The majority of greyhounds racing in the US were racing in Florida until all of those tracks closed at the end of 2020.  Before the tracks closed there were not enough greyhounds retiring to support all the adopters and adoption groups that wanted them. Now greyhounds have become a rare breed. We made the difficult decision not to accept NEW adoption applications, due to a long waiting list. Many greyhound adoption groups have shut their doors or have switched to other breed rescue. We are remaining open to support the greyhounds we have already placed and to help re-home greyhounds from other groups that have closed. Recently we have gotten some retired racers in from Australia, where there are still many tracks and not enough adopters. 

If you are already approved and have adopted from us before, please fill out this form so we have your current info and can add you to our waiting list. We will contact you IF we have a greyhound that would be a good match.

Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests


Checkout this video about adopting a greyhound!

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Make Sure A Greyhound Is The Right Breed For You:

Greyhounds are very unique and not like other breeds you may have owned in the past. We don't want to get a dog returned because it doesn't suit your lifestyle or isn't what you expected. Please read through the articles on our website under the heading "Adoption" and ones that apply to you under "Information". Also check out our Links page for more articles to read about the breed.



Greyhound Crossroads Adoption Requests


Home Visit:

Due to Covid 19 and the end of racing in Florida, we do limited home visits and only schedule them IF we have a greyhound that is a match for your home. 

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Meeting a greyhound:

 Adoptions are done first come first served. Because most race tracks are closed, we don't expect to have many greyhounds available in the future. We absolutely can not hold dogs!! Please make every effort to come meet your dog within a few days, when you are contacted about a possible match. Be ready to drive a distance to whatever area the dog is fostered. Our foster homes drive long distances to pick up each foster and get them to vet appointments. We don't ask foster homes to deliver dogs or meet adopters half way for this reason. You should have all your dog supplies ready when you come to meet a dog. Be ready to take your dog home that day if everyone feels it is a good match. Only come to meet dogs when you are actually ready to adopt. We can not hold a dog until you get back from a vacation or until things are more convenient. Please be respectful of our foster homes time and cancel if something comes up and you are unable to keep your appointment. 







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Please wait to meet dogs and decide on one until you are actually READY to adopt! We cannot hold a dog you want until you buy supplies or get back from a vacation. When you adopt your dog (usually the day you meet the dog) you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and make a $350 adoption donation. The adoption donation goes to help us pay for any vetting your greyhound required. In most cases spay or neuter, dental, shots, heartworm, heartworm preventative and wormer. Your greyhound will come with its vet records, rabies tag, greyhound crossroads ID tag, and its kennel muzzle. You will need to provide or buy a properly fitting martingale collar for your greyhound and a leash. Our adoption reps stock martingale collar and leash sets for $15 for your convenience.



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