Our Mission Oregon Greyhound is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to find permanent, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds. Our goals are threefold: To inform and educate the public about the joys of greyhound adoption; to identify suitable, caring homes for retired racers; and to provide pre- and post-adoption support to facilitate the transition from the track to home.
Many years ago a small group of volunteers banded together on Saturday mornings to walk the retired greyhounds as they came into the adoption kennel. Some of the greyhounds had just retired from excellent racing careers, some just didn’t want to race, and some of them were coming in from the breeding program.
Every Saturday, rain or shine, these volunteers went out to the kennel. Now, this dedicated group of volunteers has formed their own adoption group, Oregon Greyhound Adoption.
We are an independent organization not affiliated with any other greyhound adoption group. We are an all donation, all volunteer group, which does not charge dues for membership. Our greyhounds remain in an adoption kennel until they are placed in a loving home.
As greyhounds come into the kennel, each dog is evaluated to determine what type of home will be best for placement. We look at the activity level of each dog and family. We take into consideration whether or not there are other pets and children in the home, how long the family is away from the home each day, and ensure that the family has a good history of responsible pet ownership.
Every greyhound has been spayed or neutered, wormed, treated for fleas and ticks, vaccinated, and has received a complete dental. At the time of adoption, each greyhound also receives a plastic kennel muzzle, a martingale collar and lead, and an Oregon Greyhound Adoption tag. The tag is imprinted with a unique ID number and assigned to that greyhound. The tag number along with other information about the greyhound is entered into our database.
Our adoption fee is $275 and is applied to the above costs. If you are a responsible, caring person and are willing to dedicate the attention that a greyhound needs, please consider adopting one of our dogs.
Every adoption is important to us. We try to make every effort to match the personality of the greyhound with the potential owner.
Above all, we enjoy keeping in touch with our greyhound adopters and their hounds after adoption. We also want to share the knowledge we have gained from many years of living with our own greyhounds. We want to laugh with you and we will cry with you. We love getting pictures of you and your pets that we can share with all the volunteers who helped your greyhound make the transition from the track to your home.
If you are interested in learning about the adoption process or adopting a greyhound, please contact us at:
503.740.9716 (Portland), 503.999.3047 (Salem)