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.


RDRP provides an outlet for trainers, breeders, and tracks to help place retired racers.

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The Florida Greyhound Racing Ban does not go into effect until 12/31/2020. 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 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 to support our efforts financially if you are able.

RDRP serves the Florida counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto and beyond.

The Racing Dog Retirement Project is an all-volunteer, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and finding responsible and loving homes for retired racing Greyhounds. 

Our Adoption Center is located at

1801 Verna Rd.
Myakka City FL 34251 

Visits to the Adoption Center are by appointment only or during our monthly:
Open House events
2nd Sunday’s from 1-3 pm.

You may also visit representatives and Greyhound Ambassadors at our
Saturday Meet & Greets
throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Before you decide to adopt a Retired Greyhound, please educate yourself on the breed.

Visit our “Before You Adopt” page and please
learn about the breed with a greyt book “Adopting the Racing Greyhound, by Cynthia Branigan”

Greyhounds are not your typical pet and require different care and attention than your average dog.

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 to them. They become very attached to their new families and provide their people with many joyous years.