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 their awful 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 Hillcrest Sanctuary.

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 Hillcrest Sanctuary do not involve interaction with these special dogs but sponsors are able to view other dogs in its kennel (please note visits must be by appointment only).

Not only will your sponsorship money go towards your ‘Sponsor Dog’, your money will go towards helping ALL the dogs in our care.

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.


7 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.


Is a 12 year old girl that came from Woofles with a major infection in her leg. On top of that she had two major urine infections which lead to bladder and kidney surgery. Subsequently then had to have a dental and lots of teeth removed. So as you can imagine she has really been through the ropes before even seeing human kindness. Rita started slowly and steady in her foster home, but this was naturally a long slow process, especially having to gain trust of someone she didn’t know giving her medicine etc.. As the progress was slow to start and she grew to only trust her Foster carer, GRW decided to leave her there. Wonderfully she now gives back to the community by providing “Pets as Therapy” work in Caswell Clinic Bridgend.

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.