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 08/10/2019

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Molly, aged 6 and half

Molly is an adorable 6 and half year old girl who is looking for a sofa to snooze on. Molly is confident and friendly. She has always lived in a kennel so needs to learn all about being in a home. She has mixed with farm cats and is happy around them. She gets on with other dogs. Molly has not lived with children. As she loves food and may snatch from little hands, she would be better in a home with older children, or just adults. Molly lives in the country but near a road so is not used to being off lead, so a new owner must keep her safely on a lead while they teach her recall. Molly is currently with her racing owner although will be coming into our care in the near future. Please contact us for more details.
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Bruce, aged 18 months


Bruce is a friendly 18 month old boy who has just come into our care, so we will be assessing him over the next few days. Bruce has lived with dogs, cats and children. He is a bit nervous of new situations and may be better suited to a home with another confident dog. Bruce is very playful with other dogs. He will need secure fencing and will need time taken to teach him recall, before being allowed off lead. If you would like to know more about Bruce, then email or ring us.


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.





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.

Meet beautiful 16 mth old Bella,(right) but you’ll need to get in quick to make sure this lovely girl gets to share your sofa as she’ll be snapped up quickly!  Bella knows her name and responds to being called but, of course, her new family will need to continue her recall training. She was a delightful houseguest and got on well with her new kennel mate, Sandy, my four and dogs she met out on the walks. Bella walked well on the lead and was clean in her kennel and I think this gorgeous girl will settle into her new life very well.

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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 ate Very popular in the area.

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

Reggie – 2 year old boy who was not very interested in racing.

Debra, aged 7 and half

Debra has interest from someone on our waiting list.

Meet adorable Debra who has retired from racing and is looking for her super retirement home. Deb is a friendly, easy going girl.  She gets on with dogs and children. She has not lived with cats but we could cat test her, if necessary. Deb is currently with her racing family and will require adopters to come to Cumbria to meet her. Short video HERE




Paddy, aged 2 and half


Paddy is 2 and half and is looking for a home preferably with another dog. Paddy can be a bit shy and unsure of new experiences but quickly gains confidence. He is currently in our care and living with 3 others hounds.


Baxter Foxhound. RSPCA Isle of Wight

Baxter is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare.

Baxter is a 4 year old Foxhound, currently in the care of RSPCA on Isle of Wight. He is a gentle boy who doesn’t want much more out of life than good walks and lots of cuddles. He responds fantastically to training. Baxter gets on with dogs out and about but may be better suited as an only pet because he can get uncomfortable having company around meal times. He could live with older children. BAXTER CAN BE HOMED ON THE MAINLAND. DETAILS

Email:  reception@rspca-isleofwight.org.uk



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.