GREY2K USA Worldwide: Adopt a Greyhound

Concerned animal lovers are working hard to rescue greyhounds from the perils of racing life. Whether you live near a race track or not, there are gentle and loving dogs waiting to be adopted around the world.

The groups linked below are some of our favorites. For more information, contact

None of these hardworking shelters and foster networks is formally affiliated with GREY2K USA Worldwide but each is listed to facilitate the adoption of needy hounds.

Greyhounds are intelligent, loyal, and good natured

  • They are easily housetrained, shed only slightly and rarely bark.
  • Adult greyhounds stand between 23 and 30 inches at the shoulder and weigh 50 to 85 pounds.
  • Called “45-per-mile couch potatoes,” rescued greyhounds require little exercise and spend most of their time napping around the house.
  • Ex-racers make excellent family friends, even for apartment dwellers and require the same regular walks that all dogs do.
  • Greyhounds come in many sizes and colors and have different personalities. The most important factor to consider is the suitability of any individual dog to your own lifestyle and family situation.

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