Homing process

When you contact the Suffolk branch of the Greyhound Trust, one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will ask you some brief questions over the phone or email to make sure you meet our criteria for homing a hound. These include:

  • A home with a secure garden (6 foot fences)
  • No cats (we do not have the facility to cat-test the greyhounds in our care)
  • No small children (under 5 as a guideline)
  • If you work, that somebody will be available to let the greyhound out during the day

We will then make an appointment for you to visit kennels, usually on a Saturday morning. We will introduce you to greyhounds available for homing, and you will be able to take greyhounds for a walk to get to know them.

When you have chosen your greyhound (or more likely, have been chosen by a greyhound!) we will then conduct a homecheck, where we run through a questionnaire and guide you through how to look after your greyhound.

If you have another dog we ask that you bring them to kennels so that the dogs can be introduced under carefully controlled circumstances to make sure that they get on. We usually prefer to home males with females.

We suggest a £150 donation for your greyhound. Before going home all our greyhounds are neutered, teeth cleaned and inoculated and their flea and worming treatments are up to date.  We provide a new coat, collar and lead and a muzzle.  All are microchipped and we transfer the ownership to you. They also have four weeks Petplan insurance to get you started.

We will follow up with a phone call a day or two after you take a greyhound home to make sure they are settling in well. We are always at the other end of a phone/email to help you with any concerns or questions you might have.

We look forward to hearing from you.