We decided to set up a Greyhound Rescue after working in a racing kennels.
We quickly realised just how great a need there was for more Greyhound Rescue & rehoming organisations for the dogs after their racing days were over. Often Greyhounds retire from the track at just 2 years of age, due to an injury that stops them reaching full speed on the track.
Some never reach the track, because they are either too slow to make the grade or they just don’t want to chase. Even a dog who has a full racing career will retire at around 4 years of age.
Sadly, so many Greyhounds are discarded after their racing career is finished. We knew their was this desperate need for more rehoming centres & we wanted to help this lovely, docile, undemanding breed.
So, this is why Castlegon Greyhound Rescue kennels was formed.
“We rehomed our first Greyhound in 1997 – a lovely little girl called ‘Blackie’. Since then many, many, more Greyhounds have left Castlegon Kennels to follow Blackie’s footsteps into loving homes of their own”