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Our Mission

Greyhound Protection UK previously Birmingham Greyhound Protection (BGP) was set up in June 2012 by myself, Kerry Elliman. After a few years of rehoming greyhounds, I could see there was a big gap, a need to help greyhounds that were not lucky enough to be put into the mainstream greyhound rescues.

All dogs who come into our care are carefully assessed before going up for adoption. Our main base is in the Lincolnshire Wolds and is run by our founder Kerry. We also have few fosters in Midlands area. If you are interested in meeting one of our hounds, please contact Kerry on 07572296780 between the hours of 10am – 6pm. Whilst Kerry does her best to answer all calls, please only call outside these hours if your query is of an urgent nature. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]

Please be aware that any viewings are strictly by appointment only! We can not transport a dog to you for the meeting, you will have to travel to foster to meet the dog.


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Our Vision

Our vision is to see the end of greyhound racing worldwide and the exports of racing greyhounds. We also want to see all greyhounds adopted into homes once they leave the industry

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Recent Success

We recently celebrated our 10th birthday!

We have rescued and rehomed over 1500 hounds! We have helped dogs from all over the world and have partnered with some absolutely fantastic rescues, also from around the world!

Make a Contribution

Your small contribution makes a huge difference and encourages us to continue our work.


We can have up to 40 dogs in our care at any one time. You can adopt as many as you can fit on your couch!

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There are so many ways you can volunteer. Head over to our volunteer page to see if you can help.

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Sponsor a Dog

Your sponsorship makes a huge difference.

We have several long-term foster hounds in our care. Most of these dogs have long-term medical conditions, behavioural problems and are often older. Therefore they are staying under our wings for the rest of their lives. GPUK pays all the costs involved in their care, which can be a lot. In particular vets bills can be very high.

Our current long term fosters are Ernie, George, Betsie, Alfie, Bob, Reggie, Rodney and Ted.

If you would like more information please contact Mandy on [email protected].

If you would like to become a sponsor for one of our dogs, you can PayPal £30 payment for 1 year of sponsorship. PayPal address is [email protected]

Alternatively, you can set up a standing order of £2.50 per month.

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Once you made the payment please send the proof to [email protected]. We will also need £1 to cover postage.

We will normally ask for updates from our fosters at least every 3 months and that update will be passed on to any sponsors. If a dog sadly passes away, we can transfer your sponsorship to an alternative dog of your choice.

Please consider becoming a sponsor for one of our dogs!





Featured Dogs

A small collection of dogs we have waiting for their forever home.

GPUK Events

Come and meet us and the hounds at one of these events.

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Find what our volunteers are doing as well keeping up to date with Birmingham Greyhound Protection

10 November

We have another new set of Christmas cards designed by the artist Sarah Cox. These can be purchased from the Greyhound Protection UK Shop Payments are either by PayPal to … Continued

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GPUK Success Stories

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40 Dogs Waiting
800 Adopted

Our Partners

We work closely with other rescues and greyhound organistaions.

The Haven Rescue

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PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland

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Minnesota Greyhound Rescue

Minnesota Greyhound Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes, for all Sighthounds. Our goal is to assist any Greyhound, Lurcher, Staghound, Whippet or any other Sighthound — both locally and internationally. We rescue, transport, provide medical care, adopt, and support Sighthounds in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and greater Minnesota areas. Our mission includes educating the public about the availability and suitability of Greyhounds and other Sighthound breeds as family pets.

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Galgos Del Sol

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Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption

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Greyhound Friends of New Jersey

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Candy Cane Rescue

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about GPUK feel free to contact us.

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