Adopt A Greyhound

Every greyhound needs a home, but not every home needs a greyhound. We do not adopt our greyhounds as first come first served; but rather, we make an educated and conscientious attempt in matching the right dog with the right home.

In an effort to match each greyhound with his or her best possible home, Arizona Greyhound Rescue has a multi-step adoption process that allows our volunteers to get to know potential adopters, and to provide the information and support necessary to ensure a successful placement. Read more about the adoption process

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Foster A Greyhound

Arizona Greyhound Rescue is in constant need of foster homes for Tucson greyhounds while they await adoption.

Short-term and long-term foster possibilities are available

Supportive foster network

Approved medical care and supplies provided

Read more about the foster process,
call (520) 886-7411
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Dos Couch Potatoes!

David Peterson and Sergio curl up on the couch after a hard day at the Animal Fair. “Sergio is my life,” says Peterson. “I wish I could do that for all the kennel hounds.”







I am so proud of Daniel (Rowdy) and another wonderful testimony for our precious hounds.

I was walking Daniel this morning and Daniel spotted something. His ears perked up and he stopped walking.  I looked for what he was noticing, and over in the dirt was a Chihuahua.  I thought maybe he had been hit and slowly approached him. He opened his eyes and started to cry. As we got closer he jumped up and started to run away. Daniel walked behind him and started to cry.

The little dog stopped and walked right up to Daniel.  They went nose to nose. I tried to catch him but he was so scared of me, but not Daniel. A car was passing by and I flagged it down. The young girl got out and I told her about the little dog (very skinny and no tag or collar). She tried to touch him, but to no avail.  We just let Daniel and him smell each other, and eventually I caught him by his neck. 

The gal said she was on her way to work, but would take him to her house and deal with him after work. Daniel and I were walking by her house on the way home as she was coming back out of her house.  She said she had put him in the bathroom, and then said, “Oh my Mom said that was Daniel who helped you.” Yes, everyone knows my boy! As we walk, he roos at those he knows...and this could be up to a block away!. Cynthia Guldberg

Forever Home Notes

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Our newest boy, Ty, has decided it's perfectly okay to make himself right at home - even if that means he's hogging the cushions from his hound sister, Yuma.  Ty has discovered that roaching and stretching work well to ensure he gets the comfiest spot in the house all to himself! Anne Marie King

We adopted Marley about two months ago. He loves being a part of our family and we love him so much. He loves to lie on Ian's bed with his dog buddies -- Goblin and Sadie. He's our first greyhound and we are so amazed at his wonderful personality!  Ali Boelts

Dani (Danica) is my fourth hound. Two went over the Rainbow Bridge, but I still have Merrill and now Dani, who I got two weeks ago.  Unlike most greyhounds I've had, Dani didn't whine and pace for 5 or 6 hours after her arrival. She found a doggie bed and laid down with her squeaky toy. An evening thunderstorm convinced her that she'd like to get a little closer to a comforting presence, so she slipped behind Merrill and snuggled up. Dani is in the rear with her head up. Maeve Robertson

Drifter is a true “ambassadog” - his favorite thing in the whole world (aside from a good nap) is interacting with people.  He lives the adage "a stranger is just a friend you have yet to meet".  When we are out walking and see a friend or one of his beloved neighbors, his whole body shimmies, his ears start flapping up and down, his tail starts whipping around, and he makes his "Chewbacca sound" (half roo-half attempt to speak like a human) in between great big toothy smiles.  If we see someone new, his excitement is only slightly tempered and he becomes 75 pounds of love waiting to be unleashed.  He has an uncanny ability to identify people with hearts as big as his and use them to practice his leaning.

Drifter's exuberance and sweet, adoring gaze have made him a favorite in our neighborhood, the dog park and even at the vet's office. Whenever his martingale and lead come out, he does his "I'm a lucky dog" dance, but, in fact, I am the lucky one because at the end of the day when he settles in for the night and wants to snuggle, I am the grateful recipient of his big heart and adoring gaze. Tejinder Grewal

Ty is doing great, his leg is almost totally healed.  He is able to walk on all four feet, and use all four feet most of the time when he is running.  We made it up to my son's in record time, 600 miles in three days to be exact; Ty traveled very well as I knew he would.

Ty really enjoyed running around my son's backyard with Pepper, my son's Miniature Schnauzer.  Ty has a whole toy box full of toys, and has a lot of fun with them.  Ty is a joy to be around day and night, as he really enjoys playing with his toys and me. Carol Buchanan

Watch Ty's video!