Greyhounds can make good companions.
A retired racing greyhound can make a good companion provided he is provided the structure he is use to from his racing career. Maintaining a daily routine, managing behaviors through daily training, and establishing rules and expectations for the greyhound will help the retired racer transition from track to domestication. All our greyhounds live in foster care where our foster parents start this transition program. The adopter must continue this program.
While our greyhounds are in foster care, we do our best to learn about their personalities. Through our adoption application process, we learn about you. With this information, we do our best to recommend our adoptable greyhounds to you that have the potential for a successful placement.
To learn more about the specifics of our adoption process, please read our Adoption FAQ.
If you are still researching greyhounds and trying to decide if they are the right breed for you, please consider picking up one of the following books. There is a lot of information on the internet, some very good, and some not quite true. To start, these books are a safer bet, and are quite comprehensive.
- Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood (Required reading if you apply to adopt)
- Love Has No Age Limit by Patricia B. McConnell and Karen London
- Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia A. Branigan
If you have children in the home or visiting family members with children, another good book to add to your list is:
- Living with Kids and Dogs by Colleen Pelar (Required reading if you have children 16 yrs of age and younger and you apply to adopt)
Whether you are new to dogs or an experienced dog owner, you will enjoy reading one of the best books on dog behavior ever written:
- Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
An excellent resource site dedicated to greyhound adoption is Adopt a Greyhound. (www.adopt-a-greyhound.org)