The Celia Cross Greyhound Trust – Guildford

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Rescue Centre Category: Breed Specific Rescues UK

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  • The Celia Cross Greyhound Trust rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes around 150 abandoned, sick or ill-treated Greyhounds and Lurchers each year at our Sun Valley Kennels based in Guildford, Surrey.


    Sun Valley Kennels

    Shere Road,

    West Clandon,


    GU4 8SH


    We aim to raise awareness about the kind and affectionate nature of the breed, to show that greyhounds and lurchers make wonderful family pets. And through our rehoming programme we strive to encourage responsible ownership.

    A registered charity since 1993, we are small, independent and rely entirely on the fundraising activities of our supporters.


    In 1970, a lady named Celia Cross found her first abandoned greyhound, a small bitch left to die in a disused barn. The dog, who she nursed back to health and named “Lucky”, became Celia’s devoted companion, serving both to endear her to the breed and also alert her to the vital need for a discerning rehoming centre for the placements of ex-racing and other unfortunate Longtails.

    In 1993 the Celia Cross Greyhound Trust became a registered charity, following a move to Sun Valley Farm, which is our home today. Every penny raised goes directly to support the dogs while they await placement in new loving homes.

    Sun Valley Kennels are now in the safe hands of Jane Thompson, who has worked with dogs for well over 30 years. Jane is supported by a board of fellow Trustees, kennel staff, and an extensive team of valued volunteers.


    Please pay us a visit and consider adopting one of these amazing dogs.

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