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 22/06/2020

29/06/2020 Covid-19 update. All rehoming is being done whilst observing government guidelines.
HOUND TRAILERS – Please ring Sue or Barbara if you have a hound you wish to rehome.

ADOPTERS –  Contact us and we will send you a pre adoption form. We have received an unprecedented number of enquiries all over the country since March 2020 and as we always match the right hound with the right family we cannot guarantee that we will find your perfect match. Keep an eye on this page for hounds that we send to other homing centres, and contact them direct. Please be aware – their own homing criteria will apply.

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Sam aged 4 years

Sam is a happy and exuberant 4 year old hound who is very affectionate around people. He loves his kisses and cuddles. He is a very BIG hound, probably weighing in at 32kg plus! He walks well on a lead but can be strong at times. Sam lives with children and is happy around them but he will snatch food given a chance so just needs to learn a few good manners. Sam may be less keen around male dogs. He needs a spacious secure garden and someone with time to give him the exercise he requires.
We are looking for an experienced home and preference will be given to someone with trailhound experience. Sam is a lovely boy who is currently living in north Cumbria.

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Hounds looking for homes

29/06/2020 We will be looking for separate homes for the following hounds.  They are all used to dogs, cats, children and livestock. They are friendly hounds who will make super pets.

Casper, male aged 8 years is a lovely, big hound. He is soppy and friendly with animals and people. We met him on the beach with his owner and he was good offlead. Currently still with his racing family.

Peggy Sue, female aged 6 years is a friendly girl who will make a super pet. Peggy is very agile and will need 6 foot fencing. Peggy Sue is now in our care. HAS POSSIBLE INTEREST

Jazz, aged 2 years, is a sweet young girl who we have just taken in to assess. HAS POSSIBLE INTEREST

Rocky, is a very big 5 year old hound and is a lovely boy who gets on with people and other animals. Currently still with his racing owner.

Pictures from left to right: Jazz, Rocky, Peggy-Sue, Casper.

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Beau, aged 4 years

Beau is a lovely big hound, just like Sam who from the same litter. We have not yet met Beau but are told that he is a friendly lad with people although may not always get on with male dogs. He is currently in Cumbria with his racing owner.

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

Rosie aged 5 and Lassie aged 2  both lovely girls. Also, Bobby, 18 month old boy. ALL HAVE STRONG INTEREST




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.



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.