Welcome To Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc.


Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, award winning, all-volunteer organization that works to educate the public about retired racing greyhounds and to find them loving forever homes.  We are a smaller group that believes in doing things right!  Therefore, our focus will always be on QUALITY of placements, not QUANTITY.  We specialize in matching hounds to homes so we foster every dog that comes in to our program.  WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!   We work hard to fulfill our mission; but our most important goal is to do what is in the best interest of the greyhounds because they deserve it.

Ten Year Cake It was ten years ago April 20 that we took a huge leap of faith and established Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc.  We had no way of knowing what was in store for us or what the future would bring.  We decided that we would focus only on finding homes for greyhounds when they finished their racing careers and make that our only priority.  We far exceeded our expectations and it’s because of some of the people we have met along the way who shared our vision and made it possible to succeed.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank those who had a hand in helping us reach this milestone.It

We love our dedicated volunteers.  They are true altruists.  They work tirelessly behind the scenes at personal and financial sacrifice and never ask for repayment. (What greater payment is there than the satisfaction we feel when each greyhound has found its forever home.)  Our volunteers are not attention and/or glory seekers or right fighters – you will not see their names plastered all over social media sites and/or getting involved in petty issues or word games – they stay above the fray because they understand and ascribe to our philosophy to help us accomplish our mission.  What we are is because of them.  We are so fortunate to have them on our team and are so proud to call them our friends.

We appreciate those committed adopters who with us also took the leap of faith and gave one (or more) of our deserving greyhounds a home.  We appreciate them respecting our adoption process and following through with training, patience and understanding to give their dog(s) a good home knowing that they would be rewarded with much joy, love and companionship.  Although many greyhounds have gone on to the bridge since our work began, we celebrate in the knowledge that they had wonderful homes throughout their lives.

We are thankful to those adoption partners and good friends from other groups who have worked with us to send us dogs for many years.  We all share the same philosophy and it has made this hard work so much easier.  We are grateful to partner organizations we’ve worked with to place the Craiger’s List dogs and that they trusted us to find the best homes for these special dogs.  Like us, these people know that greyhound adoption is not a popularity contest, a competition, nor is it about numbers – we all acknowledge and recognize the value of every single dog.

As we have in the past, we will continue to focus on our mission and survive any storms that come along.  It’s been said that when people put themselves first over the animals (in animal rescue), the animals always suffer.  This has not happened and never will happen at FFGR, Inc. because we will always focus on what is in the best interest of each greyhound first.  We cannot predict the future but we will continue to work every day for as long as we can to do right by the dogs in our care.  It’s the least every greyhound deserves. 

Greyt Meadows logo web smallWe often get questions regarding where adopters can board their greyhounds.  Most adopters do not want to send their dog(s) to a kennel and worry about them while they are away.  We found a greyt solution to that problem!  Greyt Meadows is a boarding service for greyhounds only. They are located in Leesburg, Virginia in a beautiful semi-rural setting.  The folks who own the business have over 25 years of experience in greyhound adoption.  All greyhounds are boarded in their home in an environment that is safe and friendly.  It can’t get better than this!  If you would like more information on rates, services, etc., please call 703-779-2184.

smt_notesSupport our organization simply by walking your dog!  Wooftrax is a new program that pays you for just walking!  It’s not only fun and healthy, but now you have a extra good reason to walk.  Click on the banner below and you can download the free app on your IPhone or Android.  Use the app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog, and it will help the greyhounds.  Please pass this on to your friends and family.

Marek Greyhound Bracelet2Latest news!  We have been busy searching for bargains for our Greytdogs Store and we’ve found lots of new items!  Our store is a great success thanks to our many customers.  Check out the items in all of the departments of our store.  We are constantly updating and adding new items so check back often.  In fact, become a member so that you will get notices when we update our inventory. Remember, all proceeds go to helping us find homes for our hounds..
Life's Abundance Logo smallBig News!  We are now selling Life’s Abundance pet foods!  We have taken the mystery out of what foods to feed our hounds!  All of our fostered greyhounds will be fed this excellent pet food that has high ratings for quality and freshness.  Go to our News Blog for more detailed information.  Check out our own GreytdogsPetPantry for more information and to order.  Your purchase will also help us earn money for our organization.
Greyhound Sitting-05 copyDon’t forget to like us on Facebook!  Our Facebook page is a celebration of greyhound adoption.  We love sharing photos of our adopted hounds.  What better way is there to advertise about how GREYT greyhounds are!  And check out the latest in our News Blog for up to the minute information.  Our News Blog is a great “go to” source for information.  You can search on a topic (such as Separation Anxiety) and get your answer.  In addition, you can access the latest news on special events, alerts, etc.  Don’t miss a thing!

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