Welcome To The Dumfriesshire And Cumbria Greyhound Rescue Website

Rehoming Greyhounds Since 2002.

We find new, forever homes for retired or injured ex-racing greyhounds.
We never put a healthy dog to sleep and will look for the right home for as long as it takes,
caring for all aspects of their welfare until then.
Please have a look at our homeless greyhounds and contact us for more information about adopting or fostering.

Can You Offer A Homeless Dog A New Start?

We have rehomed over 2,000 dogs in just over 20 years but there are still greyhounds waiting for safe and loving homes.
Do you have room in your heart and home for one of these gentle animals? They need your help.

We are a registered charity entirely staffed by volunteers who raise all our own funds for the greyhounds in our care.
You may not be able to adopt a dog, but could you help us in other ways? Contact us to get involved.

Loyal, Loving, Relaxed & Gentle.

Contact us today for more information on living with a greyhound.

You might be surprised how easy they are to care for and how affectionate they are to live with.

Adopt a greyhound with our help. Make a new best friend and change their life forever.


Have a look at the greyhounds we have currently waiting to be adopted. Could this be your new best friend?


Could you help prepare a greyhound for its new life by sharing your home with a dog as a foster carer?


Our Charity is run entirely by volunteers. Could you spare a few hours to help us and the dogs in our care?   


Could you help us with a donation? Everything we raise goes to help the greyhounds. DCGR have no paid staff.

Our Dog Of The Month

Finn Is Our Dog Of The Month

Can You Give Fantastic Finn A Home?

Join Us At Our Events

Special Rehoming Appeal for Finn

From time to time we ask for help in particular areas of the Charity’s work.

Currently we are looking for a home for a special dog who has had a sad change of circumstances and finds himself in need of a new family.

Fantastic Finn is 8 years young and hoping you will offer him a new and forever home. He has lived with other greyhounds, was much loved as a pet for several years, is fit and healthy, full of character, playful, loving and very loyal.

Please help if you can and read on for more details.

What We Do

We look for forever homes or foster places for retired or injured, ex-racing greyhounds. We never put a healthy dog to sleep and will look for a home for as long as it takes.

We raise all our own funds through events, donations and sales in our charity shop. All our staff are volunteers and all our income is used for the welfare of the dogs in our care.

If you see a greyhound you might like to join your family, or would like to get involved, please call us on 07873 381470 for a brief, no-obligation chat to find out more.

A greyhound called Lofty stands in a wildflower meadow

The DCGR Story So Far…




Years Of



Rehoming Greyhounds Since 2002

Contact Us

Call Us

Please call us for any enquiries on:

07873 381470

Email Us

Please email us for any enquiries at:


Visit Our Shop

Our Charity Shop is at:

34/36 High Street,


DG11 2AA

Contact Form

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