Events for your diary 2018

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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Run With Your Hound for Trailhound Welfare throughout April 2018. See details further down.

Sunday June 3rd 2018 – Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter dog show. 10.30-4pm. DETAILS to follow

Sunday June 10th 2018 – Kenilworth Dogs Trust show at Hatton Country World. DETAILS to follow

Sunday 24th June 2018 – 11-4. Evesham Dogs Trust show at Ragley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ.  DETAILS to follow.

Sunday 5th August 2018 – Leeds Dogs Trust show at their kennels. We have a stall. DETAILS to follow.


Run With Your Hound April 2018 for Trailhound Welfare

Hello all you lovely runners! It’s time to sign up for the “Lakeland  Trailhound Welfare April 2018 Virtual ‘Run As Far as You Can with Your Hound'” event. The fee is £10 per person (details below) with all profits going to LTW.

How it works: In April, add up all the miles that you run with your hound (or honorary hound) in the month – there is no maximum or minimum distance; at the end of the month, post a photo of you and your dog, with your total mileage on the LTW Facebook Page. We will send you a specially designed medal to celebrate your effort. We will also plot the grand total and see how far collectively we have all run.

Payment arrangements:
Paypal to OR online/telephone banking to Lakeland Trailhound Welfare, sort code 20-66-97, a/c 43450007
When you have paid your £10, email with your address. (If you wish to pay by cheque then email your address and we will send you the contact address.)

Your medal will be posted out after you post your photo and final mileage on LTW’s Facebook page. Happy running with your pooch!


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.




LTW 2018 calendars plus free board game!


Trailhound Welfare 2018 Calendar. Our very popular calendar with a difference – play our Trails and Tribulations board game. Dice and counters included.

CALENDARS COST £10 which includes postage.

Orders can be emailed to
Please include in your order:
Number ordered
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.



Trailhound art by Natalie Graham

Natalie Graham is a very talented artist, based in Cumbria. She has recently added trailhounds to her portfolio so check out her Etsy shop for more details. As well as having prints available, she also does commission work of your own hound.

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Thank you to the BHTA – £400 raised for LTW

Many thanks to the Borders Hound Trailing Association for their kind donation of  £400 raised on the Sandale trails on 8th October 2017. Donations such as these help towards our vet bills for hounds that we rehome. Some people went along with their retired hounds. We even sent someone to meet the hounds who is strongly interested in adopting, and we are following up with homing a Border hound to them.


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.

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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