Finding homes for retired rescue ex-racing greyhounds - based near Waltham Abbey, Essex / Hertfordshire border (and working with Henlow). Registered Charity number: 1196685
Greyhounds looking for homes - rescued and retired greyhounds looking for adoption in Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond
Whittingham's rescued and retired greyhounds looking for adoption in Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond.
To adopt a greyhound, please email email@example.com
(new arrivals/returns will be placed at the end of the list)
Boris - male greyhound
Boris is a loving boy who is quite small for a male greyhound, but he is still quite strong. This would soon improve with regular walks and once out of Kennels. He enjoys his food, is a happy boy and loves everyone!
Jet - male greyhound
Jet is slightly nervous until he gets to know you but we are sure he won't take long to come round. It must be very strange to change kennels so we understand he may be a bit unsure to start with. The same may apply at home, although we hope he will come out of his shell as time goes on. He is loving and friendly when he trusts you and will learn to accept other breeds quickly with the usual initial careful introductions.
Glen - male greyhound
Glen is a happy boy who loves affection. He happily shares and is confident around other greyhounds. He will be tested around other breeds as soon as possible. He looks quite small in the photo but is actually a medium-larger boy (normal greyhound size)! He walks nicely on the lead, seems fine with other breeds (with the usual careful introductions) and loves his food.
Bonty - male greyhound
Bonty is a friendly and confident boy who is a little strong on the lead at the moment but will be taken out by our volunteers and get used to everything over time. He happily shares with other greyhounds and is being further introduced to other breeds as much as possible.
Donald - male greyhound
Donald is a happy and confident boy who is quite small for a male greyhound. He happily shares with a female and will be introduced to other breeds as soon as possible. He is loving, well mannered and placid so should slot into most home situations.
Fifi - female greyhound
Fifi is a lovely girl who quickly came out of her shell and started wagging her tail. She shares happily, walks nicely on the lead and should be fine around other breeds (given the usual careful introductions). She would be the perfect addition to most homes!
Ed - male greyhound
Ed is a friendly and handsome fellow who loves a cuddle and shares happily with female greyhounds. He will be further assessed around other breeds as soon as possible and looks like he will slot happily into any home.
Frankie - male greyhound
Frankie is a lovely boy who is good on the lead and has so far proven good around other breeds of all sizes. He can be nervous until he gets to know you and so would be best not homed with young children. He is clean in his kennel and adjusted to life at Whittingham quickly (so we are sure the same will prove correct once he goes into a home environment).
Bertie - male greyhound
Bertie is a 7yr old greyhound who has been in a home for 3yrs and sadly needs to find another home. His adopter is very sad about it but finds herself in a position where she can't keep him. This is through no fault at all of Bertie. He is good with children, good with most other dogs (can occasionally bark at larger dogs), good around horses. He is used to the home environment so house-trained and confident. He is still with his adopter for the moment, so any prospective adopter would have to be in touch to arrange a meeting so we can bring him into Kennels. Bertie is not currently available as his adopter is seeing how things go. We will keep you posted if anything changes.
Swifty - male greyhound
Swifty is a friendly boy who is very affectionate and loves his food. He happily shares with the female greyhounds and shows no reaction to other breeds with our initial tests. He should be a great addition to any home.
Shirley - female greyhound
Shirley is a lovely girl who is looking to fall on her paws in a loving home. She shares happily with other greyhounds and is delicate when taking treats. She should be fine around other breeds with initial care and is a confident and happy girl.
Finn - male greyhound
Finn is a dear boy who needs to gain some weight but is otherwise in good condition. We took him in after he could no longer stay in his previous home, but he did not come from us originally. He should, therefore, be house-trained, used to the home environment and generally calm in the home. He is affectionate and friendly, but also quite reserved. He will be tested around other breeds as soon as possible, but first signs are good.
Storm - male greyhound
Storm is a chunky, handsome chap who seems extremely affectionate and ready to start his new life. He has been in holding Kennels for a while so is really keen to find himself a loving family and place on a sofa. He will be tested around other breeds as soon as possible but initial signs are good. He also shares happily with other greyhounds.
Bernie - male greyhound
Bernie has sadly returned after 3.5yrs in a home. He is a lovely, affectionate and chunky boy who would really love to find a loving home after being away from Kennels for so long. He will be assessed around other breeds as soon as possible. He is spotlessly clean, walks well on the lead and would really love to enjoy a home with comforts and love.
Arthur - male greyhound
Arthur has sadly been returned. He is excellent with small dogs (with initial care), loves the company of other greyhounds and good on the lead. He will need a home without small children and preferably with another dog or with someone who works from home or is retired. Could you offer Arthur a loving home so he doesn't have to spend too long in Kennels?
Molly - female greyhound
Molly has sadly been returned. She was in her first home for over two years where she happily shared with two young children (as long as they respect her space). She is good with other breeds whilst out and about and used to the home environment. She does like her own space when eating and asleep. She is otherwise the perfect dog and really deserves a good home as she has spent most of her life in a home environment (as she's still only 4yrs old). There is interest in Molly (pending return visit)!
Robbie - male greyhound
Robbie is a lovely boy who rather resisted having his photo taken on arrival! He's affectionate, confident and friendly. He will be further assessed as we get to know him.
Pickle - female greyhound
Pickle is a dear little girl who loves affection and even played with a ball. She will be tested around other breeds as soon as possible and would really love to fall on her paws at home. She is only 4yrs old, although quite grey around the face! But she says it is wisdom, not ageing. She would love a good home and whoever has Pickle will be very lucky.
Gertrude - female greyhound
Gertrude is a dainty girl who came in with Lady. She is fine to share with other greyhounds, seemed fine with a visiting small dog (and will be tested further) and is gentle and friendly. She was spotted by visitors who took her out knowing that she was a blank canvas (because we haven't got to know her yet!). They found her calm on the walk and reserved her! As it was her first day, she was understandably slightly overwhelmed, but we will assess her further and get to know her more before she goes home. Gertrude has found a home!
Lady - female greyhound
Lady is a friendly girl who happily shares with other greyhounds and will be tested around smaller breeds as soon as possible. She is a dear girl who really loves affection and will make a great addition to any home.
Bluebell - female greyhound
Bluebell is a dear little soul who has come in from her trainer. We have already homed a 'Bluebell' this year so obviously they are like buses! She is a gentle and friendly girl who is looking forward to falling on her paws in a loving home. Bluebell is currently reserved!
Betty - female greyhound
Betty is a lovely girl who is coming round after being slightly nervous to begin with. She will soon be trusting and will be a delightful dog for someone. (further description to come as we get to know her).
Roxy - female greyhound
Roxy is a gentle and confident girl with a very pink nose!
She is good on the lead and will be further assessed. (Further description to come as we get to know her)!
We also have two long term residents, Jack and Max, who are not on the website and need the right home.
Donations towards our work for rehoming rescued and retired greyhounds are always very much appreciated!