Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption is dedicated to educating the public about Greyhounds and sighthounds from around the world as well as finding responsible, loving homes for them. Fast Friends is a state-licensed animal shelter and non-profit organization founded in 1992 in West Swanzey, NH. We are involved with canine education and training in our community and provide a resource center to support the local community and greyhound and sighthound organizations worldwide. As an essential part of our mission, we are committed to enriching the lives of those in our community, both human and animal.
Fast Friends is committed to always set up adoptable dogs for success, and our adoption process reflects this commitment. We take the time to know our dogs as individuals, and will help you choose the one that will be the best fit for you. Part of our adoption process is a home visit, so we are only able to adopt within an approximately 2-hour radius of our facility. Once we review your completed application and references, we will contact you to arrange an interview with your entire family. The interview gives us an opportunity to fully explain the nature of greyhounds and get to know you. Interviews are scheduled between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and are available by appointment only. Please do not drop in, as staff may already have appointments and not be able to work with you. Fast Friends will help you choose the Greyhound or other sighthound who is the best fit for your household and lifestyle. Once you have selected a dog to join your family, a representative from Fast Friends will come out to your home and go over training solutions for helping your dog become fully house-trained, learn to navigate stairs, and more. If you are interested in coming in to meet the adoptable retired racing Greyhounds or other sighthounds, please: 1. Complete and return your adoption application (online or print and send). 2. Once received, our adoption staff will call for a phone interview to talk about your application and answer any questions you may have. 3. Then, we will schedule an appointment for you to come and meet the hounds. Please note that if you have other dogs, you may be asked to bring them in order to do an “introduction” with the hound you are considering adopting.