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


Tommy is a handsome and stunning young man.  A very special dog and one of those dogs that only come along every so often.  He is cuddly, laid back and chilled and is absolutely gorgeous.


Switch is a handsome, medium to large size, fawn greyhound,  and he is a young man only being three years old.


Ronnie  is a medium to large, black greyhound and he is  seven years old.  Ronnie is really a great dog.  He is Mr Reliable, very placid and chilled and a really happy boy


Age - October 2013 Colour - Blue Size:  Medium Details Matty is a very handsome, medium,  happy , quite lively,   greyhound and he is four years old, he is very happy and loves people especially when they offer fuss and cuddles.  He has a  great temperament and loves...


Laura is a medium,  brindle,  young lady and she is four years old.  She is a very pretty girl and she can be quite timid and shy and a little bit nervous until she gets to know you. 


Lara is a lovely, small to medium size, very pretty, little two year old blue girl.

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?

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

Our Special Greyhounds

There is no doubt that if you are looking at our website that you think greyhounds are very special and that they make great pets, and there are many hounds that are looking for their forever home. Possibly some of the greyhounds most in need are those that have...

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Sponsor a class

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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Help Tyler do something amazing

Our friend Tyler is taking part in the Rat Race Coast to Coast in September and is looking for sponsorship to rais money for Crossing Cottage. Every little donation will help us look after the dogs until we can find them a new home. So if you can spare anything a...

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The Story of Curtis

We got our first greyhound in October 2009 from RGT Midlands. Her name was Megan, a nervous fawn girl. She was a delight, as nervous as she was she was lovely with us and our family. When we had to have her put to sleep we couldn’t manage without another greyhound,...

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