Welcome To
Rehoming Retired Greyhounds Edinburgh

Here at Rehoming Retired Greyhounds Edinburgh, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to rehome ex-racing Greyhounds.

Greyhounds make great pets and are suitable for all kinds of families. Whether you work, have children or other pets, we look at all situations individually and work hard to match the right greyhound with the right family.

Rehoming Retired Greyhounds Edinburgh is managed by Alison Brown, working with family run kennel owners Ian and Janis Carmichael and their family, nestled in the shadow of the Blackford Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

We're here to help so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. Please contact us to register your interest for one of our Greyhounds.



Our Retired Dogs Looking

For Homes

Greyhound of The Month - Reggie

Reggie is 2.5 years old.  He appears to have lost an ear!! Just kidding - he is posing for the camera.  Reggie is a friendly dog, he will be great round children but not cats - not too keen on them.  Why not come along and walk him one Sunday morning.

There are three main steps to finding your
perfect retired Greyhound:

  1. To contact Alison click on 'Contact' below. She'll know the dogs in their care and will be able to let you know whether they have a good match for you.

  2. Arrange a visit to meet your potential new Greyhound. You might like the look of a particular dog on our website, but you will find that the best way to find your new best friend is to go and meet the hounds. If you already have a dog, Alison may suggest you take them with you to help you choose. These are done by appointment only and are adhering to Covid procedures.

  3. A bit about you. This isn't anything to worry about - we just want to know that our hounds will fit in.

Get In Touch To

Rehome a Retired Greyhound

Want to know more about Greyhounds?


Meet Magnus


Alison helped Magnus find his forever home a few years ago and he's been in love with his new owners ever since. His owner, Derek has recorded the process of rehoming a retired Greyhound (any many more helpful Greyhound related videos since) for you all to enjoy.


"Ever thought about adopting a greyhound?


Well, we can help answer your questions and give you an insight into what it is like to adopt a retired racing Greyhound.


We Adopted a Greyhound called Magnus and have filmed the process of adoption and his transition into life as a family pet. The videos on this channel cover many different aspects of the care of a greyhound including diet, healthcare, grooming, separation anxiety, and dog training.


These videos also show the fun adventures Magnus has been on. we hope you enjoy these videos and feel free to ask any questions you may have about Greyhounds. Greyhounds are the best."

Greyhound Breed Profile

Group: Hound

Size: Large

Height: Male - 71-76cm, Female - 69-71cm

Weight: Male - 27-40kg, Female - 26-34kg

Average Retirement Age: Between 3 - 5 years of age.

Average Lifespan: Up to 15 years!

Moulting Level: Medium

Grooming: Light

Exercise Required: Perfectly happy with two twenty minute walks a day greyhounds
are built for speed, not stamina, and use up their energy in short bursts.

Temperament: Intelligent, gentle, affectionate & even tempered. 

General: Greyhounds get along with children, the elderly and people with disabilities,
and can live happily with with pets including cats.

Support Our Greyhounds 

Every year the need for Rehoming Retired Greyhound services outweighs our capacity. Please help us to work together towards a world where every retired greyhound finds a safe, loving home in retirement. We are hugely grateful for any donations.

Here's a message from one of our valued volunteers.

Hello. My name's Win Baker and I've been a volunteer at Liberton Kennels since December 2018. I was due to retire the following February and was looking for an activity to fill some of my spare time. I love dogs, don't have any of my own, so volunteering with Greyhounds seemed the perfect solution. When I look back to my first time at the kennels, I can't believe my good fortune at finding my ideal retirement activity......

On that first Sunday I wasn't sure what to expect. I introduced myself to Alison, and she said that Ian would get me a dog to walk. [ I was scared and excited in the same measure!] Whilst I waited, a friendly black bitch came up to me and, I swear, was welcoming me to the kennels - HER kennels! As Ian's dog she had the run of the kennels, and once Petra [as she was called] performed the "Greyhound lean" I was hooked. Ian was happy to let me take her on the walk, which meant that I'd be in safe paws! I wasn't exactly new to dog-walking, but it had been a while and NEVER with a "pack"!

After a few minutes, I began to relax and enjoy the experience. At one point there were four of us walking alongside with our four-legged companions, heads together, walking in front. It gave me quite a thrill, I can tell you! All the dogs were well behaved, and friendly [as were the humans].

Since then I've found a corner in my heart for some very special "Greys" - my "first love", the elegant brindled "Elke", the quirky "Kimchi" [sadly no longer with us] and the handsome, happy "Boots"! I've got room for more, and who knows who will join them?


I enjoy other aspects of my volunteering; I've helped at feeding time [quite a challenge when you have two hungry hounds jumping up and down, when you enter the kennel with their lunch], baked "goodies" for the hungry walkers; helped with our monthly raffle [Alison says I don't need a megaphone to call out the numbers!]; sourced donations for our fund-raising events; the list goes on! As a volunteer there's always lots of fun ways to get involved.


So, if you're hoping to volunteer with a dog charity, why not get in touch?


AND if you are thinking about adopting a retired Greyhound .......well, the enjoyment I get out of being "aunty" to Greyhounds could only be multiplied tenfold if you re-home one yourself - OR more accurately, YOU are chosen by one of our wonderful "Retirees"!


Go Greyhounds!