With the passage of Amendment 13, we have received many adoption, foster, and volunteer applications. We very much appreciate everyone who has applied. We are processing the applications as quickly as possible and will keep everyone informed of the process. However, we currently have many more applications than we have available dogs so there is a waiting list.
The Florida Greyhound Racing Ban does not go into effect until the end of 2020. Currently race tracks are able to stop racing as of January 1, 2019, but many have committed to continue until the ban takes place. Some seasonal tracks will not reopen and did not have Greyhounds on site when the decision was made. Other seasonal tracks will stop racing at the end of this season.
Adoptions will continue at a much slower rate until tracks decide when to stop racing in 2020. Please be patient as we do our best to find a greyhound for you. As the tracks begin to close in the coming months, Greyhounds that need homes will be coming our way. One thing you can do now which would be very helpful is support our efforts financially if you are able.
RDRP provides an outlet for trainers, breeders, and tracks to help place retired racers.
We are an all-volunteer, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and to finding responsible and loving homes for retired racing Greyhounds. We serve the Florida counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto and beyond.
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 become very attached to their new families and provide their people with many joyous years.
Our Adoption Center is located at 1801 Verna Rd. Myakka City FL 34251 and is by appointment only, or during our Open House the 2nd Sunday every month from 1-3 pm. Please visit us at our Saturday Meet & Greets throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Before you decide to adopt a Retired Greyhound,
please educate yourself on the breed.
Greyhounds are not your typical pet and require different care
and attention than your average dog.
Visit our “Before You Adopt” page and please
learn about the breed with a greyt book
“Adopting the Racing Greyhound, by Cynthia Branigan”