WGW’s aim is to relieve the suffering of greyhounds and other sighthounds who are in need of care and attention. In particular WGW provides and maintains kennel, refuge, rescue home and support facilities for the care and rehoming of unwanted greyhounds, and provides treatment for sick, injured or ill-treated greyhounds. WGW will never put a healthy dog to sleep. The specific objectives of WGW are:
- To promote careful and responsible rehoming of greyhounds and other sighthounds;
- To provide a sanctuary for life for those greyhounds and other sighthounds who may not be suitable for rehoming or are not easily rehomeable because of medical or behavioural issues;
- To provide ongoing support to our adopters, including facilities to care for their greyhounds or other sighthounds on a temporary basis after rehoming and, should the need arise, on a longer-term basis until such time as the greyhound or other sighthound is found a suitable home; and
- To educate the general public on the plight of greyhounds and other sighthounds, and to promote them as suitable pets.
The welfare, as it is today, first opened kennels for retired racing greyhounds in February 1995. At that time the idea of opening a homing kennel was much 'frowned upon' by the establishment and those people supposedly in the know. But Pat knew what she wanted, and knew that this was the way forward in the effort to re-home more retired greyhounds, Suffice to say, Pat had to fight more than one battle to overcome the objections, and it is a testimony to her determination that others have now followed her lead.
Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare
Tel: 01932 224918
Visitors welcome everyday between 11am and 2pm. You can find a map to our kennels on GOOGLE MAPS.
Please note visitors to the kennels will be asked to complete a short registration form on their first visit. We also ask that proof of identity is produced on the first visit; this being a current driving licence or passport, plus a utility bill.
Thank you for your co-operation.