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 £90 adoption donation. 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 30/11/2019

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Titch, aged 10 months

Titch is a sweet, shy little girl who has not the slightest bit of interest in racing. She is very loving and affectionate. Titch was the runt of her litter so is very small (approx 18kg). As her owners say, she is not terribly bright. You could say, she is a few hounds short of a full pack!

Titch will need an understanding home with another friendly dog to help show her the ropes. She needs a home with a routine as too many changes would worry her. Her owner will need to be home much of the time. For more details, feel free to ring us for an informal chat. VIDEO

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Ben, aged 2 and half

Ben is a gorgeous 2 and half year old hound who has come into our care after sustaining a leg injury. Ben saw a specialist vet in November and we can discuss with a potential adopter  the outcome of the referral. He is currently on fairly light exercise to give his leg time to continue healing.

Ben is a quiet and well behaved boy in the house and has been clean from the start. He gets on with the 2 other Trailhounds he is staying with. He is a very affectionate hound although he can be quite strong on a lead. He is quite independent and will need a secure garden and to be taught recall.

For an informal chat about Ben, please ring Sue, evenings only. 01697 478383



Jenny, aged 6 and half

Jenny is a quiet and gentle girl who will be 7 in  Spring 2020. She has retired from racing life but is still very active.
Jenny is used to living in a rural setting up in the fells and enjoys her walks with the other hounds she lives with. She is good offlead although a new owner must take time to train her and build up a bond before letting her loose.
Jenny gets on well with the hounds she lives with but is less keen on puppies when they get in her face. She is a lovely girl who will be a very loyal companion.

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 ate Very popular in the area.

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

CHAS – lovely 5 and half year old boy who will make a great companion.


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.

Harefield Dogs Trust

Sandy is a handsome 3 year old boy who can be a little nervous of new or unfamiliar situations. He walks well on the lead and responds well to being called but further recall training will be needed to ensure it is secure. Sandy is a very friendly boy who got on well with all the dogs he met and he was clean in the kennel.  Sandy may take a little time to settle into his retirement life but his new family will be rewarded with a very loving friend.




Lassie, age 5. Possible Canicross?


Meet Lassie who is 5 and half years old. She is a very loving, confident outgoing girl, very food orientated and curious about the world around her. She is currently living in a foster home to better assess her. She is cat and dog friendly and  loves people (especially if you have sausage) and may be happier living with another dog.

Lassie will benefit from owners that enjoy training and who will have someone at home most of the time, at least for the first few weeks. She could live with older dog-savvy children as she is quite bouncy and may knock them over.

Lassie has been tried and will be further assessed at Canicross… she was very good the first time out. Lassie wound also make a super pet for an active family.

She will be spayed, wormed and vaccinated before being homed. Photos kindly supplied by Helen Warrington.




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.