Getting homeless dogs home is what we do.

40TH ANNIVERSARY Sponsorship and Event Information Below


Greyhound Friends gets homeless dogs home – especially purpose-bred dogs like sighthounds and sporting dogs who are overbred or discarded when no longer useful. We adopt dogs to responsible, loving homes in Massachusetts and throughout New England. We also work to educate the public about the need for adoption and humane treatment of dogs everywhere.

If you want to adopt, please download and complete a Preadoption Application and schedule a visit to meet our available dogs. Greyhounds, sighthounds, hounds and mixed breed dogs are arriving on a regular basis. Our adoption fee is $450 for domestic dogs, $650 for Portuguese dogs, and $1000 for Irish dogs due to higher transportation costs.

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You can turn compassion into action by making a contribution in any amount. Please consider becoming a Sustainer by making a monthly gift, automatically through your credit card or PayPal, using the Donate button above. All contributions are greatly appreciated and help dogs right away.

Fueled by the kind support of dog-loving friends, we are here for dogs who need us.

Greyhound Friends is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

volunteer opportunity - dog behavior specialist

What’s New:

Greyhound Friends Turns 40! Celebrate With Us on June 24, 2023

Greyhound Friends was founded in 1983 and this year we’re celebrating 40 years in dog adoption and advocacy. Over 10,000 saved, thanks to generous friends and partners in the US and overseas.

Because of you, we are here for dogs who need us. Let’s save 10,000 more together.πŸ’™πŸ’š

Save the date to come celebrate with us on Saturday, June 24, 4-7pm at Greyhound Friends. Click here for ticket information and link to sponsorship details!

Spring Open House a Success

Thank you to all who attended Greyhound Friends’ Spring Open House on Sunday, May 21! Despite having to move the event to Sunday due to heavy rains on the scheduled date, attendance was good and it was wonderful to see old friends and new faces. Many adopted “alumni” came to say hello, and it was such a pleasure to see them happily settled with their families. πŸ’™

Thank you to John of Millennium Entertainment for providing music and announcing, and much appreciation to the vendors who were able to attend on the rain date: Happy Hounds Soap Co. and Lady’s Bake Shop dog treats. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the Fall Open House on Saturday, September 23! πŸ’š

Volunteer Opportunity: Trainer/Behavior Specialist

Greyhound Friends has a new volunteer opportunity for a local person with experience in positive dog training and behavior. From time to time we have a kennel resident who would benefit from some consistent training as they transition to becoming a family pet. A skilled trainer would be a big help, on an as-needed basis, to lay a solid foundation and aid the kennel staff and regular volunteers in reinforcing the learned behaviors.

If this person could be you, we’d love to talk to you! Please contact Terri at or 508-435-5969 (Sat-Tues). Thank you! πŸ’™ πŸ’š

Read the 2022 Annual Report

On April 16 Greyhound Friends held its Annual Meeting where outgoing president Cathy DeNorscia presented the 2022 Annual Report. Click to download the PDF. The report contains highlights of the year’s accomplishments, goals for 2023, acknowledgments and of course portraits of adoptees. Thank you for your interest and support. πŸ’™ πŸ’š