We homed over 100 greyhounds in 2016

A massive thank you to everyone who helped find a home for a greyhound in 2016. We still have greyhounds that desperately need a home, but with your help we know we’ll be able find them a new family!

Welcome to Crossing Cottage Greyhound Sanctuary

We are the Nottinghamshire and East Midlands branch of the Greyhound Trust, a national charity that was established to ensure the long-term welfare of greyhounds after retirement from racing.Every year between eight and nine thousand greyhounds, aged from 2 to 6 years, retire from racing and, thanks to the efforts of the RGT, many of them are found new homes with families.

Greyhounds make wonderful family pets. They are intelligent, lovable, fun-loving, gentle creatures and make loyal companions for people of all ages. Many people think that greyhounds need lots of exercise. But the truth is they are sprinters rather than long distance runners. Two 20-minute walks every day is enough to satisfy them, although they are also happy to go on longer walks.

Our job is to find the right homes for our charges. The dogs we have available can be seen on this site and there is also lots of information about greyhounds and how to look after them. Have a look and then give us a call – or better still come to the kennels and meet the dogs at first hand. You’ll be very welcome!

Opening Times

Sat, Sun 10.00am til 1.00pm
Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am

Anyone wishing to visit the kennels out of these times should contact us to make an appointment. 

Come along and get information about greyhounds, chat to current greyhound owners, meet the greyhounds and take one for a walk.

If you would rather visit during the week you could visit the same times Tuesday to Friday or if you wish to come later please call for an appointment 01636 822032

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Many thanks

John & Judith

Our thanks to thephotographer.co.uk for use of the picture above.

We are hiring

We are looking for a person/s to work with Judith on a Saturday and Sunday or one of those days to talk to people about rehoming greyhounds.

The person would need to get to know the dogs that are looking for homes to be able to speak to people about them. So being able to talk about the dogs would be a way to get to know them. There is also some admin work attached to the homing process.

Times would be negotiable but from 8.00 til 2.00, this would allow for walking the dogs and then doing some kennel work too.

If you are interested please contact Send an email to judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk after November 20th.

Dogs currently looking for a home


Louise is a beautiful, happy, young lady with a great temperament, and  a happy go lucky outlook on life. Louise is always wagging her tail and pleased to see you.


Ben is a medium to large, happy, outgoing, very handsome, loving,  fawn  greyhound, (with gorgeous eyes) he is 4 years old, 5 years old in October 2018 . He has a lovely temperament and will relax once he gets to know you. 


Colour -  White & Black DOB - November 2015 Size:  Medium Details Grace is a really lovely gorgeous dog, she is small to medium size and very pretty.  She is a very happy girl, but can be timid and shy until she gets to know you. Grace will be three years old in...


Nancy is a really lovely gorgeous dog, she is small to medium size and very pretty.  She is a very happy girl and she is soon to be 3 years old.  She has a really lovely temperament and is kind and genuine.


Magic is a happy boy, and always pleased to see you.  Loves his cuddles and fuss and he is always lively, never miserable and has a great temperament. 


vie is a small to medium size, very cute, pretty, dark brindle,  young lady and she is nearly 4 years old.  Evie  is very happy little girl and she has a great outlook on life and a lovely temperament.

Can you give a home to one of our Special Dogs

We have three dogs we are desperate to find a home for. Could you help?

For anyone who may have a greyhound with corns or other ortheopedic issues

We are visiting Daniel Doherty at Vets 24-7 in Uxbridge in London on a regular basis and will have spaces in the future if you are interested in us taking your greyhound to see Daniel. If you would like information please contact John and Judith on 01636 822032 or e mail judith@greyhoundtrusteastmids.org.uk

Meet Our Sponsors

Our thanks go out to our sponsors, whose help is vital in helping with costs of running Crossing Cottage.

A message to our sponsors

To all current greyhound and kennel sponsors – due to the successful homing of three of our long term sponsor dogs we will be contacting the sponsor of those dogs to ask them to choose another greyhound. The greyhounds that have been successfully homed are Arthur, Elvis, and Maggie. Jane Lidster will be contacting you shortly with information of new sponsor dogs. Thank you all so much for your committment and dedication to supporting our long term greyhounds in the kennels.


We have in the past not been in favour of fostering our greyhounds. However, we have some dogs in the kennels that we feel would benefit from being in a foster home.

How to find us

Crossing Cottage
Greyhound Sanctuary
Sutton On Trent,
Nr Newark,
NG23 6QR
Telephone: 01636 822032

Latest News

Annual Christmas Prize Draw 2017

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Our Special Greyhounds

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Sponsor a class in our Sutton-on-Trent Greyhound Show All you need to do is choose a class from the list, pay £25 in sponsorship and your name will be printed on the tails of the 6 rosettes for the class. On the day you will present them to the 6 class winners and...

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