About us


Hounds 4 Homes was formed in 2006 to rehome greyhounds once they retire from racing.* We believe that many greyhounds make good pets and wish to find them suitable homes.

* Although it had its origins at least three years earlier, on Christmas Eve 2003, when we first met Elmo.


We are an independent charity based in Canterbury, New Zealand. We rehome greyhounds throughout the South Island.

Hounds 4 Homes is racing neutral. We receive no racing industry funding.

100% Volunteer run

Hounds 4 Homes is entirely volunteer run. To help cover costs donations are most welcome. As we are a 100% volunteer organisation, every dollar you give goes directly towards helping greyhounds.


Hounds 4 Homes is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005, No. CC29400. It has donee organisation status with the Inland Revenue Department. Individuals can claim a tax credit (formerly rebate) and Maori authorities and certain companies can claim a deduction for donations to Hounds 4 Homes.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more please contact us:

Richard Mahoney
T: +64-3-312-1699