Once one of the Chinese rescue groups we partner with have found a greyhound, and saved it from a meat truck, there is a really long and drawn out process which we have to go through to get that greyhound safely to our kennels in Beijing and then on to the UK or to one of our partner rescues in Europe or the USA.

Firstly, the greyhound is usually injured or ill with distemper or both and has to go immediately to a vet. The vet can be hundreds of miles away from our kennels and the dog may have to stay there for months to recover, and then be neutered, before we can fly them to Beijing. The cost of vet treatment is astronomical and we have to pay this before we’ve even met the dog. Sadly, some dogs are so ill that they never make it to our kennels.

Once they are at our kennels they are on their way to the life they deserve. We rent space at the most amazing kennels, the dogs even have a swimming pool! The kennels also have heating, air con and a private dog walking park. A whole world away from being squashed into a crate with eight or so other dogs. Each Kennel costs £100 per month so the more dogs we save….well, you get the picture! It costs between £1000-£3000 and takes up to 5 months to rescue each dog.

Next we have to get all the paperwork arranged for the dog to travel to a different country and book flights. It takes so long and and requires so much commitment and effort on the part of the Chinese advocates we work with. They are angels!

Here are some videos of the kennels we rent. For some of the dogs this is their first experience of human kindness.