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 BRAD

Brad, a handsome white and black “cow dog.” In his former life he was known as Clinton Portis and he ran 79 races, winning 9.  Brad enjoys his walks, and he‘s an outgoing boy who loves introducing himself to people in the neighborhood and getting pets and ear scritches from them. Click here for more information.Brad (racing name Clinton Portis) Wheeling on 110118


RESOURCES

Cat Training

Feeding Raw

Dog Parks

Additional Resources


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat 12/8/18 Open House at Bark, Olney MD  11am–1pm
Sun 12/9/18 Open House at Pet Valu, Potomac MD  11am–1pm
Sun 12/9/18 Open House at Petco Unleashed, Arlington VA  12pm–2pm

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2018 HOLIDAY RAFFLE
PLEASE HELP US PLACE MORE GREYHOUNDS
Details at 2018 Holiday Raffle.

Get your raffle tickets now for a chance to win one of two beautiful items – Framed Racing Greyhound Print by Scott Blaney (33″ x 23″, Value $300) or Greyhound Coat (lined) with Matching Leather Collar (Value $100).

All proceeds from the 2018 Holiday Raffle go to support Greyhound Welfare’s mission of placing retired racing greyhounds in adoptive forever homes.  If you are not interested in the raffle, please consider making a monetary donation to Greyhound Welfare.  Thank you for your support!


GREYHOUND WELFARE IS MOBILIZING FOR FLORIDA RETIRED RACERS
It’s All About The Dogs.

With the passage of the Florida Constitutional Amendment #13 banning wagering on any dog racing in Florida, retired racing greyhound adoption groups nationwide are organizing now to accommodate the anticipated influx of Florida retired greyhounds looking for adoptive homes.

Since our inception in 2002, Greyhound Welfare (GW) has been dedicated to finding forever adoptive homes for retired racing greyhounds.  GW is mobilizing now in preparation for retired racers from Florida.

You can help GW’s mission by volunteering to foster a retired racer, adopt a retired racer and/or make a financial donation to GW.

All of us who have adopted these wonderful dogs will have to work together and contribute support in order to find forever adoptive homes for these retired racers.


THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT FOR OUR DOGS

As wonderful as the holiday season can be for we humans, it can be a tough and stressful time for our dogs.  Let’s keep our beloved doggies (and kitties) safe with these guidelines.


WINTER IS TICK AND FLEA SEASON TOO!
Guidelines Here

Ticks are a year round nuisance. Ticks don’t jump or fall from trees looking for their host. Rather, ticks climb up to higher places off the ground and wait for a passerby so the tick can grab on to the new host.  Although ticks are year round, Fall is a particularly bad time for ticks (and fleas). The cooler temperatures and shorter days cause these pesky parasites to seek warmer places to live. That means your greyhound is a prime home. Leaf piles, high grass, bushes, brush undergrowth are all prime places for ticks (and fleas) to hide.


 MORE GREYHOUNDS ARRIVING IN DECEMBER!
Check out all our beautiful greyhounds looking for fur-ever homes at
Adoptable Dogs.


FOSTERING 

Curious about greyhounds but not sure you want to commit to full-time ownership?   Do you want to help a greyhound find his/her forever home?  Consider Fostering!  Greyhound Welfare has a well developed fostering program to guide our foster parents.  We provide the supplies and mentor…you provide the love. Please complete a volunteer application.  The retired greyhounds thank you.