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Great Global Greyhound Walk 2021

We will be holding a Great Global Greyhound Walk this year again at Danebury Hill Fort on Sunday 19th September starting at 10:00a.m meeting at the lower car park. 

Hope to see you there!

Apparently the theme for this year is Blue!

If the weather is suitable there may be a small picnic afterwards please bring a contribution if you'll be attending - Please note: As walk is held on an SSSI land no cooking or BBQ's are allowed on site.  Thank you!

Also note, this walk will replace our normal Meet and Greet walk for this Sunday, but we will have kennel greyhounds with us if you are interested in adopting!


We would like to express our condolences to the family of Beryl White on their sad loss and at the same time express our gratitude to the legacy she left in her will to Hampshire Greyhound Rescue, we and our hounds will be forever grateful to her for her kindness towards us!



We would like to say "Thank You" to Caroline and Sue for your knitting efforts and the donation it raised from all at the Charlton Hill Surgery!

Your kind donation of £50 is very much appreciated by all at Hampshire Greyhound Rescue.



We would like to express our gratitude to Adele Ward for the online photo competition she organised and her auction which raised an amazing £370 for us between them as well as the food donations she gives us.

Also would like to apologise for the delay in this post, a lot of hard work went into arranging it, getting the rosettes for the top three placements in each category let alone judging the winning photo's, having held dog shows ourselves in the past we know that's no easy task!

Thank you Adele, your help means a lot to us!



Sadly as of this coming Sunday 15th November we will have to suspend our 'Meet and Greet' walks at Danebury Hill Fort due to the latest round of Covid19 regulations!

Please bear with us as we try to find an alternative solution to you being able to meet our greyhounds, we're struggling with the 10' of social separation and the 'meeting with no more than one person at any time' which where we try to match the right dog for the right family it's hard when you're not allowed to meet the whole family!

We are looking at ways we can adapt our processes to meet these restrictions, please bear with us.

Thank You.




Jane's Technicolour Fleece Coats


We would like to thank all of the people who have purchased one of Jane's excellent fleece dog coats.

She makes coats for all dogs from Chiuahuas to large greyhounds and donates the profits to Hampshire Greyhound Rescue, so far she's raised is £670 for us!

Well made coats for excellent prices.

If your dog is feeling cold then text Jane on 07751 792304

Thank You.



Would like to update; We would like to thank Catherine and Owen O'Shea who raised an outstanding £350 to help Hampshire Greyhound Rescue. From their JustGiving Crowdfunding Page:




We now have an Amazon page 'Hampshire Greyhound Rescue' where we have a wish list!


We may also list in the future items donated to us which may not be suitable for greyhounds but may be of use to other dog owners; All monies raised through the sale of these items will go into our Hampshire Greyhound Rescue bank account and will be used exclusively for the greyhounds under our care!





Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to thank the following people for their kind food, clothing and financial donations:

Sandy and Brian Suffling for their kind donation of fleece kennel coats to help keep our hounds warm this winter.

The Staff at Charlton Hill Surgery

Tamas Csibrik

Thomas, Rupert, Chloe and Toby Johnson

Charlotte Kidd

Adele Ward and her family

Gina Wallington

Pets at Home

Adoption for Pets

Mark and the staff at Pets at Home.



Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Gillian Wallington for her very kind donation of £150 received this month. Your continuing help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

From all the hounds and volunteers at Hampshire Greyhound Rescue.



If you wish to help raise funds for us whilst shopping online (at no extra cost we're on 'The Giving Machine' website link given below.  Thank you.





Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Caroline Mitchell and Iain from The Haven in Andover who organised a Psychic and Hollistic Fayre at the White Hart Hotel in Bridge Street over the weekend (Jan' 5th and 6th) to raise funds for us and Andover Young Carers.

On Monday they handed us an amazing £250.  We would like to express our gratitude to all who helped organise and run the event, and those who attended.

The money will go towards the wellbeing and upkeep of all the hounds in our care and enables us to continue to find loving homes for the retired greyhounds who come into our care.  Bless you.





We would also like to thank the incredible Kris Knits for her continuing donations to Hampshire Greyhound Rescue.


Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would also like to thank Miss Caroline Vilagos from Ryde on the IOW who has donated an amazing £280 which she made from selling her home made cards to support us.

Our greyhounds sound a most happy Rooo to you.

Thank you so much!



Jane's Technicolour Fleece Dog Coats

We would like to thank you all for your support with Janes technicolour fleece dog coats.

Thanks also to Calcott and Sons (Saddlers and Riding Outfitters) of Sutton Scotney who retail them without charge.

Thank you Jane for making these lovely coats and thank you to your customers.




HGR our normal  time for our 'Meet and  Greet' walks at

Danebury Hill is 2:00 p.m in the upper car park.

  Please join us if you wish to know more about adopting an ex-racing Greyhound, learn about the up's and down's of taking care of a ex-racer from the people who are actually living it, our dogs range from those who have now lived in a home for years, to those who only found a home a few weeks ago!

Danebury Hill Fort


Middle Wallop



SO20 8HQ


Please check our Facebook page 'Hampshire Greyhound Rescue' between 12:00 - 12:30 on Sundays where we will post if we are unable to attend or need to delay the 'meet' time due to excessive temperatures!






Chilli (Farantane Chilli)


12/2008 - 03/06/2016

Sadly our Chillie had to be put to sleep due to kidney failure, not even 8 years old bless her.

While we were unable to find a home you could be yourself in, you were most dearly loved by the many people who knew you.

Sleep Well




We would like to present to you a comic strip written by a young volunteer walker Sam Smith who attends our walks with his family and their ex-racing Greyhound Bosun.







Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to say 'Thank you' to MJP Law for letting us have a stall and promote our Charitable Organisation at the recent

Ellingham Show on the 9th August!

It is through help like yours we are able to keep doing what we do in finding homes for our ex-racing Greyhounds.  Thank You.





We would like to express our gratitude to Sarah Green for her kind donations of

money, food, Greyhound coat, cushions and bedding to Hampshire Greyhound Rescue.

Your kindness is very much appreciated by all our volunteers and Greyhounds alike.

Thank You.




R.I.P  'Tiggy' Jones

(2011 - 2014)

Sadly on 22nd April Tiggy died after she ran from inside to outside but ran straight through the closed conservatory door, she died instantly.

Tiggy was only 3 years old, full of life, loved everyday, loved everyone, she would jump up and cuddle you and nibble your ears, she was mischievous but a beautiful girl.

Her distraught family have requested this posting to alert all owners to be aware of the dangers of large glass panels and the dangers of not making them 'visible' to dogs - Please place opaque film, stickers, tape at your dogs eye-line. Make your windows visible to them, please don't let this happen to your dog!





Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Bev Richardson for her sterling effort of raising £285.15 for us from her sponsorship in the Silverstone Half-Marathoncoming in with a time of 2:06.35.

We and the dogs are proud of your achievements!





Report copied from a BBC News item: PLEASE READ!

   Signs are to be put up in the New Forest warning dog owners about a mysterious disease that has killed 13 dogs across Britain in recent months.

The Forestry Commission notices tell owners to take their pet to a vet should it develop lesions on its legs, paws or face.   Vets say the disease - which leads to kidney failure - is similar to "Alabama Rot", which was first seen in the US in the 1980s.    The source of the disease is unknown.

    However, the Environment Agency has ruled out chemical contamination in water supplies.

The majority of the dogs that died in the past year were in the New Forest, but there were also others in Surrey, Cornwall, Worcestershire and County Durham.

     The notices say owners should take their dog to a vet even if the lesions appear a week after a walk.

Alabama Rot had been associated with greyhounds, but the deaths in Britain in the past year have affected a variety of breeds.  

David Walker, from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Hursley, near Winchester, said: "What I would say is that if you see a skin wound on your dog then don't just leave it.

"Ordinarily you might say I'll leave that for 24, 48 hours - I would say don't do that, get down to your local vet."

He added: "The dogs that have pulled through seem to be the ones that have presented earlier on in the disease course. However, that doesn't hold true for all of the patients, and dogs seems to be affected to varying degrees.

Mr Walker said his practice first saw cases in December 2012 and since then vets had developed a "much better handle on what the disease is" - but the "trigger" is still unknown.

He said it was "very similar" to Alabama Rot, which was thought to be related to a toxin produced by E. coli bacteria.

But Mr Walker said his team had "looked very hard" for the bacteria and the toxin in infected dogs and not found either.

  Alabama Rot - the common name for idiopathic renal glomerular vasculopathy - only affected greyhounds when it was identified in the US in the 1980s.

  The recent cases in England are different because various breeds have been affected - but Mr Walker said the "pathology [of the disease] is exactly the same".

  Like Alabama Rot, the first external symptom of the disease affecting dogs in England is lesions, usually on their legs.

More lesions can appear elsewhere on the body, and in some cases dogs can suffer kidney failure and die.

(Copyright of the report remains with the BBC)

Note: This is no longer just happening in the New Forest area, if you see lesions on your dog please take it to your veterinary



Sainsbury's Superstores.

    We would like to thank Manager Richard Morris, Pam Chapman, and all the wonderful customers of Sainsbury's at Badger Farm Road in Winchester, their continued support of HGR. 

Their trolley collections are of help for us in getting food for our dogs, thereby enabling us to continue our work in rescuing and re-homing ex-racing Greyhounds.

Their support means so much to us!




Welcomes to the HGR support team

As you may now be aware Hampshire Greyhound Rescue is now under 'new management' since Mark and Lynda stepped down!

David Woods is continuing to keep the website up to date, and can be contacted via the email link for re-homing requests and web related content, and also by the mobile number also listed on the 'contacts us' page.

The stewardship of Hampshire Greyhound Rescue has now been taken up by Mandy and Tony who will do their best in taking us forward into the future as we all look towards re-homing more 'hounds and making more homes 'complete' with the addition of very lovable Greyhounds as the pet of choice!

We would also like to welcome Kirsten to our band of happy volunteers, who has kindly offered her assistance with the home-checks and fund raising. We are also grateful to Tony and Mandy, Martin and Zoe and their children for their help with ongoing fund raising also many thanks to Shannon for her photography skills, in bringing our ‘homeless ‘hounds’ images to your screen, and of course a big thank you to all our volunteer dog walkers.



All photographs on this site remain the property of the original owners and cannot be used or copied without their expressed permission!


Don't forget to check out our Facebook page :- Hampshire Greyhound Rescue, (many thanks Claire)



Pets at Home.

All of us at Hampshire Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Pets at Home for their continued support and help and we look forward to a long and happy union.

We would also like to thank thier generous customers who have always done us proud - Thank You