About Us


Greyhound Options, Inc. was formed in 1995 by a small group of volunteers devoted to finding loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.  We do not operate a kennel, but choose to provide these dogs the stability, care and comfort only possible through a foster home network.  Fostering also enables us to truly evaluate the temperament and behavior of each dog in our care, so we can best match adopter with dog.  In 2008 we passed the wonderful milestone of placing our 1000th greyhound!

We do require a home visit, and will only accept applications from adopters within reasonable driving distance of our Placement Representatives.  Therefore, our adoption range is limited to Western Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and the greater Boston area.  If you are outside of that range, please look into adopting through another greyhound rescue in your area.

Our requested minimum adoption donation is currently $325 per dog to help cover the costs of vetting and care.  As you can imagine, costs far exceed this amount, and additional fundraisers and donations are necessary to make up the difference.  We rely completely on the generous donations of money, time and resources of our donors and volunteers.  Won’t you please consider adoption or support?  Please contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities or much needed supplies.  To donate money, please mail a check payable to Greyhound Options, Inc. or visit any of our available pets on Petfinder.com and select “sponsor me” to make a credit card donation.  Due to our 501(c)(3) status, all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you would like to meet available dogs and speak with representatives in person, please consider visiting us at one of our many meet and greets throughout the month.