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Greyhound Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, dedicated to saving racetrack greyhounds and placing them in responsible, loving homes.  While we are predominantly a greyhound adoption group, we also help some non-greyhounds rescued from kill shelters or other high-risk situations in other parts of the country, where their chances for adoption are slim.

We invite you to learn more about us by reading our website and visiting our kennel at 167 Saddle Hill Rd, in Hopkinton, MA. We're open

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Name: Hickory
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Color: Brindle
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Meet Maggie
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  Sep 6  Pet Supplies Plus - West Roxbury 3pm-5pm space
  Sep 12  Sterling Fair - Sterling, MA 10 am-5 pm space
  Sep 13  Pet World in Natick 11am-3pm space
  Sep 13  Pet Rock Festival - Leicester 12pm-5pm space
  Sep 13  Sterling Fair - Sterling, MA 10am-5pm space
  Sep 19  New England Pet Expo - Wilmington 10 am-6 pm space
  Sep 19  Especially for Pets in Wayland 1pm-3pm space
  Sep 19  Fall Open House, Day 1 12:00pm-4:00pm space
  Sep 20  Fall Open House, Day 2 12:00pm-4:00pm space
  Oct 4  PETCO - Shrewsbury 11 am-2 pm space
  Oct 4  Pet Supplies Plus - West Roxbury 3pm-5pm space
  Oct 11  Pet World in Natick 11am-3pm space
  Oct 17  Especially for Pets in Wayland 1pm-3pm space
  Oct 17  PETCO - Shrewsbury 11 am-2 pm space
  Oct 17  PETCO - Leominster 10 am-1 pm space
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Latest News

New Dogs Coming Soon!

We have new greyhounds arriving at the kennel in a few days. Please check back soon for an updated "Available Dogs" list. 

Our Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

August Donations

The dog days of August are upon us and late summer is a slow time for donations...please consider contributing. The dogs need you just as much this time of year! Thank you for your support.



Blake & Little Joe

Meet Blake and Little Joe - they are bonded littermates. Very, very sweet and looking for their forever home...together.  


Open House is a Big Success!

Our Open House resulted in a number of dogs being adopted! In addition to adoptions, it was great to have former adoptees come back and visit the kennel. Among them were Frankie & Johnny. They had been dumped by the side of the road in a small town in Kentucky.  As older dogs they had little chance of survival - until a kind person stopped, picked them up, and then helped get them to our adoption kennel. They were adopted about a year ago by a wonderful couple who love them. It was great to see them - happy & in good health!


Greyhound Friends Featured on WBZ-TV's Pet Parade

 BOSTON (CBS) — Two dogs from Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton were featured on WBZ-TV’s Pet Parade Sunday morning.

England is an almost 2-year-old greyhound. He’s sweet, good-natured and loves going for walks. He likes people and would be good for a family with older children. 

Barry is a 4-year-old hound. A home with a fenced yard would be perfect for Barry. He’d do best in a family without young children.



Puppy Program at Perkins School


The Greyhound Friends Educational Outreach Program visited the Perkins School For the Blind in Watertown on April 7th. The program’s core message stresses kindness to animals and the value of involvement in one’s community, while educating students about the unique history and characteristics of the greyhound breed. A team of trained presenters and dogs travel to elementary schools, libraries, and other community locations throughout New England teaching children and families about greyhounds.
“The reaction to the program has been tremendous,” said Greyhound Friends Founder Louise Coleman. “It’s a way for us to reach out to communities throughout New England, meet wonderful people, while educating people young and old about this beautiful breed of dog.  The students especially love that they can reach out and touch a living, breathing greyhound.”

Public Service Announcment

Did you know April is Greyhound Adoption month? Check out our great Public Service Announcement!



Announcing Spring Open House & Other Events....

Please Donate a Kuranda Bed!

Greyhound Friends is now able to receive donated "Kuranda" beds. These sturdy, comfy, elevated beds would be desirable in any dog's kennel. Please click on the link below to provide a bed to a dog who would truly appreciate your generosity:



Documentary Video of Greyhound Life in Argentina

Photo journalist John Mottern recently made a trip to Argentina to document the plight of the greyhounds in that area. Greyhound Friends has expanded our rescue efforts to shed light on the unfortunate situation that occurs when dogs from the U.S. are transported overseas to countries where racing is still popular. Unfortunately for them, they will likely never know a loving home.  

Please note the video contains some graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers.



Greyhound Friends Advocates for Dogs in Argentina

Greyhound Friends supporter, John Mottern, is presently in Argentina documenting the horrific conditions that dogs must endure. Please join Greyhound Friends in our mission to expose these atrocities, and advocate for better lives for these dogs. Click "Read More" to find out how you can help.

Thank You for Your Donations!

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations! We're so appreciative of all the dog food, cleaning supplies and thrift store items just to name a few. We are still in need of more dog food though and would be grateful for any additional donations. Thank you again - we couldn't make it without you!


Our Amazon Wish List

Greyhound Friends has a kennel Wish List on Amazon.com.  If you're an Amazon.com user - especially if you have a Prime account - please consider donating some Wish List items to keep our operating costs as low as possible. These are items we need all the time - from dog food to cleaning supplies.

In addition, if you sign up for the "Amazon Smile" program and select Greyhound Friends as your charity of choice, Amazon will send us 0.5% of any eligible purchase you make! Eligible products are marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile Donation" so you can select them as you shop using your existing Amazon account.

Thank you for your ongoing support!


A Video Tour of Greyhound Friends

Check out our new video tour!  Created at the request of a foundation as part of a grant proposal, this video is a wonderful introduction to the Greyhound Friends shelter and what we do here.

  Many thanks to volunteer Christine Wilson for creating this piece.


Items Needed for Thrift Store

Greyhound Friends operates a thrift store - Second Chances - in Natick Center.  Donated items are sold and all profits go to support our kennel operations.   (Please click the link for store hours, news, etc.)
The shop is in need of new donations, such as unique jewelry, kitchen items, home décor, books, artwork, clothes/shoes and vintage/antique pieces of small furniture. Glass and dishware items are also gratefully accepted. Spring items are selling especially well right now.
Donations can be dropped off at the Greyhound Friends kennel or at Second Chances - located at 6 W. Central Street in Natick (right at the intersection of Rts. 135 and 27).  Thank you!!!

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