About IRGT

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) is a registered charity (Charity Number: CHY12127). The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust was first established in 1997 by Rásaíocht Con Éireann. Funded through owners prizemoney deductions, matched donations by GRI & private donations, the charity works to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets. Retired Greyhounds make wonderful pets and loving companions. That’s why the IRGT are actively involved in the preparation and rehoming of retired Irish greyhounds at home and abroad through our adoption programme. Whether you’re an owner interested in rehoming your retired greyhound or a potential adopter who would love one as a pet we are here to help.

The main role of the IRGT is:

  • Advising owners on what Veterinary procedures are required prior to the rehoming of their greyhounds i.e. neutering/spaying, issuing of pet passports, administrations of rabies shots, vaccinations and innoculations, flea and tick treatments, etc.
  • The coordination of transport of the retired greyhounds to the various rehoming agencies that have secured homes for the greyhounds.
  • The provision of financial support towards pre-homing procedures and/or the provision of transportation cost of greyhounds.
  • Supporting greater public awareness of the suitability of greyhounds as pets through events, media and supporting other charities.