Track closures have resulted in an extreme shortage of retired racers.

Due to the track closings across the country and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to suspend taking adoption applications at the present time. We are working diligently to make new connections with remaining tracks and transporters who are still involved in retired racer placement. Stay tuned for further information.

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.

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.