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
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: Ciao Adios (Ciao Baby)
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.