Adopting a Greyhound: What to Know

Changes in the dog racing industry have led to an increase in Greyhound adoptions, providing great companionship long after their racing career.


Greyhounds are known for their gentle and calm demeanor. They love to run and chase, but also enjoy lazing around the home.


Greyhounds are relatively healthy but can acquire diseases like GDV or bloat, osteosarcoma, aspergillosis, and dental disease.


Ask the shelter about the dog's medical history, including age, circumstances leading to the shelter, current medical condition, and behavior analysis.

Medical History

Greyhounds can get along well with other breeds, cats, and young children. Positive interactions, slow introductions, and consistency are key.


Greyhounds need a comfortable crate with toys and bedding. If you live in a cold or wet climate, consider sweaters or rain gear for your Greyhound.


Greyhounds need a suitable place to sleep, comfortable bedding for their joints, and a complete and balanced diet.


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