Greyhounds do not need or expect much exercise but if you lead a more active life they will happily walk with you all day. As a breed they are laid back but, as with all breeds, they each have their own characters and there is one out there to fit in with your lifestyle whatever that may be.


If you haven’t done so already we suggest doing some reading up on what you need to know about rehoming a retired greyhound.  The Greyhound Trust has some extremely useful reading on the topic at




We do a home-check before we will let you take a dog from us. Our home-checkers will want to ensure that your home is suitable eg. fenced garden (minimum 6ft fence), where your pet will sleep, how long the dog will be left alone, etc. and they may have some helpful tips which will help your chosen dog settle more easily. No need to be put off by this as our home-checkers are all friendly dog lovers. We will consider most prospective homes on their individual merit.




Choosing the right dog is of utmost importance and you will be able to see all of the dogs available for re-homing when you visit the kennels.


If you already have another dog bring it to the kennels with you to ensure they don’t take a dislike to your chosen hound. Your current pet may chose your new dog for you!


If you live a distance away from Barley Kennels then you may prefer to have the homecheck carried out prior to visiting the kennels as this will save you making a return trip to collect your new dog.


Whatever you decide give us a call and have a chat.




We suggest a donation of £100 for each adoption to help towards our costs to care for the greyhounds at Barley Kennels.




At any time after you take your new pet home you can contact us with any questions you may have. Often a quick phone call or email can answer your query but if you have a more detailed behavioural problem we can support you over the phone or with a visit if necessary.




Unfortunately sometimes a homing doesn’t work out for some reason or your circumstances change. If this happens the greyhound should always be returned to us at Barley Kennels.

Greyhounds make the ideal pet ... and you'll feel proud to own one

For re-homing enquiries please call Joy at the kennel on 01992 890540

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