Retired Greyhounds

Our Retired Greyhounds

Check out the latest news and updates from the R.G.O.A and Ashwell's Retired Greyhound Trust!

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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💖 The Journey Doesn't Stop When The Racing Does 💖

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!