Greyhound Resources Links

Here’s a selection of links that you may find useful. They are some of our favorite sites that we have found useful and fun to use.
Please let us know if you have a site you would like to share with others!

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors – If you are needing further advice regarding behaviour and training the APBC represents a network of experienced behaviour counsellors who, on referral from a veterinary surgeon, are able to offer the time and expertise necessary to achieve these objectives.

Identity Tags Engraving – ID tags by Post – Remember to get an identity tag for your dog.  It is a legal obligation for all dogs to wear an identity tag. You can order you tags on line and they post them out to you. They are great quality and perfect for your new friend!

Tellington Touch – TTouch Practitioner – Rachel Jackson is one of the few qualified practitioners of this amazing theraputic technique and has a great deal of experience and knowledge of greyhounds and lurchers. The Tellington TTouch (TTEAM) is a teaching method for dogs and other animals. TTEAM incorporates body work and ground exercises, as appropriate, to improve co-ordination and balance, whilst deepening communication, understanding and respect between animal and owner.  TTEAM helps increase levels of self confidence and self control.

TTEAM is widely used around the world by animal lovers and people who work with animals.  By learning just a few of the aspects of TTouch by working with a qualified Practitioner as a client, or attending a workshop, can make a difference to an animal’s life.

Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need – A Lancashire based charity – The concept of the charity grew from a perceived need first identified by Steve Wood, Hyndburn Borough’s Dog Warden. Steve became aware in the course of his duties that seriously injured dogs were being taken to the vet to be euthanaised who might, given funding for treatment, be able to carry on and live a perfectly happy and normal life.

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy – Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MSCP’s) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals. Common animal complaints treated include: Spinal problems, Joint problems, Injuries, Neurological conditions, Sports injuries and Post surgical rehabilitation.

The Oldies Club – The Oldies Club was formed on an Internet dog chat forum by a large group of people who felt great empathy with the plight of elderly dogs that end up in rescue centres all over the country.

Greyhounds In Need – (GIN), ‘GIN’ are an English registered charity founded by Anne and Arthur Finch, concerned with the plight of greyhounds
everywhere, and especially in Spain, where most of our work is done. Since starting this work in 1991 they have rescued and found homes for several thousand dogs with the help of many Spanish volunteers who carry out primary rescue work, and the homing groups and individuals in Europe and the USA who, in sympathy with our work, are promoting adoption in their own countries.

Street Dog Rescue – Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) is a non-profit foundation that rescues Street Dogs in Bulgaria and finds loving homes for them. They need to raise an enormous amount of money to help fund thier project. Originally from Stockport they moved to Bulgaria and were horrified at the plight of the street dogs there.

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) – A great organisation of which the Retired Greyhound Trust is a member of The Association Of British Dogs Homes was founded in 1985 by Mr Tom Field-Fisher, who at the time was the Chairman of The Committee of The Dogs Home Battersea.

Through the Association, members exchange ideas and information about the collection, shelter and re-homing of lost and unwanted dogs. In 1999 the Association changed its name to the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes due to the large proportion of members who were also dealing with the welfare of cats.

Since its birth, it has grown immensely and now has four very productive meetings open to all full members, and a conference each year. The members comprise charities of all sizes situated throughout England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The Association acts as a platform for identifying and disseminating information on best practice and for raising the standards of animal welfare.

Dogs Trust – Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

The Silver Peacock – They offer a range of collars, coats and leads specifically designed for Greyhounds and other Sighthounds, using designer fabrics and quality fittings to bring you the most stylish hound wear around.

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Interested in Adopting a Greyhound?

Enquiries should be directed by telephone or text message to Lancashire & Belle Vue RGT

Someone will be in touch within 48hrs to arrange your home visit, have a good chat and a chance for you to ask any questions.

If all is OK you can come to the kennels in Ormskirk, Lancashire and find your forever greyhound!

Come and see us every Saturday 6pm till 11pm at
Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in the foyer.