Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption

Adopt a Greyhound

Would you like to bring a retired racing greyhound into your family? Fast Friends will match you with the greyhound who will be the best fit for your household and lifestyle. We have approximately 35 greyhounds available at any time, both boys and girls. Please see their Petfinder listings for more details on each greyhound.

Call us at any time with questions, or make an appointment to come in and meet the greyhounds.

Our Adoptable Greyhounds | Our Greyhound Happy Tails

Each of our available greyhounds has been evaluated by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for heartworm, and has had any necessary dental care. Adopters will receive a certificate of good health for their greyhound and a new martingale collar, harness, and lead.

Contact Fast Friends

Fast Friends is dedicated to educating the public about greyhounds and sighthounds and finding responsible, loving homes for those in need. Fast Friends is a state-licensed animal shelter and non-profit organization founded in 1992 in West Swanzey, NH. We are involved with the community providing education, training, and a resource center supporting the public, community groups, and greyhound and sighthound organizations worldwide. We believe that enriching the lives of those in our community, both human and animal, is an essential part of our mission.

Come see us and meet the greyhounds!

Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption
14 West Swanzey Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446

Phone: 603-355-1556


Printable Adoption Application | Online Adoption Application

About Greyhounds

Ex-racers make great pets!

Greyhounds placed through Fast Friends are usually between two and five years old. They are intelligent, highly adaptable dogs that easily adjust to their new home environment in one to two months. These greyhounds have been raised in a kennel environment, so life in a home with people is a completely new experience. New owners of a retired racer must be patient and willing to help their greyhound adjust to life after the track.

Greyhounds are quiet, clean, gentle, affectionate, friendly, eager-to-please dogs. They get along well with children and other animals (including cats). Ex-racers are grateful for their new homes, bond with others, and reward their new owners with constant affection.

Contrary to popular belief, greyhounds do not require a great deal of space to run, but they do need regular exercise. A twenty-minute walk once a day is adequate. Ex-racers are very schedule-oriented because of their life at the track. Adhering to a normal schedule of feeding and exercise is very important. Inside the house, greyhounds especially enjoy having a soft spot of their own, such as a blanket or a pet bed.