Compassion for Greyhounds is a greyhound adoption
agency run entirely by volunteers willing to spend countless hours finding
homes for retired racing greyhounds. And as much as we want to see every
greyhound retired from racing adopted, we do not want to see these beautiful,
elegant dogs placed in homes that are not appropriate for them.
For this reason, we do have an adoption process that we use to make sure that
the greyhounds we place will be going to live in a home that is right for them.
We don't want the greyhound or the family to be unhappy with the adoption.
Although many greyhounds have the same base personality, they are individuals.
And as individuals, each of them will be different with their own requirements
A "senior discount" applies to all greyhounds adopted that are over the age of 7
When you think about adopting a greyhound (or any dog, for that matter), the
proper research should be done before making the commitment to adopt. We
require that one of the following two books be read before the adoption takes
For families with children, we also require that you read the following book: Childproofing
Your Dog by Brian Kilcommon.
These books can be found at most bookstores or purchased online.
In addition, we ask that you read the information found on these sites:
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
by Cynthia Branigan
Living with a Greyhound edited by Cynthia Branigan
About Greyhounds ~ Please read Overview
Top Ten Reasons to Adopt