Available Dogs

On November 6, 2018, voters in Florida passed Amendment 13 which will end Greyhound racing in Florida on Dec. 31, 2020. Due to a large reduction in breeding, there is a current shortage of Greyhounds going into adoption. Since February 2019, GAGR has started a waiting list of those wishing to adopt. We will post an update once we know retired racers will be available for adoption again.

Note that this means it's very unlikely there will be fosters available for adoption in the near future, aside from rehomes (which are rare) or cross-posts for other groups. If you're interested in adoption, please apply through the usual process.

Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, NY is dedicated to matching the right greyhound with the right family. We prefer to select a greyhound for a family based on a family profile that is sent to one of the tracks that supply greyhounds to us. The kennel workers at the track know their dogs and are able to select dogs that are child friendly (we adopt to homes with children 5 and older) and cat friendly (please read this for an explanation of cat/small animal friendly) for those families that consist of children over five and cats or other small animals. They can also pass along to us personality and energy level traits that help us to make a good match. We want both our adoptive families and our greyhounds to get off to the best possible start.

Occasionally, we have dogs that are immediately available like the ones that appear on this page. Our adoption fee is $350 which includes: spay/neuter, dental cleaning, up to date shots, new martingale collar and matching lead and the "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies", book.

If you are interested in adopting a greyhound from us, go to the Forms section and fill out the Adoption Application application online or download it and send it in or email us through the Contact Us link.

We have the following dogs in foster homes and available for adoption at this time

COURTESY LISTING FOR THE SIGHTHOUND UNDERGROUND. PLEASE APPLY AT THEIR WEBSITE, NOT TO GAGR!

Name: Frederico (a Galgo from Spain, not a racing greyhound)

Status: Available

Arrived: February 2019

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 04/17/2017

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes: This is a courtesy listing for The Sighthound Underground, a Virginia-based group that adopts across the US and Canada. This dog is currently being fostered in the Rochester NY area but in order to see him in person you need to apply for adoption and be approved first: http://sighthoundunderground.com/http/apply/ . Note that he has the higher ($650) international adoption fee due to the need to fly him here from Spain and also a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Fred is a happy go lucky galgo who's looking for a no-cat family. Housebroken, loves people, playful, good on leash, needs playmates or persons he can always keep an eye on. He still has a bit of puppy in him & is inquisitive :-)

Links:

The following dogs are pending adoption

Available – Red is being returned because he decided he does NOT like cats!

More photos here

Name: Red (Mama's Grey Area)

Status: Pending Adoption

Arrived: October 2017 (being rehomed April 2019)

Color: Red Brindle

Sex: Male

Birthday: 10/03/2015

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: no (also no small dogs)

Notes: Red would prefer a home without male dogs. He gets along with females, but could also be an only dog.

Red liked his previous owner’s grandkids and is described as friendly and sweet with people. Cats- not so much. Red was adopted in October, 2017 so he used to home life. He is used to a schedule where someone is home a lot.

Please apply if you feel you can be the home Red needs. He will be medically up to date and no adoption fee is required for a qualified home.

Links: Greyhound-Data

The following dogs have been adopted


Name: Spot of Style (Style)

Status: Adopted

Arrived: 04/14/2019

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 04/26/2017

Weight (lb): 57

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data


Name: Dave Kingman

Status: Adopted

Arrived: 04/14/2019

Color: Red Fawn

Sex: Male

Birthday: 04/29/2016

Weight (lb): 71

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data


Name: Dutch Marco

Status: Adopted

Arrived: 04/14/2019

Color: White and Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 11/26/2015

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Jc's Tail Mytail

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 05/26/2017

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Jc's Black Ice

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 05/26/2017

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Jc's Black Lloyd

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 05/26/2017

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: He's fine, just cut his ear in transport

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Charles Kuralt

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 04/14/2016

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Dutch Aces Wild

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Red

Sex: Male

Birthday: 09/19/2015

Weight (lb): 82

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

Name: Quick Shot

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 02/03/2019

Color: Red

Sex: Female

Birthday: 07/09/2014

Weight (lb): 58

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data

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COURTESY LISTING FOR THE SIGHTHOUND UNDERGROUND. PLEASE APPLY AT THEIR WEBSITE, NOT TO GAGR!

Name: Ciao Adios (Ciao Baby)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 08/19/2018

Color: Brindle

Sex: Female

Birthday: 02/04/2016

Weight (lb): 73

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: This is a courtesy listing for The Sighthound Underground, a Virginia-based group that adopts across the US and Canada. This dog is currently being fostered in the Rochester NY area but in order to see her in person you need to apply for adoption and be approved first: http://sighthoundunderground.com/http/apply/ . Note that she has the higher ($650) international adoption fee due to the need to fly her here from Ireland.

Ciao is a lovely lass originally from Ireland--she's a coursing greyhound, not a track racer, but is tattooed and in the Greyhound-Data database. Her career ended early, probably due to a leg injury (she has a lot of scar tissue and an occasional limp that doesn't seem to hinder her from running with her foster brothers).

She's got a beautiful, calm personality (when not running like a maniac in the yard) and loves both men and women--she loves to give kisses. She is a bit anxious when left alone however--she will whine and cry, so it would be better if she is adopted to a home with other dogs. She is still a little puppyish, being just under three years old, in that she likes to steal household objects and take them to her bed.

She walks extremely politely on leash--but if she's not on leash she needs a high fence. The listing at SHUG says 6' as she jumped a 5' rock wall in Ireland, but they may consider a 5' fence.

She's tested fine with both a very calm cat and with a couple of small dogs in the house. As with all cat-friendly dogs, this only applies inside the house, not outside.

She is a lovely, friendly girl and gets along well with her foster brothers, a greyhound and a galgo.

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Dutch Dionne

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 12/02/2018

Color: Red Fawn

Sex: Female

Birthday: 12/07/2016

Weight (lb): 60

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Fine Line

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 12/02/2018

Color: Brindle

Sex: Female

Birthday: 11/01/2016

Weight (lb): 52

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Harrys Lacasamia

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 12/02/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 08/08/2016

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Hubbichyouull (Abby)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 12/02/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 11/01/2015

Weight (lb): 62

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Dutch Badboy (Badboy)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 10/07/2018

Color: Brindle and White

Sex: Male

Birthday: 08/02/2014

Weight (lb): 74

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: Pat C ZZ Top (Top)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 10/07/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 02/20/2014

Weight (lb): 74

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: likes kids

Links: Greyhound-Data



Name: SE's Rush Center (Rush)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 10/07/2018

Color: Red Fawn

Sex: Male

Birthday: 01/20/2016

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: no

Notes:

Links: Greyhound-Data


Name: WW's Sable Coat (Sable)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 10/07/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 01/20/2015

Weight (lb): 65

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: calm

Links: Greyhound-Data


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Name: BGR Awesome Ava (Ava)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 09/23/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Female

Birthday: 01/14/2017

Weight (lb):

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: Mellow, easy going, good with kids

Links: Greyhound-Data


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Name: Mohican Up To It (Trouble)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 09/23/2018

Color: Red Fawn

Sex: Male

Birthday: 12/09/2013

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: Super sweet, easy going

Links: Greyhound-Data


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Name: Pankration (Pank)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 09/23/2018

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 08/24/2015

Weight (lb): 72

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: Is a little shy but comes around, sweet

Links: Greyhound-Data


Name: Pat C Sahalie

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 09/23/2018

Color: Red Brindle

Sex: Female

Birthday: 08/12/2015

Weight (lb): 66

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: Acts like a little lady

Links: Greyhound-Data


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Name: Ah's Brewster (Brewster)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 07/08/18

Color: Black

Sex: Male

Birthday: 12/23/2013

Weight (lb): 70

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: “An old soul” and good with kids

Links: Greyhound-Data


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Name: Pat C Troplie (Tripoli)

Status: ADOPTED

Arrived: 07/08/18

Color: Red Fawn

Sex: Male

Birthday: 06/15/2015

Weight (lb): 82

Cat Friendly?: yes

Notes: A kennel favorite. :)

Links: Greyhound-Data