About Kent Greyhound Rescue

Kent Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity based Kent, UK. Having started as a small charity back in 2008, we have grown to become one of the most successful rescue and rehoming charity oganisations in the UK focused on greyhounds, lurchers, whippets and other sighthounds as well as an occasional mongrel.

Since the KGR inception, we have rehomed over 2000 dogs in Kent, across the UK and as far as the north of Scotland, and even further afield in Europe. There are KGR hounds living in their forever homes in Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway.

Over the years, we have found loving homes for lazy greyhounds, active lurchers, boisterous puppies, quiet older dogs, and all sorts of hounds in-between. We’ve got KGR dogs that run marathons with their owners, and those that prefer to spend their days on the sofa or potter in the garden – our 15 years of experience show there is a type of hound for everyone – couples; single people; families with older children, other dogs and even cats; older people; working, busy people; and others.

Although different breeds of hound vary in their temperament and abilities, they are all affectionate and loving dogs – and they make wonderful companions.

Please take a look at the KGR dogs for adoption here.

Never giving up on a dog

We never give up on or abandon a dog, not matter how difficult its case might be. In the 15 years of our work, we have come across some shocking instances of neglect, cruelty and mistreatment of animals and we have been doing everything in our power to help. Costly medical treatment and surgeries, lengthy behavioural rehabilitation – we have done it all. And we have seen first-hand the amazing transformation that care and love does to a dog.

The KGR team and volunteers work tirelessly to help as many hounds as possible to find a forever home and nothing makes us happier than seeing our dogs becoming much-loved pets and having a good life. There is so much work that goes behind the scenes to enable this – you can read more about the process of rescuing a dog and getting it ready for adoption here.

Thanks to the people and organisations that work with KGR giving their time, expertise and resources, as well as donations and fundraising we have been able to help so many animals and also turned so many people into happy dog owners! As a non-profit entity all the money raised by KGR goes towards the charity’s work.

We do not receive any funding from the racing industry or public funds.

The next chapter

We are now ready to make the next step in our development – and we have big plans! At the core of our strategy is the ownership of kennels, which will be our new, larger and more efficient base in Kent. Moving from renting to owning is a big step and we are currently in the process of raising funds and finding the right kennels to purchase.

We also want to expand our work to even more aspects of dog-owning, including education and training, kennelling and grooming, community projects and other initiatives. We have so much knowledge, skill and expertise – we want to share it with the world and be of service to even more hounds and their owners.

You can read all about our plans to purchase kennels and create a community hub here

Get involved!

We are incredibly grateful to every individual and company who donate to us and/or volunteer with us. Kent Greyhound Rescue would simply not exist without you!

You can find our more about KGR volunteering opportunities here

And you can donate to KGR here