Hounds

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 07/12/2017.

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Jet aged 6 and a half

14/12/17 Jet had visitors today and is now reserved. She will be going to her new home in the New Year.

Jet is a beautiful confident girl who is looking for her special retirement home. Jet is very lively despite being over 6 years so will enjoy an active home. Jet is good around dogs, cats and children. She has a very kind nature. Jet is currently with her racing owners near South Lakes and a prospective adopter would need to visit her there as they wish to be part of the homing process. Jet has been neutered and vaccinated. Please contact us if you would like to know more about lovely Jet. Click on photos to enlarge.

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Glen, 8 month old tripawd

We are following up an enquiry for Glen.  Feel free to register interest as a second reserve.

Hello. My name is Glen and I am 8 months old. On November 12th I managed to end my racing career before it even started. I had a freak accident when being exercised on the fells and smashed my rear leg in various places. X rays by the vet showed that amputation was the only viable option. Someone from Trailhound Welfare came along to meet me 6 days after my op, and as you will see from the videos, I am getting along great. (The vet was a bit sneaky about removing my man bits too when they did the amputation!)

I am looking for my perfect retirement home. I am a quiet boy, fairly chilled out really. I have lived with lots of other dogs but no cats. I think I would like to be around nice children as I have a gentle and kind nature, although I have not lived with children.

Here is the type of home that I would like (I may be slightly flexible on some points so please feel free to get in touch if you think you can offer me an amazing home):

  • I am a little bit unsure of new experiences so I may be happier living with another dog; it could be a big sister or brother.
  • As I am only 8 months old, I am still very much a puppy so will need training and guidance from my new family. I will respond well to positive and kind training methods.
  • I have not lived full time in a house so will need house training.
  • I will need an owner who is not out at work all day, unless they could take me along with them.
  • I am used to living right out in the beautiful peaceful fells and may find a noisy or built up area too much so prefer a quiet or rural home.
  • My jumping ability will be affected by only having one launch spring instead of two, but I will still need a secure garden to keep me safe.

I am neutered, vaccinated and chipped. A prospective owner will need to come to meet me in Cumbria. Please email or ring Trailhound Welfare for more details.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. Here are 3 short videos of me managing well on 3 legs VIDEO 1  VIDEO 2  VIDEO 3

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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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Lassie, aged 6 and half.

Ben aged 8 months.

These are 2 delightfully exuberant and lovely hounds, full of character.

 

 

 HAREFIELD (WEST LONDON) DOGS TRUST

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Tommy aged 6 and half

Betty aged 9 and half

Lassie aged 5 and half

3 lovely hounds. Contact Harefield to find out more about them.

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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 are so popular.

Mary, aged 2 and half. Very sweet little girl. MARY HAS STRONG INTEREST  

Macy – aged 2 and half. Sweet shy girl.

Ted – 9 months old. A lovely big happy boy who wants to play rather than race. Has spend time in a home so well on his way to being house trained. Strong boy on a lead. Needs training up but a great dog.

Kim – 5 years old.  Sweet girl who loves people. Very calm in the home. Enjoys having a cuddle on the sofa. Gets on with most dogs although she is not so keen if they get in her space too much. May live with an easy going dog or would also be happy on her own as someone’s pampered pooch.

Contact WARS for more details. Tel: 01905 831651

Visit their website to see available hounds  WARS WEBSITE

Maggie

Maggie is aged 9 and half. She is used to living on a farm with many other dogs, hounds, cats, children, hens, sheep, pigs and horses. She is a  lovely, friendly girl. 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 is currently with her racing owner in West Cumbria. A prospective adopter will need to go and visit her in her home. We like to come and do a home visit prior to adoption (unless you have previously adopted a trailhound). She will be speyed, vaccinated, chipped and health checked prior to adoption. For more details, please email trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01697 478383.

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Polly aged 5 and half

Rehomed

Polly is a lovely hound who has retired from racing recently. She is a friendly and lively girl who has been used to a country home. She is good around dogs, chickens and sheep. Polly is currently with her racing owner in West Cumbria. Any prospective adopter will need to come and visit Polly in her home as her owners would like to be part of the homing process.  Polly will be neutered and vaccinated prior to rehoming. If you would like to know more about Polly, please email or ring us. View a short video of Polly HERE

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Laddie looking for retirement home

Laddie has been adopted

Meet our lovely boy, Laddie who is 10 and half years old. 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 is housetrained. 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 long 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.

18/07/2017 UPDATE: At a recent vet visit, our vet did a scan which revealed a mass on Laddie’s spleen. He went in and had his spleen and the mass removed. Tests revealed that the lesion was non cancerous. He has bounced back to his normal happy self. We are indebted to our supporters and the BHTA who donated over £900 to cover the cost of his operation. We are still looking for a home for Laddie under our ‘assisted adoption’ scheme, which means we will cover costs for some of Laddie’s vet bills in the future.

See Laddie playing (more brown on head and body) HERE and HERE Also meeting a cat for first time HERE

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Rufus 6 and half year old boy

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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 travels well, and like most hounds, he loves his food. He just needs to work on his lead walking skills a little bit. He has not yet been cat tested.

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

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