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Greyhounds Available

Newly Retired Greyhounds Arriving! There are more retirees than ever as the greyhound racing industry continues to rapidly downsize and our foster homes are full. Would you please consider adopting another hound or offering to foster/babysit a homeless hound? Training, guidance, and support are provided.

Jose

Jose Lima is a tall drink of cool water, a beautiful boy. Jose will do best in a home with no other dogs or cats and with a family having someone home most of the time. He loves people and is very affectionate.

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Hercules

ADOPTED! Two year old Hercules is a bundle of handsome fun. So easy going, very loving, a leaner, and he LOVES food. He plays well with my 12 month old active pup. Hercules is beautiful, a white with brindle. He is open to learning and eager to please.
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Angel


ADOPTED! Angel Eyes is a 2 1/2 year old fawn beauty. She lives now with poodles and a cat without issues. She is fun loving and eager to please. She gets over exuberant and needs some discipline for jumping up. She loves attention, gives kisses and is quite curious.

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Venus

Venus is a gorgeous, affectionate, and quiet 5 1/2 year old brindle girl. She has her playful moments outdoors, but would mostly appreciate a calm, quiet, and loving family where someone will be home most of the day. After spending her younger years racing and then having a litter of puppies, Venus is now retired. She is learning to do stairs, toys and a doggy bed. She doesn't mind young children and from brief encounters, seems to not mind small dogs.

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Simone

ADOPTED! Simone is a lovely red fawn with eve liner eyes. Simone is 3 1/2 and prefers a home with no small critters.

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Beautiful Della

Can you see it?  Della wears her heart on her forehead. This beautiful red brindle girl is ready for a family. Almost 3 years old and her racing career is completed, she is looking forward to a loving and happy retirement. Good with small dogs and most likely correctable with indoor cats, Della will be a wonderful family member.

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Adoption Process

Thank you for expressing interest in Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas.  We are a fully volunteer-operated non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds.  Most of us work full-time in addition to our work with the greyhounds,  so please forgive us if we are not always available at the moment you call.  Please leave us a message or email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible..

On this website you can access a question and answer section entitled, " About Greyhounds," addressing some of the most common questions about greyhounds. When you complete the adoption application be sure to carefully read the "Adoption Requirements" section which also provides insight into our adoption process.  After an application is returned to us, you can expect a phone call from a volunteer adoption placement representative to discuss your application and give you additional information about ex-racing greyhounds.

Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas incurs considerable expense with every Greyhound that passes through its adoption program. The adoption fee is $325.00. This adoption fee assists and allows us to make the following provisions for these wonderful pets: It helps to cover a full physical examination from the veterinarian, all vaccinations, the spaying or neutering, teeth cleaning, tick testing, worming, heartworm test, new safety collar and lead, I.D. tag, placement package, transportation from the track and dog food for the foster program.

Additional expenses such as photocopies, phone bills, extra veterinarian costs, etc. are covered through these adoption fees and through our constant fundraising efforts.

Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas strives to adopt out healthy greyhounds, and as with any animal purchase or adoption, continued or on-going medical assistance cannot be offered.  Please note that it is our policy that we do not adopt to families with children under the age of six.

  • Home Visit

Next, we will conduct a home visit during which we will bring one or more of our own greyhounds or a foster greyhound along to give you an opportunity to see and spend time with a greyhound in person! This is when you can learn how retired racers are different from other home-raised dogs you've known.  During the home visit we will be looking for potential problems concerning the dog's safety and comfort, sometimes suggesting ways to resolve them, as well as getting to know more about you , your family, your pets and your lifestyle. This important process allows us to match personality & behavior traits to what an applicant wants in a dog.  Our success rate at making the right match between greyhound and adopter, the first time around, is very high.

Some people may feel that this is a lot to go through, but we believe that getting a dog is a major commitment and adjustment. We care about each and every greyhound, and only want them to go into homes where both they and their new owners will be happy.

  • Greyhound Adoption Books

There are excellent books with additional information to help you decide if a greyhound is the right choice for you. We recommend reading:

"Adopting The Retired Racing Greyhound" by Cynthia Branigan
"Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies" by Lee Livingood
"Greyhounds" by Carolyn Coille
"Childproofing Your Dog" by Brian Kilcommons

  • Fill out an Application

You've made the decision, you want a greyhound ASAP! 
Then run here: Adoption Application

You want to help out, but don't want a greyhound permanently
Then go here: Foster Application

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