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, microchip, worm and flea treat 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. 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 05/05/2017.

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Laddie looking for retirement home

Meet our lovely boy, Laddie who was 10 in the Spring of 2017. He came into Trailhound Welfare care on the 21st December 2016. Laddie has a lovely gentle temperament and gets on well with the 2 hounds he is currently living with. He has been clean at all times in the house up to now but will need to continue his house training as he has not been left for very long alone. Laddie will need a secure garden and be kept on a long lead when out on walks until trained to recall, as he loves to follow his nose. Laddie has been cat tested and ignored the cat so could live with them. He is an adorable chap who loves a walk then settles down for the night snoozing on a comfortable bed! Laddie has been neutered and is vaccinated and chipped. He is currently in foster in Cumbria. Please email or telephone us for more details.

See Laddie playing (more brown on head and body) HERE and HERE Also meeting a cat for first time HERE

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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 so please revisit this page regularly for updates.


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Toby, aged 10 years. Toby is a well natured. He is nice with people and will do anything for a tasty treat. He is used to living in a kennel so may require some adjustment to living indoors. Toby is fit and active and will happily walk for miles. He is dog sociable without being overly interested and may live with another placid dog in the home. Toby should be fine homed with older children and may need owners around all the time initially as he is used to having company. HOMED




Peanut, 1 year old with Beagle Welfare

Peanut is a 1 year old, tri-coloured female. She is vaccinated and microchipped and Beagle Welfare will arrange for her to be spayed. Peanut needs an experienced beagle owning home and needs to start from scratch will all her training. She is not used to cats or children but she is very good with other dogs. Peanut is an affectionate pup and living with another dog would be ideal for her as she would greatly benefit from the company and guidance given to her.

Peanut is being homed by Beagle Welfare. Please contact them directly. info@beaglewelfare.org.uk  Tel: 01283 575175

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Hayley aged 2 and half

Hayley is reserved Hayley is an adorable small girl who is looking for a lovely home. She is friendly with other dogs and will make a super little companion. Most hound girls are around 23kg but Hayley is tiny, weighing in at around 18kg. Hayley is with her owner in South Lakes area and a prospective adopter will need to come and meet her. She will be homed, speyed, vacc’d and chipped.

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Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, Deblins Green, Malvern, Worcs

Buster aged 1 year was not very interested in the racing life so has come in for rehoming. He is used to children and other dogs. Buster is a big softy.

Contact WARS for more details. Tel: 01905 831651

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Maggie and Betty

Maggie and Betty are sisters, aged nearly 9 years who are both looking for lovely retirement homes. We would consider homing them together but they can also be homed separately. They are used to living on a farm with many other dogs, hounds, cats, children, hens, sheep, pigs and horses. They are lovely, friendly girls . Beware if you have chickens though – if Maggie hears them clucking, she knows they may have just laid an egg and goes off to find and steal it!

Maggie and Betty are currently with their racing owner in West Cumbria. A prospective adopter will need to go and visit them at their home. We like to come and do a home visit prior to adoption (unless you have previously adopted a trailhound). They will be speyed, vaccinated, chipped and health checked prior to adoption. For more details of these lovely girls please email trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01697 478383.

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Dogs Trust


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Boo, 9 year old beagle X

Boo is a friendly 9 year old male dog, castrated, fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and cared for. Work commitments are the only reason why his owner is having to look to re-home him. Boo is very active and playful and acts much younger than 9. He requires at least two walks per day and lots of love and attention. He doesn’t like being left for long periods of time although he has had to become more used to this. He is entertaining and loving but scared of young children in the home (fine on walks and out in the garden) so wouldn’t suit a young family. He has various tricks and commands that he understands and can play fetch the ball all day long and has his own toy box in his current home which he goes through daily. He is extremely attentive and just wants to love anyone who gives him any time or throws his ball. Ideally suited to someone who has experience with this type of breed. Boo lives near Huddersfield.

Boo is being privately homed by his owner and NOT through Trailhound Welfare. Please contact his owner directly. Contact Amy: 07983758486

Good points

  • Great in kennels or with other people if you need to go on holiday
  • Very loving and affectionate – will sit on your feet all day long if possible
  • Great fun to play with and very entertaining
  • Fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped
  • Good at learning new commands and skills
  • Good around other dogs (apart from German Shepherds)
  • Good around cats (although scared of them)

Not so good points

  • Scared of young children when in close proximity (very nervous)
  • Doesn’t like German Shepherd dogs for some reason, although I am sure this would be cured if he had one he could spend time with
  • As a hound he needs lots of walks
  • Empties the kitchen bin if you leave him near it when you go out
  • Doesn’t like being left for long periods of time but fine if he can sit on your bed or sofa ideally
  • Will eat your post and not keen on the post man
  • Will escape if not watched/fenced in and doesn’t have road sense

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