The mission at Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds is to find loving homes for all the ex racers and retired greyhounds from the track.
This work is undertaken by a team of volunteers who are always looking for ways to raise funds for the charity to support them in the cost of re-homing greyhounds as family pets.
The charity uses Clarks Farm Greyhounds as their re-homing kennels, so why not visit their website at Clarks Farm to find out more.
Crayford's own retired greyhound home finders work closely with the track and you can contact a member of the Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds (FOCRG) on 07549 826 240 or visit their website at www.focrg.com which has all the latest activities.
Here's Lordsbury Emma, loving life and cheese in Coggeshall for the past 6 years, now 9.5 years old.
She is gentle, crazy, stubborn and we have a lot of fun, so glad she came into my life... my super cool pup and best pal.
This is Bee, formally known as BallyMac Bianca. She is 4 on the 1st July. We adopted her 6th December 2020 and absolutely adore her! She's funny, silly, clumsy, greedy and my limpet. I can't go anywhere without her by my side, but that's okay because the love I feel from her is incredible and I feel the same back!
Adopting a greyhound is the best decision anyone could make if they want a loyal, loving, gentle dog. I want 100 buy we don't have the room!
We have Mattie (Lisacaha Mat) who raced at Crayford until he was 5. He became a member of our family in April 2017, and is simply adored by us all. He does get bossed about by Cockerpoo older 'brother' Coco, but he's usually pretty cool about it. Mattie is 10 now and is turning into a little grey around the muzzle, but rather like George Clooney he wears it well and grows more handsome by the day.
Paula (Bearhaven Paula) came to live with us January 2020. It took awhile for her to come out of her shell, but she is now very comfortable in her surroundings! She has taken over the settee. There's a dog bed/cushion in every room and all the hard flooring is covered in mats! She likes nothing better than zombie's in the garden whilst throwing teddy around. Sometimes she looks very elegant and regal, he rest of the time, she's all legs and clumsy! Favourite food, anything. Favourite hobby, anything.
Would I recommend having a greyhound? Absolutely, definitely yes.
This is Ava (Kilcolgan Ava) who I became slave to about 9 months ago. She retired early due to a hurt leg (she has just turned four) and I first met her just the day after she arrived at Clarks Farm. It's safe to say that I quite quickly fell in love with her! She loves her walks (2 half hour walks a day? You must be joking!) and tearing up my back garden at crazy speed. Oh and sleeping of course.
This is our lovely Flash (Pukka Flash) He turned 6 just a few days ago. He has been with us in his forever home in June 2020. He has previously been described as a 'gentleman' and this is exactly true. He is kind, gentle and loves nothing more than an ear tickle and belly rubs. We have 2 young children who he has wrapped round he paw- he gets no end of tickles and uses his puppy eyed with them for maximum results. Flash is such a character and an excellent companion. We feel so lucky that he is part of our family.
This is Zorro (unleash the legend) in his happy retirement! It will be his first gotcha day next month, and I've loved every second with him! He definitely wins the laziest dog prize. He's the goofiest, loving dog you'll ever meet and we love him endlessly.