Erin Hounds was founded in 2009 in response to the huge numbers of abandoned and abused greyhounds and lurchers in Ireland. We rescue these dogs from a variety of situations and bring them to the UK, where we find them loving permanent homes. We aim to foster as many of our dogs as possible in order to fully assess their character, and carry out careful and thorough home checks in order to match the right dog to the right home. All our dogs are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped and follow-up support is given to adoptive families. We also aim to educate the public about the problems of overbreeding and sighthound abuse in Ireland.