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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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Great British Greyhound Walk- York

This SUNDAY! The Great British Greyhound Walk- York with a fun dog show. Raising money for Hounds First Sighthound Rescue. Date: Sunday 21st June Time: 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start Where: The Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, York http://www.fulfordarms.co.uk/ Duration: 45 mins – 1 hour for the walk, plus an[…]

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We need to talk about cats

Firstly i want to say that many sighthounds can live with cats. We get lots of dogs through our doors that are able to live with cats. However this post is about those who can’t. Our sighthounds, like many breeds of dogs have inbuilt natural instinct to chase, grab and[…]

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Another day another poundie….

Meet Biscuit. Biscuits life was saved today. She was due to be put to sleep, but thankfully we were able to step in and save her from that fate. Sadly Biscuit is only one of many stray dogs that face death in pounds- one dog is put to sleep every[…]

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The battle between the head and the heart

We are asked to help dogs every single day. We get calls, emails and get tagged in posts on Facebook begging for help. We can’t help every single one and sadly we have to say no on a regular basis. People post ‘Someone, PLEASE do something’. We would if we could…

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Preferences

Everyone has preferences when it comes to choosing a dog. Some like their pure whippets, Greyhounds or salukis, and some prefer lurchers. Some like smooth coated lurchers, some like broken coated dogs and some like rough coated lurchers. I totally understand that everyone has an idea in their head of the[…]

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