Welcome to Bloodhound Lifeline

Welcome to Bloodhound Lifeline

What We Do

Bloodhound Lifeline started in 2008 as an idea inspired by its founder, Alex Balkin, to provide a lifeline for rescue hounds in need, whether it be due to a change of circumstances of their owners, bereavement, unable to manage a large clumsy dog or just to give a dog a good home.

Over the years the Charity has been pleased to rescue many bloodhounds and related types of hounds.

We take hounds that are in need of a new home.  We assess their needs both emotionally and medically and we rehabilitate the hound.  Once the hound is ready we work effortlessly to source the right forever home for them.

We operate in accordance with the rules set out by the Charity Commission.

We are pleased to offer advice and help to any member of the public whether or not they are associated with the Charity regarding issues such as behavioural problems, health issues including spaying and neutering, where to obtain veterinary advice, anxiety issues including general welfare as well as helping you to decide if a bloodhound is the right dog for you.

We are always available for help and advice

Supporting Bloodhound Lifeline

As a small charity we rely on public help and support and all donations are gratefully received. ​We pay no wages because volunteers do the work, we pay no boarding fees because these are donated, we carry minimal overheads – so we make every penny possible work for rescue hounds.

Any donation, large or small is welcomed and greatly needed.

If you would like to make a one off or regular donation, please make a bank transfer or set up a standing order to:-

And remember if you are a tax-payer we can benefit from the Governments Gift Aid Scheme.  Click on the one of the gift aid buttons below to either download, complete and send to is via post or download the word version to complete and submit to us via email.

If you wish to do some fundraising for Bloodhound Lifeline Ltd then please contact us so that we can help support your fundraising activity.

Adopt a Hound

If you are considering offering an rescue bloodhound a loving home, then we would like to hear from you.

We always thoroughly vet potential new owners, so please be prepared for some frank questioning and a home check.

Below are two options for completing the Adopt a Hound form.  You can download a PDF copy, print and post to the address below.  Or you can click and download the word version and complete it electronically and email this back to us at the address below.

POST TO:  BLOODHOUND LIFELINE LIMITED, The Dog House, Wistow Road
Selby, YO8 3LZ

EMAIL TO:  [email protected]