Great year for Trust, but hounds still need homes

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The Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust is celebrating a great year after rehoming 131 dogs, the second highest since the charity began in 1998.

The Trust is an independent charity dedicated to promoting the qualities of retired racing greyhounds as pets and helping them find good homes.

In the UK, approximately 10,000 greyhounds retire from racing each year, normally between the ages of three and four years old. The charity rehomes many of these retired racers throughout Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

The Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust often has foster dogs across Lincolnshire as well as having two main kennels near Boston and Gainsborough.

All the dogs rehomed by the charity are neutered and have been vaccinated as well as treated for fleas, ticks and worms. They also leave the Trust with a leather collar, lead, coat and book about greyhound care.

Kev Stow, from Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, said: “Greyhounds make great pets. They are a gentle, lovable breed and only need two 20 minute walks a day.

“They are also the 40mph couch potatoes of the dog world – loving nothing more than a good snooze.”

LGT provide a back up service for every single greyhound they rehome so new owners can get in touch with any teething problems they may be having.

The Trust’s website is updated most days.

If you’d like to help or think you could provide a home for a retired greyhound please call Kev or Mandy on 01522 569825 or 0794 131 3025.