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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. Currently we have two main foster bases one in Lincolnshire Wolds run by Kerry and one in West Sussex managed by Sarah Jane Knight. 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


We want to ensure that all greyhounds have a home post racing.

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Recent Success


We have re-homed over 1000 hounds!

Make a Contribution

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

Adopt


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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Volunteer


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 Jonny, George, Chance, Seamus, Phil, Pancho, Sadie, Betsie, Alfie, Brian, Stitch .

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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GPUK News

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

29 November

We have two branches at GP UK .Our West Sussex branch is doing amazing and the rehoming is going brilliantly. We still need more volunteers to join the team tho to help with walking, grooming and socialising the dogs in our care.We have a volunteer contract and expect people to follow the rules but it’s … Continued

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29 November

Mona and Lena arrived from Spain last night .We are hoping we can find a wonderful person that would take both girls on .They have been waiting a long time for their chance so we must get it right.They are at our West Sussex branch settling in.

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27 November

Morning everyone. I really need help We have 11 hounds to get to the UK before the end of the year and all the rules change due to us leaving the EU ..The way it stands it will be almost impossible to bring dogs from Europe. We have Galgos, a Pod and five Irish racing … 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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