Adopt a Greyhound
Adopt a Greyhound
Greyhounds are quiet, clean, gentle, affectionate, friendly, eager-to-please dogs. They get along well with children and other animals (including cats). Retired racing greyhounds are grateful for their new homes, bond with others, and reward their new owners with constant affection.
Learn more about greyhounds to see if a retired racer would be a good fit for your family.
Greyhounds placed through Fast Friends are usually between two and five years old. These greyhounds have been raised in a kennel environment, so life in a home with people is a completely new experience. New owners of a retired racer must be patient and willing to help their greyhound adjust to life after the track.
Once we review your completed application and reference from your veterinarian, we will contact you to arrange an interview with your entire family. The interview gives us an opportunity to fully explain the nature of greyhounds and get to know you.
Then, Fast Friends will help you choose the greyhound who is the best fit for your household and lifestyle. We have approximately 40 greyhounds available at any time, both boys and girls, many of whom get along well with cats and other dogs.
Once you have selected a greyhound to join your family, a representative from Fast Friends will come out to your home and go over training solutions for helping your greyhound becoming fully house-trained, learn to navigate stairs, and more.
If you are interested in coming in to meet the adoptable Greyhounds, please call ahead to schedule an appointment and bring your completed adoption application when you come.
Our adoption fee is $350, and includes:
- Full veterinary evaluation with a certificate of good health
- Spay or neuter
- All vaccinations
- Dental cleaning and care
- New martingale collar, harness, lead, and dental kit
Please note that our adoption fee will be $399 beginning on 2/1/18.
Call us at any time with questions, or send in your adoption application today!
Special Needs Greyhounds
Fast Friends never turns any greyhound away, and we have several greyhounds who are categorized as special needs. If you are interested in one of these dogs, please be prepared for the application process to take longer than usual, as you may need to make multiple visits to the Adoption Center to earn your new greyhound's trust, install a fence around your yard, or attend training classes. Your patience will be well rewarded!
The following Greyhounds have passed our "cat test" and should do well in a home with a dog-savvy cat.
What does it mean when we say we've "cat-tested" a greyhound?
Dog-loving cat Dewey makes a special trip to Fast Friends to visit with the greyhounds. Our greyhound manager and another employee (Dewey's lucky owner) bring in muzzled greyhounds one-by-one. If the greyhound shows any signs of excitement, they are immediately removed.
If the greyhound is only mildly interested in the cat, Dewey is given free rein to make friends. If the meeting continues to go well, the greyhound's muzzle is removed. (Remember, two very alert staff members are in the room at all times!)
At this point, the greyhound is considered "cat-safe."