Meet Wee Willy Wilson (AKA Barnacrow Wild), Wilson, for short, a 6.5 year old (dob 14/11/2010) Irish bred lad who had some races (only 9 in total) at Poole.
Wilson is a big bold black beauty looking for his happy ever after.When Wilson first came into us, he was very shutdown and not used to interacting with humans. However, he has proved that ex racing greyhounds can learn all kinds of new skills and he has trail blazed the way for the positive training methods that have become part of our daily work with all the dogs at Hillcrest Sanctuary.

Wilson is smart and loves to use his brain and currently lives in the Hillcrest house with 2 other dogs. He’s learnt all kinds of tricks and manners behaviours through his interactions with the staff and volunteers and was selected to do the training exhibition at the GRW Summer Fair in 2016, as he was THAT good!

Although he has come on in leaps and bounds since first arriving with us, there is no doubt that Wilson is a complex boy who will need patient and understanding caregivers to continue his rehabilitation.

He will be suited as an only dog or a one other dog household in an adult-only home. So, if  you’ve got the time and drive  to make a difference to a boy with a story, then look no further (full training and support provided!). Wilson is a shining example of what can be achieved with these dogs with time, patience and some positive training.


  • Type: Greyhound
  • Age: 6.5 years
  • Colour: Black
  • Location: Hillcrest Sanctuary, Ammanford