Welcome to Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds
The Friends of Retired Greyhounds have been homing Crayford’s ex-racers since 1974. During this time we have homed hundreds of hounds, giving them that forever home once they have finished racing at the track.
We are a registered charity for raising awareness and helping to fund the retirement process. Over the years this has taken on many guises, ranging from Quiz Nights to Sponsored Walks.
The support of our volunteers, management and colleagues at Ladbrokes Stadium Crayford has made the FOCRG the success it is today.
It is very important to choose the right hound. Homing kennels have a very good idea about the temperament and nature of all the hounds they have, ready to go to their forever home.
We recommend you be guided by their advice on the most appropriate hound for your circumstances, and take advantage of their experience and knowledge.
When you visit the kennels, you will have the opportunity to spend some time with the hounds, taking them out for walks to find the one that bonds with you.
It’s important not to be too hasty in making your mind up and possibly be prepared to visit the kennels on a few occasions until the right hound comes along.
The friendly and experienced staff are available to facilitate the needs of re-homing all the ex-racing and retired greyhounds that have connections with Ladbrokes Stadium Crayford.
To find out more about re-homing from the GBGB, click on the logo below to view their website.
Clarks Farm Kennels
Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity and is the Maldon and Tiptree (Essex) branch of the GBGB Greyhound Retirement Scheme. Working alongside the GRS and Friends of Crayford Retired Greyhounds they take in ex racing/retired greyhounds and find permanent loving homes for them.
Thousands of Greyhounds retire from racing every year. Some are less than two years old; the majority are aged around three and four. Many people do not realise that greyhounds make excellent family pets. They are gentle, loving and adapt to home life easily. Contrary to common belief they are actually very lazy and only need two 20 minute walks each day. When re-homed responsibly they can live with other breeds of dogs and other pets such as cats.
The expert team at the kennels can work with you to match the right greyhound to your circumstances, as all the greyhounds are socialised and cat tested prior to re-homing.
Greyhound Retirement Scheme
A greyhound's racing career is only one chapter in its life.
Whilst greyhounds enjoy impressive athletic careers on the track, in retirement they love nothing more than lazing around on the sofa in a caring and responsible forever home.
As part of our Greyhound Commitment, we have pledged that, wherever possible, every greyhound leaving racing should enjoy a long and happy retirement. The Greyhound Retirement Scheme (GRS) seeks to meet this pledge by ensuring the financial costs of homing a greyhound are met before their racing career even begins.