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Sighthound Underground

P.O. Box 339
McLean, VA 22101

Our Mission

Welcome to the Underground

The Sighthound Underground is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Sighthounds around the world. Greyhounds, Galgos, Borzoi, Salukis, Afghan Hounds, Italian Greyhounds, Podencos, other Sighthound breeds and mixes are included under our umbrella. Our goal is to assist these animals wherever they may be and transport them to foster and adoptive homes in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit our website at or visit us on facebook at

What is SHUG?
The Sighthound Underground (SHUG) is a multi-breed rescue formed to rescue, rehabilitate, transport, and support Sighthounds around th

Adoption Policy

Our application is available online at

SHUG has dogs in fostercare available for immediate adoption and also facilitates adoptions from around the country and around the world. There are different fees depending on the origin of the dog, please see below. Regardless of which dog you are interested in adopting, the first step in your adoption process will be the application. Once we have received your application we will send you an email assigning an application coordinator to your request. This person will contact your veterinary and personal references, conduct your phone interview, and schedule your home check. The length of time it takes to process an application depends on everyone's availability. All of our application coordinators are volunteers and may only be able to work on your application in the evening hours. If they can't reach you or your references after three attempts we will notify you via email and put y

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