• Fall is in the Air!

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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MEET HOT DOG 

Hot Dog is a tall, leggy boy.  He started his race training but quickly decided the relaxed life of retirement was for him!  He is very affectionate and really wants to be where the people are.

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RESOURCES

Cat Training

Feeding Raw

Dog Parks

Additional Resources



GREYHOUND WELFARE IS ACCEPTING ADOPTION APPLICATIONS FROM OUT OF OUR SERVICE AREA.


MEET ‘N GREET
LOYAL COMPANION – KENTLANDS   GAITHERSBURG MD
11AM to 1PM

December 18, 2021


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.


FALL IS HERE BUT THE SUMMER HEAT HASN’T LEFT YET
HEAT AND GREYHOUNDS

Hot temperatures are a danger to your greyhound. Because greyhounds do not have a lot of body fat and just one layer of fur, greyhounds lack the insulation to heat that other dogs have. An ideal air temperature for a greyhound is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

To keep your grey safe and happy this summer, here are some GUIDELINES when it comes to summer heat.


CHANGE IN GREYHOUND WELFARE ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

Effective 5/19/2021, in order to be eligible to apply for adoption, all children in the home must be 12 years of age or older.


 


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