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Retired Greyhounds

Our Retired Greyhounds

Keep up to date with the latest news and updates on our retired greyhounds from the Romford Greyhound Owners Association and Ashwell's Retired Greyhound Trust

Come and Meet the now retired, legendary former athlete Dodd Squad Dog this Saturday morning - 28th May!

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🌟SPECIAL APPEAL FOR LUCKY🌟

Lucky is a gorgeous 3 year-old brindle and white girl, who is currently being fostered by Ash and Jamie and she is looking for her forever family

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Lucky is the most affectionate, sweet-natured greyhound and we just cannot believe she’s been overlooked and let down so much! This adorable girl absolutely loves cuddles, and is very affectionate, so she would make the best companion. She’s great around food and doesn’t try to beg when you are eating. She walks well on the lead and has been brilliantly behaved around different breeds of dogs on walkies

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She is quickly learning to be house trained and to settle during the night. She really is taking life outside of kennels in her stride! Sometimes she needs a little encouragement and reassurance from a human - but once she gets that, there really hasn’t been anything that she can’t do

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She can jump in and out of the car, she has mastered the stairs to our apartment when on her lead and she has made good friends on walks with our family’s dog, Bertie the Beagle

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She lives beautifully with her foster family's male greyhound, Niko - she respects his space and is very polite, but also learns from him very quickly and enjoys his company

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She would make a great only greyhound or an additional greyhound. She could also potentially live with another dog breed too (but no cats)

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She could be a lovely companion to someone who lives alone or to a couple, or she could be a fantastic new member to a family, as she has had experience around children

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If you would like more information on adorable Lucky, please contact the RGOA kennels on 01277 373691 any day between 10am & 1pm.

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🌟SPECIAL APPEAL FOR A FINAL FOREVER HOME FOR BEAUTIFUL MILLY🌟

The RGOA is looking for a special home for sweet Milly.

Poor Milly is struggling being in a noisy kennel, she needs a quiet home where she will be a companion dog to an older person who maybe can’t manage to go out but who has a garden for her to run around in, as Milly struggles with the hustle and bustle of the big bad world. All she needs is lots of love & cuddles

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No cats or young children. So please if you think she is the hound for you, contact the RGOA kennels on 01277 373691 any day between 10am & 1pm.


Supporting our Partnered Greyhound Retirement Homes

We are delighted to be donating £1000 each to both Ashwells Greyhound Trust and Romford Greyhound Owners Association.

Thank you for all you do for our retired hounds!

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Violet, Beauty, Mickey, Mario and gift say farewell to Ashwell's as they leave for their forever homes!

Recently Ashwells have waved Violet, Beauty, Mickey, Mario and Gift off to their forever homes!

We wish them all long and happy lives with their new families!

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Urgent Appeal for Daphne

Daphne is looking for her forever home!

When Daphne is relaxed and confident, she’s a perfect greyhound companion. She is affectionate, friendly, good with people and dogs, curious, funny, well-behaved in the house, not too strong a prey drive, and generally the sweetest little girl.

She’s got the potential to make a wonderful pet for the right person, but needs a bit of patient support to help her overcome some fears away from her main triggers, so they can be reintroduced slowly, as they are currently causing her problems that our living situation means we cannot address.

What Daphne needs: A house in a quiet area, away from busy roads, schools, playgrounds, or noisy children Kind, patient owners who have the time to go slowly with her and gradually build her confidence A garden, so she can still go to the loo even when she doesn’t want to venture far Maybe a hound companion to help keep her confident on walks People who are around a lot – she’s very affectionate and quite needy, so would need to be around people most of the time, ideally with time to focus on her She’s not currently got a lot of fitness or stamina, and while this could probably be built up over time with her confidence, owners who are happy with short local walks and not too much adventure time would suit her well.

If you think you could give Daphne the home she so deserves then please contact the kennels on 01277 373691 any day between 10 & 1. Please share and let’s get this gorgeous girl the home she deserves.

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The RGOA wave goodbye to Anna as she leaves for her forever home!

Lovely news from the RGOA as they wish beautiful Anna farewell as she goes off to her new forever home. We wish you all many happy years together.

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Volunteer to walk our retired hounds!

Got a spare hour or so during the week?

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Why not visit the RGOA and volunteer to walk some retired greyhounds?

Please send the RGOA a message for more information or give the kennels a ring on 01277 373691

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Walkers are welcome every day between 10am-12pm and our gorgeous hounds really appreciate it!

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Rocket has retired to Portugal!

The RGOA have some wonderful photos of Rocket! This lucky boy is happily living out his retirement in Portugal

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His lovely dad said he’s having a wonderful life he loves sleeping on their bed only trouble is he always got muddy paws

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Special appeal for Fletch who is looking for his forever home!

Fletch is looking for his forever home!!

He is a March 2019 black male and is known as a complete gentleman at the kennels, becoming a favourite with the volunteers due to his sweet temperament! He can be a slightly nervous boy at first and just needs a special person to give him time to come out his shell!

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He is an absolute beauty, with an adorable nature, and really lacks confidence in kennels at the moment. He would love to find a caring forever home where he could be someone’s best friend. We would prefer a home with no little children. He was also very good when introduced with other breeds

If you are interested in helping lovely Fletch, whether that is to adopt him or otherwise foster him, please send contact the RGOA for more information or call the kennels any day between 10-1 on 01277 373691

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New pup Professor Plum is looking for his forever home!

Today this very handsome boy joined the RGOA family. This is 13 month old PROFESSOR PLUM. A gorgeous brindle who has absolutely no interest in chasing at all. If you think you could give this boy the forever home he deserves then please contact the RGOA kennels on 01277 373691 7 days a week between 10 & 1!

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Mollie, Donnie, Cooper, Bob and Rosie have all found there forever homes!

We are over the moon to see that Ashwell's Greyhound Trust have recently we've waved Mollie, Donnie, Cooper, Bob and Rosie off to their forever homes. We wish them all long and happy lives with their new families

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Appeal for practically perfect in every way Poppy who is looking for her forever home!

FOREVER HOME NEEDED FOR PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY POPPY

Poppy’s Twilight has been at the RGOA for far too long – so many people must have passed up on what must be one of the very best Greys out there, just because she has a little bit of fur missing from her derriere. When you get to meet this gentle, relaxed and affectionate girl, you will see that the following statement from her foster family is very true.

Poppy is the sixth greyhound we have looked after at our home, and we can honestly say that the dogs just keep on getting better. Poppy is an absolute joy in all situations; in the house, on walks, in the car, and even in when she has a bath/shower. Her most apparent qualities are that she is particularly gentle, quiet, clean and relaxed. She walks beautifully right next to you on the lead, has never stalled and does not pull at all (quite unlike the other Greys we’ve cared for).

She doesn’t seem at all interested in other cats ( could be cat workable) and dogs when out walking, simply following our lead of walking past them without event. She does like balls and enjoys playing with them in the garden. Poppy has never shown any aggression at all, does not jump up and has not damaged anything inside or outside our home, toys, books, shoes, furniture etc.Poppy settled in instantly, roaching on her first day with us and quickly bonding with the whole family, showing the same respect to our children (14-year-olds) as she does with us adults. Adorably, she chatters her teeth at any affection passed her way.

She is the perfect companion, liking nothing more than cuddling up to anyone that needs company on the sofa. She favours company, but is also fine being left home alone when we have needed to go to work. She likes to sleep on her bed at the foot of our bed (upstairs) and be close to one of her pack. During Poppy’s short foster time with us, the fur on her hind legs is noticeably growing back. We know through experience that this can take a little while, but do not let this detract from what a perfect Grey she really is – after a short time with her, you’ll not even notice her cute little patches. It has been the biggest pleasure introducing home life to this gentle beauty. We know that she will make the perfect addition to her forever home.

If you think you could give this beauty her forever home then please contact the RGOA kennels on 01277 373691 between 10 & 1 7 days a week.
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An update on beautiful Mabel's first year with her family!

Thank you to Mabel’s family for this lovely update!

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Mabel. XHey RGOA team, I just wanted to write to say today is Mabel (formally Trapstyle Solo) 1st gotcha day. We’ve had 365 days of our gorgeous girl bringing all the love, laughs and cuddles only a greyhound can bring.

It doesn’t feel like a year, it feels like she has been in our lives forever and we couldn’t imagine life without her. We have recently made the move up to Yorkshire and Mabel has settled into life here really well; she’s loved making new friends (both human and 4 legs), exploring new countryside and running on the beach.

We know that we made the best choice a year ago and want to thank your wonderful team for us being able to have the opportunity. All the best, Alice, Tim and of course Mabel

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Jane has found her forever home!

On Saturday 29th January we saw another beautiful hound, Jane go off from the RGOA to her new forever home! Jane is going off to live with two other ex RGOA hounds Hodge & Spy. This lucky girl has two new boyfriends to look after her. We wish Jane and her family many happy years together!

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Looking for your Romeo this Valentines Day?

Well look no further here he is, and what a handsome boy he is too!

Romeo is a December 2018 handsome white & black male who is in the RGOA kennels. He may not bring you flowers but he will give you lots of kisses & cuddles.

If you think he’s the hound for you then please contact the kennels on 01277 373691 any day between 1010:00-13:00 or why not pop to the kennels and meet him.

We're sure you will fall in love with him

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An update on beautiful Puma's first year with his family!

One of our beautiful retirees Puma, previously known by his racing name Beechview Puma has now spent a year with his new family who've sent over a heart-warming update to The Romford Greyhound Association!

Puma, born in July '17, was trained by one of our trainers David Mullins and after winning 8 out of 27 races retired on 21st October 2020. Puma won his first race on 13th November 2019, and was a rare greyhound in that he won a hat-trick in his first three races. He also won an Open Race and two A1s showing he was a top class greyhound.

Trainer, Dave Mullins described Puma as "a nice, lively brindle greyhound who was great to have in the kennels. He was a great character and was as good as gold with the dogs. A specific trait of Puma was that he used to dribble for his food when it came to feeding time.”

Puma's family have provided a lovely update along with some pictures of how he's getting on and we love to see it!

"Hi there! Just wanted to send another update now we've had Puma for a year. We love him so much and his is such an angel. He's so much more confident and affectionate now - and has been a fantastic big brother to a couple of galgas that we have fostered before sending them onto their forever homes. Sending you some photos so you can see what he's been up to. Thank you!"

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A Huge Thankyou to our Sheltering Partners!

We would like to give a huge thanks to our sheltering partners for all their amazing hard work and ongoing support. An amazing number of over 220 retired greyhounds found their forever homes in 2021 thanks to the fantastic work of the RGOA, Ashwells Greyhound Trust and Dunton Greyhound Trust.

You've made many greyhounds and families very happy!

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Princess, Gary, Coral, Lady, Molly, Maz and Daisy have joined their forever homes!

Ashwells Greyhound Trust have recently we've waved Princess, Gary and Coral, Lady, Molly, Maz and Daisy off to their forever homes.! We wish them all long and happy lives with their new families

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Some of our retired greyhounds who have found their forever homes this December thanks to the loving support of the RGOA

Some of our retired greyhounds who the RGOA have helped to find their forever homes this December, bringing the number of dogs they have homed this year to an amazing 106!

Molesley has found his forever home!

We are delighted to hear that Molesley has left The Gable Racing Kennels for his forever home with his new parents! Wishing Molesley and his parents all the best!

Jenny has found happiness with her new family!

After some bad luck finding her final forever home, Jenny has now, happy and settled! Her new family love her so much already

We wish Jenny and her new family a lifetime of happiness and fantastic memories together!

King has found his forever home by the sea!

Lovely news from the Romford Greyhound Owners Association kennels, the very handsome King went to his forever home by the sea in Canvey. We wish him and his new family many happy years together. We cannot thank his foster dad Mick more for preparing him for his forever home. You did an amazing job Mick we are so very grateful.

Ashwell's Retired Greyhound Charity Event 4th December

On Saturday 4th December Romford Greyhound Stadium held a charity fundraising event to raise money for Ashwell's Retired Greyhound Trust. This was a fantastic evening, and we raised a total of £2027 All funds raised will go towards supporting the greyhounds through retirement whilst they wait for their forever homes.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in creating such an amazing evening, to all who made donations and bought raffle tickets.

Pepper and Ruby are looking for their forever homes!

These two beautiful girls are each looking for their forever homes.

Lovely Pepper is a gorgeous black dog with a delightful snowy face. She is only five years old and is a really affectionate, loving character! She absolutely adores cuddles and attention at the kennels, and she also has a sweet, playful side. On her recent adventure to South Weald , she was a very good girl. She was a little nervous of some newer experiences, and whined a little when she met some other dogs, but she was very well behaved and just needed some reassurance. Over time, her confidence will grow with a loving owner

She walked very well on the lead, not pulling at all, and was a superstar! Pepper is looking for a home who will give her lots of affection and show her how to live a life outside of kennels. She could be suitable for a couple, single person or a family, but if there are children we would recommend 8+ years

Next is beautiful Ruby, who is a fawn-coloured lady. She is a few years older, at 8 years old, and she is looking for a quiet retired life with no young children. She is a gorgeous lady, who is so affectionate and loves the company of humans! She is so well behaved in her kennel and she was a very good girl on her recent outing.

She walks beautifully on the lead and was not bothered by other dogs. We are really hoping this girl won’t be overlooked due to being slightly older, as she truly has so much love to give!

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If you think you could offer either of these gorgeous girls their own forever home that they both so deserve, then please contact the RGOA kennels on 01277 373691 any day between 10 & 1. Or send a Facebook message. Thank you!


Another wonderful update this time on the beautiful Nova.

Another wonderful update this time on the beautiful Nova.

Just over 2 months in and what can I say!? Nova has really settled in. She loves an obstacle course round the back, loves running round after the kids, loves receiving lots of attention and love. Gets very excited when she knows it's walkies time, soon as she sees her lead she does zoomies then sits nicely for me to put it on her. Still hasn't mastered any stairs but that's OK, I do not push this. Hasn't found her place on the sofa just yet but she's very happy to relax on her living room bed when we're in the living room, or her kitchen bed if I'm in there. She absolutely adores children of all ages and has been small dog tested with my friends chihuahua. Always friendly around other dogs and humans. We've had a couple toilet accidents but this was when she was settling in, I think I've heard her bark about 4x since being home and her tail is always wagging. Enjoys a pigs ear as a treat... I think Nova is enjoying her retirement and makes the perfect family pet and we are really enjoying Nova too!

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Help Dancer find her forever home!

Help Dancer find her forever home!

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Special appeal to find Jenny a sofa!

Special appeal to find Jenny a sofa!

This beautiful girl is called Jenny (2016) and she is such a delight! Sadly, through no fault of her own, she has been returned after six months living in a home, so now she is searching for her forever home.

She’s a gorgeous, chocolate-brindle with a lovely temperament. She walks well on the lead, is good with other dogs and is house trained. She loves affection and cuddles, and has really enjoyed meeting new people both big & small on walkies. She has a cute, playful nature, but also loves to snooze beside you all day. She would make a great pet for anyone searching for a lovely companion!


One year on with Percy...

One year on with Percy...

We adopted this beautiful boy in July 2020 and he has been the light of our lives ever since. He’s goofy, clumsy and completely spatially unaware (which seems kind of funny for a sight hound), constantly bumping his head, knocking his nose or walking into things. He’s incredibly affectionate, and has such a loveable, adorable temperament. A real gentle giant. Percy has been so easy to train and he mastered the stairs in 3 days! Anyone who doesn’t think greyhounds make great pets is sorely mistaken, they’re incredibly affectionate. He’s been a joy, loves people and other dogs (whatever size), a real happy chappy! It’s safe to say this boy has completely stolen our hearts. Thank you Julie for all that you do to look after the many greyhounds, liked Percy, that come to your kennels. We have a feeling we’ll be back to get Percy a female companion.


Update on Daisy...

Update on Daisy...

Hello, an update on our Daisy (Love is Blind)

We've almost had her for a year now and she is the loveliest companion. She's really come out of her shell, loves her walks and has learnt how to sit for treats. She has the sweetest nature and we really can't imagine life without her now


CLEARING OUT OLD DUVETS, TOWELS, SOFT TOYS OR BLANKETS?

CLEARING OUT OLD DUVETS, TOWELS, SOFT TOYS OR BLANKETS?

Here at Romford Greyhound stadium we are collecting old duvets, towels, soft toys and blankets to donate to our retired greyhounds at Ashwells Greyhound Trust and the R.G.O.A. All donations are collected in a blue donations bin we have located by our first set of turnstiles. You are welcome to donate if you have anything to give and the box is available everyday of the week at all times, simply drop them off when passing or visiting our stadium. These much appreciated donations go towards our retired greyhounds to keep them comfortable and entertained. We thank you in advance and hope that we are helping you too by taking your unwanted waste off of your hands. If you are looking to adopt or foster a retired greyhound or just want more information please get in contact with Joy at Ashwells Greyhound Trust or Julie at the R.G.O.A which are both located in Brentwood.


Oscar Settles In Well..

Oscar Settles In Well..




Fox, Rebel and Puma

Fox, Rebel and Puma

A big wave goodbye was sent to Fox, Rebel and Puma as they rode off to their new homes, we wish them all long and happy lives with their new families.

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HAPPY 1 YEAR GOTCHA DAY MOLLY!

HAPPY 1 YEAR GOTCHA DAY MOLLY!