Our Dogs

thank you for your support during lockdown**Covid-19 Notice**
After almost 20 years in operation, we know that it is crucial to carefully assess each home offer to have the best chance of making a successful match between a dog and their new family. Due to ongoing as a video call to view their home and yard, and discuss their specific situation. We take great care in the conducting a bespoke matching process between adopters and the dogs waiting for homes. We offer support that consists of pre-adoption information and post-adoption mentoring to facilitate a smooth transition from being working dogs to becoming loved pets. It takes time to complete this process with our small team of volunteers, especially in the current limiting circumstances, so please bear with us as we try to answer all queries.

Thank you for your ongoing support.
The HUG team


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