Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare

The Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare exists to relieve the suffering of greyhounds and other sighthounds who are in need of care and attention. The charity works to provide and maintain kennels for refuge hounds and offer rescue home and support facilities for the ongoing care and rehoming of unwanted greyhounds. They provide treatment for sick, injured or ill-treated greyhounds and they will never put a healthy dog to sleep. The charity's longer term objective is to promote careful and responsible rehoming, to provide ongoing support to adopters and to educate the public on the plight of greyhounds and other sighthounds and promote them as suitable pets.

Did you know...

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare (WGW) is a small independent charity that receives no funding from the government or the greyhound racing industry.

The only paid staff are the kennel staff who care for the greyhounds 365 days a year. The charity has no paid office or clerical staff, fundraisers or promotional staff. The charity only exists because of the fantastic support of volunteers .

WGW provides a Sanctuary for those greyhounds who may be difficult to home, either because of ongoing medical issues or behavioural problems and these greyhounds have a home here at the kennels with us for as long as they need it.

What makes Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare different

Unlike some rescues/rehoming centres, WGW does not discriminate on the greyhounds that come into kennels for homing. If a greyhound has retired from racing and is put on the list to come in, then it will; regardless of colour, sex, size or temperament.

There is no set limit on the length of time that a greyhound stays with WDW nor are there financial limits on the cost of an individual greyhounds’ medical care.

All greyhounds enjoy a caring and stimulating environment, enhanced by the charity's army of volunteers who are invited to come any day of the week to walk them and give them individual attention they so desperately need.

Other ways to support

Choose to support Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare at Savoo - here's how it works: https://www.savoo.co.uk/charities/howitworks.html

And if you want to help further, why not offer your time as a volunteer?


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