Whittingham's Events - working for rescued and retired greyhounds looking for adoption in Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond

Whittingham's Events - working for rescued and retired greyhounds looking for adoption in Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond.

If you are considering adopting a greyhound, please view our current "greyhounds looking for homes".

Donations towards our work for rehoming rescued and retired greyhounds are always very much appreciated!
Please go to our Whittingham Kennels' gofundme page, or email us for bank details.

Whittingham Kennels' next events (in red): 

NEXT EVENT - TO BE CONFIRMED!



Christmas at the Kennels - Sunday 17th December - 11am-2pm at the Kennels

Come and join us for a pre-Christmas gathering: stalls, Christmas treats and mingle with other greyhound
adopters and Whittingham supporters.  



A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Walk and Open Day.  We were stunned by the turnout and your support.  Thank you SO much.

Walk and delicious food: Sunday 17th September at the Kennels - 11am: come and join us for a walk from the Kennels at 11am followed by Theresa's amazing food.  Theresa is a wonderful adopter/supporter whose culinary skills are legendary!  It is great to see all our adopted dogs again and always a good social event as well as raising funds for the Kennels.

Please note that we have kindly been given extra parking by the farmer on the old Pet Cemetery (between Kennels 2 and 3 in the lane)

Easter Open Day - Monday 10th April at the Kennels 11am-2pm
Come and join us for stalls, meet and greet the greyhounds and general social with other greyhound adopters and Whittingham supporters.  We look forward to seeing you!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our January open day.  It was SO lovely to see everyone and have such amazing support.  (See blog page for further update!)

Sunday 15th January 11am-2pm at the Kennels

EVENT RESCHEDULED: We are delighted to say that our event has been rescheduled for Sunday 15th January - 11am-2pm at the Kennels.  It will be a post- Christmas and New Year celebration with stalls and treats.  Come and meet the greyhounds and other like-minded greyhound people and enjoy the chilli and rice; and vegan delights stalls as well as other refreshments and other stalls.  We will look forward to seeing you there!  Let's pray for a sunny day this time!



Sunday 18th September 2022 - Whittingham's Walk!


Thank you to everyone who came to our walk today. It was so lovely to see so many of you and we really appreciate all the support. Thank you to everyone who brought donations of food and disinfectant etc too. It was great to see our ex-residents again and be joined by other greyhound lovers too. All the current kennel residents went on the walk as well, which was great! Martin, who is a keen walker, was able to lead the way to beautiful views...whilst we prepared refreshments back at base for the return. Thank you to Tilly and Faith for selling raffle tickets...and to Sandra for her brilliant mugs which also raised some funds. It is always wonderful to see dogs we have known and who are now thriving at home. We can't mention everyone here, but we do have to say how wonderful it was to see Patsy mingling with all the other greyhounds. Patsy was our longest stay for such a long time and has really fallen on his paws. It was quite breathtaking to see him doing so well with all the other dogs.
Thank you to everyone for coming, supporting, walking, donating and including all the kennel dogs too. See you next time!


Sunday 24th April:  Thanks so much to our amazing volunteers for organising this event and to all who took part.

COME AND DRIVE FOR WHITTINGHAM!  At Young Drivers Track, Harlow

(Open to everyone 13yrs or older)!

Our volunteers Jane and Marie are supporting Whittingham by raising funds during a special charity event on 24th April at Young Drivers Track, Edinburgh Way, Harlow.
Join Jane, Marie and their colleagues at EXL Young Driver Centre where they have an off road track as well as an on road driving school. 
Book through their Off Road Track booking site: www.under17drivers.com .
There is a Book now button, scroll down and select Charity Day Option 24th April Only.  One button is for Auto and one for Manual. 
Please make sure to select this option as there are other days available which are not for Whittingham.
On the day, there are Auto or manual cars.
Sessions are £55.  If there are any questions, please contact us and we can pass you to Jane.  
(It is 13yrs and over as they need to reach the pedals of the car... but you do not need to be under 17- anyone is welcome). 
All sessions are with an ADI (Advanced Driving Instructor) in a dual controlled car.
Their facebook page EXL Young Driver Centre has further information.  
All the money raised on the day will be donated so please tell friends/family/sighthound lovers and fingers crossed that we can sell these sessions.


We are open and homing rescued and retired greyhounds by appointment only.   

Please email for more information on how to adopt a greyhound: wkretiredgreyhounds@gmail.com 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Easter Event - Greyhound Kennel Open Day

Easter Monday 18th April 2022 - refreshments, stalls; meet the current residents and talk to other adopters and their greyhounds.  It was a wonderful turnout and a huge thank you to everyone who supported us on the day.  See you next time!

Christmas Event - Greyhound Kennel Open Day

It is with regret that we have decided to postpone our Christmas event in the light of surging Covid cases. We do not want to be responsible for spreading this so will hold our Greyhound Kennels Open Day at Easter next year instead (date to be confirmed). We are so sorry for the late notice and hope you understand. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks so much for all your support (and all the disinfectant and treats which have been arriving). We have wonderful adopters and supporters! (If anyone had been planning to come on Sunday with a view to adopting a dog, please do let me know and we can go ahead with this). Thank you.

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.

If you are considering adopting a greyhound, please view our current "greyhounds looking for homes".

Donations towards our work for rehoming rescued and retired greyhounds are always very much appreciated!
Please go to our Whittingham Kennels' gofundme page, or email us for bank details.