Sight Hound

Almond Joy and Jack rescued by the Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of Tampa Bay

The Greyhound is a great pet in a quiet home, and good with all members and guests.  Better with older children that have a gentler approach.  Does fine with other dogs but could give your cat a chase.  Greyhounds should not be unleashed or unconfined as their instinctive sight hound urges may kick in.  They have little odor, require minimal grooming, need periods of regular exercise, and a soft place to sleep.  They are very affectionate while not demanding.  Can be sensitive to loud, unexpected noises.

Greyhound adoption is very important to this breed.  While they do use their “hound” instincts in their man-made career (racing), they are usually only kept on a “what have you done for me lately” basis by their para-mutual owners.  Consequently, there is a steady stream of homeless Greyhounds waiting for happy homes.  These gentle dogs make great companions – please consider adopting a Greyhound and check with a rescue near you.  If you need assistance in finding a Greyhound rescue please E-mail us.

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal OK in apartments if exercised.  If adopting a racing greyhound be sure you know how to curb its desire to “run down” small game (i.e., other pets).

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Greyhound Club of America

Adopt a Greyhound



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.