Foster Al’s medical bills

Can you help with Al’s kidney surgery?

Can you help cover the cost of Al’s medical bills?  Al, who was known as Alliance Racer, during his racing career is a 1 ½ year old foster dog who came to G.O. in September and who developed serious kidney issues after his neuter. He had emergency surgery Sunday, 11/29 to remove his abnormal kidney and thankfully, he is recovering well at Mass Vet Referral Hospital in Woburn.

As you can imagine, all his diagnostics and subsequent surgery have put quite a dent in our finances and we would so appreciate any donation, large or small, to help replenish our coffers.  Donations can be sent to Greyhound Options Inc., 43 Sczygiel Road, Ware, MA. 01082.

If you would like to make a donation with your credit card, please scroll to the bottom of the “donation” page on our web site,, and fill out the donation form.  PayPal donations can be made at:

We are truly grateful for your support.

Application Process Temporarily Suspended

2020 has been a year of chaos in almost every aspect of our lives. The closing of tracks in Florida and other states is leaving just a handful of tracks open across the country.

The COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have made our adoption process extremely difficult. For many months, we had not been able to make the required home visits and our placements had been severely hampered at a time when they have been most needed. At this point in time we have at least 75 applicants who have not yet had home visits and the number of dogs coming in is dwindling. Sadly we have decided to temporarily stop taking new applications as of today, November 9.

Any applicants who have had home visits and have been approved will be considered for placement of incoming dogs while we work to make home visits to those still on our list. As always, we will concentrate on matching the pups to the best home situations: fenced yards, hours alone, children, other pets and previous Greyhound experience. Our first priority is, and has always been, to find the very best homes possible for our retiring Greyhounds.

Important Greyhound Medical Info to share with your vet

We all know that greyhounds have quirks: smiling, roaching, and rooing are just a few of the things that we love about our hounds! But greyhounds also have some unique medical idiosyncrasies that you should know about and share with your vet. We think this handbook is a great resource from Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc. and the Greyhound Health Initiative. Check it out here.