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 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.

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.

Tree of Life
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What’s New:

Amazon Smile Technical Update

If you designated Greyhound Friends as your target charity on Amazon Smile – thank you! You may have received an email from Amazon Smile letting you know that there is a problem with sending us funds as you designated. We were not aware of the issue, but we are now, and we are working to resolve it asap. Please do not change your charity designation at this time. Although Amazon Smile will cease to operate at the end of February, they will send out collected funds as designated, and we expect to receive what was collected for us through purchases made by friends like you. We’ll post an update to let you know when the problem is resolved. Thank you for your continued support.

Winter Online Auction Is Now Open!

The Greyhound Friends Winter Wonder online auction is OPEN FOR BIDDING as of Saturday, January 28! Come browse and bid on 150 beautiful, fun and functional items. You’ll find something to suit every taste and budget.

Follow the link to the auction album and be sure to check back again before the auction closes next Saturday, February 4. All proceeds support the care of our kennel residents, so please enjoy and bid, bid, bid! 💙💚

Read the Winter 2022-23 Newsletter

Click to download the PDF.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read the stories we’ve compiled for you: Looking Ahead to 2023 – New Volunteers – Kennel Upgrades – International Transport News – A Meaningful Bequest – And More –

Want a hard copy by mail? We’d love to send you one. Just email your address to

Remember a Loved One with an Engraved Tree of Life Leaf

Exciting news: Tree of Life commemorative leaves are again available to order. Remember a loved one with their name engraved on a hand-wrought leaf to be installed on the beautiful tree that greets all kennel visitors in our reception area.

Sculpted by local metal artist Eduardo Amaral, the tree and leaves are a lasting and meaningful memorial. Please email for an order form with all the details. Leaves are $300 each, with all proceeds supporting adoption, of course.