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(5.0 out of 5, based on 4 reviews)

PO Box 5273Takoma Park, MD 20913
(301) 949-0615

About Greyhound Welfare

Greyhound Welfare is a greyhound rescue and placement group. We place ex-racing greyhounds throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area, which means most of MD, VA and DC. Our goal is to make excellent placements, even if that means fewer placements.

Greyhound Welfare is staffed entirely of unpaid volunteers dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds.

We take ex-racers in from east coast tracks,as far north as New Hampshire, and as far south as Florida. The dogs are transported to our area by truck. Our volunteers meet the truck drivers at rest stops off the highway, pick up our dogs, and after giving them a chance to stretch their legs, take them home. For most of these dogs, this is their first car ride, and boy, are they good at making nose prints on your windows! Once they come home to their foster homes, dogs are groomed and bathed, fed and walked, and given a well padded crate to rest in after their long journeys.

Greyhound Welfare is a 100% foster home group, which means that all our greyhounds live in real homes until they are placed. This helps us teach the dogs about their new world, and learn more about the individual dogs. Knowing our dogs well helps us greatly with our placement success. It also helps us better help our adopters once the dog goes home.

Some of our dogs go home very quickly, and others stay a while - we don't mind, as long as they all go to good, permanent homes!

Service Areas
Greyhound Welfare has an ever-expanding service area. While we started placing greyhounds only in the metropolitan DC area, we have now expanded to include parts of New England.

We do a home visit for each adoption or foster placement, which gives our applicants the opportunity to meet a greyhound in your own home, and for the whole family to ask questions. Since a volunteer drives out to your home, we are limited by the distance you live from the closest available volunteer. To learn more about our Home Visits, please read our Adoption FAQ.

We hope to be able to serve you, and will try our hardest to. Please fill out an application form to get started!

Greyhound Welfare currently works within the following 2 regions.
* Mid Atlantic - DC MD PA VA WV
* New England - MA NH RI

www.greyhoundwelfare.org

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Cindy
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Rating: 5

What a great cause

posted 5 years ago

Whether it's dog racing or horse racing these animals deserve a loving home. Greyhound Rescue is # 1, After seeing these animals down in Florida , being raced and once that's over..well Greyhound Rescue has to be one the best places for adoptions.

Pros: Any animal used for racing deserves a catch

Cons: none

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Danielle E.
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Rating: 5

A great rescue group

posted 5 years ago

I have volunteered with this group for several years. They are a very dedicated group of people and want the best for their dogs and adopters. They offer ongoing support to adopters and genuinely care about the placement of each dog. They are one of the best run rescues I've encountered.

Pros: Very dedicated and responsive

Cons: none

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