Give A Greyhound A Home - Rehoming Rescue Greyhounds and Lurchers

Hi! Welcome to our GAGAH website. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about GAGAH and the work that we do:

GAGAH was established in 1999 with the sole aim of raising awareness about the plight of racing greyhounds and ex-working lurchers and to save as many of these wonderful hounds as we can.

We are a Non-Profit organisation, solely run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time and effort for free. Every penny donated to GAGAH goes to helping us save more lives and to look after the dogs we already have in our care.

We have found homes for several thousand of these adorable hounds, where they are loved and get the chance to have a happy, well deserved retirement.

We can accommodate 6 dogs at our Maud kennels in rural Aberdeenshire and 3 at the Hope kennels nearby at Memsie we also have foster homes who look after another 4-5 hounds.

Over 10,000 greyhounds retire each year EVERY year, with fewer than 2,000 being rehomed, the rest are sadly put to sleep before they reach 4 years old.

Many of the dogs we get have been very badly abused or neglected, we rehabilitate these traumatised dogs and gently prepare and introduce them to the big bad world, and slowly help them to learn to trust humans again. We have had dogs in our care who have been so badly beaten they are just an empty shell who have shutdown, we've had dogs who are starved and neglected to the brink of death with some adult greyhounds coming in weighing 14kilos when they should be 30kg, the heartbreaking cases are endless but I am pleased to say all have had happy endings.

As with many rescue organisations, our main expenses are vet bills, feeding and paying for boarding kennel spaces. If you feel you could help us there is the DONATE page or if you could consider fostering, we are always in need of good, caring foster homes.

We deal with many decent racing owners, but sadly a lot of them are not decent and the majority of the dogs we have helped were definitely going to be destroyed one way or another.

We love the work we do and just adore this breed, we carry out very detailed Home visits before placing any dog as we need to be 100% convinced that it will be the right home for a hound.

There is nothing more satisfying, and money could not buy the feeling we all get when we find the best home for each dog that comes into our care.

If you are considering adoption please take time to read our Information Pack carefully which can be downloaded as a PDF here and be 100% sure you are ready for this commitment. These dogs have already been abandoned and sold on many, many times before they even reach us, when we find them a home we want it to be forever.

We hope you enjoy the website and please feel free to send us any feedback you may have and thank you for taking the time to visit.