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Our Featured Oak Ridge, NC Partner:

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Our mission is to rescue retired, racing Greyhounds, provide for their health and welfare, educate the public about the availability and desirability of Greyhounds as pets and place them through adoption into loving homes. Our organization primarily serves: North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The Greyhound is one of the oldest breeds of dogs, dating back to before the era of Egyptian kings and pyramids. In the past decade, many thousands of retired racers have been adopted out to pet homes and people are once again discovering the wonderful nature of the greyhound. If you are interested in additional information on Greyhounds or considering adding a Greyhound to your family, we have many volunteers that would love to talk to you about this wonderful breed. Visit our website ( for a volunteer in your area and to see a list of our foster hounds in your area.

You can also help by being a Sponsor - Sponsor a Greyhound currently waiting for his/her forever home in our kennel! Become a Sponsor by pledging a monthly donation on behalf of the Greyhound of your choice. All donations are tax deductible, we are a 501(c) not for profit organization. (

About Our Rescue Group:

A Lifetime Commitment:

Adopting a greyhound is a serious commitment, and we regard each adoption as an adoption for the lifetime of that dog. For this reason, we encourage people to think seriously before they make such a commitment. However, we also recognize that sometimes circumstances such as serious illness or death in the family will render people unable to honor their commitment to their adopted greyhound.

Under such circumstances, and in order to provide the best care for our greyhounds, our adoption contract requires that the dog be returned to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina so that we can find a new home for it and educate its new owners about the care it requires.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a greyhound. We hope this information will encourage you to visit our kennel.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our kennel is open for visitors Monday-Friday, by appointment and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00-3:00. We also have several area Meet & Greets at local PetSmart locations where you can come visit our hounds!

Our Adoption Process:

Greyhounds make wonderful pets! We encourage you to visit the rest of our web site and our kennel to learn more about the temperament and requirements of the greyhound.

If you decide to adopt one, these are the costs you will incur. Your tax-deductible contribution of $295.00 will save the life of one greyhound and includes:

Spay or Neutering
All vaccinations
Full physical exam
Occult heartworm exam and fecal exam
Dentistry (teeth scaling and exam)
A greyhound safety choke collar & muzzle
Bath and nail clipping
Veterinarian Information Sheet
Pet Transfer Registration Form
Pet Tag Identification Form

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.