Welcome to Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary
We are the Nottinghamshire and East Midlands branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT), 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!
Saturday and Sunday are open visiting days at the kennels from 10.00 am until 2.00pm.
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!
John & Judith
Our thanks to thephotographer.co.uk for use of the picture above.
Meet Our Sponsors
Our thanks go out to our sponsors, whose help is vital in helping with costs of running Crossing Cottage.
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.
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.
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
The article was written by Jo Haigh Tanner who had formerly Sasha and Diva from us, sadly Sasha has died since the article but she has now adopted one of our older residents Billy. Having just delivered 60 cans of dog food, 4 packets of biscuits, 5 quilts, a cuddly...read more
A huge congratulations to John and Judith who won Volunteer of the Year at the CEVA Animal Welfare awards. We can't think of anyone more deserving. John & Judith are also finalists for Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year at the Petplan & ADCH Animal...read more