Our Dogs

thank you for your support during lockdown**Covid-19 Notice**

With the Government’s move to the next phase of the re-opening from COVID-19 restrictions, HUG will begin our homing activities the week of June 8th 2020, taking into account increased measures for hygiene and social distancing. We are also somewhat limited by travel distance regulations so can only carry out home checks in Counties with current volunteers. We have received well over 100 adoption or foster applications over the lockdown period, which shows a very positive increase in the interest in greyhounds as pets in Ireland! Please bear with us as we work through the applications and begin matching up dogs into homes, we have only a small team of volunteers and it is vital to still carry out our thorough homing procedures to ensure that each adoption is successful. When a volunteer contacts you to arrange a home check visit, please ensure to disclose if there are any health concerns, or if a member of the family or household is immune compromised in any fashion, so we can take adequate precautions. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing many happy hounds on forever sofas in the coming months!

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