Our Dogs

HUG is closed temporarily
**Covid-19 Notice**
Dear friends, supporters and adopters!
The HUG team has carefully taken into consideration the advice and directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan and the HSE about the measures required for containment of the corona virus pandemic. We have reviewed all of our activities, not just those planned public events, but also the risks of spreading infection to the public and our team members which would be posed by continuing the process of placing dogs in homes for foster or adoption. It is with great regret that we have decided to suspend all or our homing efforts. We have team members who are vulnerable, and traveling to homes will put them and members of the public at an unacceptable risk of infection. Rest assured that our wonderful kennel staff and our vet are working hard to keep out hounds safe, well fed and comfortable while we all wait this crisis out. HUG will be back in action when the word comes from the CMO and HSE that we can safely resume normal activities. Thank you to everyone who has recently sent in adoption or foster application forms, we will be in touch to arrange home checks in the future when it is safe to do so.
Stay safe and wash those hands!


Available for adoption in Ireland

With a huge number of greyhounds bred in Ireland every year, we receive constant requests to take dogs directly from owners and trainers. Due to our list of current dogs changing regularly, all of our available dogs can be viewed on our facebook page.


In addition to the dogs on our facebook page we also have a waiting list of dogs due to come in. So, if you don’t see a suitable dog for you, it’s always worth contacting us to see if a suitable hound might be coming in soon.

All of our dogs are neutered (except pups which are too young, then adopters need to agree to have this done), vaccinated and microchipped.

A homecheck and adoption fee will apply for all greyhounds.

If you live on the Island of Ireland, please click here to complete our online adoption application form.

Outside Ireland

With so many unwanted greyhounds in Ireland looking for homes, it is impossible to find them all an Irish sofa to retire on. A lot of the HUG greyhounds find homes abroad through our rescue partners, and we are extremely grateful for their help and support each year. If you are living outside of Ireland and wish to adopt a HUG hound then please contact one of the organisations listed below. All HUG greyhounds, regardless of where they travel to, are rehomed to homechecked adopters and as an indoor family pet.

Norfolk Greyhound Rescue, UK www.norfolkgreyhoundrescue.co.uk

SOS Levrieri, Italy www.soslevrieri.eu

A Grey’s Home, Belgium www.facebook.com/AGreysHome

Friends Forever, Sweden www.friendsforever.se

Greyhound Forever, Germany www.greyhoundforever.de

Swanton Abbott Greyhound Adoption (SAGA), UK www.swantonabbott.com

Greyhound Protection International, Germany www.greyhoundprotection.de