Sponsor a Greyhound

There are many dogs and other animals at Tia Rescue that can not be rehomed for a variety of reasons.

All of long term residents would appreciate it if you could help fund their board and lodgings, if only for a while.

Many of residents have been with us for several years, some have just arrived.

All need your support.

click here to use a Sponsor form that can be posted to Tia

Alternatively,sponsor one of our dogs online now via PayPal.


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_IAN4718Francis201702071 _IAN4714Francis201702071Uriah came down from Cumbria back in 2015 together with his sisters and cousins who reckoned up by dozens. Well quite a few anyway. His brother Douglas sadly didn’t live long, but long enough to be grieved over. A terrible waste  through cancer at barely two years old.

Unlike his brother, Uriah had a crack at a racing career at Pelaw Grange, winning four of his thirty-nine starts. He wasn’t  a high class dog but didn’t disgrace himself by any means.

Uriah is a bag of nerves and would run and run until he dropped if he became free. We get them like that sometimes, Bluebell being a classic example and it is better that Uriah remains in our care for the moment. He is quite happy here dating a constant stream of nubile young ladies even if we can’t catch him in the pens.


Toggle McQueen 12.6.13

Go away world.

Go away world.



Playing in the paddock 23/3/17

Loving the fun and su


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Yet another big black dog. Ty has been with us for a couple of years and we have thrown in the towel. Better that he earns his keep as a sponsor dog and is out if trouble.

Ty has been here for so long that we have forgotten his racing name.

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_IAN4485Francis201702071_IAN4492Francis201702071_IAN4383Francis201702071_IAN4307Francis201702071_IAN4310Francis201702071_IAN4483-Edit-2Francis201702071_IAN3155Hanson-20170001 _IAN3161Hanson-20170001 _IAN3153Hanson-20170001Hanson has been here so long now that it is unlikely he will ever leave.  Just another middle aged black dog…  Still there are worse places to live…

Very handsome dog, date of birth 1 January 2006

He most certainly is!  Hanson has now been here for 5 years and no one has given him so much as a backward glance.  Carol Stevens  Hanson  Web 31 July 2015 003

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 Molly when she came to Tia

Tia received a phone call about an injured dog. Debs phoned a friend who went to the address to find a young greyhound bitch lying motionless in a stinking coal shed, dehydrated and in excruciating pain. She was chained up in a plastic bed without bedding, lying in her own urine. She rang Deb crying saying the dog needed to be put to sleep, she looked like she had broken her back.



Heres Molly was born in Ireland and raced at Kinsley, her last outing was in May 2013. Molly only managed to get her head in front once in her career and her connections threw in the towel. She was given away by her trainer, almost certainly at Highgate Flapping Stadium as one of a batch of failed racers. Trade waste disposal


Young Molly was out lamping a week ago and her owner managed to drive over her in the dark. He had thrown her from the vehicle and she got caught under it. Having met him we suspect he wasn’t in a legal frame of mind at the time. By rights she should be dead, however the softness of the ground meant that she sank under the weight of the vehicle and survived. The injuries were a few days old and she had a raging temperature. The only good thing to say is that he rang Deb. Sadly a lovely brindle bitch had to be left.

Our vets did a wonderful job and not for the first time this week. We had little hope when she started her crate rest at the kennels yet she staggered to her feet after 36 hours and urinated. The effort hurt her so badly that she repeatedly bit her handler trying to release the pain. To her credit, the volunteer didn’t give a damn! Young Molly isn’t out of the woods by any means and she has little control of her hind legs. In the photo Molly is actually leaning at an alarming angle for support.

We contacted her trainer. He swore that Heres Molly was the only dog he had ever given away. Really?

Liar. Liar. Liar.

Heres Molly dob 6.2.2010


Molly now

18/3/17 update


Molly in the paddock


Molly with Glen at the New kennel block opening


As you can see, Heres Molly has recovered and is no longer the shattered wreck that arrived here three months ago having been driven over by her owner. Indeed she has blossomed into one of the most beautiful girls to have crossed our threshold in recent years. Her boyfriend of the moment is Glen who regularly gets shown a clean pair of heels in the paddock.


We would like to thank our vet team for their care but most of all our kennel staff and supporters who took special interest in this badly injured racer. Sadly we are beginning to accept that although Molly’s physical injuries are healed, her mental scars may be beyond anyone’s help. Her reaction to motor vehicles is extreme and alarming.

Still, time being a great healer, we shall monitor her progress and make her life as pleasant as possible. Molly loves being here anyway.

Her story can be read in our Racing Industry Section along with other Tia cases.

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_IAN2606-Edit-Edit-EditFrancis201702071Yes you Jones. Problem child.

Headcase. Nutter. Jumping Jones has been here since he was two years old and unless there is a miracle will stay here for ever. Prey drive off the scale. He was fostered three times and returned the following morning in each case. Really blew it on the second occasion when he ate the kids hamster. The parents were secretly pleased but the kids wouldn’t have him in the house.jones-400x300

Jones has a lovely nature though and walkers like to take him for a stroll. Say hello if you come to the kennels.

Cill Dubh Major

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_IAN4432Francis201702071_IAN4393Francis201702071What can you say about Piper …..


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_IAN4480-Edit-2Francis201702071 _IAN4263-EditFrancis201702071 _IAN4251Francis201702071 _IAN4245Francis201702071Life played too rough for Bluebell, now she just want’s to be left alone. The only one of her litter to survive and she also witnessed the culling of her siblings. Understandably it sent her over the edge. Only Bob and Debs are allowed in her pen. Bluebell is happy here though in her own little way and is quite content with her lot. Visitors to the kennel rarely notice her as she is usually tucked away somewhere quiet.

Lets leave her there shall we.

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Pixie and Dixie

Carol Stevens Pixie and Dixie W 23 July 2015 004Pixie was born in January 2014 and Dixie is just a couple of months older. They are both Exmoor ponies.

Their moms were slaughtered.  Amazingly they have survived, thanks to a lady who lives locally.

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He is a stunning 8yr old Shire.

He has something wrong with his back leg that makes him throw it out whilst walking.

He also struggles with his feet. Thunder is broken to ride and he is the biggest, softest of all the Shire horses we have.

He loves to be groomed and cuddled.Carol Stevens Thunder Web 23 July 2015 007

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