Why should I adopt a retired greyhound?

Retired racing greyhounds are loving, loyal, calm and easy going. Greyhounds do not bark much and shed little. Few make good watchdogs.

Are greyhounds good with children?

Greyhounds are used to being handled by people and are generally placid. Interactions between young children and any dog should be supervised.

Are greyhounds good with other pets?

Greyhounds get on well with other dogs, and many can live happily with cats, chickens, and horses and so on. Some just prefer to be with people.

How old are retired greyhounds?

Greyhounds usually retire at eighteen months to five years.

How long do greyhounds usually live?

Greyhounds usually live for twelve to fourteen years.

Do greyhounds need a lot of exercise?

Greyhounds are generally sprinters. A daily walk and a run around the garden is plenty for most. Some will enjoy running with you, while others just prefer to lie around.

Why do some greyhounds wear muzzles?

Greyhounds are not aggressive dogs. It is a racing industry requirement that greyhounds wear muzzles while they are racing. Retired greyhounds are not required to wear them.

Why must a greyhound be kept on a leash?

Unless they are in a secure and well fenced area greyhounds must be kept on a leash for their own safety: they have little road sense, keen eye sight and a strong chase instinct.

Do greyhounds need a special diet?

They need high quality food, as does any other dog.

I am interested in adopting a greyhound. What do I do?

If you are considering adopting a retired racing greyhound please see our rehoming process.