Greyhound Adoption of Ohio

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WELCOME TO GREYHOUND ADOPTION OF OHIO (GAO)!

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is the largest and oldest greyhound adoption organization in the state of Ohio (based on number of dogs placed and incorporation date). At the time of GAO’s inception in 1993, greyhounds were rarely seen in Ohio. Today, you'll see greyhounds nearly everywhere you go! The word is out-greyhounds make WONDERFUL pets! Our goal at GAO is to place our greyhounds with loving, committed families where they will live safe and secure for the rest of their lives. To support this, GAO offers adopters help to transition their greyhound into his or her new home and throughout their life.

If you're interested in adopting a former racing greyhound, please fill out the adoption application on our Greyhound Adoption of Ohio website. You'll then be contacted to arrange your initial interview visit and to obtain some additional information. We ask anyone interested in adopting to read the book, Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies. This is, overall, a very good primer about adopting a greyhound. If you have children under the age of 8, we ask you to read Childproofing Your Dog, by Brian Kilcommons, in preparation for adoption.

Our goal, at GAO, is to place our greyhounds with loving, committed families where they will live safe and secure for the rest of their lives. To that end, GAO offers support to help your dog transition into his or her new life and throughout the life of your pet.

GAO's adoption fee is $175 + $15 for a martingale collar and 6' leash.

For more information on greyhounds, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the GAO website. If you can't adopt a greyhound, there are many ways you can help. Check out our volunteer opportunities. Or you can make a monetary donation, donate an item for one of our auctions, sponsor a greyhound or lend your expertise in a variety of ways. For additional information, please contact the appropriate person on our Contact Us page.

We welcome you to the wonderful world of retired racing greyhounds. May it be as rewarding for you as it is for us.

With love for greyhounds,

Linda Perko
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc.