What We Do


To Rehome The Dogs

Each year hundreds of healthy Greyhounds and Lurchers are needlessly put to sleep in the UK the lucky ones make it into rescue.  

Greyhound Gap’s primary role is to actively take in, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds.  We are lucky enough to have our own kennelling facilities and can house 40-50 dogs at any one time. 

All the dogs in our care undergo a thorough assessment which, in turn, allows us to match each dog to the right home.   All our dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for parasites prior to rehoming as well as receiving a full vet check and any other necessary treatment.

Home checks are required before we will place any of our dogs and we pride ourselves on the fact we consider our dogs to be rescued for life. Should any problems occur at any time or if it becomes necessary for our dogs to leave their new home they must be returned to our care.

Our kennels are based in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Anyone wishing to offer a home to one of our dogs must be willing to travel to meet with our rehoming coordinator alongside any members of the immediate family and current resident dogs.

Greyhound Gap also supports and works alongside other reputable organisations, helping many other dogs to safety.


Our Local Community

During the summer months we can offer a limited number of work placements to college students.

In addition, we can offer educational visits at local schools to enable them to learn more about the welfare of animals and to meet some of the charges in our care. We can also accommodate and incorporate volunteering days.

Greyhound Gap also directs donations of surplus food to families struggling to financially support their dogs and has worked with local homeless support charities to provide food to the dogs residing on the streets with their owners.

Locally there are no facilities for homeless pet owners, these people and their animals can often be at risk of hardship.

Where possible Greyhound Gap also provide basic medical treatment such as disease control and provide basic safety essentials i.e. collars, leads and coats.

Supporting without prejudice forms trust bonds between us, the dogs and their owners and should untenable situations arise, and all other avenues become exhausted we are able to provide a safety net. This in turn means the dogs do not enter the main stray system placing them at risk.

Greyhound Gap is an approved Community Payback Provider working closely with the probation service, giving offenders a chance to give back to their local communities and gain some valuable experience too.  

This has been a great success as the dog’s benefit from having extra walks and socialisation opportunities and the feedback we have received both from the people themselves and the probation service has been very positive. Some have returned after their payback to become regular volunteers!




Greyhound Gap hold a private boarding licence and can offer a limited number of boarding places to dogs directly rehomed by the rescue.  

Owners can go on holiday safe in the knowledge that that their dogs are back in a familiar surrounding with familiar people.

They are assured they will have the best possible care from people who know and love them. If you are an owner of a Greyhound Gap dog and want to enquire about boarding availability, please click here to send us an email.



To neuter all animals before leaving our care where appropriate.

In instances of young puppies or ill and nervous dogs to ensure neutering when appropriate is carried out by adopters.

To promote responsible ownership and the benefits of neutering when appropriate.


Our Euthanasia Policy

To ensure only animals suffering an unacceptable quality of life are euthanised in line with our full euthanasia policy.

To ensure that Greyhound Gap do not knowingly risk placing in danger members of the public or other animals.

To make decisions led by qualified veterinary surgeons in a timely manner to avoid prolonged suffering.

Click here to download our FULL euthanasia policy.


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