HUG is a registered charity located in the Republic of Ireland which aims to find loving homes for retired racing greyhounds, and to promote a positive image of the breed as pets throughout Ireland and beyond. Run by a small team of dedicated volunteers, we work towards the day when no greyhound is destroyed for lack of a home.
Greyhounds as pets
Although not widely known in Ireland, most greyhounds are docile, quiet, even-tempered, and adore the company of people and other animals. Greyhounds are friendly, low-energy, affectionate dogs who thrive on human companionship and usually adapt very quickly to retirement and the lifestyle of a pet dog!
Adopt a greyhound
Every year, thousands of Irish greyhounds are retired from the racing industry due to lack of speed, disinclination to chase, injury or age. HUG always has a wide range of dogs available for adoption, of varying ages, sizes, colours and temperaments, please click the link below to view the profiles of our current dogs.