As we approach 2021, we are delighted to see a continued interest in greyhound adoption. We now have our adoption applications back online as we hope to begin carefully processing new applications, with some changes to our process to ensure maximum safety during the ongoing Covid-19 situation. 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. While we cannot carry out home check visits currently, we will be arranging to meet with potential adopters to go for a socially distanced walk in their neighbourhood as well 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. Due to travel restrictions we will only be able to accept applications in Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Kerry and Cork currently, but that will hopefully change shortly. Thank you for your ongoing support.
The HUG team
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.
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