About Greyhounds

Greyhounds are very clean, intelligent and big couch potatoes sleeping approximately 18 hours a day. Click below to learn more about this ancient breed.

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Adoptable Greyhounds

All of our Adoptable Greyhounds are in foster homes where they are learning about retired life. Enjoy reading about our current adoptable greyhounds.

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Adoption Application

Our on-line Adoption Application is designed to better recommend suitable adoptable greyhounds to you. Apply today for a chance to adopt a greyhound.

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Events

Want to meet some greyhounds? Greyhound foster dogs and ambassadogs would love to meet you! So come out and meet the dogs and their people!

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Home

MEET GABE

Gabe was selected to participate in The Greyhound Inmate Experience. He is a 3-year-old boy who, after 2 races, decided retirement suited him best. He is a shy, quiet guy who gets along well with his foster brother and he will be the sweetest companion to his forever family.


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RESOURCES

Feeding Raw

Dog Parks and Fun Runs 

Additional Resources




MEET ‘N GREET
SATURDAY 10/15/2022 * 11AM TO 1PM
LOYAL COMPANION-KENTLANDS  GAITHERSBURG MD
Come Meet Our Foster Dogs


RETIRED NOT RESCUED

Racing Greyhounds do not need rescuing. When they retire, racing greyhounds are ready to be adopted and settle in to their forever homes. Please respect these highly trained athletes for their accomplishments and don’t refer to a racing greyhound as needing to be rescued. They need to be adopted.


CHANGE IN GREYHOUND WELFARE ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

Greyhound Welfare Inc. is accepting applications with cats and/or small pets in the home.  Please be advised there can be a considerable wait to find a cat/small pet trainable greyhound.

Effective 5/19/21, all children in the home must be 12 years of age or older.

Out of Area applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for processing.


THE GREYHOUND INMATE EXPERIENCE (TGIE)

Greyhound Welfare is pleased to announce we are participating with The Greyhound Inmate Experience to bring retired racing greyhounds into our foster program.  TGIE places retired racing greyhounds in the care and supervision of specially selected and trained inmates of a correctional institution.  The greyhounds and inmates engage in a 10 week training program.  The greyhounds transition from racer to pet.  The inmates experience unconditional love and learn to trust, to be patient and to become compassionate.   To learn more about TGIE please click HERE