Events for your diary 2017

This events section will be added to on a regular basis so please bookmark it to keep a check on what is going on. We hope to have a number of stalls at events throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook for updates on events. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and informed by email about forthcoming events or want more details, please contact Sue

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Sunday June 4th 2017 – Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter dog show. 10.30-4pm. DETAILS

Sat/Sun 10th/11th June – Cumbria weekend fun. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

Sunday June 11th 2017 – Kenilworth Dogs Trust show at Hatton Country World. DETAILS

Sunday 25th June 2017 – 11-4. Evesham Dogs Trust show at Stratford Upon Avon racecourse. CV37 9SE. DETAILS

Sunday 6th August 2017 – Canterbury Dogs Trust show at their kennels. We have a stall.  DETAILS

Sunday 6th August 2017 – Leeds Dogs Trust show at their kennels. We have a stall. DETAILS

Saturday 26th August – Hound trailing in Cumbria. The Carlisle and Penrith branch of the HTA will be raising money at the trails today on behalf of Trailhound Welfare. Venue: Shap, nr Kendal. We have a stand there and look forward to meeting you to answer any questions.

Sunday 3rd September 1-4 – Stall at Worcs Animal Rescue Shelter fun dog show. DETAILS

Sunday 1st October – Trailie runaround. Offlead mayhem at Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter kennels. 3pm onwards. £5 admission per household. Very popular event where trailies in the area have a zoomie around WARS enclosed grounds. DIRECTIONS

Sunday 8th October – Hounds Trails at Sandale near Caldbeck. Nearest postcode CA7 1EN. First race 2pm. Organised by the BHTA (Border Hound Trailing Association) in aid of Trailhound Welfare. We will be there with our super banner featuring over 150 retired trailhounds. Come along to see what your hound used to do. PLEASE KEEP YOUR RETIRED HOUND SECURELY ON A LEAD AT THE TRAILS.

Sat/Sun 14/15th October – Foxhound Welfare UK have a weekend show at Capable Canines training venue, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7BD. Camping, various showing classes including trailhounds, stalls. FWUK take in various breeds of hounds for rehoming including trailhounds on occasions. CONTACT FOR DETAILS

Events for your diary in Devon/Cornwall 2017

Devon 2 2014Carol Valvona from Bona Fido Pet Bebaviour & Dog Training organises fund raising  and information stalls at events in Cornwall on behalf of Trailhound Welfare. If you can help Carol at any events, please contact her direct on 01566 700666.

Can we say a HUGE thank you to Carol and her helpers who have raised a whopping £600 for Trailhound Welfare in 2016.

Saturday 29th July – Fun Dog Show in aid of Trailhound Welfare at St Stephens Parish Day Fete, Langore, Cornwall PL15 8LD. Click schedule to enlarge.




THANK YOU for your support for Laddie

Laddie is a lovely 10 year old hound who came into Trailhound Welfare in December 2016, for rehoming. Older hounds can take a bit longer to be adopted and he has been in a foster home while he waits. In July 2017, Laddie had to have his spleen removed as lesions were detected on it. They turned out to be non cancerous and Laddie is fighting fit again. We put out an appeal on Facebook for donations towards his vet bills which were over £800. We were blown away by all the support and raised an amazing £930 in just over a week. The BHTA (Border Hound Trailing Association, which is where Laddie raced for 8 years) raised £260 of the total. We are so grateful to everyone who helped us to cover the costs. If you would like to know more about Laddie, visit our rehoming page.

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Weekend fun in Cumbria

On 10th/11th June we had a fun weekend in Cumbria. Braving the wet weather 16 hounds with their owners came to watch a hound trail in the beautiful fells near Keswick. We had a fun show with the Best in Show title going to Paula Ball with Heidi. Thank you to the Keswick area HTA and to Victor Brownlee for judging the show. Thank you also to Bill Huddart for kindly donating a cheque to LTW for £30. On the Sunday a small group with their hounds went for a lovely walk around Buttermere.

We unveiled our new banner at the show. Lakeland Trailhound Welfare (formerly Trailhound Trust) has been homing hounds since 1997 so this year we asked you for your photos to put on a commemorative banner. We went big! The eye catching banner is 3m x 1.2m and we got over 120 hounds on it. We have homed over 1500 hounds since our inception and interest in the breed is ever widening. The banner will be used at various fundraising events. Click on the photo to enlarge.


Woody’s World

Woody’s World. An occasional and irreverent look at life from the viewpoint of Woody, a Trailhound Ambassadog.

My Christmas present. Lord preserve me!Learning to be a sea dogHelping set up the stall

Vinnie trailhound donates blood to save a life!

Vinnie trailhound came to the rescue of a sick dog who was in desperate need of a blood transfusion. He answered the call of help from his vet Jon Slattery at Best Friends Veterinary Surgery, in Worcester Road, Malvern Link.

Mr Slattery had a very ill patient in dire need of a blood transfusion to save her life and called upon Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter to ask for help. He knew Vinnie was in excellent health and fulfilled donor criteria to be able to urgently donate blood to help his fellow dog.

Vinnie got an extra treat and has now been happily rehomed.  FULL STORY



Lakeland Trailhound Welfare 2017 Calendar

The 2017 Trailhound Welfare Calendar is nearly ready for printing and we are starting to taking orders. Order process is similar to last year.

Price per calendar £10.50 plus postage per order £2.85 (up to four calendars for this postage)

Orders to be emailed to

Please include in your order: Number ordered and address for delivery

Payment arrangements:
Paypal to
Online/telephone banking to Lakeland Trailhound Welfare, sort code 20-66-97, a/c 43450007
Cheque (address will be sent with order confirmation). Orders will be confirmed by email.

A HUGE thank you to our Treasurer, Caroline Allen for all her hard work producing the calendar and organizing the sales.



Well done, Helen and Tarn – 25k race


Supporter and trailie owner, Helen Warrington completed a 25k run at the Ennerdale Trail Run on 16th October, in aid of Trailhound Welfare. Her trailie, Tarn ran with her while Ace (typical male) had a sick day! Pleased to say, Ace is now fully recovered. GO AND HAVE A REST, Helen!



Thank you to the BHTA

A BIG thank you to the Borders Hound Trailing Association who raise £250 for LTW at their Sandale trails on October 16th. Our treasurer, Caroline Allen, was there on the day and took this super photo at the start of one of the races.


TLJ raises £200 for trailhounds in a very unusual way!

Meet ‘The Lovely Jim’ (aka TLJ), pictured with Doris. For forty years TLJ has lived with Marfan Syndrome and a Learning Disability, but that doesn’t stop him having a positive attitude to life. Jim’s family adopted their trailhounds, Norah and Doris, to help him maintain his mobility, and they have brought great joy into all their lives. This year, instead of presents for his fortieth, he decided to ask for donations to LTW instead. He raised a whopping £200 for Trailhound Welfare which he presented to us at Leeds Dogs Trust show in August. Thank you TLJ for your support and help at the show.

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