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 17/03/2017.

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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.




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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Rex aged 3 and Sandy (right) aged 6. These are 2 lovely boys looking for a home. More info to follow. RESERVED

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Harper, aged 2 and half

Harper currently has interest which we are following up on. Harper is a beautiful small girl who is looking for an active home. Harper has raced but decided that it was not the life for her so is looking to be a pet. She has lots of energy and would suit an active home. She is friendly with other dogs and will make a wonderful companion. Most hound girls are around 23kg but Harper is tiny, weighing in at around 18kg.  Harper 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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Hayley aged 2 and half

Hayley currently has strong interest which we are following  on. 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

Nell is a beautiful and petite 1 year old girl who has not taken to the racing life. She is very dog friendly and will make a great companion. No picture at present.

Sam is a lovely 6 year old boy who has now retired from racing. He is a lovely natured boy, who is used to other dogs and cats. Video SAM IS RESERVED

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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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More hounds arriving soon. Watch this space.

Susie is a sensitive girl looking for a quiet home with another dog already present. Owners will need to have time to build a bond with her as she is scared of people she doesn’t know. She soon comes round after a few meets and treats!! Susie is looking for a home with another calm relaxed dog that she can bond with. She will need time to settle. Limited leaving hours. Susie is looking for a home in a semi-rural area as she won’t cope with living in a city or built up, busy town environment. Lovely Susie is reserved. Good luck in your new home.