Are you seriously considering Greyhound adoption? This is a wonderful place to start…by ooh’ing and ahhh’ing over these magnificent animals.  Please keep in mind that the Adoption Photo Gallery is a partial list of the available Greyhounds looking for their comfy couch. Their profiles consist of preliminary information and can change after they are in foster care. Our Placement Coordinator has the most up-to-date information and has the responsibility of matching Greyhounds to a family.

Please direct all questions about our adoption procedure to our Placement Coordinator:


     The Greyhounds we rescue and adopt out are, generally, from 2 to 6 years old.  We make every effort to match a Greyhound to your particular family and lifestyle and choices as they pertain to age, gender, and weight.

Adoption Fee

Our adoption fee is $285. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, rabies and DHLPP immunizations, dental cleaning, heartworm test and one month of heartworm preventative, fecal exam and de-worming, transportation, and collar/leash set. Support from our group of volunteers before and after your greyhound is adopted.
Note:  There is a $50 discount for adopting two Greyhounds at the same time.

Recommended Reading

Recommended reading for first-time adopters is Lee Livingood's "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies," which is available fromFirst State Greyhound Rescue via PayPalor your local bookstore.

The Application Process

First State Greyhound Rescue, Inc. requires that all applicants complete our questions regarding yourself, your home surroundings and your family.  It is important to truthfully complete all questions on the Adoption Application Form if you are serious about adopting an ex-racing Greyhound from this organization.

First Time Adopters:  Please complete Pages 1-4 and mail it to one of the addresses shown on Page 4 of the application.

Previous Adopters:  Please complete ONLY the bottom portion of the application starting at Page 5 and mail it to one of the addresses shown on Page 7.

Saving One Greyhound at a time since 2000

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