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.
Retired racing 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.
Fast Friends also adopts abandoned hunting dogs and street dogs from Spain, rescued meat trade dogs from China, and wadi dogs from Oman. All have different needs, and we make sure we know each of our dogs well before listing them for adoption.
Fast Friends is committed to always set up adoptable dogs for success, and our adoption process reflects this commitment. We take the time to know our dogs as individuals, and will help you choose the one that will be the best fit for you.
Once we review your completed application and references, 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.
Interviews are scheduled daily between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and are available by appointment only. Please do not drop in, as staff may already have appointments and not be able to work with you.
Fast Friends will help you choose the Greyhound or other sighthound who is the best fit for your household and lifestyle. We have approximately 40 dogs available at any time, both boys and girls, many of whom get along well with cats and other dogs.
Once you have selected a dog to join your family, a representative from Fast Friends will come out to your home and go over training solutions for helping your dog become fully house-trained, learn to navigate stairs, and more.
If you are interested in coming in to meet the adoptable retired racing Greyhounds or other sighthounds, please:
Once received, our adoption staff will call for a phone interview to talk about your application and answer any questions you may have.
Then, we will schedule an appointment for you to come and meet the hounds. Please note that if you have other dogs, you may be asked to bring them in order to do an “introduction” with the hound you are considering adopting.
Our adoption fee is $425, and includes:
Full veterinary evaluation with a certificate of good health
Spay or neuter
Dental cleaning and care
New martingale collar, harness, lead, and dental kit
Dogs from Ireland, Spain, China, Oman, the UK, or other areas from outside the US are an additional $75 to help offset the higher travel and veterinary costs involved in bringing these dogs to the US.
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!