Hounds we have homed in 2020 If you have homed an Erin Hound we would love to see how they are getting on. Please email us email@example.com
Shen (now Finn) is quite bemused to find that love, walks, food, toys and peaceful sleep are all his, for ever and ever now. “It’s a dog’s life” can sadly mean very different things, depending on your owner.
Alcott, now Rosie, prides herself on her immaculate lawn – let’s hope she does not invite her greyhound pals round for zoomies after heavy rain!
Who would have thought that this beautiful, relaxed hound, Orlaith, once called Prairie, was so terrified by life on the streets that it took 5 experienced rescuers, kept informed by sightings from local residents, a whole month of exhausting effort, frustration and stress to catch her. Imaging this photograph is what gave them the strength to persevere and will give them hope when the inevitable call about the next terrified stray lurcher comes in.
Mr Potts (now Tigger) is enjoying his home comforts. While getting used to the sights and sounds in his new locale on his walks, he is drawing lots of admiring glances and spreading the word that sighthounds make wonderful pets.
Saachi (now Molly) is enjoying life and living with a rescued young lurcher which is very tiring for a greyhound!
The family of fun- loving Igloo (now Lulu) have bought her lots of lovely new toys but her favourite, by far, is an old broken ball!
Jennings (now Rover) is enjoying a group yoga session with his lurcher housemate, Lola before an upcoming trip with his new family in a motor home during which he can really live up to his new name!
Freedom (now Eddie) on the right, has not only got his paws under the table but appears to have got his new friend, Reggie, well and truly under his paw. What a lovely sight for those who rescued Freedom along with Fate and Fortune (lurchers also homed by Erin Hounds).
Piaf, now Evie on the right has been filling in her new house mate Rasher ( also homed by Erin Hounds) on the latest news about sighthounds in the west coast of Ireland. He was upset to hear that frightened stray lurchers, which he once was, are still numerous and is so glad they are both now responsibly owned and can sleep in peace and security.
JoJo is having a ball , enjoying life as a pet – such a lot to learn but all good. She is bringing smiles to lots of faces too.
Herriot ( now Loki) has found a loving home with caring owners who will allow him all the time he needs to get over the trauma of being a scared stray who ended up in a pound with a broken leg.
Osaka (Pat Blue Holly), now Suki is taking no chances and has already laid claim to the warmest spot in the house. Polly can put the kettle on but Suki will be making jolly sure, come winter, the wood burning stove is put on!.
Henderson (Doona Buck), now Dougie, has bowled over his new family with his placid nature and calm demeanor. Another big male greyhound in a home showing what laid back gentle giants they really are.
Dulcie (Legion Diva) keeps a weather eye on the door in case one of her local Erin Hound’s fellow adoptees comes calling to see if she is playing out- hope she does not get mud on her lovely new collar!
Agassi, now Ziggi (Glenconor Baby) is now safely where every greyhound should be, thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team of caring volunteers and his new loving home.
Rosa (Stop at the party), now Willow, is making friends in her new home and enchanting everyone she meets. Luckily this is second nature for a greyhound so does not use up too much energy. Thank you to her foster carer who did a great job as I know she was sorry to see her go but recognises that the next foster dog and the next, need her too as the stream of homeless hounds does not stop.
Grayson (now Vern) lies in the garden with the sun on his back instead of being a carcass lying in an incinerator, due solely to the calibre of our rescuers on the frontline. He was on the waiting list to be surrendered for rehoming by his owner who keeps greyhounds for “sport”. Pandemic not withstanding, they received a phone call requesting that although it was a pity as he was a lovely dog, he should now be taken off the waiting list as he was to be put to sleep at 4.30pm that day. Why?… because he had two new greyhounds coming in and so could wait no longer. As The Welfare of Greyhounds Act provides no protection whatsoever for greyhounds like him, the rescuers dropped everything and saved his life. How ironic that racing/ coursing trainers and owners object to ” rescued” being applied to greyhounds that survive.
Helium (Tail Bound), now Rocky, is well and truly at home with his new friend Grace, the greyhound. He loves playing and amassing socks and scarves on his bed. So good to see another big black lad in a loving home.
Loren (now Molly) shows how the direction of a dog’s life depends so much on whose hands it ends up in. A rescue in Ireland got a call from her owner asking them to take her as she ‘wasn’t well’. The rescue advised he take her to a vet to establish what was wrong with her which turned out to be absolutely nothing!. Her owner then refused to come and collect her so the rescue paid the bill and took her in. Now having been homed by Erin Hounds, this girl will be for ever loved and never let down again.
Cocoon, now Fergus, snoozes peacefully on the sofa in his new home. He never could have dreamed how his life could have turned around, from sad stray in the pound to cherished pet in a lovely home with trips to the seaside to look forward to. Thanks to all the caring people who helped him on his journey.
Satin (Kitmins Denise), now Saoirse, has landed on all four paws in a lovely home where she is enjoying the sunshine with her new family.
Dream (now Pippa) has certainly found her dream home with a lovely big garden and lots of company. If only the needless and soul- destroying overbreeding and abandonment of young lurchers in Ireland could be stopped. It is never ending and we know that sadly very many of them are not saved.
Heston, now Cooper (Fuerty Tiger) looks down on his brother Charlton, now Percy (Fuerty Strike) and thinks he is is actually quite heavy but he’s my brother. Three cheers for the couple who could see that the only thing better than a brindle friendly giant is two brindle friendly giants so these brothers will be spending their lives together.
Fate (now Willow) having come in after a walk, clearly illustrates the difference between owning a sighthound and owning a collie or a labrador! Rescued along with Freedom and Fortune, her fate is now well and truly sealed as the heart of a big canine and human family.
Doe (now Erin) is an illustration of what can be achieved when the resilience of neglected Irish hounds meets the team work of dedicated people on both sides of the Irish sea. Sweet dreams, little one.
Steed, now Steve (Five Alley Max) looks like he will be fully compliant with ” flopdown” this bank holiday weekend as he settles into his new home. Fortunately, most greyhounds are well practiced in this art and are earnestly doing their bit by staying in!
Emu, now Cali (Kilbannon Baibau) has joined fellow Erin hounds Lexie and Samba in her new home and hasn’t stopped smiling yet!
Kiwi (Razamataz Flame), now Bluebell, on the right, is enjoying synchronised sleeping with her new buddy, Mungo. The number of toys has affected the symmetry but she is not complaining!
Quinoa (now Queenie) is so clever that she has managed to find her forever home during lockdown. She has charmed her fosterers so much that they have adopted her and she is now loved up with Charlie (was Bowie), another Erin Hound, in the foreground. Their nuptials are forthcoming, I believe.
Boy (Rasher’s Tide), now Buddy, has been unlucky twice; having been shipped heartlessly from Ireland to Spain to join all the other greyhounds and galgos already suffering there and then soon after, discarded with an injury.He has also been lucky twice- being rescued from Spain before the pandemic started and being adopted before UK pandemic restrictions started. We beg any racing or coursing owners to keep their Irish hounds safe until we can help them into loving homes once again.
True to his name, Fortune (now Flynn) had the very good luck to go into a foster place just before lockdown and is now staying there as a permanent member of the family. New best friend Loki now has someone to share fun times and sofa snuggles with.
Silk (Bambis Gift), now Lola, is busy delighting her new owners in between trying out her new bed and enjoying the sunshine in the lovely garden.
Tobermory (Anaconda), now Toby, charmed his way into the heart of a member of his foster family and bagged a permanent place on the sofa – doesn’t he look pleased about it!
Jagger (Denco Razl) is a rolling stone no more. He is now called Teddy and is living with greyhound, Jack who is finding him useful as a head rest on walks. Thank you so much to our small band of foster carers who help dogs like him learn about the outside world and becoming a pet- you are priceless.
After a bit of a wait, we are delighted that Storm has found the patient and understanding home that some dogs need more than others. She is in a forever home that was looking for a dog to help, not just to home. If you have the time and patience to adopt a dog that needs guidance to help them be the best they can be, please contact us as it is incredibly rewarding and helps us save more hounds in need.
Sandy (left) relaxes after a day of adventures with his new brother and sister. Thanks to his foster Mum for giving him the time and space to unpack his baggage and find his feet in his forever home.
No prizes for guessing what Kumani (left) is thinking as she eyes up the couch in her new home and its incumbent, Daisy (the resident Erin hound)!
.Samhain ( Burrow Fly- brother of Sooty, also homed by Erin Hounds) is taking five, between bouts of fun and games with his new adoring new friend, staffie- cross, Bonnie.
Cami is a lucky puppy who has landed on all four paws in a lovely home with acres of fields to play in and a human puppy to keep her company.
Quest, now Percy (Vicarsview Snoop) is starting a new phase of his life as a cherished pet, a path well trodden by his welcoming house mate, Monty, who was rescued from the horrific Macau canidrome , last year.
Galilee (Fuerty Rainbow ) now Margot, is certainly enjoying The Good Life , starting her new life as a much loved pet this Valentine’s weekend- something that no greyhound should be denied but sadly few experience.
Hertz now Harley is now enjoying all the comforts of his new home and has found his favourite spot in front of the fire. Clever boy.
Redford is enjoying home comforts, love and long walks. So happy for this lad who was recently a sad stray who would have had a very different ending if not for the hard work of committed volunteers both in Ireland and the UK.
Halla, now Hanna ( Pepsi Dasher) has a lovely new life ahead of her with an adoring new owner and cuddles a plenty.
Simpson or “Mister Simpson” as he is now known, is enjoying country walks and cosy cuddles in his new home.
I think we can safely say that Riley is now living the life of………Riley! Thank you to everyone who helped him get here, from initially being lost and alone.
Saab, now Zoey (Mac’s girl) has an amazing new wardrobe and will be enjoying leg stretches on both the beach and the sofa.
Moritz (Castlegar Telly), now Bailey, is delighting his new owners with his funny character and snuggles. What a lovely way to start the new year!