We at WAG, Inc. are pleased that you are considering Greyhound adoption. Greyhounds can make wonderful companions for most anyone. It has been our experience that Greyhounds are gentle, sweet, sensitive, loving, affectionate, playful, and intelligent. You may very well end up with the best friend you’ve ever had.To help you figure out if a Greyhound may be a good match for your family we highly recommend the following books:
- Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies by Lee Livingwood
- Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan
- Guide to Adopting an Ex- Racing Greyhound by Carolyn Raeke
For families with young children (under 6 years) we also recommend:
- Childproofing your Dog by Brian Kilcommons, Sarah Wilson
We have worked in Greyhound rescue for many years and have seen many happy endings, and unfortunately we have also seen some sad ones. So, although we may seem a bit overprotective, we have only the best interest of the Greyhound in mind. Before completing our adoption application, Please know that Greyhounds can live 10-14 years. This is a serious commitment you are making. Are you prepared to do so? Before answering please consider the following:
- lifestyle changes
- having children
- the cost of properly caring for a dog, etc.
It’s very traumatic for a dog to be abandoned by its family once it has settled into its new home, and pets should NEVER be considered dispensable. Furthermore, note that a Greyhound is not necessarily the right dog for everyone. These dogs rely on us to place them into appropriate, loving, responsible homes.
Not sure if a greyhound is the right match? Would you just like to talk to someone about what to expect?
One of our adoption representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have about greyhounds.
Email email@example.com or call or text 860-845-7196
Do you think you are ready to add a greyhound to your family? Please click on the link below for our Online Application
WAG Online Application
Or if you prefer a paper form you can download a copy of our adoption application
Download WAG Application
How does WAG’s adoption process work?
After your application has been received one of WAG’s representatives will contact you. As part of the adoption process we will schedule an in person meeting. Usually for this meeting a WAG representative will come to your home with one or two greyhounds (not necessarily the dog that would fit with your family; WAG does not pick the dog for you, we like adopters to make that choice). During the meeting we will discuss what to expect when bringing home a retired racing greyhound and whether or not a greyhound really is the right choice for your family. We ask that everyone in the family be present for this meeting to make sure that everyone is in agreement on the new family member. Our goal is to make sure that a greyhound is a good fit and that the dog will have a loving permanent home.
If we find that a greyhound would be a match for you we will arrange for you to meet the dogs WAG has available for adoption to see which one might work. We bring the dogs to a meeting location, you will not have to travel to the foster homes.
WAG usually has between 5 – 10 dogs available for adoption (WAG runs strictly out of foster homes and the number of dogs we can have at any time is limited by the number of available foster homes.)
Can’t adopt but would like to help? Please consider making a tax deductible donation:
Donations can also be mailed to:
Please make checks payable to WAG, Inc.
WAG (We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc) is a volunteer run 501(c)3 non-profit Greyhound adoption group based in Connecticut.
Thank you for your interest in Greyhound Adoption!