Former racing greyhounds looking for bachelor pads this Valentine’s Day

Two former racing greyhounds are looking for separate bachelor pads where they can woo their new owners this Valentine’s Day. 

Scooter and Mouse (above) are looking for new homes after coming into Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre in Norfolk together at the beginning of December. Both dogs are two-years-old and were originally bred for racing.

Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager, Emily Johnston said:

“Scooter and Mouse are looking for separate bachelor pads with loving and patient new owners. 

“Scooter is looking for a gentle and hands-off approach to begin with as he can be shy until he gets to know you. He cannot live with children but could live with teenagers over 16. 

“He would like to be the only pet in the home but would be happy to meet calm doggy friends to walk with and teach him how to socialise. 

“Mouse is a friendly lad who loves playing with soft toys, going on walks and having a fuss from his favourite people. He will need some basic training but, being an absolute foodie, he learns things quickly and training should be a fun and enjoyable bonding exercise. 

“Mouse could live with children aged 12 or older who understand that he needs calm and gentle handling. Although he’d like to be the only pet in the home, Mouse is good with other dogs and would enjoy meeting some four-legged friends out on walkies. 

“Both dogs would love a secure garden they can zoom around, and don’t like being left alone so would need their new owners to be around most of the time until they really get settled in.” 

Our rehoming centres are currently closed to members of the public but people can still apply and we can start the adoption process. 

Emily added:

“These two are such lovely boys, we’re confident it won’t take them long to woo their new owners and thrive in a new home straight away.” 

If you would like to find out more about Scooter and Mouse please go to Dogs Trust Snetterton or call the team on 01953 498377.

If you are struggling to cope with looking after your dog, for whatever reason, contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 2188. Alternatively, please give what you can to help Dogs Trust change the tale for dogs like Scooter and Mouse who haven’t yet found their forever home, by visiting