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.

‘Corona Virus Update’

We are now beginning to rehome our greyhounds.  We are practising social distancing and anyone wishing to visit us willl have to make an appointment by telephoning 01636 822032 or e mailing Judith at judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk

Feel wlcome to give us a call or send an e mail for any information you require.

Many thanks
John and Judith

Getting Involved

Help us make a difference

Fundraising

We have a variety of ways you can help us raise even more money to look after these special dogs. You can also make a direct donation to us via PayPal. To find out all the ways you can help, visit our fundraising page.

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.

Sponsorship is also the perfect gift for the animal lover close to you. You can give sponsorship in someone’s name for as little as £2.50 per month

Job Opportunity

Volunteer Dog Walker

Come and join our team, get some fresh air and help a greyhound have a happier day.

We are looking for volunteer dog walkers in the mornings between 8.00am and 11.00am at Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary, Sutton on Trent , Near Newark.

We are operating within social distancing rules in acccordance with government guidelines

Must have experience with dogs and transport.   If you are interested please email judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk 

Part Time Kennel Person

Part time kennel person wanted at Crossinng Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary, Sutton on Trent, Newark, Notts

This is not a temporary position so will not suit anyone who is being furloghed as a result of Corona Virus

This person must be fit and healthy, have experience with dogs, reliable, flexible, able to work early mornings have
own transport.

Be a good communicator and interpersonal skills.

The work is hard and sometimes messy so anyone interested must be able to cope with kennel work.

Various hours.  no age restriction for applicants

Anyone  interested please e mail judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk

Visit Our shop

Help us to look after our greyhounds and keep finding them new homes by buying something from our shop

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.

Fundraising

We know not everyone can adopt a greyhound, but you can still help us look after these lovely dogs, by taking part in fundraising activities. If you have an idea to raise money you can get in touch with us.

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

Christmas Fayre and Open Day

November 17th

Thoresby Park at Thoresby Hall

23rd & 24th November

Newark Market

24th November, 14th and 15th December

Annual Boxing Day Walk at Crossing Cottage Kennels

26th December

Adopt

Featured Dogs

Amelia

Amelia

  Amelia Age: 01/05/2017 - 3 years old Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black & White Personality: Confident New to the kennels currently being assessed. Amelia– Lovely little happy girl, very cuddly and has a great temperament.  Very good on the lead and has...

Spot

Spot

  Spot Age: 20/10/2015 Sex: Male Size: Small/Medium Color: Black and White Currently being assessed. New to the kennels currently being assessed. Spot – is a lovely boy, very cuddly.  Spot is four and a half, he is quite calm, happy, good on the lead and will be a...

Sal & Jet

Sal & Jet

  Sal & Jet Age: September 2015 Sex: Female Size: Medium Color: Black House Trained: No but greyhounds are usually very good and receive lots of training here. Personality: Sal is quite confident but she can have her quiet sunbathing moments with Jet. Age:...

Blue Jet

Blue Jet

  JetAge:  1/02/2016 Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Blue House Trained: Greyhounds go out to toilet regularly here and are usually very clean. Personality: Confident Jet is a big, handsome blue dog (he is quite chunky) with a lovely temperament.  Jet is 4 years old and...

Ga Ga (RESERVED)

Ga Ga (RESERVED)

  Ga Ga (RESERVED) Age: 9/08/2016 Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black House Trained: No but the greyhounds here go out very regularly and are not normally  a problem when they get into a home. Personality: Ga Ga is quite confident and outgoingGa Ga is a lovely,...

Spirit

Spirit

  Spirit Age: 1/11/2017 Sex: Female Size: Small Color: White & Black House Trained: No but the greyhounds here go out very regularly and are not normally a problem when they get into a home. Personality: Spirit  is very confident and outgoing Spirit is a lovely,...

Coronavirus Update

We are now beginning to rehome our greyhounds.  We are practising social distancing and anyone wishing to visit us willl have to make an appointment by telephoning 01636 822032 or e mailing Judith at judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk

Feel welcome to give us a call or send an e mail for any information you require.