Sponsor our Beautiful Dogs

Greyhound Rescue Wales has found homes for hundreds of greyhounds and lurchers. Most find forever homes within just weeks of arrival and assessment.Unfortunately, there are some hounds that cannot be re-homed due to ill-health, injuries, or traumatic past experiences. These dogs become our ‘Sponsor Dogs’.

Our special ‘Sponsor Dogs’ are fostered for the rest of their natural life by carers who devote all their time, love and affection to the hounds’ specific needs. Our ‘Sponsor Dogs’ require additional financial support for special care, vet bills and behavioural therapy.

With hundreds of beautiful abandoned or injured hounds in our care annually, Greyhound Rescue Wales depends completely on your generosity. We receive no government funding.

We currently have a number of special ‘Sponsor Dogs’ in need of extra love, care and attention who would value YOU as a sponsor.

Would you like to sponsor a dog for as little as £5 per month?

When you decide to sponsor a dog you’ll receive a special photo certificate of your new dog, a thank you card, a surprise gift and an opportunity to visit our Hillcrest Centre. You will also be eligible for GRW Membership (click here to find out more).

Or why not sponsor a dog as a gift for someone else? What a great greyhound gift for a dog loving friend.

Your sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the dogs in our care. The money is used to cover the costs of the dogs training and medical care – all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving home.

Visits to our Hillcrest Centre do not involve interaction with these special dogs but sponsors are able to view other dogs at Hillcrest (please note visits must be by appointment only).

Abbie & Albus

Abbie and Albus are our infamous welfare whippets who hit the headlines in early 2023 for their sad tale. They were living in squalid conditions with other dogs when, by pure chance, two of the dogs (Abbie and another) escaped and were running loose in the streets. Abbie was sadly struck by a car which led to the police attending the scene. With the help of neighbours and the vets that treated Abbie’s injuries, the police tracked down the owner and found poor Albus locked in a cupboard with no food, starving and alone, as well as the other dogs living in equally awful conditions.

The police contacted us and asked for our help, and we were more than happy to oblige. 

Both Abbie and Albus have lifelong conditions that could affect their health in the future so it was decided that they should remain under our medical care. They will live out their happy lives in loving forever foster homes, surrounded by home comforts and the love they deserve.

Pete Bushell

Pete Bushell is one of our delightful GRW Memorial Dogs, which means that he’s named after someone very special. Our boy Pete here is named after a very special volunteer from our flagship charity shop in Blackwood, in memorial of this very special man and his kindness towards animals and humans alike.

Pete is a gorgeous 9 year old blue brindle, stripey-tiger boy who brings smiles to the faces of all who meet him. He has been with GRW for 4 years.

Pete appeared very anxious and panted a lot in kennels, which made staff wonder whether he found kennels worrying. Further veterinary investigation however, found that he had hypothyroidism.

Sadly, this has meant that Pete has had to be placed on lifelong medication and monitoring to ensure he is always receiving the correct dosage. For these reasons, it was felt that Pete was best placed in a permanent foster home where GRW could support his medical needs for the rest of his natural life.


We received a request for help with Mika because his owner was transferred into respite care then longer term care after falling ill. Mika’s family members felt that he was not getting his needs met, with them out at work for long hours and him not being used to being left for long periods of time. 

Mika is 13 years old with some mobility issues that require expensive lifelong care, so he was placed in a permanent foster home with a new sister, Rosie, also from GRW. Mika loves to play and charm his human fans, and despite being 13, still enjoys a good bounce around with friends.


8 year-old sweet little black girl came in with a broken hock 🙁 Unfortunately she was never even registered, so we didn’t know much about her. Luckily, Summerhill vets, treated her quickly and efficiently. Once on the mend, Carys went into foster care with Bob Hickey. Unfortunately the hock repair left Carys mechanically lame and she is having ongoing problems with the plate. However, she is still a happy, lovely dog who has settled well in Bob’s pack . Due to lameness and ongoing problems it was felt best to leave Carys with Bob as a long term foster.


We received a request to help Balo after his owner was sadly admitted in to a care home and he had no where else to turn. Balo’s home boarder got in touch with us and asked if we could help him. Balo is a ten year old greyhound who is completely blind, and his boarder was concerned about his future prospects.

We offered Balo a permanent foster placement with us to ensure that all his needs will be taken care of during his advanced years. We are asking our supporters to consider sponsoring Balo to help us whilst we provide him with all the care he deserves.

Last Hope

Please sponsor me! I am coming to GRW with no name, and an injury, so will need lots of love and cuddles. I will need these lovely people to spend money fixing my leg, arm, teeth, head etc. and then show me that humans can be kind. Your money will help take in any Last Hope dog that we come across. We have a huge success rate in rehabilitation and re-homing these beautiful creatures.


Rodney is a six year old boy who has been declared a new addition to the Sponsor a Dog team. Rodney has been struggling with pain for some time not just with his early-onset arthritis that requires expensive regular physio, but a foot infection that was identified on arrival, and corns on his feet.

Rodney has been finding it all incredibly stressful and can be quite shy at first, but he is settling well and with the help of GRW Sponsor a Dog, his future looks much brighter.