We homed over 100 greyhounds in 2016

A massive thank you to everyone who helped find a home for a greyhound in 2016. We still have greyhounds that desperately need a home, but with your help we know we’ll be able find them a new family!

See all the dogs that need a home

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Welcome to Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary

We are the Nottinghamshire and East Midlands branch of the Greyhound Trust, a national charity that was established to ensure the long-term welfare of greyhounds after retirement from racing.Every year between eight and nine thousand greyhounds, aged from 2 to 6 years, retire from racing and, thanks to the efforts of the RGT, many of them are found new homes with families.

Greyhounds make wonderful family pets. They are intelligent, lovable, fun-loving, gentle creatures and make loyal companions for people of all ages. Many people think that greyhounds need lots of exercise. But the truth is they are sprinters rather than long distance runners. Two 20-minute walks every day is enough to satisfy them, although they are also happy to go on longer walks.

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site and there is also lots of information about greyhounds and how to look after them. Have a look and then give us a call – or better still come to the kennels and meet the dogs at first hand. You’ll be very welcome!

Opening Times

Sat, Sun 10.00am til 1.00pm
Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am

Anyone wishing to visit the kennels out of these times should contact us to make an appointment. 

Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

If you would rather visit during the week you could visit the same times Tuesday to Friday or if you wish to come later please call for an appointment 01636 822032

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Many thanks

John & Judith

Our thanks to thephotographer.co.uk for use of the picture above.

Dogs currently looking for a home

Blossom

Blossom is a really lovely gorgeous dog, she is small to medium size and very pretty.  She is a very happy girl and she is five years old. 

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Elsa

Elsa is a lovely, very pretty, kind,  little blue girl and she is a very gentle, quiet little girl, very easy going and lovely temperament. 

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Kitty

Kitty is a small to medium, black and white,  young lady and she is four and a half years old.  Kitty  is very pretty,  bouncy,   mischievous, happy  and fun loving, her glass is always ‘half full’.

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Blue

Blue is a very handsome, big,  happy ,  quite lively, special  greyhound and he is four and a half years old.  Blue is a very special boy, he is very happy and loves people especially when they offer fuss. 

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Finn

Finn is a medium to large, handsome really lovely black greyhound and he is  three years old.  Finn is really a great dog.  He is a very happy dog but he does have his laid back ‘legs in the air ‘ moments.

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Major

Colour - Black DOB - June 2007 Medium Details Major is a lovely ten year old boy, who has been returned to us following the hospitalisation of his owner, an elderly gentleman.  His previous owner was unable to walk him but he was very happen having his garden to...
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Can you give a home to one of our Special Dogs

We have three dogs we are desperate to find a home for. Could you help?

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Meet Our Sponsors

Our thanks go out to our sponsors, whose help is vital in helping with costs of running Crossing Cottage.

Our Sponsors

A message to our sponsors

To all current greyhound and kennel sponsors – due to the successful homing of three of our long term sponsor dogs we will be contacting the sponsor of those dogs to ask them to choose another greyhound. The greyhounds that have been successfully homed are Arthur, Elvis, and Maggie. Jane Lidster will be contacting you shortly with information of new sponsor dogs. Thank you all so much for your committment and dedication to supporting our long term greyhounds in the kennels.

Fostering

We have in the past not been in favour of fostering our greyhounds. However, we have some dogs in the kennels that we feel would benefit from being in a foster home.

Learn more about Fostering

How to find us

Crossing Cottage
Greyhound Sanctuary
Sutton On Trent,
Nr Newark,
Nottinghamshire
NG23 6QR
Telephone: 01636 822032
Mobile:07734052659

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Latest News

Our Special Greyhounds

Our Special Greyhounds

There is no doubt that if you are looking at our website that you think greyhounds are very special and that they make great pets, and there are many hounds that are looking for their forever home. Possibly some of the greyhounds most in need are those that have...

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Sponsor a class

Sponsor a class in our Sutton-on-Trent Greyhound Show All you need to do is choose a class from the list, pay £25 in sponsorship and your name will be printed on the tails of the 6 rosettes for the class. On the day you will present them to the 6 class winners and...

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Help Tyler do something amazing

Our friend Tyler is taking part in the Rat Race Coast to Coast in September and is looking for sponsorship to rais money for Crossing Cottage. Every little donation will help us look after the dogs until we can find them a new home. So if you can spare anything a...

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The Story of Curtis

We got our first greyhound in October 2009 from RGT Midlands. Her name was Megan, a nervous fawn girl. She was a delight, as nervous as she was she was lovely with us and our family. When we had to have her put to sleep we couldn’t manage without another greyhound,...

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