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 22/08/2017.

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Laddie looking for retirement home

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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Willa, 10 month old trailhound


Meet Willa who is a playful 10 month old girl who was handed in to BORDERS PET RESCUE near Galashiels, as she wasn’t happy living with a young child. She would be best suited to an active home and would love to have something to do like agility or  similar. She could live with older children. Willa is dog friendly. Due to her age, she will need further training.

PLEASE NOTE: Willa is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare. All enquiries should be made to Borders Pet Rescue. Tel: 01896 849090



Bailey, 4 year old girl

We currently have interest in Bailey which we are following up on.

Meet Bailey. She is 4 and half years old and has finished racing so her owner would love to find her a retirement home. She is a gorgeous friendly girl, who loves to race around on the beach chasing a ball. She can live with another dog. She has not lived with children or cats but as she has such a nice nature, this should not be a problem. Bailey is still with her racing owner and a prospective adopter will need to come to Cumbria to meet her there. Bailey will be neutered, vaccinated, worm and flea treated before going to her home. She is already microchipped.  If you would like to find out more about Bailey please contact us. To see a video of Bailey, please click 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!

Contact WARS for more details. Tel: 01905 831651

Visit their website to see available hounds  WARS WEBSITE

Maggie and Betty

Maggie and Betty are sisters, aged 9 and half, who are both looking for lovely retirement homes. We would consider homing them together but they can also be homed separately. They are used to living on a farm with many other dogs, hounds, cats, children, hens, sheep, pigs and horses. They are lovely, friendly girls . 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 and Betty are currently with their racing owner in West Cumbria. A prospective adopter will need to go and visit them at their home. We like to come and do a home visit prior to adoption (unless you have previously adopted a trailhound). They will be speyed, vaccinated, chipped and health checked prior to adoption. For more details of these lovely girls please email trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01697 478383.

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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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Jed, aged 4 and a half. Lovely boy who is a little bit shy of new people but soon warms to you and adores sitting close to you having a cuddle. Contact Dogs Trust for more details. RESERVED



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Sparky aged 4. Please contact Dogs Trust for more details. RESERVED



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Tilly, aged 4 and a half.



Peanut aged 1 year, with Beagle Welfare

Peanut is a 1 year old girl who is chipped, vacc’d and speyed. She is being homed by BEAGLE WELFARE. Peanut needs an experienced beagle owning home as she can have possession issues until she trusts you, and needs to start from scratch with all her training. She is not used to cats and children but is very good with other dogs so long as they are not keen on tennis balls, as she loves them. Peanut is an affectionate pup , and living with another dog would be ideal for her as she would greatly benefit from the company and guidance given to her. Peanut loves playing fetch with her tennis ball.

Peanut is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare. All enquiries should go through Beagle Welfare. Ring 01283 575175. Email info@beaglewelfare.org.uk


Percy, 2 year old female hound

PLEASE NOTE – Percy is a hound that is being privately homed. All enquiries should be made to her owner. She is NOT being homed through Trailhound Welfare.

We are looking to find a family to take care of Percy – our beautiful Hound. She is 2 and a half years old, playful and full of love. She is great with other dogs, cats and children. She loves going on big walks & bike rides, but is equally happy when cosy at home. She listens to basic commands and will do anything for food.
Unfortunately, due to work commitments we are no longer able to provide Percy ‘Pig’ what she really needs and it is with an incredibly heavy heart that we have to re-home her ☹️.
We have also noticed how much happier she is when she is around families, children and dogs.
Because we are both away intermittently due to our jobs and the fact that there is just the 2 of us, we feel it would be better for Percy to be with a loving family either with other dogs and or children.
We don’t want her to go to a rehoming centre, we would much prefer her to stay here with us until we can find the right people to take care of her.
Percy is Microchipped, wormed, flea’d and up to date with all her vaccinations and boosters, including kennel cough – all done in June this year.
We are located in Shropshire just off J3 of the M54.
Please note that a home check will be carried out to ensure Percy goes to the right new family.
We really will be sad to see her go.

For more details, please contact: Robert 07908 642134

PLEASE NOTE – Percy is a hound that is being privately homed. All enquiries should be made to her owner. She is NOT being homed through Trailhound Welfare.



Boo, 9 year old beagle X

Boo is a friendly 9 year old male dog, castrated, fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and cared for. Work commitments are the only reason why his owner is having to look to re-home him. Boo is very active and playful and acts much younger than 9. He requires at least two walks per day and lots of love and attention. He doesn’t like being left for long periods of time although he has had to become more used to this. He is entertaining and loving but scared of young children in the home (fine on walks and out in the garden) so wouldn’t suit a young family. He has various tricks and commands that he understands and can play fetch the ball all day long and has his own toy box in his current home which he goes through daily. He is extremely attentive and just wants to love anyone who gives him any time or throws his ball. Ideally suited to someone who has experience with this type of breed. Boo lives near Huddersfield.

Boo is being privately homed by his owner and NOT through Trailhound Welfare. Please contact his owner directly. Contact Amy: 07983758486

Good points

  • Great in kennels or with other people if you need to go on holiday
  • Very loving and affectionate – will sit on your feet all day long if possible
  • Great fun to play with and very entertaining
  • Fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped
  • Good at learning new commands and skills
  • Good around other dogs (apart from German Shepherds)
  • Good around cats (although scared of them)

Not so good points

  • Scared of young children when in close proximity (very nervous)
  • Doesn’t like German Shepherd dogs for some reason, although I am sure this would be cured if he had one he could spend time with
  • As a hound he needs lots of walks
  • Empties the kitchen bin if you leave him near it when you go out
  • Doesn’t like being left for long periods of time but fine if he can sit on your bed or sofa ideally
  • Will eat your post and not keen on the post man
  • Will escape if not watched/fenced in and doesn’t have road sense

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