for an active retirement home as she enjoys her long walks. Bonnie could live with another dog, and is also used to cats.

Bonnie will need a secure garden and an owner who will be able to keep her safely on a long lead until fully trained to recall. Bonnie is currently in Cumbria with her racing owners. Prospective adopters will need to visit her in Cumbria. Please contact us for more details.

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Sally, aged 6 and half

Sally has strong interest which we are following up on. 

Sally is a lovely hound who has just retired from racing. She is the sister to Bonnie, who is also listed. Sally is a quiet girl who loves kisses and cuddles. She loves to be around you and will make a very loyal companion. As with all our hounds, Sally will need house training and recall training. She is used to cats and other dogs.

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Sam, aged 10

Sam is an affectionate and energetic 10 year old trailhound who is super snuggly and loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with his people. He has a huge personality and is great fun to be around. He travels well in a car, is housetrained and walks nicely on a lead. He is generally very dog friendly and loves to race around the garden playing with the hounds he is in foster with. Sam may be best homed without cats.

Sam came into our care because he was getting separation anxiety but his fantastic foster home has introduced a few simple strategies and he is now happy to be left. Also, he is currently living with calm hounds who have helped to show him how to relax while his humans are away.

We would like to find a home that meets the following criteria:

♥ Sam will benefit from a home with at least one other confident, playful dog who will help to show him the ropes, tear around a garden with him, and keep him company. The companion/s should be calm and happy to be left alone, as this will help Sam to adjust.

♥ Sam will make a fantastic companion for someone or a couple who will enjoy doing gentle physical and mental (‘brain game’) activities with him.

♥  Whilst in foster, Sam has been doing fun detection, short canicross sessions, clicker training and other fun activities.

Sam is currently in a long term/permanent foster home in the South East with other hounds. His foster carers are very attached to Sam and will only consider letting him go to a 5 star home.

If you think you can offer Sam an amazing home, and would like to know more about him, please email or ring us (evenings) for a chat. Contact details at top of page.

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Choc is a lovely 7 year old boy who is with Trailhound Welfare. He will be looking for an amazing home in the near future. We will be looking for an adult, quiet home with someone who is looking for their soulmate as Choc will be an incredible companion for someone to bond with. He loves to be with you and has such a happy disposition. Please keep watching this space for more details in the near future.


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.


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04/09/18 new arrivals Tess and Dan  18 months old. Details to follow. BOTH RESERVED

Here is what Barbara said about Dan, who she looked after prior to taking to Dogs Trust: Dan is quite a live wire. He will need to get used to living indoors but he is very affectionate and eager to have a fuss made of him. Dan is used to being with another dog and enjoys the canine company. He is quite strong on the lead but responds well to being checked.



Penny, 10 week old foxhound x beagle

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PLEASE NOTE – Penny is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare

This is Penny a 10 week old Fox hound x beagle girl. Penny is very much for breed experienced people only, she is 3/4 fox hound and raised in a pack environment. She is very cute, very funny and will be absolutely amazing with someone who won’t give up on her.

Penny needs a home with other dogs, she could not live with children under 10.
She is a very typical hound, needs an awful lot of exercise, mental stimulation and training.
She is loud, pretty much constantly, and hates being told off. Her teeth and claws are like razors and she hates being picked up.

The most adorable looking little girl, but do not be fooled by the puppy dog eyes she is a walking terror and will need persistent training.
Penny is vaccinated, chipped, and will be homed on a spay contract to be fulfilled when she is older.

Adoption donation is £250 which includes all vet work.

Applications to www.harleyshounds.org



Jill, aged 9

Say hello to Jill, who is 9 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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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.

Sam aged 9.  Sam is a lovely but shy boy soif you feel you can offer a home to a slightly older dog, please get in touch. Adopted

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