Greyhounds placed through RDRP are usually between two and five years of age. These retired racers are very intelligent, adaptable dogs that can easily fit into a new environment following a brief adjustment period. They are eager to please and respond positively to any attention given them. They quickly become attached to their new families!
The majority of retired track Greyhounds are quiet, clean, good-natured, gentle dogs who get along well with other animals and older children. They seem grateful for their new homes and reward their new families with unending affection. They do not require a great deal of space to run, as many people assume and they are usually quite content to curl up on a soft rug, blanket or, if allowed, a sofa!
Greyhounds stand between 26 and 29 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 60 and 85 pounds with males being larger than females.