My name is Tristan!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Woodinville, Washington - Tristan
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Greyhound Pets, Inc.

Facts about Tristan

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10369821-Tristan
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Tag No: 5953
Registered Name: Cry Tristan
Breed: Greyhound
Date of Birth: August 5, 2011
Color: Black
Cat Trainable: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, no small dogs
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Location: Woodinville, WA (Kennel)
Comments: Tristan lived in a foster home in Florida, with other greyhounds, before he came to us. He is very good around the house. He loves people, walks, car rides and toys. He is friendly, very sweet and a fun goofball. He loves to spend time with you. Tristan will need a home without cats or small dogs. Tristan would prefer to have a home with a fenced yard and a quieter environment. Tristan just loves his walks with our volunteers!!  He has gone on several home visits and is very good around the house. Curious about things going on, but very well behaved. Foster home update: Tristan is a sweet, sweet boy! He's fine riding in the car, he just needs a little encouragement to hop in. He loves to walk and has EXCELLENT leash manners. I only wish my 2 children were so good!! While he is interested in squirrels and other small dogs we pass on our walk, he never barks at them or pulls too much. Mostly he just seems curious and wants to watch them. When I tell him to keep walking, he listens to me. He loves to play with stuffed animals and will toss them up in the air and catch them. He's very entertaining to watch. He gets along well with our other 2 dogs and has learned quickly to wait for his turn to come inside and is respectful of the other dogs' spaces. Our other 2 dogs get on the sofa but he has never tried and doesn't seem interested. We won't allow him on the sofa so that his new owners can make that decision for their home. He is slowly learning the stairs. We've only left him alone for about 15 minutes so far and trying to increase it a little each day. I think he gets comfort from having the other dogs around. So unless he's with someone who spends a lot of time at home, he should probably have another greyhound with him. He seems to be a very fast learner and very eager to please us. He's a happy dog and a joy to have around. He loves to be 'loved on' but then don't most greyhounds?!! He has a habit of sleeping with the tip of his tongue hanging out the front of his mouth and it's absolutely adorable!! He's a good sleeper (sleeps through the night). He really is just a precious, lovable dog. He has a wonderful disposition. He will make someone very happy!! Foster Home Update May 2017: This big boy wants nothing more than to please. He's sweet and affectionate and blended well into his foster home with 3 lady greys. Tristan loads and rides well in the car and has perfect leash manners except when he sees a non-grey (He's a breed snob) and he gets very focused. He will challenge you (furniture/kitchen) and needs direction and leadership. His foster mom has seen no food or space aggression. Tristan loves attention and loving. He's never messed in the house and knows how to use the doggie door. He also catches flies, which can be useful on those summer days! Tristan is our June Dog of the Month.

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Read Greyhound Pets, Inc. FAQ about our requirements to adopt a greyhound and what to expect:

Once you're ready to adopt, please contact:

Moira Corrigan

About Greyhound Pets, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Welcome to Greyhound Pets, Inc. We are a section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by John A. Hern, Jr. and established in 1985 to find homes for retired racing greyhounds. To date we have placed more than 5,500 of these wonderful dogs throughout Puget Sound, the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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Our Adoption Process...

You should be looking for a house dog and a companion. Our dogs are adopted strictly for house pets and are the finest companions you could ask for. They do not do well outside, since they have little body fat nor a thick coat to keep them warm. And, as your best friend, they want to be with you.

You need a fenced yard (minimum height 4ft; no electric fences, invisible fences or barbed wire) unless you're in an apartment, to protect your dog when it goes outside to relieve itself. A door to your house must open into the securely fenced area. All gates must be secure. The fence should be in good repair, with no missing parts or boards. Certain types of fencing are not acceptable because the greyhound can slip through them or are unsafe for greyhounds. Our home visit representative will work with you to determine if your fence is safe for a greyhound.

There should be no obstacles near the fence that a greyhound could use as a jumping point to get over the fence.

The greyhound is totally innocent and will likely be killed on the road if allowed to run loose. You must plan on your dog being confined in the house or a fenced yard. If you walk or jog with it, make certain it is leashed at all times. Retractable leashes (or similar devices) are not acceptable for use with greyhounds. Often people say that they live on five or more acres and they think this should be plenty of room for a dog to live without a fence. This simply doesn't work because of the dog's breeding and extensive training.
You must agree to never stake, tie up, or chain your greyhound to anything.

You must agree to never use your greyhound for breeding, research, experimentation, hunting, or professional racing.

Plan to spend several days at the start with the dog in its new home. There will be a transition period for the greyhound as it adjusts from track and kennel life to home life.

Greyhounds may suffer from separation anxiety when left alone. In many instances we will recommend you purchase or rent a crate for housing your greyhound while you're gone for short periods or several hours. Remember, crates are not cruel. They've been the dog's home while it resided at the track and kennel. However, be realistic in how long you leave the dog crated, since it will have to relieve itself within several hours. We do not recommend crating for more than 4 hours so plan on coming home at lunch or asking someone to come in and let the dog out.

As a sighthound, a greyhound must never be confined to a room without a view such as a laundry room, garage, basement, etc.

You understand that a minimum non-refundable donation of $300.00 (U.S. Funds) is required to adopt a greyhound from Greyhound Pets, Inc. (Payable to Greyhound Pets, Inc. in money order or cashier's check. NO personal checks or cash). The leash/collar combo and muzzle are included. Senior dogs (9 and above) are $125.00 (U.S. Funds).

You understand that a home visit may be required before you will be allowed to adopt a dog.
You agree to allow future visits to check on the dog.
You have patience and time available to help your former racer adjust to its new life (on average it can take up to three months for an ex-racer to be completely settled into its new home). Please be willing to work with your adoption representative and/or VP in trying to solve issues with your dog.

You must agree to keep a hound safety choke collar with identification on your dog at all times. The identification tag with your name and phone number on it, and the Greyhound Pets, inc. tag must be kept on the collar; to call Greyhound Pets, Inc. if your dog becomes lost or missing and to keep GPI informed at all times of the dog's whereabouts, and to return the dog to Greyhound Pets, Inc. if for any reason you cannot keep the dog. If you move, you must notify Greyhound Pets, Inc. and give them your new address, phone number and email address, if applicable.

You must agree to keep the greyhound in good health and proper weight and fitness and to provide at least annual Veterinarian examinations, current vaccinations, teeth cleaning, and worming. After adoption, all veterinary expenses for the greyhound are solely the responsibility of the adopter.

You also agree to allow Greyhound Pets, Inc. to repossess the dog if at any time in their opinion the dog is not being properly cared for.