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 (Sue) or 07773 25235 (Sue) or 07958 517366 (Barbara) Email: trailhoundwelfare@hotmail.co.uk

Most pictures below are thumbnails. Click on picture to enlarge. Page updated on 04/04/2020

04/04/2020 Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the stringent travel restrictions in place, we have to suspend rehoming for now. 
HOUND TRAILERS – if you have a hound to rehome, still contact us with details so that we have an up to date list for when restrictions are lifted. Feel free to ring Sue or Barbara if you have any questions.

ADOPTERS – we can still take initial enquiries and process pre adoption forms. Feel free to ring or email us for a chat. There will be no adoptions or viewings until restrictions are lifted. 

Keep safe, everyone, with your families and hounds. We will keep you updated with any developments via our website and Lakeland Trailhound Welfare Facebook page. If you are not already aware, there is a lovely Facebook page called Trailhound Appreciation Society where lots of our adopters post fun stories about their hounds. Take care, everyone. 

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Allie, aged 2. Canicross/bikejoring prospect

Say hello to stunning Allie who is a 2 year old 1/4 foxhound x 3/4 trailhound. Allie is currently in foster in a canicross home. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW VERY SOON.
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Lassie and Rosie

Lassie aged 2 and Rosie aged 5 are looking for new homes. They currently live in the same racing home but are NOT being homed together. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, we cannot travel to meet them yet, but we are assured that they are very nice hounds. Lassie is 1/4 foxhound x 3/4 trailhound, and Rosie is full trailhound. If you would like to register initial interest then when things start to get back to normal. we will at least have some potential homes lined up for hounds. Registering interest will not put you or us under any obligation but it will give us potential to get things moving sooner.



Jazz aged 8 years

Jazz is 8 years old and is on the look out for a nice home. She gets on with dogs and children.  Due to Coronavirus travel restrictions we have yet to meet Jazz but we are told she is a friendly and confident hound. She has not lived with cats. If you would like to find out more about Jazz then drop us a line.

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

Betty aged 6 years is a sweet girl looking for her special home. She is a happy girl who gets on with other dogs. Contact WARS for more details.



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. Preferably looking for a home with Nell.

Nell, is a sweet and friendly young girl who lives to be around people. She would like a home with someone around most of the time. She currently shares a kennel with Sandy and if possible, would like to be homed with him.

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Frank aged 7 and Joe aged 6. Barbara wrote the following:

Frank is a handsome, lemon coloured, 7 year old boy.  He has the most amazing, soulful looking sad eyes and is so friendly, always wanting to smother you in as many kisses as he possibly can.  He really did like company, making friends with Joe almost immediately, so I’m not sure how happy he’d be being an only dog. Frank walked well on the lead, although a little unsure at first about any new encounters, soon relaxing once he’d given whatever it was a good sniff. He knows his name well but, naturally, his new family must make sure his recall is really secure. He is on the larger side for a Trailhound so his new family must make sure that they have a good size sofa for Frank to share!

Joe is a tricolour, laid back, 6 year old boy, who seems quite wise beyond his years.  He seems to immediately know what’s expected of him and to quickly find the best spots to make himself comfortable. Joe knows his name well, although the usual selective deafness is there when there is important sniffing to be done!, luckily he loves his treats so that will help with his training.  Joe loves being made a fuss of, but didn’t seem to mind his own company and, like Frank, he got on well with my 4 boys and girls.

Please contact Canterbury for more details.

Canterbury Dogs Trust 

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Gem aged 3 years

We have had an enquiry about Gem that we are following up on.

Say hello to 3 year old Gem, who has retired from racing due to a minor leg injury, which will not affect her enjoying life to the full as a pet. Gem gets on well with other dogs and children. Like many hounds, she may try try to snatch food so she will be better homed with older, dog-savvy children. Gem is very trainable and within seconds of us meeting her, she was waiting patiently for treats. As you can see from the photos, she loves to pose! Gem has not met cats.

Gem will need a secure garden and owners who can ensure that someone is around quite a bit of the day, until she has had time to settle into her new life. We will be arranging for Gem to be neutered very soon. Gem is currently in Cumbria and potential adopters would need to come here to meet her.

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Lecc, 3 year old girl

Lecc has had an initial enquiry which we are following up with.

Lecc is a petite 3 year old girl who is looking for a home. Lecc is currently living with 3 other hounds and is very friendly around them. She has been around children but not met cats. Lecc is quite a lively girl who will need to learn the basics of being a pet as she has always lived in a kennel. She will need house training and recall training. She will need a secure garden and owners who have plenty of time to spend with her until she settles in to her new life.
Lecc will be staying with her racing owners in north Cumbria until she is homed so an adopter will need to come to Cumbria to initially meet her. She will be speyed and have all health checks prior to rehoming. Please ring or email if you would like to discuss Lecc. Click photos to enlarge.

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Ben, aged 2 and half

Ben is reserved 
Ben is a gorgeous 2 and half year old hound who has come into our care after sustaining a leg injury. Ben had a major operation on his leg in February 2020 and is currently recuperating prior to going to his new home.

Ben is a quiet and well behaved boy in the house and has been clean from the start. He gets on with the 2 other Trailhounds he is staying with. He is a very affectionate hound although he can be quite strong on a lead. He is quite independent and will need a secure garden and to be taught recall.