Retired Greyhound Trust East Midlands
Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary

Adopt
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.

IMPORTANT

The landline and internet are currently unavailable at the kennels. This means we have very limted access to emails. If you need to contact us, please text of phone 07773 298520

‘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.

Due to the recent spikes of Corona Virus throughout the country we would ask all visitors, when they visit the kennels, to come prepared with masks.  Thank you!

Many thanks
John and Judith

Getting Involved

Help us make a difference

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has helped us to continue here at the Kennels, you have been amazing and we can’t thank you enough for keeping us and the greyhounds going through these past months.    Without your help we would not have survived.  You are still continuing to help us by donating food, cleaning products, pooh bags, donating money from the sale of masks and even a bike.  You are truly wonderful!!

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 

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

During Corona Virus we are not having ‘open’ visiting times.  Can anyone wanting initial information or to visit the kennels and meet the dogs please call 01636 822032 to make an appointment.  Thank you

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

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Featured Dogs

Mick

Mick

Age: June 2014 – 6 years old Sex: Male Size: Medium to Large Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Mick is quite a confident dog but he does have a quiet, timid and shy side and can tend to react to quick movements. Mick is such a lovely dog, he is calm and...

Basil

Basil

Age: 4th October 2015 Sex: Male Size: Medium to Large Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Basil  is a qute a confident dog and he is also quite excitable when it comes to ‘walkies’ or feeding time. He  loves his ‘laid back’ moments and loves to sunbathe Basil...

Howard & Jewel (RESERVED)

Howard & Jewel (RESERVED)

Age: Howard - 29/11/2017 – Two and a half Jewel- 20/08/2018 – 2 years old in August Sex: Male & Female Size: Howard is medium to large and Jewel is small Color: Howard Black, Jewel is White and Black House Trained: No Personality: Howard is quite a calm boy, but...

Maisie

Maisie

Age: 10/07/2016 – Four years old Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Maisie is quite confident and outgoing, but calm and gentle Maisie is a really, lovely, small, happy, gentle little girl, she is very sweet with a great temperament. ...

Auburn

Auburn

Age: 15/7/18 – 2 years old Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Lots of energy to enjoy favourite things, people, fuss, cuddles, walks, travelling. Auburn is a pretty, small, happy, little girl and she is still a baby at two years old....

Queenie (RESERVED)

Queenie (RESERVED)

Age: October 2017 – 3 years old in October Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Lots of energy to enjoy favourite things, people, fuss, cuddles, walks, travelling. Queenie is a pretty, small, happy, little girl and she is nearly three...

Appeal for photographsYour pictures in our calendar

We are looking for photographs of your greyhounds for our 2021 Calendar.  Could you please send your photographs as attachments to judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk?