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.

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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:

Hearts for Houndies Are Here (through February) 💕🐾💕🐾

Want to send a little love to the kennel dogs waiting for homes? You can put your name on a heart to be displayed at the kennel for all to see. Just use the easy Donate button on this page and mark “Hearts” in the Notes blank – $10 per heart and please include how you would like your name written on each. We’ll do the rest, and post pictures. 💖

Let’s fill the kennel with lots of hearts for the houndies and show how much they are loved. Thank you! 💙 💚 💕 🐾 💖

Memorial Brick Orders Now Open for 2024

Memorialize a special pet in a beautiful place when you order an engraved Memorial Garden brick. We plan to order and install new remembrance bricks in our Memorial Garden prior to the Spring Open House.

If you would like to order a brick in memory of a special dog (or other pet, or person), download the order form with instructions here.

We order once a year. Please send in your completed order before March 31 to be included. 💙💚

Read the Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

Click to download the PDF and read the latest Greyhound Friends news. 💙 💚

Updates on the 2023 Canine Respiratory Syndrome

Volunteers Needed to Staff Info Tables, Schedule Others, 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

💙 Scheduling other volunteers and coordinating coverage for upcoming events throughout the year.

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

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