Greyhound racing is coming to an end in Florida at the end of 2020. Several tracks have already closed. The remaining dogs will be absorbed by adoption groups across the country successfully. A decrease in breeding has even caused some shortages of greyhounds going into adoption this past year. GAGR has decided to not take any further applications due to the end of racing in FL (the source of our adoption dogs).
We suggest looking into adoption from the Sighthound Underground (www.sighthoundunderground.com) as they often have fosters in our area and can help provide transportation to adopters. Since their dogs are fostered, that can help determine if a dog would fit in your home.
We also suggest Forever Home Greyhounds (foreverhomegreyhounds.com). They are in the Albany area, but adopt throughout NYS. They currently have dogs. Forever Home Greyhounds also fosters all their greyhounds so you can see if the dog’s personality will mesh with your home situation.
GAGR continues to support all the adopters and their dogs that we have adopted out in the past and we will take back any returns, if needed. Thank you for your interest in adopting an ex-racer.
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.
The following dogs are in foster homes and available for adoption at this time
This is a courtesy listing for Fast Friends in NH/Galgos del Sol--to inquire about this Galgo see the Notes info below. Please do not email GAGR; we do not have any additional info and are not processing applications for him.
Name: Febrero (Galgo--not a racing greyhound)
Febrero is a stunning galgo from Spain! He is 6 years old. He just arrived as a foster on 11/21, so I am still learning about him. He is shy, but a real sweetheart and he is already getting comfortable here with me and my 3 dogs. I have a galgo, a whippet, and a pug and he has been fine with all of them. He is adjusting well, having never been in a home before. He is quickly getting into the routine here. He has not ventured onto the couch yet, but I’m sure that it is only a matter of time! I am letting him out frequently to make sure he understands to go potty outside; he has had no accidents and slept through the night last night. I obviously need more time to learn more about him, but I wanted to get the word out that he is here in Rochester and looking for a home! He was rescued by Galgos del Sol on the momentous date of February 1st when hunting seasons ends for the year. He had two broken bones in one leg and a bone infection. He had fully recovered from his injuries, but does take medication to help with any residual pain. I met him at GDS when I was there in April and he ran around the play yard with no issues. He has already been running around my backyard with my galgo Chica also with no issues. His adoption is through Fast Friends in NH; they have all of his medical records and x-rays which they will gladly share with any prospective adopters. Contact email@example.com for additional information and interest in adopting this sweet boy.
This is a courtesy listing for Sighthound Underground--to inquire about this Galgo see the Notes info below. Please do not email GAGR; we do not have any additional info and are not processing applications for him.
Name: Caleb (Galgo--not a racing greyhound)
Cat Friendly?: yes
Introducing foster friend, Caleb. He is a 5 year old Galgo being fostered in Rochester, NY. This medium sized dog is actually quite compact, as he loves to curl up into a tiny ball to snuggle. He is the definition of a loverboy and also does very well around larger groups of people. He is very laid back, but you will see his spunky side when food is involved! He is very good on lead, but if a squirrel is around, watch out! He is still very into the whole hunting thing while outside. He is doing very well with our cats. Seems a tiny bit interested, but when close encounters happen, he turns his head away and seems slightly scared. Caleb gets along very well with our greyhound, Barnabee and you can tell from one of the pictures, he's probably more comfortable than Barnabee is.🤣 He has been doing very well in the car during this busy holiday travel season. This little guy is going to make someone very happy! Adopt him today before he gets scooped up!
To apply go to SHUG's website: http://sighthoundunderground.com/http/apply/
The following dogs are pending adoption
The following dogs have been adopted
COURTESY LISTING FOR THE SIGHTHOUND UNDERGROUND. PLEASE APPLY AT THEIR WEBSITE, NOT TO GAGR!
Name: Frederico (a Galgo from Spain, not a racing greyhound)
Arrived: February 2019
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 :-)
More photos here
Name: Red (Mama's Grey Area)
Arrived: October 2017 (being rehomed April 2019)
Color: Red Brindle
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.