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. 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 252350. Email: trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Most pictures below are thumbnails. Click on picture to enlarge. Page updated on 08/05/2018

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Jill, aged 9

Say hello to Jill, who is 9 years old. Jill is still living with her racing owners who feel she would love a home where she can relax and be pampered. She often spends nights in the house so is already mostly house trained. Jill gets on with other dogs that she lives with, so would benefit from living with a friendly easy going dog.

Jill can be unsure of unknown people and dogs when out on a walk and may woof at them a few times but she means no harm. She may be better in a home in a quiet area where she can enjoy her walks in peace then maybe potter around a nice garden.

Jill is very affectionate and loves having a fuss made of her. If you think Jill may suit your lifestyle, then please email or ring us for more information. Prospective adopters would need to come to Cumbria to meet her.

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Sally, 14 months old, looking for a special home

Say hello to Sally who is a shy 14 month old young lady. Sally is currently living with her racing family on a quiet farm on the fells. She lives with other dogs but has not met cats. We would not anticipate her having a problem with a resident cat. She is a lovely and sweet girl who is very nervous of new situations so we are looking for a special home. When she gets very anxious, she can go off her food which is why it is imperative to find a calm and happy home for her. Sally has the sweetest nature and loves cuddles and kisses when she knows you. We feel the best home for her should meet the following criteria:

♥ Sally will benefit from a home with another friendly dog or dogs to help to build her confidence

♥ Sally will need a home with a routine that she can adjust to. Nervous dogs do not do well in homes where there are constant changes

♥ Sally needs a home with a large secure garden and access to quiet walks, especially while she adapts to her new life

♥ Sally will need owners who are around much of the time so that she can get plenty of time and input

♥ Sally would be fine around visiting children but may benefit from actually living with adults who have time to give her a lot of attention and love

♥ Sally will need her potential adopters to come to Cumbria to meet her and be prepared to possibly stay over a couple of days in order to spend time getting to know her in an environment where she feels confident

Short video of Sally HERE and HERE

Please ring us for a chat or email in the first instance if you would like to know more about Sally.

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Millie aged 10

Millie is reserved

Millie is an adorable 10 year old girl who has had a very active racing home and is ready for a quieter life. Millie will happily live with another dog. She is currently with Trailhound Welfare. She is clean in the house and gets on well with the 2 other dogs she is living with. Millie has a couple of health issues and we are able to offer support for her medical costs in her new home.



Colin, aged 4 years

Colin has been adopted

Colin is 4 years old. He is a lovely, exuberant big hound with a heart of gold. Colin has never raced but has lived with racing owners. He has the kindest nature and personality.

Colin may be best homed with older children as he loves to jump up to give you a kiss on the nose. He will need recall training and be kept safely on a long lead until he is trained. Colin is generally a confident and inquisitive boy and will need a garden with secure fencing. He may suit an active home doing canicross or something similar

Colin is used to dogs, cats, livestock and visiting children. He is currently living with 2 hounds with Trailhound Welfare in the North Lakes area, and a prospective owner will need to come and visit him. His house training is going well and he is calm and well behaved in the home. Colin has been castrated, vacc’d and microchipped. We will arrange to do a home visit to chat about his needs. Contact us for more details about the lovely boy if you think you can offer him the perfect home. Click photos to enlarge. Short video 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.

Bobby aged 5 years. He’s a loving boy who can take a little while to warm up to new people. He is currently enjoying making new canine friends and long leisurely walks off-site. He can be a little shy and seems to benefit from being around other dogs. He has undergone some training but will need a little more training. Please consider Bobby as he is a lovely boy. Currently pursuing interest.

Contact WARS for more details. Tel: 01905 831651

Visit their website to see available hounds  WARS WEBSITE

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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Rufus 6 and half year old boy


PLEASE NOTE: Rufus is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare.

Meet the beautiful 6 and half year old trailhound Rufus. He retired after an active racing life in Ireland. He is a very friendly and loving boy who is looking for his own cosy bed in front of a fireplace. Rufus is currently living in a home with a number of other dogs, who he loves to run around with.

Rufus has been castrated, vaccinated and fully health checked. He came to the UK from Southern Ireland and has a pet passport.

Rufus is being homed by Foxhound Welfare UK. To find out more about Rufus and other hound breeds with FWUK, please email them directly at foxhoundwelfareuk@gmail.com or visit their website HERE