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 the homeless greyhounds we have at present and contact us for more information about adopting or fostering.

Can You Offer A Homeless Dog A New Start?

We have rehomed nearly 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 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 in need 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.

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

Shannon Is Our Dog Of The Month

Can You Give Gorgeous Shannon A Home?




Years Of



Rehoming Greyhounds Since 2002

Contact Us

Call Us

Please call us for any enquiries on:

07873 381470

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Visit Our Shop

Our Charity Shop is at:

34/36 High Street,
Lockerbie, DG11 2AA

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Upcoming Events

Recent News

Record Breaking Great Global Greyhound Walk – 24th September

Despite the forecast of heavy rain and strong winds, we had an amazing turn out of 59 sighthounds...

Our Wee Pop Up Shop Donation – 2nd September

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Kirkgunzeon Canines Donation – 2nd September

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Dalbeattie Makers Market – 2nd September

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Kirkgunzeon Canines Summer Gala – 19th August

One of the highlights of our year is attending the magnificent Summer Gala organised by Emma...

Dalbeattie Civic Daze – 12th August

Dalbeattie Civic Daze organise community events and celebrations in and around Dalbeattie and DCGR...

DCGR Charity Shop Open Day – 12th August

DCGR were delighted to throw open the doors of our Charity Shop in Lockerbie on 12th August to...

Haltwhistle Old Comrades Club Talk – 9th August

On Wednesday 9th, Graham and Margaret Hill travelled down to Haltwhistle to give a talk on...

Port Logan Hall Sale Success – 6th August

Our amazing supporters in Port Logan have once again made a fantastic donation to DCGR after their...

Dalbeattie Makers Market – 5th August

Another successful day held at the monthly Dalbeattie Makers Market on Saturday 5th August. With...
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