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 04/02/2020

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Jiya, aged 7 years

04/02/20 We have received an initial enquiry about Jiya. 

Jiya is a lovely girl who is just coming up to 7 years old. She is a sweet and friendly girl who lives in a kennel with 3 other hounds. She has been around children but not cats. As with all our hounds, she will need house training and recall training, although her owners tell us that she is sometimes walked offlead and is very good. (A new owner should always build up a rapport and good recall in a safe area before letting their hound go loose).

Jiya 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 Jiya. Click photos to enlarge.

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Lecc, 3 year old girl

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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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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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 saw a specialist vet in November and we can discuss with a potential adopter  the outcome of the referral. He is currently on fairly light exercise to give his leg time to continue healing.

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.

For an informal chat about Ben, please ring Sue, evenings only. 01697 478383



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

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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.