Retired Greyhound Trust East Midlands
Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary

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A Greyhound

We are the Retired Greyhound Trust East Midlands a local charity that has been established to ensure the long-term welfare of greyhounds after retirement from racing. Every year between eight and nine thousand greyhounds, aged from 2 to 6 years, retire from racing and, thanks to the efforts of the RGT, many of them are found new homes with families.

Getting Involved

Help us make a difference

Adopting a greyhound

Greyhounds make wonderful family pets. They are intelligent, lovable, fun-loving, gentle creatures and make loyal companions for people of all ages. Many people think that greyhounds need lots of exercise. But the truth is they are sprinters rather than long distance runners. Two 20-minute walks every day is enough to satisfy them, although they are also happy to go on longer walks.

Sponsorship

Not everyone can give one our dogs a home, but we still need your help.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities that can really help us to help more retired greyhounds.
Looking after greyhounds while they are with us is an expensive business and sponsorship makes it possible to help even more greyhounds.

Visit Us

Opening Times

Sat, Sun 10.00am til 12.00pm

Anyone wishing to visit the kennels out of these times should contact us to make an appointment. 

Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

If you would rather visit during the week you could visit the same times Tuesday to Friday or if you wish to come later please call for an appointment 01636 822032

What We do

Finding homes

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site. Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

Fostering a Greyhound

Fostering a greyhound can give great joy and happiness and a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have helped one of these special, kind and loving dogs into a brighter future. Can you offer a temporary home?

Greyhound Care

We have a complete guide on how to care for your greyhound, from when you take them home all the way through to house training, feeding, and what to do as they get older.

Adoption Process

We want to make sure you get the right dog, and the dogs get the right owner. We’ll walk you through the entire process of adopting a greyhound, including introductions and home checks.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site and there is also lots of information about greyhounds and how to look after them. Have a look and then give us a call – or better still come to to the kennels and meet the dogs.

You can follow Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sacntuary on Facebook to find out the latest news from the kennels. 

Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved with Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary, we are always looking for people to help. From helping to care for our residents, or helping to organise events, or to help with fundraising.

Upcoming Events

Crossing Cottage Kennels Annuals Greyhound Show at the Kennels

September 1st 

Registration and entries from 12.00 noon  (entries taken all day throughout the day)

Pause for a cause Happy Dogs Show at Belton House, Grantham

Sunday 8th Septmeber

Sponsored by Pets at Home

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Featured Dogs

Bobby

Bobby

  Bobby Age: Dec 16 – nearly 3 years old Sex: Male Size: Medium/Large Color: White & Black House Trained: Yes Personality: Bobby does have his timid times but once he knows you he is quite confident and excitable with things he loves like going for a walk or food...

Twirl

Twirl

  Twirl Age: Feb 2015 - 4 and a 1/2 years old Sex: Female Size: Small/Medium Color: White & Black House Trained: Yes Personality: Twirl is very confident and outgoing Twirl is Mrs Happy.  She is a lovely, pretty, small/medium, four and a half year old white and...

Tramps

Tramps

  TrampsAge: July 16 Sex: Male Size: Medium/Large Color: Black House Trained: Yes Personality: He is quite confident but has his ‘laid back’ moments.Tramps is a medium/large, stunning,  very handsome, black greyhound, with an lovely character.  Tramps is 4 years old...

Harley

Harley

  Harley Age: 14.06.16 - Three years old Sex: Male Size: Medium Color: Black & White House Trained: No but Very clean Personality: Harley is confident but there are times when he can be a little bit nervous.  Harley is a stunning,  very handsome, medium/large...

Snowy

Snowy

  Snowy Age: June 2014 Sex: Female Size: Small Color: White House Trained: Yes Personality: Snowy is quite confident and very calm Snowy is a small, petite, very pretty and beautiful, white young lady who is 5 years old.  Snowy is a fabulous gorgeous young lady with a...

Peggy

Peggy

  PeggyAge: August 2016 – 3 years old Sex: Female Size: Small Color: White & Black House Trained: Yes Personality: Peggy is very confident and loves lifePeggy is a small, happy, very pretty, white and black young lady who is very special and she was 3 years old in...