15 greyt reasons to adopt a greyhound

Are you looking for a laid back, sweet natured, gentle giant? A couch companion who will be a friend for life? If you answered with a resounding YES PLEASE, then a rescued greyhound might be the dog for you.

Despite the fact that they may come from a perilous life on the racetrack, greyhounds are highly adaptable to a home environment - they're even well suited to apartment living. Give them some love, affection and a comfy couch to laze on and they'll be your best friend for life.  

Here's just 15 reasons why greyhounds are loving, gentle giants and why you should adopt one (or two..). 

1. You can't look past their adorable smile


 

2. They're sometimes BFFs with cats


Image: Friends of the Hound
 

3. Ok, again with the cats.....


Image: Friends of the Hound
 

4. Their style game is on point


Image: Milgi Coats
 

5. They can teach you a thing or two about couch yoga


 

6. Though they may be excellent models, they never get all 'diva'


Image: Gem Photographics
 

7. They never lose the sparkle in their souful eyes


Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography
 

8. They'll join you on adventures


 

9. Greys make the best study buddies


Image: Reddit
 

10. A day out protesting for their mates is a walk in the park 


 

11. Even though they may not approve of your stylings, they'll join in the silliness


 

12. One word: cuddles


Image: Pinterest
 

13. Greyhounds will teach you unique sleeping positions


Image: Amazing Greys
 

14. Did we mention they make great reindeer?


Image: Pinterest
 

15. Drumroll please....... Moving cubby house!

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Image: Reddit

Want to find out more on how to adopt or foster these beautiful dogs?

QLD
Friends of the Hound
Animal Welfare League of QLD 
Gumtree Greys
Greyhound Adoption Program (QLD)

NSW
Greyhound Rescue 
Gumtree Greys
Greyhound Adoption Program (NSW)

VIC
Amazing Greys 
Gumtree Greys
Greyhound Safety Net 
Greyhound Adoption Program (VIC) 

WA
Greyhounds as Pets

SA
Greyhound Adoption Program (SA)

TAS 
Brightside Farm Sanctuary

Australia-wide searchable database for Greyhounds for adoption

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