Retired Greyhound Trust East Midlands
Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary

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’

Due to new Tier four government regulations and to keep our key workers safe we will not be able to make appointments or have visitors at the kennels until further notice.

If you are interested in adopting a greyhound from Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary please complete an enquiry form on the website ‘Adopt a Greyhound’ and we will contact you.  If anyone is struggling or has any problems with their greyhounds please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will still be supplying food.  If you would like to collect food, please contact us on 07734052659 to arrange to pick up.

Please keep safe in these difficult times

John and Judith

Visit our shop

You can help support us this Christmas by buying something from our online store. Each purchase helps us look after more dogs and find them homes.

Christmas ccards and 2021 calendars are now in stock.

Getting Involved

Help us make a difference this Christmas

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!!


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


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.

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

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.


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


Featured Dogs



A new arrival and under assessment, below is what we know so far. Age: 24/09/2016 (4 years old) Sex: Male Size: Medium to Large Color: Black House Trained: No, bur the greyhounds here go out to toilet every three hours and sometimes less so there so even they may not...



(We are assessing Gene at the moment, the information below is what we have found in our assessment up to now) Age: 02/04/2017 – Three and a half years old Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Blue House Trained: No, however the dogs go out every three hour and less to toilet...

Freddie (RESERVED)

Freddie (RESERVED)

Age: 20/10/15 Sex: Male Size: Small/ Medium Color: Black House Trained: No however dogs here go our every three hours to the toilet area. Personality: Freddie  is a quietly confident dog but he does have a quiet, shy side Freddie is such a lovely dog, he is calm and...



(New arrival the description is our initial assessment) Age: 19/09/16 – Four years old Sex: Female Size: Small/Medium Color: Black House Trained: No ,however when they are here our greyhounds go to the toilet area on an three hourly and less basis Personality: Lass is...



Age: Jan 2018 – nearly three years old Sex: Female Size: Small Color: Black House Trained: No Personality: Robin can be quite energetic and gets excited when she thinks she is going out for a walk but she also has her chilled quiet times when she is is quite calm and...



MUST BE HOMED WITH HER BROTHER YORKIE Age: Feb 2015 – 5 and a 1/2 years old Sex: Female Size: Medium Color: White & Black House Trained: Yes Personality: She can be quite energetic but loves her quiet time too (that’s when she’s not trying to get Yorkie out of his...