Why Adopt A Greyhound?
  • They are clean, easy to care for and gentle; even a child can handle a Greyhound.
  • They give an unlimited amount of love, they are very sensitive dogs.
  • They are kennel trained and in most cases are housebroken very easily.
  • They are faithful and loyal and adore their new adoptive families.
  • They love and enjoy children and seniors, are a wonderful companion for the entire family.
  • They are entertaining and amusing.
  • They are young (between 18 months and 5 years), healthy, leash-trained, and quickly bond to their new family.
  • Their life expectancy is 12 to 14 years.
  • They don't need more exercise than other breeds. A daily walk will do.
  • They are very social and can learn to live with other pets in your family.
  • They come in many colors and stand between 23 and 31 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 45 and 90 pounds.
  • They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, given a dental exam, wormed, blood tested for tick-diseases and groomed before the adoption.

Our Adoption Process And Application

If you would like to inquire about adopting a dog from Operation Greyhound, please complete our Adoption Application If you have any questions on completing the form, please contact Bob Palmatier at operationgreyhound@cox.net.

Our adoption process is for the benefit of both the dogs and potential greyhound families. We qualify families based on their needs and attempt to match those to the needs of our dogs.

You can download an Adoption Application in PDF format. Completing it is the first step in the adoption process. Once the application is received, a volunteer will call you to set up a home visit. Our volunteer can help you see your home through a greyhound's eyes. Remember, your greyhound may have never seen things like stairs and sliding glass doors.

Once these criteria are met, you are ready to pick out your greyhound. Your volunteer will give you directions to and visiting hours for our rescue. The volunteers at our rescue are very knowledgeable about each dog and eager to help you choose your new greyhound friend.

Your greyhound will come to you having been given a dental exam and cleaning, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, blood tested for tick-diseases, groomed, and with a collar and leash. Our adoption fee which helps cover the cost of these services is currently $225.

Your completed form can be mailed to the address below or can be faxed to (619) 593-1337.

Mailing address for Adoption Applications and/or for Donations:

Operation Greyhound
273 Chicory Lane
El Cajon, Ca 92021

Please contact us with any questions at (619) 588-6611. Thank you.