Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

A P.O. Box 746, Summerfield, NC 27358 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

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Areas Greyhound Friends of North Carolina Serves

GFNC considers applicants mainly in the geographic area limit of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina

Our foster families are located throughout North Carolina (Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Greensboro & Charlotte) and upstate South Carolina (Fort Mill, Rock Hill); out of area adoptions are difficult for volunteers to travel for home visits and adoptions

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. (

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina's Adoption Process

Greyhounds make wonderful pets! We encourage you to visit the rest of our web site 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 adoption fee of $325.00 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
GFNC collar tag
Microchipping available (additional cost)

About Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina (GFNC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing adoption services for retired racing greyhounds, ensuring their health and welfare, educating the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and placing them through adoption into loving homes.

GFNC is a foster only adoption group; we do not have a kennel. Our greyhounds go into private foster homes, which allow us to assess them individually in a home environment. This also gives them a head start in their transition and adjustment to home living, such as housetraining, sliding glass doors, tile floors, the television, stairs and other animals.

25 Years of Greyhound Adoptions
Greyhound Friends is proud and excited to celebrate the placement of over 6,200 retired racing greyhounds into loving homes since our founding in 1993. Like most adoption groups, we come from humble beginnings. We started as a satellite office of Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In the early days, approved adopters met their new greyhounds at the Piedmont Triad International Airport!

In 1994, we created an independent organization and partnered with a local veterinarian to board a small number of greyhounds awaiting adoption. Later that same year, we leased a kennel facility in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. In 2019, GFNC closed the adoption kennel and transitioned to a foster-only organization. Much has changed, yet the core of our mission remains the same – to find the loving homes that these wonderful animals so richly deserve.

Come Meet Greyhound Friends of North Carolina's Pets

Our greyhounds are primarily fostered in Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro and Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

You can visit our website for adoption eligibility, requirements and process:

We also have monthly Meet & Greets for public to view our greyhounds. See our calendar for a location near you:

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina to help homeless pets find homes