Getting homeless dogs home is what we do.


Greyhound Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and dog adoption shelter based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1983, we are dedicated to placing greyhounds and other dogs in responsible, loving adoptive homes, as well as educating the public about the greyhound breed and generally promoting animal welfare through educational & outreach programs.

Consistent with this mission, over the past 35 years Greyhound Friends has grown to include a community of adopters, greyhound rehoming advocates, and dog welfare supporters working locally, nationally, and internationally. Through the dedicated efforts of its staff, volunteers, and supporters, the organization has rehomed over 10,000 dogs.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and sustainers, the Greyhound Friends adoption kennel reopened for adoptions in 2019, after a comprehensive upgrade of the facility.

We invite prospective adopters to download and complete a Preadoption Application and schedule a visit to meet our available dogs. Greyhounds, sighthounds, and mixed breed dogs are arriving on a regular basis. Our adoption fee is $450 for domestic dogs and $650-$1000 for international dogs depending on transportation costs.

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

Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated. Please consider becoming a Sustainer by making a monthly contribution, automatically through PayPal. Thank you!

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.

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What’s New:

“Summer Splendor” Online Auction is Open for Bidding!

Please browse the Auction Album on Facebook and bid, bid, bid on over 130 fun and functional items. You will find something for every taste and budget. All proceeds support the care of our kennel residents.

You can also help by SHARING the album link to get more bids in throughout the week. The auction closes at 8pm Saturday, June 25. Thank you! 💙💚

Golf Tournament Will Support Kennel Upgrades

Click here for information on the 3rd Annual “Golf Fore Paws” Tournament and Golf Ball Drop! All proceeds will support needed upgrades to the Greyhound Friends facility. Join us on September 12 and watch the Ball Drop live on September 11 – ticket link and details here.

The Spring Campaign Is Underway!

Friends, it’s time for the annual Spring Campaign to support adoptions and advocacy for homeless dogs – and YOU are the key to its success! Major donors have already pledged an initial $12,000 in MATCHING GIFTS! Now let’s get off to a strong start and secure those funds asap.

You can DOUBLE THE IMPACT of your gift in any amount by clicking the secure PayPal button above, or sending your check to Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddle Hill Rd., Hopkinton, MA 01748

THANK YOU for your compassion and kindness. Greyhound Friends continues to be there for dogs who need us – and your support is what makes that possible.