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!

We are currently experiencing a problem with the judith@rgtmidlands.co.uk email address.

Please use judith@greyhoundtrusteastmids.org.uk if you need to contact us.

Thank you

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


Kep  is a very handsome, ‘chunky’ young man and he is three and a half years old.   He is a medium to large dog and he is a very happy boy with a lovely happy go lucky outlook on life. and a great temperament. 


Trail is a very handsome, special young man.   He is a medium size, brindle dog and he is 5 and a half years old.   He is a lovely dog  and he has a lovely temperament.


Colour - Blue DOB - May 2014 3 and a half years old Small to Medium Details Flicker is a lovely, pretty, to small medium size blue greyhound and she will be four in May this year.   Flicker is a very special dog, she is very sweet, quiet and calm and nothing seems to...


Colour - Black DOB - 28.05.2015 - 2-3/4 years old Small to Medium Details Fay is a lovely, pretty, medium size black greyhound and she will be three in May this year.   Fay is one of those very special dogs, she is very sweet, quiet and calm and she can be a little...


Pinky  is a lovely, pretty,  small to medium size four and a half year old white and black young lady.  Pinky is very  lively, bouncy and very happy, mischievous, cute little girl.


Emma is a lovely, medium size two and a half year old black young lady.  Emma is quite lively and very happy, (hence her young age).  She has a great temperament and just loves everyone. 

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

Annual Christmas Prize Draw 2017

We would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support and donations we received over the Christmas period 2017 thank you all so much. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all everyone who re-donated their prizes to the Greyhound Trust East...

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Our Special Greyhounds

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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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