Sunday 30th July - Kennels Closed

The Ride Surrey cycle race passes through Hersham so the kennels will be closed to visitors/walkers.


Carol Marshall appointed new manager

The Board of ‘Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare’ has today (18th July 2017) appointed Carol Marshall as its new Manager.

Carol has worked at the Kennels for more than 10 years.  She has been running the Sanctuary section which specialises in caring for older or infirm hounds and hounds who are less likely to find a home - although every greyhound is still available for adoption. 

Before working at the kennels, Carol’s background was in corporate marketing, communications and press & public relations, and she has a B.A in English and French from the University of Liverpool. However, her real passion is for working with greyhounds: “I have always loved dogs, but greyhounds are just so special. They are gentle and trusting and having given their best in their racing careers, at whatever level, they deserve to be treated with respect and welcomed into our kennels until we can find them a suitable home. Those who do not find a home of their own are looked after for life, since we never put a healthy hound to sleep.

Previous Manager, Denise Dubarbier, has stepped down after 17 years at WGW. Carol says: “ Denise will be a hard act to follow but we have a good team at WGW and our priority will be to continue to look after the hounds as best we can until they find the right home.

I invite all our supporters, whether volunteer walkers or potential or existing ‘homers’ to continue to help with ongoing events and other fundraising initiatives. We couldn’t do what we do without you”.

See the ‘Welcome to WGW’ video narrated by Carol on YouTube.


Hound of the week

Barney, Born 2010

Such a lovely chap to care for, Barney is the unfortunate lad who shares his kennel with Maggie. That just shows you how tolerant this lad is, in fact he's a saint. Barney can be a bit shy when he first meets you but he soon gets over it.


Frazer - 14th May 2008 - 18th July 2017

We are very sad to have to tell you that our gorgeous boy Frazer died on Tuesday, 18th July.

Having had a great weekend with lots of attention and walks from visitors, he was clearly unwell when he came out of his kennel on Monday morning. We took him straight to the specialist greyhound vet in Lingfield where Martin operated on a suspected blockage in Frazer’s intestine. Despite the surgery, Frazer did not recover and he died on Tuesday.

Frazer came into our kennels in December 2014 as a ‘Christmas Gift’ from another rescue, with a report that he had probably not been treated very well and he was un-socialised and very food orientated. The rescue desperately needed to find a space for him but wanted to ensure his future was safe whatever ‘behavioural issues’ he might prove to have.

He blossomed with us and made everybody smile as he came charging and snorting out of his kennel eager to meet the person taking him for a walk. He loved getting out for walks - usually throwing his water bowl around his kennel if he was kept waiting too long - and having treats and cuddles. We are grateful to everybody who was able to help make Frazer’s time with us such a lovely one.

We will really miss this great big lovable oaf of a greyhound. X


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Please consider using Gift Aid when donating. 

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

Please send you Gift Aid forms to the kennels:

Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane,
Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW.

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 Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, Surrey. KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224 918

Opening Times are from 11am to 2pm each day

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Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare is an independent charity devoted to caring for retired racing greyhounds and finding them homes. We are self-funding and rely on the kindness and generosity of our supporters and the general public.

We care for approximately 80 greyhounds at our kennels in Hersham, and the majority of these are gifted into us by their owners or trainers once their racing days are over so that they have the opportunity to experience life as a family pet.

We actively promote the fact that greyhounds make wonderful pets and adapt to life after racing very well. Enjoy your trip round our website but better still come to our kennels and meet the stars of this particular show.

Not all greyhounds are so lucky so we do step in and help those less fortunate greyhounds who are at risk, as and when we are able. We operate a ‘no destruction’ policy, which means that no greyhound will be put to sleep except on health grounds when there is no other option. For those greyhounds with long term medical or behavioural issues we have a sanctuary – their home for as long as they need it.

Joe Frazer Kiko

Please visit our Sanctuary Page to see the our most special hounds. And then come along and visit the Sanctuary, take these hounds out for a walk and spend some time with them.

More details of our Sanctuary Hound sponsorship scheme - giving the gift of life - are available on our Sanctuary Page



 Please consider using Gift Aid when donating.

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare, being a charity in its own right, is now able to claim Gift Aid on all donations.

This means that for every £1 you donate, we can reclaim an additional 25p from HMRC.

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Shop online @ EasyFundRaising 

(Read the WGW guide to EasyFundRaising).


Bring your old mobile phones and ink cartridges to the kennels for recycling to raise funds for WGW

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Text WOOF04 £10 to 70070


Donate Online at JustGiving

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