IS A GREYHOUND THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU?
The Greyhound is a gentle breed of sight-hound that has been primarily bred for racing. Greyhounds are not considered aggressive, despite their appearance when wearing muzzles. Greys have thin skin which is susceptible to tears during races or while playing, so muzzles help keep these athletes healthy.
One of the most common misconceptions is that greyhounds need extensive exercise. Greyhounds have normal exercise needs requiring only walks or a run in a fenced yard. Greyhounds can and do live comfortably in homes and apartments where they sleep between 18-20 hours.
With their lack of undercoats, greyhounds can be good pets for those with dog allergies and don't have that "dog smell" that other breeds have. In addition, this lack of undercoat means that these dogs do not tolerate cold temperatures and must be house pets.
Greyhounds are extremely pack oriented due to their upbringing, and look to their human to be the “top dog”. They are loyal, quiet, and lovable with episodes of playfulness!
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT OUR FOSTERS?
All of our fosters are retired racers! It is part of our mission to find these dogs the forever homes that they deserve and educate the community about retired racing Greyhounds
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF ADOPTION?
**Due to the increased costs of bringing greyhounds to Massachusetts, as of January 1, 2021, GPG's adoption fee will be going up to $350 for a foster under 7 years old and $300 for a foster 7 years and older.** Prior to adoption the group makes sure each dog is spayed/neutered, given a dental cleaning (if needed), current on vaccines, tested for heart-worm and tick diseases (4Dx), dewormed, and given heart-worm medication and flea/tick prevention monthly.