Thank you for your interest in adopting an ex-racing greyhound. All these questions are important for us to select a dog best suited to your family and life style so please take the time to give us as much information as possible.
All adopters must consider the financial and psychological needs of this long-term relationship and be prepared to honor that commitment. You must be at least 21 years of age to be considered.
Please note that most Greyhounds have never met young children. While they are generally good with gentle, well-mannered children, GRR does not encourage adoptions to families with children under 5, however, each application will be considered. If you have children under 5, a securely fenced yard is a requirement. As with any breed, children should always be supervised when interacting with dogs.
The new adopter should read up on this breed, as greyhounds are not for everyone. We recommend “Adopting the Racing Greyhound” by Cynthia Branigan or “Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies” by Lee Livingood. Greyhounds thrive in an environment with structure and patience. Most greyhounds acclimate quickly to their new setting but you need to be aware that others may take longer.
Please note that GRR only works with potential adopters in the following areas: NY State: Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster & Westchester Counties. Connecticut: Fairfield & Litchfield Counties. This enables our current and potential adopters to have the necessary GRR resources within a reasonable distance of their homes. If you live elsewhere and are interested in adopting a greyhound, send us an email and we will be happy to refer you to the Greyhound Adoption group which is active in your area!