My name is Pilar!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Thornton, Colorado - Pilar
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I'm being cared for by:
Friends of Retired Greyhounds

Facts about Pilar

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10587918


Pilar is a young fawn female with beautiful chocolate brown eyes that say. “Am I the one for you”!!!!!  She is gorgeous and mellow!!!!!!

Here is what her foster mom says about her.

Pilar is a breath of fresh air. She's so easy to be around. If one didn't know that she was a racing grey they'd never know that she hadn't lived a civilian life. By the second day, I would say she had settled in. She actually turned off right away, found her spot and went to sleep. She's not nervous or spooky at all. In fact she's quite calm.  She quickly figured out the stairs, slick floors and windows. She is well behaved and is a real lady. Walking her on lead is a joy. She does, however, know how to back out of her martingale. Not to surprising since she's got such a small, elegant head. So, I suggest a harness.  She's got wait and leave it down and is working on stay. She gets along with our dogs. She even does well being around Windy who can be a bit bossy. Pilar handles her well. She's interested in the rabbits, but redirects her attention when told to leave it. We are keeping her on lead while in the yard for the time being. She does sound off if she's kenneled and needs to go outside.  She's in great physical shape and shows no signs of old injuries. Finding her a forever home should be easy. 

Interested in meeting the beautiful, sweet Pilar? Go to our website at and apply today for the opportunity and contact Cathy or Joe at

About Friends of Retired Greyhounds

About Our Rescue Group...

FOR Greyhounds Mission Statement
Friends of Retired Greyhounds is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to:

* Cooperating with kennel operators and other adoption groups to place retired greyhounds in responsible, loving homes.

* Working with veterinarians to insure that dogs adopted from FOR greyhounds are altered, vaccinated, and in general good health before placing them in homes;

* Educating individuals and groups about greyhounds, their history, their lives as racing dogs, and our adoption program.

Our Adoption Process...

Every greyhound that comes to us for placement in a loving pet home is spayed/neutered; has current immunizations; teeth cleaned including any necessary tooth extractions; is micro chipped for permanent identification; nails are trimmed; treated for fleas/ticks; heartworm tested; and any other medical needs are taken care of. Each greyhound also goes to it’s adopted home with a martingale style collar and matching lead, and a training muzzle.

All of our dogs are either placed in foster homes or are placed into our cell dog program at “Crowley County Correctional Facility” in Olney Springs, Colorado.

Our foster homes, as well as the prison receive a dog bed, toys, dog food, treats, brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, food and water dishes, etc. for each dog. Some of our generous foster homes choose to provide some or all of these needs, but we provide the rest.

Of course, the longer the dog is with us, the higher the costs for feeding, and often the medical fees will be. Most dogs spend well over a month to three or four months with us. But…that moment when a greyhound finds a loving, responsible forever home and the new adopter falls in love with their new dog... PRICELESS!