My name is Venom!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Thornton, Colorado - Venom
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Friends of Retired Greyhounds

Facts about Venom

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10627691

Venom is a sweet, loving coal black 2-year old boy.  He loves having his belly rubbed and is often bringing his face close to yours for a snuggle.  He likes big dogs, is curious about small dogs, and unsure if cat safe as he has not seen one yet.  He is socializing into a house setting nicely—getting more and more comfortable with stairs, is house broken, understands some of his basic commands (kennel up, wait, come, lie down, no).  Venom needs a boost into the car, but rides nicely and he especially enjoys going for walks.  Venom really enjoys kids and would do well in a home with kids or another dog. Interested in this handsome boy?  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!