Greyhounds Only, Inc.
Adoption and Rescue
Greyhounds Only, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization whose purpose is to rescue racing greyhounds at the ends of their careers and find homes for them. We serve the metro Chicago area as well as surrounding counties in northwest Illinois and the southeastern corner of Wisconsin.
For a complete list of all available hounds, please see our the Adoptable Hounds Page on our web site. This includes the many new arrivals from Florida which may not have made their way onto Petfinder yet!
never met a greyhound - come see us at a meet and greet or summer
art show and get to know this fabulous breed!
1) Retired racing greyhounds are gentle, sweet good-natured dogs who can live in nearly every environment - from a city apartment to a sprawling country estate. Our adoption representatives help adopters find the hound that is right for them.
2) Greyhounds retire from their racing careers generally when they are anywhere from 2-5 years of age. Considering the average lifespan of a greyhound is 10-14 years, these pups still a lot of living left to do!
3) Considered to
be a 40-mph couch potato, most greyhounds are your stereotypical lazy
dog. Even an active greyhound typically
lower energy level
than many other breeds. However - we have seen exceptions!
For information on greyhounds as pets, please visit the information page on our web site: www.greyhoundsonly.com. There we have a FAQ about greyhounds as pets, as well as other information that could help you decide if a retired racing greyhound is the perfect pet for you.
The application for adoption is also on our web site - click on "Adoption Application" under our adoptable hounds menu. Our adoption fee is $225, which includes spay/neuter, dental cleaning, deworming, vaccinations, heartworm test, squawker, ID tag and a leash/collar set.
Greyhounds Only, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-driven greyhound adoption group. If you can't adopt right now, why not consider volunteering, and helping out these fabulous hounds? Please see the volunteer opportunities on our web site.
If you can't adopt right now, but would love to make a donation, please mail it to:
Or make a donation via PayPal:
[Home] [Information] [Shelters] [Search]