Greyhounds make fantastic pets, but if you are unable to offer one of these beautiful and gentle dogs a permanent home, perhaps you would consider becoming a ‘Pen-PawPal’ friend to one of our greyhounds or join the Supporters Club – also makes a great gift for a friend!

The money raised is used to help support the greyhounds in our care and those that are more difficult to home to provide them with the care they need to keep them fit and happy whilst in kennels. Unfortunately some greyhounds have experiences in early life which have left them with mental and emotional scars. Your support means everything to these dogs and their friends who may face a long term stay in kennels.

Our Pen-PawPal Dogs:

Sponsor greyhound - twiggy

Twiggy: This pretty little lady retired at just 18 months old after collapsing on the track with a hernia. She decided that the racing life was not for her and prefers a more refined lifestyle of shopping (or shoplifting) in pet stores! She is a cheeky girl who takes mischief to a new level! Fun-loving, playful and sociable, this girl is just waiting to share her tales of fun, adventure and assassinating toilet rolls with you!

Sponsor greyhound - Amy

Amy: A beautiful little girl who looks like an angel but is devilishly cheeky! Amy never really fancied being a racing greyhound so took early retirement and swapped the racetrack for a cosy bed and a comfy sofa (it’s always good to have a choice). She enjoys going for walks and relaxing in dog-friendly cafes for a slice of toast!

Sponsor dog - Rolo

Rolo: This young boy was rescued from a traveller site by the RSPCA and had also suffered serious injuries from a dog attack. Now safe in a loving home, Rolo is enjoying being able to run about and play. His hobbies are playing, digging, stealing things and chewing cardboard! Rolo loves his Kong (especially when it’s filled with treats) and carries it everywhere! Become Rolo’s PawPal if you would like to hear more about his journey to freedom.

Pen-PawPal Scheme

For a yearly subscription of just £25 you will receive:

  • Personal profile of your sponsor dog
  • Personal certificate
  • ‘Greyhound Grins’ newsletter
  • Greetings cards from your dog
  • Free gift(s)

Supporters Club:

For an annual subscription of just £15 per year you will receive:

  • Free gift on joining
  • ‘Greyhound Grins’ newsletter
  • Christmas card

MAKE A GREYHOUND GRIN WITH AMAZON SMILE!! Do you shop online with Amazon? If so please support us by linking up to AMAZON SMILE – same great Amazon products and prices but a donation is made to your chosen charity every time you shop at no cost to you. Go to and log in with your existing Amazon account (or create a new one) and search for EAST RIDING RETIRED GREYHOUNDS as your chosen charity. And that’s it!! Just make sure you use AMAZON SMILE each time you shop – THANK YOU! See below for other easy ways you can help the greyhounds in our care…

If you are shopping online, you can also help our greyhounds by signing up to Thousands of retailers will send us a donation for free every time you shop and at no additional cost to you.

If you would like to make a regular or one-off donation, you can now use the DONATE button on our pages. This allows you to make a donation securely using either your PayPal account or a credit/debit card. If you prefer to donate by another method, please contact us through FACEBOOK or via our CONTACT page and we can give you details. Thank you for your support!!

Old duvets, blankets and towels are always needed for our kennel dogs at this time of year. Christmas treats are welcome too! Donations can be left c/o Broomsticks, 68 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 3TT. Thank you!