Caring for ex-racers



Wilson is LifL’s canine ambassador and general arbiter of ethics and standards at LifL. I met Wilson in 2014 and we have been inseparable ever since, learning together about trust, the ethics of care, and the ups and downs of what it means to truly care for a member of

another species whose language you don’t speak.

Like us all, Wilson is an individual – he has likes and dislikes, good days and bad days. His early years as a racing greyhound are largely unaccounted for, but they are likely to have been challenging and have left him with some mental as well as physical scars and so he

finds new people and experiences difficult to cope with.

Wilson prefers a simple and routine filled life and so he currently resides at Hope Rescue where he is watched over by many kind human eyes.

One of LifL’s core purposes is to advocate for greyhounds far and wide. This includes ensuring the public have access to honest information about the routine lives of racing greyhounds and that this translates into helpful rehoming advice. for those of us fortunate enough to be able to help these dogs personally through fostering or adoption.

In addition to providing services which support rescue centres, LifL works intensely with a small number of dogs, using positive dog training

methodology to help support their transition from race dogs to companions.