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Greyhound & Lurcher


PLEASE GIVE JAYJAY A HOME.  Poor Jayjay is the unluckiest dog in the Stray Dogs Sanctuary. He came in after breaking his leg and has been in the rescue kennels since January 2017.

After a while he went to a foster home, but had to come back into the kennels when his fosterer had family problems. After months in the kennels someone offered Jayjay a permanent home, but she brought him back after just one day because he cocked his leg indoors. She said that she couldn't live with a dog that does that! More months in kennels followed, then another home offer was made. It appeared to be a good one, but Jayjay was only there for about a week when it was discovered that his new owner had mislead the rescue about her circumstances and the home was not suitable for any of the rescue dogs.

Recently Jayhay went to his fourth home and this time we were hopeful that this really would be his forever home, but unfortunately the other dog in the home reacted badly when Jayjay sniffed a small dog (he had a muzzle on and moved away as soon as he was told to, and he did no harm to the small dog) but his owner's other dog did. Yet again he has been brought back to the kennels through no fault of his own.

Jayjay is a beautiful black greyhound with such a lovely nature and he deserves so much to find a home where he can happily spend the rest of his life. He can be the only dog as long as he is not left for more than about four hours a day, or he can live with another medium or big dog. Probably an experienced greyhound or lurcher owner would be best.

PLEASE consider giving lovely Jayjay that home and the chance to have a wonderful Christmas this year instead of another one alone in his kennel.

He is in the kennels in Dorset, but can go to a home outside this area. If you may be able to give Jayjay a home, please ring Judy on 01202 696685 or Sue at the rescue kennels on 01305 776556.  Find out more about Jayjay at

Our website is dedicated to helping to find good homes for abandoned, abused or neglected greyhound and lurchers.

We have a list of rescues that help these loving, gentle dogs. If you are thinking of giving one of these dogs a second chance by adopting a greyhound or lurcher, please contact one of the rescues on the list.

We have a frequently asked questions page, but if you have a question about greyhounds and lurchers that is not on the page, please contact us.

Featured Dogs

Many more dogs who are looking for a home are on the Adopt a Dog page

Dusty who is a Lurcher


Age: 10 years | Dog | Lurcher

Rescue: Forever Hounds Trust

Boyzee who is a Lurcher


Age: 18 months | Dog | Lurcher

Rescue: Forever Hounds Trust

Paul who is a Greyhound


Age: 2 years | Dog | Greyhound

Rescue: Essex Greyhound Rescue

Topaz who is a Greyhound


Age: 2 years | Bitch | Greyhound

Rescue: Margaret Green Animal Rescue - Dorset

Bilbo who is a Lurcher


Age: 2 years | Dog | Lurcher

Rescue: Forever Hounds Trust

Dexter who is a Greyhound


Age: 2 years | Dog | Greyhound

Rescue: Forever Hounds Trust

Smokey who is a Lurcher


Age: 2 years 8 months | Dog | Lurcher

Rescue: Wood Green Animal Charity

Boycie who is a Greyhound


Age: 21 months | Dog | Greyhound

Rescue: Greyhound Gap

Jayjay who is a Greyhound


Age: 3 and a half years | Dog | Greyhound

Rescue: Stray Dogs Sanctuary - Dorset and Devon