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 £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 25235 or 07958 517366  Email: trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Most pictures below are thumbnails. Click on picture to enlarge. Page updated on 31/05/2019

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Kim aged 7 years

Kim is an adorable little 7 year old hound who has retired from racing. She is a very friendly girl who gets on well with other dogs and would love to share s home with one. She is good around children. She has met cats and was quite happy around them. Kim is with us in Cumbria and is happily living with 2 other hounds. She has always been clean in the house. Kim loves to snuggle up on the sofa in the evenings! She is a very sweet and easy going hound.  She will need a secure garden as all hounds can jump. Kim is quite a petite girl, weighing in at 22kg. Her racing family will be more than happy to answer questions about her past as they are keen for her to find her perfect retirement home. Please contact us for more details.

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Nelson, aged 3 years

Say hello to Nelson, a friendly 3 year old boy who has retired from trailing. Nelson is a happy hound who is very dog friendly, and has been kennelled with Charlie, who is also looking for a home. He has met cats but not lived with them, and is likely to be inquisitive rather than anything else. Nelson has not lived with children, and although he has a lovely nature, he may be a bit boisterous around them, so would better suit an adult home, or a home with older children. He walks well on a lead and is good offlead with his racing owner but a new owner MUST be prepared to keep him safely on a lead while they build up a relationship with him. As he has always been kennelled, he will need house training and to learn all the rules of the house. He will need someone around at least part of the day and would benefit from living with another dog.

Nelson is currently living in West Cumbria with his racing owner, who wishes to be part of the rehoming process, so if interested, you would need to travel there to meet him. Please contact us about Charlie or Nelson if you would like more details. 1Video 1

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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

28/05/19 New arrivals. Lassie aged 3 and Nell aged 1 year.

Lassie is a pretty young 3 year old girl who loves attention and cuddles and will happily join you on long walks or on the sofa for a cuddle . Lassie stayed with me for a week and was a lovely kennel guest, she got on very well with my 4 and soon settled into the new routine.  She was very good walking on the lead and does know her name well.  Lassie appears to be reasonably house trained and was always clean in her kennel.  It is likely that Lassie could easily adapt to being an only dog or as a companion to another.  When she was left on her own in the kennel for an hour or so she quickly settled down for a snooze and then when she was introduced to Nell, they got on like a house on fire and happily snuggled up together in their bed.

Nell is a very lively, 13 mth old gorgeous girl with amazing hazel eyes and who is still very much a puppy at heart,  Nell is interested in everything and everyone, her nose is always working and she is very food driven so that will help with her training.  Nell is quite strong on the lead to start but, with patience and training, she’ll soon get the hang of it all.  She fitted in very well with the five other Trailies and settled down with Lassie as though they’d always know each other.  Nell was also clean in her kennel so house training shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

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Leeds Dogs Trust

31/05/19 New arrivals. Todd, aged 9, is a lovely, happy boy looking for a great retirement home. Please do not overlook older hounds – they have so much to offer.

Kathi is a 3 year old girl who is exuberant and full of beans. She will make a great companion for an active family. Please contact Leeds for more details about rehoming. HERE


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.

Stan is a 14 month old boy. He is a bit of a shy boy. He is a lovely big hound with lots of personality. Ed aged 14 months is the more bold of the 2. Please contact WARS direct for details. ED HAS BEEN ADOPTED.

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



Sammi, aged 6 years


Sammi is a pretty and confident 6 year old girl who is looking for her retirement home. She can live with other dogs. She has not lived with cats but seems a sensible sort of girl and should be fine so long as introduced carefully. She is food motivated which will help with her training. Sammi is currently living with her racing owner in West Cumbria, so a prospective adopter would need to go to visit her there. Her owner is happy for her to stay there until the right home comes along. Sammi is a lovely, friendly girl who will make a smashing pet. Contact us for more details. Short video HERE


Willa, aged 2 years


Willa is a 2yr old Lakeland TrailHound, she gets on well with other dogs and is currently living with another trail hound at the moment. Willa has shown no interest in livestock (her current home has them in the fields), but cannot be off lead unless in a secure area due to very poor recall. Willa did suffer from some separation problems but can be left for a few hours without a problem (has always had another dog when being left) now. Willa does have resource guarding issues (mainly when she takes something, not with her food bowl etc), however we are sure in the right home these can be sorted.

Willa is needing an active home where she can ideally get a ‘job’ such as agility, trailing etc. She is a very bright young girl that will thrive in the right home.

Contact Borders Pet Rescue for more details.



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.