Kent Greyhound Rescue
REGISTERED CHARITY #
Our volunteers rehome abandoned greyhounds and lurchers throughout the UK.
All of UK
# of animals in our care:
Types of animals cared for:
Is the centre open to visitors?
For events only (see site for details)
This shelter is currently welcoming
This is a really difficult time for KGR. We have to balance adhering to the regulations with looking after the animals in our care and keeping our volunteers safe. Please work with us and not against us. Not everyone will be able to adopt, so you need to check before completing the form.
Our response time has now been changed to 2 weeks because we are inundated with applications. Our small volunteer teams has received 155 applications in the past 5 weeks – that is as many as we normally get in 6 months. Please DO NOT chase your application as this just increases our workload. We will be in touch as soon as we can.
The guidance has been updated as at 21st April 2020. The new guidance has been agreed with DEFRA and the Government. It is a practical working solution, which follows the strict guidance on social distancing and essential travel.
For full details of our operations at this time, please see
We do not know how long the regulations will stay in place and we have no control over the current situation – please bear this in mind when you talk to our volunteers – we will not tolerate any form of abuse or harassment because we cannot bend the rules to suit. Our volunteers do not deserve to be on the receiving end of your frustrations.
We are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure our dogs are well looked after and that as far as we can – we have business as normal. We are also working hard to bring all the administration, governance and accounts forward so when we reopen we can just concentrate on the dogs.
If you have a KGR dog and you are struggling because of illness or incapacity please do contact us – we are here to help you.
Once the regulations are relaxed we will be back – in the meantime you can keep in touch and receive regular updates through our facebook page and our Instagram account.
Stay safe – and we will see you all soon.
The KGR Volunteer Team
Kent Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity (1138841) based near Hythe in South East Kent. Everyone at KGR is a volunteer and no one is paid. Our rescues find new homes for around 150 abandoned and unwanted greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds each year. We rehome throughout Kent and also in other counties (strict checks are carried out before any dog is rehomed, regardless of the location).
KGR receives no help or funding from the racing industry. So, our volunteers have the responsibility of fundraising every penny needed, to ensure the charity can meet it’s financial obligations.
The vast majority of our dogs arrive needing to be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Most dogs also require a dental and/or other medical treatment, as well as the usual worm and flea treatments. Some dogs need more help than others, but the average cost of rescuing each dog is £600. We have to raise the funds to pay the difference between the donation and the actual cost of caring for the dog until a home is found.
Adopting a dog from Kent Greyhound Rescue
We ask for a minimum donation of £250 when you adopt a dog. This donation goes towards the general running costs of the charity. We explain why we ask for a donation in more detail in our FAQs. In return you are getting a dog that is:
- fully vaccinated
- deflead and dewormed
- examined by a vet and provided the relevant medical treatment if required
- house-trained (if a dog comes from a foster home)
- usually has a pet passport
Please note that we do not operate a rescue center, which is open to the public. Instead the dogs wait for their new homes at either private boarding kennels or, ideally, in foster homes throughout Kent.
You will see us out out nearly every weekend throughout the year fundraising. Volunteers do not get paid by KGR, they give their time and efforts because they love the dogs.
We are all passionate about animal welfare and want to find the KGR dogs new homes. The majority work full time and manage the charity and the fundraising in their free time.
We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers, fosterers and financial supporters, because without them Kent Greyhound Rescue would not exist.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.
These are various ways of donating to us:
- By purchasing our Gift Certificates online
- By PayPal
Our registered PayPal email address is
- By cheque
Please post a cheque made payable to Kent Greyhound Rescue to the following address:
The Treasurer, Kent Greyhound Rescue
New Pound Farm House
Kent CT18 8AU
- By attending our events in person
For full details of all of the above as well as information about fostering opportunities, our charity shop, online wishlists and more, please visit our website and click on the tab "Support KGR".
From all of our dogs and volunteers, thank you.
We do not operate a public rescue centre. Instead, our dogs await their new homes either in private boarding kennels or, ideally, in foster homes throughout Kent.
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