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 30/07/2019

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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 another male hound. 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 so would be better 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. 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 Nelson if you would like more details. Video 1

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Eddie, aged 15 months


Eddie, aged 15 months, is looking to hang up his running boots and settle down to a pampered life. He is a big softy who gets on well with dogs, cats, children and a variety of farm animals. Eddie is currently still with his racing family. He has recently been neutered.  Contact us if you would like more information.


Tommy, aged 2 years

Tommy has strong interest.  If you like the look of Tommy, we do have 2 other Black and Tan hounds on our waiting list to come in, so email us for more details  

Tommy is a very sweet 2 and half year old Black and Tan boy. He has lived with dogs, cats, children, chickens, livestock and horses. Tommy was not terribly interested in racing and would much prefer the relaxed life as a pet. Tommy is in our care in Cumbria and getting used to life in the house. He has been neutered so is ready and waiting for his perfect retirement family to get in touch.




Henry, age 2 years

Henry is a 2 year old boy who will be looking for his retirement home at the end of the racing season, somewhere around October time.

Henry LOVES tennis balls! His eyes light up when he sees one. Henry will be looking for a home with a family who will enjoy launching tennis balls for him to chase after. He is a lovely boy who has been brought up with young children, dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, horses, pigs, giant snails and tortoises! He will make a super family pet as he loves being around children. We rehomed his sister earlier this year and she also had a sweet temperament. We are advertising him now so that we can look out for the right home for him. Video HERE



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

No hounds at present

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



Cody aged 2 and half


Cody is a 2 and half year old boy who is looking for a home. He is good with children and other dogs. He has not met cats. Cody is a big rangy hound, weighing in around 27/28kg.


Baxter Foxhound. RSPCA Isle of Wight

Baxter is NOT being homed by Trailhound Welfare.

Baxter is a 4 year old Foxhound, currently in the care of RSPCA on Isle of Wight. He is a gentle boy who doesn’t want much more out of life than good walks and lots of cuddles. He responds fantastically to training. Baxter gets on with dogs out and about but may be better suited as an only pet because he can get uncomfortable having company around meal times. He could live with older children. BAXTER CAN BE HOMED ON THE MAINLAND. DETAILS

Email:  reception@rspca-isleofwight.org.uk



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.