Greyhound Rescue, Inc.

Serving; Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Greyhound Rescue

Thinking about getting a new pet? Why not consider a retired racing Greyhound? You will be rewarded with many years of unconditional love and complete enjoyment! Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for retired racing Greyhounds. We are located in Gerrardstown, West Virginia and have adoption representatives conveniently located in Maryland; Virginia, Washington, DC, parts of Pennsylvania, and Delaware. If you are a responsible, caring person who is willing to dedicate the attention a Greyhound needs and deserves, please consider adopting one of these noble hounds through us.

Spotlight Greyhound

Will Abbey

Hi, I'm Abbey and I'm one of the 6 siblings that just arrived at the kennel. Unfortunately I'm one of the last ones to find a home. I have to say that I'm still the cutest girl in the bunch. I have this little white spot on my nose and white toes, so adorable.

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow

  1. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Parkville, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, June 25th
    • Where: 7615 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, USA
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have.

      Please visit http://www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Catonsville, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, June 25th
    • Where: PetSmart Catonsville, 6501 C Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228, United States
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have.

      Visit www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Tysons Corner, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, June 25th
    • Where: Petco Animal Supplies, 1929 Old Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 22182, United States
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Saturday, July 2nd

  1. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Annapolis, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, July 2nd
    • Where: 2319 Forest Dr, Festival at Riva Shopping Center, 2319 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Winchester, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, July 2nd
    • Where: 370 Gateway Dr, Winchester, VA 22603, USA
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Sterling, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, July 2nd
    • Where: PetSmart Sterling, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164, United States
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      To learn more about us, please visit http://www.greyrescue.com or call 304-229-4944.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  4. Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Woodbridge, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, July 2nd
    • Where: PetSmart Potomac Mills, 13337 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192, United States
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      To learn more about us, please visit http://www.greyrescue.com

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  5. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Olney, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, July 2nd
    • Where: 3134 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Please visit: http://www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Sunday, July 3rd

  1. Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Frederick, MD
    • Start date: Sunday, July 3rd
    • Where: PetSmart, 5401 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit http://www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Monday, July 4th

  1. INDEPENDENCE DAY

Saturday, July 9th

  1. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Glen Burnie, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, July 9th
    • Where: PetCo, 6631 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit http://www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Baltimore, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, July 9th
    • Where: Golden Ring Mall Shopping Center, 8640 Pulaski Hwy, Rosedale, MD 21237, USA
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      To learn more about us, please visit http://www.greyrescue.com or call 304-229-4944.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Meet-n-Greet - PetCo - Dale City, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, July 9th
    • Where: 4167 Cheshire Station Plaza, Cheshire Station, Woodbridge, VA 22193
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit http://www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Saturday, July 16th

  1. *NEW LOCATION* Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Hagerstown, MD
    • Start date: Saturday, July 16th
    • Where: 17740 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740, USA
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Visit www.greyrescue.org for more information.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Meet-n-Greet - PetSmart - Manassas, VA
    • Start date: Saturday, July 16th
    • Where: 10834 Sudley Manor Dr, Bull Run Plaza, Festival at Bull Run Shopping Center, 10834 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas, VA 20109, USA
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Come see what great pets Greyhounds make! We usually have a few dogs for you to pet and volunteers to answer any questions you may have. Learn how to adopt a Greyhound today!

      Greyhound Rescue Inc. places retired racing Greyhounds into loving homes throughout Virginia, Maryland, D.C., southern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

      To learn more, please visit http://www.greyrescue.com

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Latest News

Summertime Heat

Heat will kill your dog.  If it’s been hot,  please use common sense and good judgment when you take your dog out in the heat. Greyhounds, because of their lack of fat and hair, don’t have the insulation other dogs have to the heat. They need to be in a controlled temperature environment of 68 – 72 degrees. The following are some guidelines. WATER Water, water, water. Water – Always have water in the car, and with you on walks. Ice – Take a thermos full of ice with you Squirt Bottle – Bring a squirt bottle filled with cold, ice water everywhere you go. Squirt your greyhound often.  Squirt your greyhound often. Squirt your greyhound often. Wet his coat, his ears, his legs and belly. Cool Coats – Using a terry cloth towel, wet it and drape it over your greyhound. You can also use a dog coat pattern and make one for your greyhound. But you must not let this coat get hot, or it traps in the heat, vs cooling the dog down. So it must be dipped in cool water frequently. Pools – greyhounds love to sit in wading pools. They think they are the epitome of cool splayed out in these kiddie pools, staying cool! Activities Walks – the best time is early morning.  Street pavements are cooler and so is the air temperature.  Do NOT walk your greyhound during the day, or even early evenings.  Pavements are very hot, and it’s been a full day of heat. Keep your greyhound indoors with air conditioning at all times. No traveling without air conditioning – ever! Monitor your greyhound’s play at all times during hot weather.  They may not know when enough is enough.  Put the sprinkler system on when they are playing, this will help to keep them cool. If they appear hot, hose them down, or apply wet towels around the belly and between the legs. Be safe, not sorry. Heat Exhaustion Signs Excessive panting; Skin on inside of ears becomes flushed and red; Weakness Walk becomes wobbly; Fainting. Quick action can save your dog’s life, if you’ve allowed him to reach any of these signs. Get cool water on him – all over him –  anyway you can. I take cotton towels, and wet them down, and keep putting them all over the dog.  Keep the clothes cool. Do not let them get hot and stay on the body.   Driving Fact – on an 85-degree day, with windows open, your car can reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes and 120 degrees in 30 minutes. If you take your greyhound, then also take an extra set of keys, so you can keep the air conditioner on.  Never leave your greyhound in a car in this heat.