Greyhound Adoption


Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption, INC.

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A feisty little Black female who will be 2 years old in May. She would rather chase butterflies than bunnies and is not cat friendly. She's fostered in a home with other dogs and is about 60 lbs.




White male with a brindle saddle and spots. He is a strong, 3 year old and is 76 lbs. Bullseye is a very nice pup being fostered in a home with other dogs but he doesn't like cats.


Mister Bates

A big 80 lb, beautiful black boy with white markings on his nose, chest and toes. He will be 3 in November and is a very calm, sweet dog and is fostered in a home with dogs and doesn't seem to mind cats.


Se's Sibling

A very petite 50 lb female and does't seem to mind small animals. She just turned 2 and is fostered in a home with other dogs. She's a little shy at first but warms up quickly and she is black with a few white toes.



Ivana is a 65 lb, beautiful gray brindle female who is racing until the end of April at which time she will retire. She is 4 years old and believe it or not, this sweetheart smiles!




A beautiful black, sweet boy who will be 5 in July and will retire at the end of the season.



Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption, INC.

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Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Greyhound


Retired racing Greyhounds are tremendous athletes. The aerodynamic design of their body (narrow head, deep chest, and long legs and tail), their muscular build, and their low percentage of body fat attests to that. Yet in retirement they are known as 42 mph. couch potatoes because of their low exercise requirements and their uncanny ability to curl up into a small ball on your sofa.


Former racers have already had extensive training before you adopt them! All are crate trained, meaning that they already have a fairly god notion about house-training. They are also trained to walk well on lead and have had extensive socialization with people and other dogs.


Greyhounds are living history. They are members of the oldest family of dogs which date back to 6000 B.C. Breeds such as Afghan Hounds and Borzois are cousins!


Greyhounds are easy keepers. Their short coat requires a minimum of grooming. And while all dogs shed, Greyhounds shed less that most.


After racing, Greyhounds need loving homes. In the past, many were destroyed. Now, with the racing industry and adoption groups working together, the majority find homes--but more good homes are always needed. Adopting a Greyhound is a humane alternative to buying a pet.


Although ex-racers have a professional career before you adopt them, most are still relatively young dogs --2-4 years of age -- when they retire. And Greyhounds have a very long life span for a large breed 12-14 years.


As a breed, Greyhounds are non-aggressive, non-territorial dogs. They are bred to run like the wind and, since they race in groups of eight, they are also bred to get along with other dogs. Some bark occasionally, most don't.


Retired racers are an exceptionally healthy breed. All breeds have some genetic problems, but Greyhounds have many fewer than most. Their athletic background kept them in good shape and, of course, those who were not good racers (either because they were physically unfit or because they just did not have that competitive drive), are rarely bred. So, healthy dogs make more healthy dogs!


Most adoption agencies can arrange to temperament test their Greyhounds in advance of adoption so that they have a very good idea of who is cat safe. (You must, of course, exercise caution with Greyhounds, or any breed of dog, initially.) Adoption coordinators work hard to match the right dog with the right person. And if it doesn't work out, most groups will take the dog back--even if its years after the adoption. In most cases, the safety net for your Greyhound lasts for the dog's entire lifetime.


Greyhounds are elegant, affectionate and refined. Is is no wonder that they have inspired poets and artists for thousands of years. Throughout the ages, Greyhounds were the exclusive domain of royalty. Now, even everyday people have the opportunity to keep one of these gentle, beautiful dogs as companion.