The SGS Team is made up of four Trustees and a Management Committee, all of whom are elected at our Annual General Meeting
Meet the Team
I live in Aberdeen with my Greyhounds Jude and Dudley. I have had hounds all my life and have been involved with SGS for a number of years now. It’s a privilege to be involved with this wonderful rescue. We all work hard to give these very special dogs the life they deserve. These dogs are so adaptable and forgiving and make the best companions anyone could wish for.
My husband and I live in Fife with our rescued greyhound, Isla who we adopted from SGS. We lost George and Rocky before him not too long ago. We have been involved in fostering and volunteering for SGS for several years now. It's hugely rewarding taking in a dog to foster and helping them flourish into wonderful pets. I am part of the rehoming team looking for great homes for our dogs.
I live in Glasgow with my family. We have had a number of sighthounds adopted and fostered over the last 12 years or so but sadly none at the moment. Being the treasurer keeps me busy and I love helping find homes for dogs along the way.
I live in the Highlands with my husband and our four rescued greyhounds, Ozzy, Paddy, Sally & Chrissy. We rescued our first greyhound from SGS in 2014 and ever since then we’ve been hooked! We love to go on adventures with our dogs and being involved with SGS means we get to meet lots of other greyhounds and lurchers! My role in the team mainly involves all things admin and assisting in rehoming and fostering.
Tech and Graphic Desigin
I've also been around dogs for most of my life, but my first greyhound didn't come along until 2006. I quickly learned that greyhounds are the most gentle, beautiful, loving creatures, yet they suffer horrendously in this world. There are a lot of misconceptions about greyhounds, such as that they can't live with cats. Well I've had two cats and six greyhounds over the years who have all got along fine! I am currently owned by 8 year old Sasha, 10 year old Bertie and 16 year old Bella. I joined the SGS Team in 2016 and at the moment I deal mostly with the tech and graphic design side of things. I'm honoured to be part of such a wonderful charity.
I have been volunteering for SGS for a few years now, initially as a fosterer for homeless hounds. When Izzy arrived, my second foster, I couldn't let her go.
I've previously been involved with rehoming dogs - getting updates from the foster homes to help us match our hounds to the right homes, but I'm now more focused on the fundraising side of things, running raffles and auctions.
I live in Livingston with my daughter Elle and our greyhound girls Molly 10 and Clover 7. I’m known as the SGS team serial fosterer, having fostered roughly 70 dogs over the last 13 years. I’ve had Greyhounds in my life since 2010 when I first discovered SGS and fostered my first greyhound Kallie, who never left and became my first failed foster 😂 Mostly I help organise our 2 big shows that we hold every year to raise funds but will chip in where ever I can. I’ve been part of the team for roughly 11 years now and can’t imagine not being part of it, helping these dogs may not make a difference to us humans but for these dogs it saves many lives and for that I’m very privileged to be a part of.
Behaviourist and Merchandise
I have been on the SGS team for a few years now. I joined after having had a Greyhound and Lurcher for several years. Being a professional, qualified dog behaviourist I am able to help our fosterers and adopters with any issues that may arise with their hound. I also organise the events that SGS run and attend and I take care of the merchandise. I currently have a very handsome Bull-Lurcher, Fonzie, at home who came to us with a few issues of his own, but with patience and hard work we have managed to work through them and he is just the Best!
Fostering and Rehoming
Rescuing dogs was a family thing, my parents rescued their first dog Spot in Persia and took him down to Kenya were we farmed. More waifs and strays joined the family and that has been the pattern all my life. About 18 years ago I rescued my first lurcher and after having 3 of these amazing dogs alongside a mixed bunch of water spaniels, GSDs and an English Setter , I adopted Lucy greyhound from the SGS. The rest is history and we now have 3 greyhounds and 3 lurchers, mostly failed fosters!. Helping the team to rehome these wonderful dogs is a way of saying thank you for the pleasure our dogs gives us. The bonus is making great friends through SGS.
Fostering and Rehoming
I initially became involved with SGS in 2008 around the time the charity started. I already had a rescue lurcher Kyle and a greyhound called Gypsy. I became involved in fundraising, fostering and follow-ups and later adopted my foster dog Paco who had sadly lived in a kennel for 9 years before being rescued by SGS.
In 2011 I stepped away from the team as being a new mum, having 3 dogs and working full time left me short of time. In 2018 after the passing of our 3 dogs over the years, we began fostering again and adopted our beautiful Lottie who we had for 5 1/2 glorious years. Now my children are older, I am back on the team and help with as many aspects as I can including rehoming, foster support and organising walks, and with my family, continue to foster for SGS which we all love.
Fostering and Rehoming
After years of having Labs and an English Setter, because I thought you couldn’t have hounds with cats in the house, my daughter-in-law, who had fostered and volunteered for SGS, finally showed me it is possible, so eight years ago, SGS found us beautiful Jura, who happily cuddled up with our three cats. She was joined two years later by Charlie, so we became a two lurcher family. Sadly, we lost Jura to cancer in the spring, and have just welcomed Fraser, a sparky 18 month old saluki lurcher. We live within sight of the Campsie Fells.
Over the years I have been very grateful for the brilliant advice and help offered by the team of experienced SGS volunteers and have learned a huge amount from them. I was really chuffed to be invited to join the team. I think of my contribution as representing newer hound friends and being able to ask the daft questions!