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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
  • moving
  • 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 adoption@weadoptgreyhounds.org 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