Getting homeless dogs home is what we do.


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 Pre-adoption 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 Spanish and Irish dogs. Fees vary mainly due to differences in transport costs.

Join our email list and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates and news.

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:

See Greyhound Friends on Channel 25’s “Furever Friday” on May 24

Where will you be this Friday morning around 10 am?

Whippet mix Carly will be at the Channel 25 studios with a volunteer and anchor Ray Villeda, taping a segment of Furever Friday, in hopes of getting her adopted soon!

Tune in live if you can. We’ll post a link when it’s available, for viewing (and sharing) at your convenience.

Spring Open House

Adopters, supporters, neighbors and friends came together to attend Greyhound Friends’ Spring 2024 Open House om Saturday, May 18. Despite some heavy rain at the outset, guests enjoyed the day’s activities include “alumni” reunions, visits with adoptable dogs, vendors, music, refreshments, fun contests a silent auction & raffles, a remembrance ceremony and dedication of bricks in the Memorial Garden.

Photos are posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages for your enjoyment.

Vendors included: Happy Hounds Soap plant based skin care; Classy Couch Potatoes handcrafted collars & coats; JCraft wood crafts; Bunny’s Boxes; Lil Monster Photography pet photos, eLowDeSIgNs. handcrafted cards, and Purrfect Henna. Please check them as a thank-you for supporting adoption.

Adoptable Dogs on WBZ Pet Parade

Hound mix Sunny, Irish greyhound Mateo, and Spanish galgo Lucero visited Boston’s WBZ TV-4 recently for a taping of Pet Parade. Stars were born! 🤩

Many thanks to anchor Anna Meiler and the studio staff for making everyone feel welcome. The dogs (and people) did great!

Watch the segment here.

Read the Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

Click to download the PDF and read the latest Greyhound Friends newsletter, printed semiannually. 💙 💚

This issue includes information on the similarities and differences among greyhounds, galgos, lurchers and other sighthounds we are placing in homes. See who may be best suited for your family and lifestyle.

Volunteers Needed to Staff Info Tables, Add Image Descriptions, Help with Database Management

Greyhound Friends has volunteer opportunities in 3 distinct areas:

💙 Staffing information tables at upcoming events and meet & greets – learn by shadowing experienced volunteers, then expand to new locations

💙 Aiding the social media effort to make posts more accessible by adding image descriptions.

💙 Assisting the development team with technical guidance to improve database accuracy and functionality.

If any of these opportunities interest you, please email to learn more. Thank you!