Golden State Greyhound Adoption
Greyhound Rescue
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Greyhound Adoption
Learn how to adopt your own family Greyhound.
Available Greyhounds
Greyhounds available now for immediate adoption.
Greyhound Events
Where to meet a Greyhound in person. Dates and locations.
Greyhound Training
A Greyhound owner's manual.
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Greyhound Stories
Read inspiring stories about GSGA adopted greyhounds.
Greyhound Pictures
Adoption photos & fun pictures of our Greyhound friends.
Greyhound History
From "The Odyssey" to speedy runner to loving friend.
Greyhound News
Articles about Greyhounds.
Retired Greyhounds
More links and resources for your retired racing greyhound.
Staff & Volunteers
Meet our dedicated greyhound adoption & rescue volunteer staff.
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California Greyhound Adoption & Rescue
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Is a Greyhound Dog Right for Your Family?
Many people wonder if they would be good greyhound guardians. A great way to learn about retired greyhounds is to visit one of our local Greyhound Meet & Greets in your area. Watch this video to learn some of the main characteristics of a greyhound and see if your environment makes a good forever home. You will learn that greyhounds are really couch potatoes! They make wonderful companions whether you live in a single family home, apartment or condo. Fill out this application if you are ready for a greyt experience adopting an ex-racer greyhound.

About Our Greyhound Dog Rescue & Adoption Organization
Golden State Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that places retired racing greyhounds in adoptive homes in Northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Sacramento area and beyond. Our ex-racing greyhounds come primarily from Florida racetracks. They are trucked from Florida to Colorado where Dr. Heather Weir DVM vets them and takes care of them until she transports them to California.

When racing greyhounds are deemed no longer profitable–either because they arenít winners or have sustained an injury–kennels often try to adopt out these dogs, but sadly, many are destroyed, often before they reach the age of four or five.

Greyhound Rescue Efforts
That’s where rescue organizations like Golden State Greyhound Adoption come in–to save these wonderful hounds. Greyhounds are sweet, gentle animals that adapt well to home life and make great companions and loving pets. Established in 2002, we are a West Coast-based rescue group and are one of the largest in Northern California.
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Meet a Greyhound - Come to a Dog Filled Meet and Greet
We invite you to attend our meet-and-greets, where you can meet some greyhounds "in person," talk with our volunteers, learn more about how we do our adoptions and take home information. We’ll help you decide if a retired racer is the perfect companion for you.
Learn about where you can Meet a Greyhound Near You >>
Adopt a Greyhound Dog Through Us
Adopting a dog through Golden State Greyhound Adoption is a relatively easy process. You will fill out an application, and then one of our volunteers will visit your home to ensure the dog’s new environment will be safe and secure, and to answer any questions you might have. Then we’ll do our best to choose a greyhound that matches your lifestyle.
Read about them and then fill out an online application, click hereGreyhound Adoption to adopt an ex racer through Golden State Greyhound Adoption >>

Be a Part of Our Supportive Greyhound Community
When you adopt a rescued racing greyhound from Golden State Greyhound Adoption, you become part of a supportive community with other adopters. You will have an opportunity to meet each other through online forums and at greyhound playdates and our annual picnic. We will provide you with information and tips on caring for your retired racer. Our strong, ongoing support system for all our adopters ensures that your adoption will be successful and the greyhounds we place will find their forever homes.
Informative Greyhound Training Guide for new owners >>
For more information or to ask questions, please contact:
Golden State Greyhound Adoption
PMB 182
2872 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: 925-457-4450

Music Video of The Race: A Song Supporting Greyhound Rescue & Adoption
The Race, Song By Matt Dahan to Support Greyhound Adoption

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Let their last race be into your life!