Noah gets muddy for Make a Wish and Trailhound Welfare!

WELL DONE, NOAH!! 8 year old supporter Noah completed the GELT GLADIATOR family mile on 16th May 2015.
He took part in order to raise money for “The Lakeland Trailhound Welfare” and the “Make a Wish foundation UK”.

If you would like to support Noah, please go to his Just Giving page HERE which will remain open until the end of May 2015. Click pictures to enlarge.

Lassie & Millie

Noah Noah Hearn 6

Paddy takes his Bronze Good Citizen test at Crufts!

Paddy at Crufts March 15Lovely Paddy, who retired to the Malvern Hills area in 2013, went to Crufts this year with his training group, The Happy Dog Training Co. Along with a number of other dogs from his club, Paddy was there to take his Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze award. Paddy passed with flying colours and took all the excitement in his stride. Well done Paddy and his owner Michele! Click photo to enlarge.

Fundraising & volunteers – we need your help!

HELPERS NEEDED IN CUMBRIA  Do you live in Cumbria and would you be willing to help out with our fundraising? We do street collections, market stalls and car boot sales and always need helpers. Please contact Sue.

COLLECTION BOXES If you know anywhere that will take one of our collection boxes, please let us know. All money we raise goes directly to helping hounds into good retirement homes.

VOLUNTEERS  We are looking for volunteers for home checking, transport runs and fundraising events. If you would like to be added to our database please contact Sue.

DONATING ITEMS FOR US TO SELL  We do regular car boot sales and tombolas to help raise funds. We are in desperate need of: books, bric-a-brac, soft toys, dog toys and dog related items. We can collect from Worcestershire and Cumbria (or anywhere in between!). Please let us know if you have anything you would like to donate. Feel free to drop off any donations at shows where we have a stall. Thank-you. If you are able to offer any help please email Sue at or call: 01697 478383 or 07773 252350 Adding your name will not put you under any obligation to do anything if it is not convenient to you.

Running for dogs on 19th October 2014

Please support trailie owner, Jane Craven, who once again is raising money for Worcestershire Animals Rescue Shelter and Trailhound Welfare.  She is running at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2014 on the 19th October 2014. In October 2013 Jane did a half marathon to raise funds for  WARS and Trailie Welfare. If you click on the link below, it will take you to the Just Giving page. Although it only mentions WARS, Jane has made an arrangement with them that half the money raised will sponsor the next Trailhounds that we send there (as we always make a donation per hound towards the cost of neutering etc). Jane & Richard have 2 trailhounds, Ben and Zak, that give them immense pleasure.

Please support Jane by donation via the Just Giving page. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

We are very pleased to announce that Jane completed her run and raised a total of £161 for Trailhound Welfare and WARS. Well done, and thank you so much for your support.

Thank you to Alan Wills

Alan Wills from Cumbria has been a supporter and made regular donations to Trailhound Welfare for a number of years. His donations have helped us to get many hounds into retirement homes. Alan has enjoys watching trails from vantage points on the fells. However, he has a confession to make –  he has admitted that he has usually walked straight up onto the fells from the nearest bus stop, and not paid his entrance fee to the trail field! Alan hopes that his “debt” of over 20 years to trailing has been covered by his donations to Trailhound Welfare.  He has been very generous and his latest donation of £200 has already been put to very good use with essential vet bills and rehoming costs this weekend.

Cold Fell Hound Show July 2014

Our supporters turned out in force for a hound show put on at the Cold Fell Hound Trailing Festival. The event raised over £700 for Trailhound Welfare.


Microchipping and dog tags


Did you know that from April 2016 in England (& March 2015 in Wales) it will be a legal obligation for your dog to be microchipped. Dogs Trust are doing FREE chipping events and are offering FREE chipping at participating vets all over the country. You will also be required legally to keep the chip details up to date.  For more details, visit

Pet tags

Did you also know that legally, you are required to have a tag on your dog in a public place with your name and address on? There are certain working dog exceptions but it applies to pet owners. Most dogs that end up in a council pound, requiring a fee to release it, have been picked up by a member of the public who rings the dog warden because they don’t know who else to return the dog to because it is not wearing a tag. An ID tag on your dog will probably ensure that it is returned to you without it going to council kennels. Click picture to enlarge.

Pandy & Zach do the South Downs

Hi Folks. Pandy, and her partner in crime, Zach here. With our begging bowl. Trying to raise some cash for Trailhound Welfare. Thanks to all you lovely humans and hounds who have already donated. In June we are running and jogging South Downs Way. Seven days of romping over the hills – it’s a hard life!  100 miles in total! We have sincerely promised our humans to be well behaved. All our walks are scored on a Pandymonium scale, 0 being angelic and 10 being the opposite. Never had a 10, but I’ve had a few eights! We’re aiming for a PandyMonium score no more than 3 per day. And that’s the real challenge! Heh heh. If you would like to donate to our cause, please visit You Caring.

Pandy and Zach raised an amazing £250 for Trailhound Welfare. Thanks guys, go and put your paws up before starting your next adventure!

Trailhound running to raise funds

Laddie, who is now 14 years old, and his owner will be running a 2k Canix race at personal best time to equally support the re-homing of Trailhounds & Foxhounds by Lakeland Trailhound Welfare & Foxhound Welfare UK. Sponsor us! – See more at: YOUCARING

Laddie and Kelly completed the race and raised a staggering £350 for Trailhound Welfare! Thank-you so much for your support.

Race night with a difference!

We had a fantastic night on Saturday 5th October at the Droitwich Legion Inn.We enjoyed a hilarious evening racing our wooden hounds down the bowling alley at the pub.   We had a fantastic night and raised over £300 for Trailhound Welfare and WARS. Thank-you to our helpers especially Linda who got the project off the ground by getting the wooden hound cut outs designed and made. Watch out for the next event!