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  • Other<span>Sighthounds</span>



About Greyhounds

Greyhounds make wonderful family pets however, when deciding if a greyhound is the right companion for your family it is important to consider and understand the traits and backgrounds of these gentle creatures.

About Lurchers

Frequently Asked Question

Greyhound Adoption Guide


Hound of the Week

  • Lady

    Lady, a greyhound cross, came to NSGA when changing circumstances in her previous home meant they could no longer keep her. Hi! I'm Lady or sometimes Lady Bug or sometimes Bug. Please don't overlook me because I am 8 years old, or a black dog. I have so much to offer. My house manners are impecible, I know how to sit, shake a paw, down and roll over and am currently working on my leash manners. I am respectful of your furniture and only go up if you allow. I am kennel trained and like to lay in my "den" often with the door open. And my devotion to you would be never ending. All this good stuff and I'm still available! Who can believe it!! What I really really want is my person and to live happily ever after in one home. I had a few homes before I cames to NSGA and my foster mom says I have more than earned my forever home. I want someone to give me guidance and correction because I really want to please you, but have been failed by my previous owners with corrections and telling me what is right and wrong…



  • May. 01

    Foster Supply Round-up

    Do you have foster supplies from us that but are not currently fostering? Crates, beds, bowls, food containers, toys, medication containers, coats? In preparation for welcoming the new Canadian hounds over the next few months, we would like to round-up all our supplies so that they can be dispersed to foster homes as the dogs arrive.

    To arrange pick up or drop off of supplies you can contact Judy in Calgary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deb and John in Edmonton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We would also welcome any donations of any supplies to our foster program!

  • May. 01


    If you are considering adopting a greyhound or lurcher, please review the information provided below before submitting an application and review the information on the site regarding our adoption process. Note that as of September 1, 2018, NSGA will no longer place greyhounds and lurchers in homes with children under 3 years of age. 

    Please review our Available for Adoption page. We are accepting applications for those dogs on the page that do not currently have a Pending Adoption. If you could indicate on your application if there is a specific dog that you are interested in, it would be very helpful. This page changes often so check back on a regular basis.

    If you have cats or small dogs in your home, your application would be added to our waiting list. We anticipate that it could be 3-4 months before we have a dog available for placement in your home. We would not be doing the phone interviews and home visits until such time that a suitable dog is available.  We ask  that you respect the time commitment made by our volunteers to answer emails, make phone calls and complete home visits.  If you are not willing to wait for a suitable dog to be available - please don't submit  an application. 

    We also respect the time commitment made by other adoption groups and ask that if you are also working with another group, that you not submit an application to NSGA until such time as you have withdrawn it from the other group.   

  • May. 01


    UPDATE - MAY 15 - Edmonton and area meet and greets have been cancelled until the fall of 2019 due to the shortage of dogs available for adoption.  If you live in the Edmonton area and want to spend some time with greyhounds, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting.  

    Meet and Greets provide a greyt opportunity to meet greyhounds in person and talk to their owners about the joys of adopting a greyhound or lurcher.

    Meet & Greets are hosted by NSGA volunteers who typically bring their own pets along with them. There will not necessarily be "adoptable" dogs at each outing as these events are intended to be a starting point for those considering adoption. You will however, have the chance to meet some lovable hounds, scratch a few ears, and gather information about our organization.

    To see a  complete list of our scheduled meet and greets, click on Read More below  Please be aware that changes to scheduled meet and greets are sometimes necessary and check back here to confirm locations, dates and times.

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