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Greyhound Adoption

Our members & kennel professionals are encouraged to make the best choices for the continued care of their greyhounds after racing.  It is only natural that our members & kennels want access to referrals & references to best place their greyhounds in groups that excel at greyhound adoption in the United States.  

This is a resource list of responsible adoption groups that the National Greyhound Association has proudly endorsed as adoption partners in the successful efforts of placing retiring greyhounds into pet homes. 

Rescue Greyhound
Adopt retired greyhound

Adoption Group Requirements for Endorsement

The National Greyhound Association is proud of our partnership with adoption groups through out North America.  Endorsement is completely voluntary for groups.  The National Greyhound Association has set standards for the care and stewardship of the breed and believes that extends into adoption.  

Responsible Adoption Groups will:

  • Spay and neuter adoption dogs prior to placement or, if placing puppies, when age-appropriate deemed by a veterinary professional;

  • Provide home screening prior to placement;

  • Commit to always advocate for animal care and safe home environment;

  • Agree to communicate with the NGA through a placement reporting process;

  • Promise to accept returns when home placement is no longer viable;

  • Pledge to truthfully educate about greyhound racing using facts and first-hand experiences over personal opinions;

  • Encourage adopters to learn about their new companion's NGA roots; by transferring ownership and becoming an Ambassador Member;

  • Ensure all Board Members are members in good standing with the NGA as an Ambassador, Associate or Full Member,  and adhere to NGA's bylaws.  

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