Getting homeless dogs home is what we do.

PLEASE NOTE the Greyhound Friends kennel will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC through the end of August so we can complete planned facility upgrades and repairs. Stay tuned for reopening announcement soon!


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 $650 for Portuguese dogs and $1000 for all greyhounds and Spanish 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:

The Greyhound Friends Hot Summer Auction Is Open Through 7/27 on Facebook!

The July fundraising auction is now OPEN FOR BIDDING! Please browse & bid the album, where you’ll find over 200 fun & fabulous items for both dogs and people.

Jewelry, home decor, designer bags and gifts are among the donated items up for bid. All proceeds support adoption, as always. πŸ’™πŸ’š

The auction will close at 7 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, July 27. Don’t miss out!

July Closure & Kennel Upgrades

Please note: the Greyhound Friends kennel building is closed to the public while we work on planned repairs and upgrades. Please email if you need to be in touch with staff during the closure.

Reopening is planned toward the end of August, when we’ll have new dogs coming in to the updated facility. Stay tuned for announcements!

Meanwhile please continue to support Greyhound Friends’ adoption and advocacy work. We can’t help dogs without you! πŸ’™πŸ’š

Read the Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

Click to download the PDF and read the latest Greyhound Friends newsletter, printed semiannually. πŸ’™ πŸ’š

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:

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

πŸ’™ Aiding the social media effort to make posts more accessible by adding image descriptions.

πŸ’™ 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!