The Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue has been running for over 30 years it was set up in 1989 by Pip Singleton who started bringing Greyhounds and Lurchers into her home in an attempt to stop them being destroyed. The rescue still operates as a foster based rescue with foster homes up and down the country.
Although over the years the rescue has grown in size its is still run by a handful of volunteers and foster homes that look after and raise funds for the many dogs being cared for at any one time. The majority of our dogs arrive with little or no background. All of them need love and attention. However, far too many need to be nursed back to health or be rehabilitated to help them overcome physical or mental scars.
Some of them never fully recover and those dogs are given homes for life with some of our volunteers as EGLR Sponsor Dogs. As a rescue we adhere strictly to a non-destruction policy. The dogs in our range from new born pups, pregnant bitches to elderly dogs.
Evesham Greyhounds and Lurchers live all over the country, there may be one near you. So no matter where you live if you can offer a loving home to a Greyhound or Lurcher please read on…
All dogs brought into the rescue are carefully assessed and if need be, rehabilitated. to prepare them to be rehomed.The dogs are neutered where possible and given full veterinary treatment.As both Lurchers and Greyhounds are predominately working dogs they are often victims of cruelty, neglect and abandonment. EGLR frequently has a list of dogs waiting to come into foster care with priority being given to any dog whose life is threatened. Many of the dogs are not used to living indoors as they have spent their whole lives in sheds, kennels or outside. We believe it is essential to introduce them to home life before they can be adopted as pets. By taking the time to learn each dog’s characteristics, temperament, solve existing problems and begin basic training, there is a good chance the dog will stay with its new family. Also by making sure each dog is housetrained, fit and healthy it greatly reduces the number of dogs returned and means that the new family have as much information about their new pets as needed.