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 Oscar. I have had hounds all my life. I have been involved with SGS for a number of years now and find it so rewarding to be part of a group who strive so hard to give these very special dogs the life they deserve. These dogs are so adaptable, they fit perfectly into my lifestyle and since having my first grey I have taken them all on holiday with us all over the British Isles, no problem. A joy to be with, always.
My husband and I live in Fife with our two rescued greyhounds, Isla from SGS and our latest addition George. 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 and our Lurcher, Fonzie. While researching sighthounds, I made a great discovery: SGS, who helped us with the learning curve. Fonzie, a greyhound/”bull” – lurcher, came to us from SGS as a foster dog in May 2011. Anyone who has met him will know why we couldn’t let him go! He stayed and has brought so much fun and joy to our lives. He is so handsome. I believe there is a problem in this country with sighthounds and indeed dogs in general and how they are treated and regarded by society. I am part of the solution, are you?
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 we've had two cats and five greyhounds over the years who have all got along fine! I am currently owned by 6 year old Sasha and 16 year old Elvis the cat.
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 apart from Lucy. 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 the SGS.
I am the SGS team serial fosterer, having fostered roughly 58 dogs. I help co-ordinate the homeless dogs and make sure they get to where they're meant to be. I have had greyhounds in my life since I discovered SGS in April 2010 and fostered my first Greyhound Kallie. My current hounds are Jojo, Iona and Paco and I also have a Collie named Milo and a Deerhound named Maddie.
Hi I am Babs, I have been around these beautiful dogs, Greyhounds and Lurchers, for 30 years or so. I became part of SGS after adopting my beautiful Ray, then Lucy and then Ellie . I love fostering , it is so wonderful to see these beautiful animals come into themselves and happily settled with their new families .
I live in South Ayrshire and found SGS after taking in a wee Lurcher girl that was being dumped. SGS helped find her perfect home and after fostering for 2 years I became part of the Team. I already had two labradors Tanya and Tia along with a feisty cat, Jeckle. Greyhound,Gemma was my first foster and never left, the following year Jack decided he had found his forever home, Then came Rico, my handsome handful. A friend of SGS asked for help with a Staffy cross, Zion. The soon after Gemma left this world,Jodie came and stayed.
Before I got to know this breed I would never have considered having them as part of my family but I soon learned most of the rumours about greyhounds and Lurchers are untrue and recommend them to everyone.
Events and Behaviourist
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!
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. She has been with us ever since, assisting me with home checks, and helping other foster dogs find their feet when they arrive! I live in the North East and love arranging to go for long walks with other dogs (and their owners).
I live in the Highlands with my husband and our three rescued greyhounds, Neive, Rury and Ozzy. We rescued our first greyhound from SGS several years ago and ever since then we’ve been hooked! We love going on adventures with our greyhounds and take them with us on our travels around the UK and France. I am delighted to be part of the SGS team helping other greyhounds and lurchers find their forever homes.
I live in Glasgow with my husband and our two greyhounds fostered (and then adopted) with SGS several years ago. I have helped with transport and home checks for a couple of years, but I’m delighted to be taking a more active role in helping more hounds land on their forever sofa! I am also passionately involved in animal welfare activism in my spare time.