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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 go into foster homes. They are carefully assessed before going up for adoption. Currently we have two foster bases one in Midlands and one in West Sussex. 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.


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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.


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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Fostering is a really fulfilling thing to do. It feels great to know you are preparing a dog for their forever home.

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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 wing 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 Chance, Pancho, Stitch, Jonny, George, Seamus, Phil, Brian, Del and Sadie.

If you would like to become a sponsor for one of our dogs, you can PayPal £30 payment for 1 year of sponsorship. Our 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.

Christmas Fayre with Santa Paws

More info to follow. Tickets adults £2 and childern £1. Free car park.

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

23 September

Gaynor the old girl rescued from the travellers site in Ireland is now with Sarah at PAWS who is going to get her ready to travel to the UK. She is going the vets soon. Her eyes don’t look great and her teeth are rotten She is ten years. Greyhounds and Lurchers are possibly two … Continued

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21 September

Please meet Gaynor Gaynor was rescued today by Mikey who is on holiday in Ireland Mike runs Green Acres Animal Rescue. Gaynor was rescued from a travellers site and is ten years old Shes going to need all her vet work including a dental then transport to the UK. Our vet bills are already 5k … Continued

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18 September

Foster boy Junior will have been with me for two months come the 19th September I really can’t understand why, he’s such a great boy He’s clean in the house , sleeps all night and sometimes have to wake him in the morning He now loves to play with his rope toys , nylabones and … Continued

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GPUK Success Stories

Make a difference.

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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