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Update: DEFRA has now stated that we have to temporarily close to abide by the new restrictions. We are allowed to open by appointment to our own adopters, but we will not be able to welcome new visitors until restrictions ease. We have been working to a safer regime than the guidelines have previously suggested (but still doing home visits/deliveries exchanging paperwork outside etc), but this is even more restrictive (and we will never let our dogs go out without proper checks/meeting people first).
So please do continue to enquire and we will contact you as soon as we can do so once restrictions ease. If we know you, please also enquire and we can match you appropriately if we have a suitable dog. In these cases, we are homing on strict social distancing terms and by an appointment only system. (There will be no entry to anyone who has had symptoms in the last 14 days) for your own protection and that of our staff. We look forward to hearing from you if you would like to adopt a greyhound! Thank you!  

At the moment we are not able to accept new volunteers.  Thank you for your understanding.

Update: Thank you for all your kind offers of help and fostering but we are fully functioning with our present staff and do not foster.  We really appreciate your kindness and support.  UPDATE: We are closed, except for emergencies.  All the greyhounds are fully cared for and the staff are working a skeleton shift.  We will look forward to welcoming everyone again when it is safe to do so.  Thank you again for your support and understanding and stay well! Please continue to get in touch if you would like to adopt a greyhound and we will be in touch about visiting once restrictions are lifted.  Thank you again

Thank you for all your kind offers of help and fostering, but we are fully functioning with our present staff and do not foster.  We really appreciate your kindness but have made the difficult decision to ONLY remain open to those interested in adopting a greyhound.  We are closed for walking or socialising at the Kennels and apologise, but hope you understand.  We stress that if anyone has a persistent cough or fever, please STAY AWAY from the Kennels.  Please email to make an appointment to home a greyhound and we will continue to keep homing dogs and caring for the current residents as best we can.  Thank you again for your support and understanding and stay well! UPDATE: We have made the difficult decision that as from Sunday 22nd March, we will ONLY home presently to people we know who have already had a home check.  We will continue to operate on an appointment only system to this end.  To anyone who has not adopted before, please do continue to get in touch and we will welcome you as soon as this crisis is over.  Thank you again

Easter Monday event cancelled due to Covid 19.  We hope to rearrange a fun dog day at the Kennels in the future.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Christmas at the Kennels.  It was a wonderful turnout and great to see adopted dogs again.  Thanks so much and we'll look forward to seeing you again in 2020!




Dog Training - From Nik:  "Hello, I am a dog trainer who has had two ex-racers from Whittingham kennels. I am running dog classes in Epping and can help with retired greyhounds for anyone who would like a bit of training." If you would like Nik's help, please email us for information.