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The Export of Greyhounds From Ireland to Macau

Hounds First Sighthound Rescue are horrified to have been informed that 24 Greyhounds are leaving the UK to be transported to Macau (China) this evening. The greyhounds originally came from Ireland and sadly are not the first to face this fate. The track in Macau- Yat Yuen Canidrome has an[…]

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The Phodographer

The Photographer is an amazing York based experienced pet photographer Annemarie King and comes highly recommended by us at Hounds First. Mention Hounds First when booking and Annemarie will donate £10 to the rescue. Please take a look at her website

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Abandoned Puppies

ABANDONED PUPPIES On Friday 8th of January 2016 we were alerted to a litter of puppies who had been dumped on the side of a country lane in Thornecombe, Dorset. The puppies (3 bitches and 1 dog) were picked up and taken to Rachels (one of our Trustees) house where[…]

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Recall- Yes it IS possible!

I was shocked to read a post on our Facebook page recently about a dog having very patchy recall and running across roads and railway lines- apologies to the poster for using you as an example! I often hear people tell others that all sighthounds should stay on the lead[…]

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Christmas break!

Merry Christmas to all of our volunteers and supporters. We will be taking a break from the 18th of December until Monday the 4th of Jan to give all of our admin and phone volunteers the chance to rest and enjoy important family time. If you have an urgent problem then[…]

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Hounds First Sighthound and Lurcher Rescue

Hounds First Sighthound lurcher Rescue- rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming sighthounds including Lurchers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis as well as other types of sighthound across the UK.

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Hounds First Sighthound Rescue (Registered Charity 1152540) rescues and rehomes sighthounds including Lurchers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis as well as other types of sighthound across the UK.

The rescue was founded in January 2013 by Rachel Hayball and Danielle Waites and gained Charity status in June 2013.

Most of our dogs are placed in warm and loving foster homes where they are carefully assessed and, if needed, rehabilitated before rehoming, however we do also rent a few kennels for our dogs that have complex behavioural needs and are not yet ready to move into a foster home.

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The Dogs BFF Award Course

Have you heard of The Dogs BFF Award Course? We have recently been told about this short course for all dog owners, and two of our Trustees decided to have a go and we feel that ALL dog owners and people that spend time with dogs should do it! Would[…]

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Choosing a dog trainer

Did you know that dog training is an unregulated industry? Anyone can claim to be a dog trainer or behaviourist. They do not have to have experience or qualifications. This means that the dog trainer that you pick could be anyone. Google dog trainer, there are thousands and thousands of[…]

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