How you can help

Financial matters

Although all of our volunteers (including foster carers) work freely for Hector's, without pay, the average greyhound costs us £275 to rescue and rehabilitate because of the costs associated with neutering, vaccinations, worming, dental treatment and other vets bills. Some dogs also come to us with injuries, from the race-track, that require treatment that costs much more than this. Though we ask adopters for a donation of £150 per hound, this only covers part of the cost associated with the rescue and rehabilitation of each hound.

Any financial contribution you are able to make to us will make a difference! To make a donation to Hector's Greyhound Rescue using Paypal please click the button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal as it allows you to use a credit or debit card to make a donation safely online. Alternatively, please contact us if you would like to make a cash or cheque donation to Hector's Greyhound Rescue. We also have a standing order mandate available for download.

Rescuing injured greyhounds


If you are able to donate any of the following items to Hector's Greyhound rescue please contact us :

  • Dog food and treats
  • Blankets
  • Leads 
  • Toys 
  • Feeding stands

Beds and food for greyhounds

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who devote their time to saving and rehoming ex-racing Greyhounds and other sighthounds.  As a Registered Charity, we rely totally on the support of volunteers and the kind donations of the public. 

Would you like to help Hector’s Greyhound Rescue? There are a number of ways you can help. Continue reading below to find out some of the ways you could get involved.


Never underestimate the importance of offering your services as a volunteer. Without the help of volunteers, Hector’s Greyhound Rescue simply couldn’t rescue and rehome beautiful greyhounds. What could you do to help?

  • Help at street collections collecting much-needed funds
  • Help at store collections, once again collecting much-needed funding and also sharing the word about Hector’s Greyhound Rescue and our beautiful hounds that need a forever home
  • Transporting greyhounds 
  • Grooming the hounds at the kennels
  • Walking the hounds at the kennels and offering human contact and cuddles
  • Fostering
  • Home checking
  • Helping at the Christmas fair
  • Helping at our dog shows
  • Offering coffee mornings
  • Administrative duties
  • Any form of income generation ( Charity events/sponsorships etc ) 

 Whatever time you are able to offer to help volunteer will benefit the greyhounds rescued by Hector’s. As a charity, we rely solely upon funds raised and the support of our volunteers. 


Could you help by fundraising?  Here are some ideas

  • A sponsored run/walk 
  • Bake sale
  • Cycle ride
  • Coffee morning

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue has even had a volunteer undertake a ‘Wing Walk’ to help raise funds.  What a fantastic achievement.


A legacy could be used in a number of ways to support the rescue of greyhounds.  A legacy is a lasting way to support Hector’s Greyhound Rescue.


If you are unable to volunteer but would like to donate in any way, then donating couldn’t be simpler. From £1.00 upwards your donation will help with vet bills, homing costs, kennel fees and much more.

Please get in touch via the "Contact Us" page if you feel you can help in any way. We hold volunteer training sessions to support our volunteers in any kennel work/ fostering/ or hands-on activities.