This page was updated on April 12, 2013
are interested in adopting one of the available greyhounds shown here, please contact one
of our representatives listed below or on our "Contact
Us" page to help you with the adoption process. For a general adoption
guide, please check Adoption Guide and for
adoption requirements and general information about greyhounds, please check FAQs
No description is provided for greyhounds who have just recently arrived at our kennel. In
all other cases, where a description is given regarding behavior, and the results of cat,
small dog and kid testing, the information provided is merely for guidance. Each dog may
adapt differently in a different home environment, with other animals or children whose
behavior is different. Please work closely with our adoption representative to help you
pick the right dog for your home.
Update for April 12 -
16 beautiful greyhounds arrived last Sunday afternoon from Florida. All are
safe and sound and doing well in the kennel. Thank you to all the volunteers
who came out to help with the load arrival! It is so much fun seeing them
arrive and settle in.
TownHomes - GPI reserves the right not to place a greyhound under 3 years of age in a
condominium, townhome or apartment, due to their expected energy levels and activity
GPI also reserves the right not to place greyhounds deemed as high
energy in a condominium, townhome or apartment.
EXCEPTIONS to these policies may be considered for a particular
dog, but they must be pre-approved by the President (or his/her board of directors
designee) AND the applicable Regional VP.
We always have a number of older
Greyhounds to re-home, all aged 5 to 12+ years of age. We have them because we gladly
accept all dogs back if circumstances in the family change. Most senior Greyhounds
(9+ years of age) seem to have endless tolerance and patience where children are
concerned. And, the quiet dignity and noble bearing of the senior Greyhound lends itself
to being the perfect companion for seniors, a quieter household, or anyone else for that
matter, in our community. They are already house trained, know stairs and sliding glass
doors. Originally, they were adopted when they were young but then lifestyles and
circumstances in their families change. The Greyhound, now in its golden years, is
returned to Greyhound Pets, Inc. Or perhaps the Greyhound was used as a brood matron or
stud dog and, after several years of "making puppies", the Greyhound is no
longer able to do its job. Whatever the reason, a Greyhound is available for adoption.
These seniors make EXCELLENT companions and deserve the chance to be loved again. Please
consider making a senior Greyhound part of your family.
We do not recommend
picking a dog from its cute picture or color. Please choose dogs within your locality or
within your driving distance. Being a volunteer based group, it is difficult for the
organization to organize special transport of a dog from one end of our service area to
another end. We make an exception for our Special Hounds.
We also do not recommend picking a dog straight from our kennel if you are from out of the
area. Dogs in the kennel are usually fresh off the track and have not been evaluated in a
home environment (unless they were returned from a previous home). We won't be able to
answer questions such as friendliness with cats, other dogs, or children, ability to
handle staircases or being left alone for a few hours for dogs that have recently arrived
at the kennel. If you have certain conditions for adoption, such as cat or kid friendly,
you may have to wait for the dogs to be evaluated in a foster home before committing
to adopting one of these dogs.
If, for any reason, you can no longer keep
your greyhound, you must return it to Greyhound Pets, Inc. On the adoption contract
that you will sign when you adopt your dog, it states, "If I can no longer keep this
dog I will return it to Greyhound Pets, Inc. immediately." If you
need to return your dog, please call one of the closest representatives listed
above or 877-468-7681 to arrange the return of
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