My name is Willie!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Tucson, Arizona - Willie
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Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Facts about Willie

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 570
Willie is not quite 4 and raced 109 races before coming to us as part of the Tucson Greyhound Park closure. Willie does fine with small dogs and cats.

So. Millie and I arrived at the ranch the same day. Coincidence or fate? She's a pretty girl, so I choose to believe it was fate. We were meant to be together, at least for now. We're both super excited about finding forever homes, even if we can't stay together.

I think I'm going to do well as a pet greyhound. I’m already quiet and well behaved. I like people and get along with other dogs. Because I'm still trying to figure out what's expected of me, I watch they people closely and really like when they reassure me. It's a great big world out there and I feel better with a person by my side. No surprise, I'm really good at the “Willie, come here!” game.

If you would like to be my forever mentor person and teach me all about living as a pet, I promise to be a good boy and love you forever. I'm ready whenever you are.


Willie "Nelson" is a character. He is friendly, curious and a little goofy. His is a velcro dog, every where I am he is.

Willie is small for a male, only 65 pounds. He has beautiful black fur that looks like velvet. Willie is shy about taking anything out of my hand and doesn't understand treats yet. He was initially protective of his food, but is getting better. Willie had a couple accidents in the house after first arriving, but now uses the doggie door. He does okay on the leash.

Willie barks when he plays or sees his shadow in the glass. He doesn't squeak toys yet, but loves to carry them around and play with them. Willie woos along with sirens on TV while there were sirens on. Willie is still being trained not to jump up, because he likes to give hugs. We would not be a good choice for anyone, young or old, with balance issues.

About Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) is a dedicated group of veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers, who are committed to seeking the very best forever homes for greyhounds in our care.. We are non-profit and totally volunteer run, so every dollar goes to the care and promotion of the dogs. We strive to provide the best adoption experience and follow-up afterwards. Our volunteers seek to educate the public about the wonderful greyhound breed and what great companions they make after their racing careers are done. We are a 501c3 non-profit.

Come Meet Our Pets...


PETCO Oro Valley - 1st and 3rd Sundays, 11am-1pm
Green Valley 1st Sunday, 11am-1pm
Spanish Trail - 4th Sunday, 11am-1pm

PETSMART NW - 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturdays 11am-1pm
3rd Sunday

PETSMART - Broadway/Pantano
1st and 3rd Sundays 11am-1pm
ANTIGONE BOOKS - 1st Saturday 11am-1pm

Visit us on FaceBook at Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Prospective adopters should fill out an on-line application at our website or stop by one of our meet and greet locations to obtain one and mail it in. An adoption coordinator will contact you. After that, a home check will be scheduled. If that is successful and you are approved for adoption, you will begin meeting dogs.If you decide to pursue adoption, we require that you complete an adoption contract. You will have 10 day trial foster to adopt period before the adoption is finalized. The adoption fee is $300.This includes neuter/spay, a minor dental cleaning, shots, de-worming, heart worm testing and micro-chipping and treatment of any medical conditions or injuries pre-adoption, a martingale collar and leash, one dose of Heartgard and the first years membership to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption..